Nungwi Tour (Half or Full Day)

 

Nungwi is located on the North tip of Zanzibar island, 1 hour 15 minutes drive from the Stone town. Nungwi has crystal clear waters, an excellent place for diving, snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing.

This trip leads you through the Mangapwani cave which is a 30 minutes drive from Zanzibar town. After the official closure of the Slave Market in June 1873, this cave was a secret hideout from where slaves were kept illegally then transported by dhow upto 1911. You will then proceed to Nungwi which is an hours drive from the cave. 

Other highlights of this tour are:
» Visit a site where local villagers build dhows using traditional tools.
» Visit the natural turtle aquarium.
» Visit to a typical Zanzibari village.
» Swim, sunbath or buy a package of water-sports.

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.

Dhow Sunset Cruise (1 hour)

 

This tour starts from the shore of Stone Town an hour before sunset.

After you step onboard the vessel, the skilled crew on board take the dhow about 1km away from the shore by means of an engine, once out in the sea the engine is shut off and during a tense moment the skilful crew put up the sail, once the sail is in favour of the wind, the guest can sit back, relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the ocean as you hear the ripple of water on the sides of the dhow as it glides swiftly through the clear turquoise water.

One can savour a glass of chilled wine, cocktail, beer or soft drink as you watch the magnificent Stone Town shore line as you glide by silently. 

Your breath will be taken away by the wonder of the fiery golden-sun setting beyond the horizon as it makes the sky a magical canvas of shades of pinks, purples, blues and orange. As you head back for stone town the wind gently blows into the Latin sail which is truly mesmerizing.

Snokelling Trip

Snokelling Trip

Safari Blue Tour (Full Day)

Experience the boat excursion at Minai bay in Zanzibar.

After breakfast we will drive you to Fumba Village on the South West of Zanzibar where you will board a traditional dhow with other guests to experience the beauty of the Minai bay conservation area, and get a chance to see the dolphins, swim at one of the pristine sandbanks, visit the islets and snorkel at the coral reefs. 

Safari Blue is a full day trip and includes use of snorkeling equipment with guides and instructors, ice-cold sodas, mineral water and beer, buffet lunch of delicious Zanzibari seafood that includes grilled fish, slipper lobster & calamari. Seasonal fruits and coffee will also be served.

When the tide is high you will also explore the natural lagoon found on Kwale islet, this lagoon is surrounded by a mangrove forest where you will swim for an unforgettable experience.

We round the day off by returning to Fumba by a traditional lanteen sail.

Cultural Tours Zanzibar

Cultural Tours Zanzibar