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Historical Stone Town (half day tour)


Discover the Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. The guided tour includes visits to the Anglican Church and Arab Fort amongst others, and offers a fascinating glimse at the essence of Zanzibar. Don’t miss the chance to explore Zanzibar's bustling market, wander through winding alleyways, admire cathedrals and mosques. Plunge into an Arabia-like atmosphere.

Spice Tour (half day)


This is a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch, where you can taste the spices and fruits.

Traditional Village Life (full day)


A village life excursion will give you an interesting insight into the traditional life of fishing and farming in an original Zanzibar village. The excursion begins with a visit to a spice plantation for a classical Spice Tour. After that you will proceed to the village of Mchangani where little has changed during the last centuries.

Women still use dried palm leaves for weaving mats and thatching roofs. Enter a local house and see how women paint henna and collect water from a well. A local will show and explain you how the coconut is essential for the villagers.

At Mkokotoni fish market you can see the variety of fish caught in Zanzibar seas. Lunch on the beach in Nungwi, where you can also bathe in the turquoise blue sea.Then, you will witness how wooden dhows are built. It is fascinating to watch the local craftsmen with their simple tools and constructions materials.

Prison Island and snorkeling tour (full day)


This day starts with a boat trip across the channel to the famous Prison Island to see the Giant Tortoise - some are over 200 years old - brought here from Seychelles Islands. Here you can also enjoy the beach and snorkeling, as well.

Afterwards the boats heads to the neighbour island of Bawe where snorkeling is excellent. Lunch will be taken on an uninhabited island where you can then stretch and sunbathe for a couple of hours before your return to Stone town. Lunch and mineral water included; snorkeling gear is not included but can be hired at low cost before you embark. (Timing depends on the tides)

Included services: pick-up and drop-off by your guide, guided walk to the beach, tour guide, boat trip, Prison Island entrance fees, lunch at the sandbank.

Dolphin Tour Kizimkazi (half day from Stone Town)


Explore the Southern point of the Island. Kizimkazi is a fishing village and home to several schools of bottlenose and humpback dolphins, which can be seen on a short boat trip from the village.

Maybe you will be lucky enough to swim very close to dolphins, which is a truly memorable and rewarding experience. After the boat trip lunch will be taken at a small restaurant in the village or at the beach. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is thus worth a visit for both natural and cultural reasons.

Included services: transfer from your hotel and back, tour guide, boat trip to see the dolphins, lunch at the beach.

Snorkeling at Mnemba Atoll


Start in the morning with our guide who will take you to Muyuni Beach to embark a traditional dhow. This large sailing boat will take you across to the famous Mnemba Atoll, a marine reserve.

Two amazing snorkeling sites await you at Mnemba, each with its peculiarities: one is characterised by coral gardens while the other by a steep reef that disappears into the abyss. Afterwards the dhow takes you back to Muyuni Beach for a delicious seafood BBQ. Spend the rest of the day at the idyllic Muyuni beach soaking up the sun and enjoying the stunning views of Mnemba. Then, the guide will take you to your accommodation.

Safari Blue (full day)


The tour starts with a drive to the Fumba Peninsula, a 20-minute (and rather hair-raising) drive from Stone Town. Upon arrival at the set-off point it takes a bit of time for the boats and gear to be prepped for travel, so expect some waiting around. It is advisable to wear shorts and water-shoes too as you may have to wade when boarding and disembarking your vessel and there are sea urchins and painful coral along the sea bed.

But the slow start to the adventure shouldn’t mar the overall experience. The trip takes you to a sandbank which is ideal for snorkeling, while cold soft drinks and beers are provided en route. Guides set up a shade tent in which you can have a snack or a cool drink.

The snorkelling is good and the location peaceful. After this the boat sets off to a second beach location. Guides set up the extensive and fresh seafood BBQ while you relax on the beach.

Dinner is followed by a beach walk to a fallen Baobab tree that serves as a climbing frame. Finally the boat sails round to a mangrove glade and there is final swimming among the trees before the day is done.

Included services: transport from your hotel and back, guide, Menai Bay Concession fees, full day dhow trip, guided snorkeling, snorkeling gear, lunch with seafood BBQ including local beer and wine.


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