Zanzibar Tour

In Zanzibar there are so many activities that you can enjoy. From Stone town tours to the beautiful beach resorts we can advise you. Below is the overview of the things you can do in Zanzibar and get all the blast in your holiday.

The Tour

Stone Town Tour: The stone town is a unique architectural and cultural mix that has formed over a millennium of interaction between people from the East African mainland, Arabia, the Persian Gulf, India, and Portugal etc. A guided tour that will take you through the narrow street of the town. You will visit:

Slave market: Zanzibar was the hub of the slave trade in East Africa, until 1873 when it was abolished. On this site now stands the Anglican Cathedral.

Anglican Cathedral: The Cathedral is built on the site of the former slave market site once an open space surrounded by small houses. In the middle of the houses was the whipping post where slaves could be punished or tested for how much pain they were able to endure to test for their ability to do hard labor. The high altar of the cathedral now stands on the site of the whipping post

Beit-Al-Ajaib (House of Wonders): Admired for its high ceilings and towering pillars, this used to be the Sultans Palace until 1911. The first building in East Africa to have an elevator. At this house you will have a look only outside.

The Old Fort:  Also called the Arab Fort, and by its local name (Ngome Kongwe) is next to the House of Wonders. It was built between 1698 and 1701 by the Busaidi group of Omani Arabs, who had gained control of Zanzibar in 1698, following almost two centuries of Portuguese occupation. In the 19th century the fort was used as a prison, and criminals were executed or punished here, at a place just outside the east wall.

Fred Mercury House: Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar and spent his early years in what is now called “Mercury House”.  Freddie’s family had moved to Zanzibar so that his father could continue his job as a cashier at the British Colonial Office. At the age of 17, Mercury and his family fled from Zanzibar for safety reasons due to the 1964 Zanzibar Revolution. At this house you will have a look only outside.

Tippu Tip House: Tippu tip was a slave trader, whose real name was Hamed bin Mohammed el Marjebi. He was born in the 1840s and began to participate in the slave trade at the age of 18. His nickname is thought to come either from a local word meaning ‘to blink’, as he apparently had a nervous twitch affecting his eyes, or because his eyes resembled those of a type of bird called Tippu Tip locally because it had characteristic blinking eyes. At this house you will have a look only outside

Palace Museum: This was the palace of Sultan Seyyid Said from 1828 until it was largely destroyed by the British bombardment of 1896. It was then rebuilt and used until the 1964 revolution when the last sultan was overthrown

Dolphin Tour & Jozani Forest Tour: Pick up at the hotel reception at 06:00am, about 1-hour drive to Kizimkazi village. Boat captain will start your dolphin searching adventure, after 2 hours you will ride back. The driver and guide will be waiting for you to drive you to the Jozani Forest, this adventure takes about 1 to 2 hours walk in the forest. At 12:00noon you will drive back to the hotel.

Dolphin tour: Situated on the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins, which can be a very rewarding experience. 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. Sometimes we may go for long searching for dolphins as they tend to move from one place to another.

Jozani Forest: This is a guided tour, which takes three hours to Jozani Forest. The Forest is the only remaining natural vegetation. It is a home of many endemic species of fauna and flora. Here you will see the red colubus monkey, velvet cats, snakes, mangroves, a variety of small trees, shrubs, swamps and grasses. When walk through the mangrove board you will see prawns, and different species of mangroves. This is the best trip to discover the nature of the forest and you will have the unique chance to see and take some pictures and videos with the red colobus monkey that are only found in Zanzibar.

Beach Resort: Your driver will come to pick you up from the hotel or the airport and transfer you to one of the best beach resort for your leisure and water sport activities. For those golf enthusiast, at your request we can take you to the resort with a golf course by the sea.