Stone Town Tour

 

Historical Stone Town Tour – 3 Hours.

It is a wonderful introduction of Zanzibar that gives you the feeling of the rich cultural heritage. One gets a comprehensive view, history and walk of the Stone Town. Magnificent architecture, narrow alleys, sand and stone ancient built houses where some of them are over 200 Years old that have Arab/Indian carved wooden doors.

We begin this tour at the main City market which was opened in 1904, where tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh fish from the island are sold. Our next stop will be at the Anglican Church of Christ built by Bishop Steers in 1873 on the site where slaves were being auctioned.

Other highlights on our historical stone town tour are a visit to
»Sultan's Palace (Now a Museum) - Built in the late 1890's for members of the Royal Sultan's family.
»House of Wonders - Built in 1883 as a Royal ceremonial function Palace.
»The Africa House - Formerly known as English Club.
»Jamituri Gardens where you can spend your evenings leisurely watching the brilliant sunset while enjoying the locally made dishes, Zanzibar pizza and barbequed sea food.
»Visit of The Old Fort – Built by Arabs for defense against the Portuguese.

Spice Tour (3 Hours)

 

Its primary objective is to give you a complete picture as to why this beautiful island is known as "The Spice Island"

Our tour starts with a drive through a profusion of greenery in the countryside seeing, smelling and tasting a variety of spices and mouth-watering tropical seasonal fruits such as jack fruit, pineapple, banana, green coconut juice, dourian, love apple, litche, soursop etc.

Spices such as cloves, cardamon, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, vanilla, and nutmeg - are as exotic as the flavour….etc. 

A full tour involves much more than spices, and you will also have a chance to see the iodine plant, heena bush, ylang-ylang, the lipstick tree, cocoa, and coffee trees.

The tour also includes a visit to
»Kidichi Persian Baths built in 1850 by Seyyid Said bin Sultan for his Persian wife Princess Sheherezade granddaughter of the Shah of Persia.
»Maruhubi Palace Ruins built by the third Sultan of Zanzibar Seyyid Barghash for his concubines.
»Dr Livingstone’s House built in 1860 for Sultan Majid. Dr David Livingstone lived here before commencing his last journey to the mainland interior.

Jozani Forest Tour (3 hours)

 

Jozani Forest lies 35kms South-East of Zanzibar Town with an area of about 1,000 hectares, it is the only remaining natural forest on Unguja island where long ago you could find leopards and antelopes. 

At present it is the habitat for the Red Colobus Monkeys and the Blue Sykes Monkey. 

The Red Colobus monkey is one of the most endangered and rarest species on this planet. The Red Colobus monkeys that are found in this Forest are very friendly and love to be photographed and can be viewed at close quarters by the help of your guide.

Other interesting features in this forest include the coastal evergreen bushland, mangrove forest, saline grassland and ground water forest, though these may require longer walks to reach.

Prison Island Tour (3-6 hours)

 

Prison Island or by another name Changuu Island is the middle islet of the three visible from the Stone town, it takes approximately 30 minutes to get there by a wooden boat powered by and outboard engine. The prison on this island was built in 1893, which was later used as a Quarantine Hospital. 

Please note that the only interesting part on this island is to see the giant tortoises that were brought to this island from Seychelles by Sultan Said in the 1820’s. 

One can also swim, snorkel, sunbath or just relax and enjoy the peacefulness that this beautiful island has to offer. The owner of the hotel built on Changuu island do not allow the day visitors to move or go around the island.

 

Dolphin Tour (6 Hours)

 

The drive from town to Kizimkazi a small village to the southern point of the island takes one hour. The surface of the Kizimkazi channel is broken by the skimming arcs of wild bottle-nosed dolphins. 

Here you are taken by an outboard engine boat into the sea to see the dolphins, and if lucky you will be able to swim quite close with them, as they are very friendly and playful. 

Please note that: the dolphins at Kizimkazi are wild but there is an 85% chance of seeing these mammals.

Snorkeling is also part of this tour (snorkeling equipment can be hired at the site). Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th Century Mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, the return trip includes a visit to this Mosque which still contains the famous Kufic scripts in its walls.

Please do not forget to take your towels, shorts and swim wear when you take this tour.
Note: Lunch is not included on this tour but can be obtained at the site.

Dolphin Tour (6 Hours)


The drive from town to Kizimkazi a small village to the southern point of the island takes one hour. The surface of the Kizimkazi channel is broken by the skimming arcs of wild bottle-nosed dolphins. 

Here you are taken by an outboard engine boat into the sea to see the dolphins, and if lucky you will be able to swim quite close with them, as they are very friendly and playful. 

Please note that: the dolphins at Kizimkazi are wild but there is an 85% chance of seeing these mammals.

Snorkeling is also part of this tour (snorkeling equipment can be hired at the site). Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th Century Mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, the return trip includes a visit to this Mosque which still contains the famous Kufic scripts in its walls.

Please do not forget to take your towels, shorts and swim wear when you take this tour.
Note: Lunch is not included on this tour but can be obtained at the site.

Jozani Forest lies 35kms South-East of Zanzibar Town with an area of about 1,000 hectares, it is the only remaining natural forest on Unguja island where long ago you could find leopards and antelopes. 

At present it is the habitat for the Red Colobus Monkeys and the Blue Sykes Monkey. 

The Red Colobus monkey is one of the most endangered and rarest species on this planet. The Red Colobus monkeys that are found in this Forest are very friendly and love to be photographed and can be viewed at close quarters by the help of your guide.

Other interesting features in this forest include the coastal evergreen bushland, mangrove forest, saline grassland and ground water forest, though these may require longer walks to reach.