Stunning Zanzibar Beaches Dolphin Tours, 3 days and 2 nights, spice tours, cultural delights, prison island and giant tortoises and much more!
Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights
Price: Please Contact us about the price of this Itinerary
Details: Why not relax at Zanzibar Beaches?
STONE TOWN TOUR – by vehicle
the three and half-hours tour starts at the House of Wonder (the first long building and had had Electricity in east Africa). We then proceed to the Sultan’s Palace which now is a museum then to the Old Indian Dispensary, Livingstone House and Market (opened 1904), Where local fruits and vegetables are sold. The Anglican Church, (1873).Which was built on the site of the old slave market), State House, and We pass Zanzibar Museum (1925) no longer used. On our way, we pass, the High- court of Zanzibar, Tip tipu House, the first British High Commission, Jamituri garden, and we end our tour the old fort building (1698 – 1701)
Narrow Street of Stone town and House of Wonder
TOWN TOUR-on foot.
Similar to the normal town tour, without the Zanzibar museum, High court and Livingstone house, but including Sultan’s Palace .
Also chance to explore the shops in the company of a local knowledgeable guide which reduces the possibility of exposure to the more aggressive sales techniques!
A wonderful opportunity to see spices like cloves, Cinnamon, Black pepper, Nutmeg, turmeric root, actually growing in the plantations., Other tropical fruits such as jack fruit, custard, apple, Rambutan, Carambola can also be seen and tasted. Furthermore you will see plants like the Henna bush, Lipstick tree and Lemongrass. Finally you will visit the Kidichi Persian Baths that were built by the first Sultan of Zanzibar named Sultan Said Said bin Sultan in 1850 and Maruhubi Palace Ruins built by the third Sultan of Zanzibar named Sultan Said Baraghash Bin Said in 1880 which were built especially for housing 99 of his harem. Sensible shoes and hats are advisable.
Jozani forest is a natural forest located 35km from town; it is the only natural forest in the world where you can find the Red Colobus Monkeys, unique to Zanzibar. In the forest there are also different types of animals like Civet cats, Bush baby, Leopard (very few left), Jumping shrew, Red and Grey squirrels, an Elephant shrew to name just some. At the present time the Red Colobus Monkeys are very friendly and easy to see but the other animals are more difficult to spot.
Sensible shoes and a hat are advisable.
A relaxing day is to be had when you visit the small Island off Zanzibar Town. Apart from the Ruins of the Jail that was built in 1893 which was used for quarantine instead, there are giant tortoises of which some are over 100 years old. The Island is excellent for swimming and snorkeling.
Yet another of the Island off Zanzibar town, smaller Bawe also has breath taking marine life and is also excellent for snorkeling.
NORTH COAST TOUR
This trip leads you through a spice farm, Mangapwani Slave Caves and Chambers and on to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Nungwi, the most wonderful place to relax and unwind after the dust and humidity of Stone town.
Pack your swim wear and enjoy a cool drink in Paradise!
This tour takes you to the South coast of Zanzibar Island by road. Once you reach Kizimkazi village you will board a boat that will take you searching for dolphins, you have an 80% of seeing them and with a bit of luck might even swim amongst them.
Excursions and Tours in Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar’s history goes back in pre- 10th century and has always been associated with the Slave trade. It is famous for its abundance of cloves and spices. It lies 200 Kms from Tanzania with two islands Pemba and Unguja.
Zanzibar is a peaceful island with fascinating history. While in Zanzibar, do not miss to visit the Stone Town with superb Arab doors and very few cars. A guided walking tour is highly recommended.
On the Eastern side are the beautiful beaches and friendly welcoming people who make the east coast a perfect quiet getaway.
STONE TOWN TOUR (3 Hours)
The city of Zanzibar is referred to as Stone Town. The three hour guided tour includes City market, a century old Anglican church (cathedral), National museum, Forodhani gardens, the Arab Fort(1700 century) and the interesting shops on the narrow streets. The tour ends at Livingstone.
After a drive of half an hour from the City center, spend about two hours walking through the nature trails of this tropical rain forest. The guide will point out some of the interesting vegetation, birds and smaller animals including rare species of Zanzibar Red colobus seen along the route.
Daily 4 hours
For a relaxing break from the city, take a native dhow to Changuu Island, nicknamed Prison Island because of its use by Arab slave traders for the confinement of slaves. Apart from the 1893 built goal that still stands, there are giant tortoise on the Island. One can swim, snorkel and sunbathe.
SPICE GARDEN TOUR
Daily 4 hours
This guided tour begins in Kibweni palace( Sultan’s Rest House) to view the Persian Baths built in 1850. Then on to Kizimbani to visit the spice plantation with a variety of spices such as Cardamon, cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg and naturally cloves. Other exciting plants are henna bush, perfume tree and lipstick tree.
ZANZIBAR FROM NAIROBI , ARUSHA AND MOMBASA 2 NIGHTS
Day 1: ZANZIBAR
Fly to Zanzibar. Transfer to your overnight hotel in Stone Town. Afternoon spice tour. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 2: ZANZIBAR
Enjoy a guided tour of the Stone Town in the morning. This afternoon, visit the prison Island and swim or snorkel in the warm blue Indian Ocean. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 3: ZANZIBAR
Transfer to the airport for your return flight or drive to one of the many beach resort.
Kizimkazi village is a Persian home , “MKAZI” means settler . it’s situated south of Unguja Island. This is home to several schools of bottle nosed dolphin. You go on a boat ride to view the Dolphins. You may also swim and snorkel on beautiful coral reefs. This is a site of a 12th century mosque the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa.