ZANZIBAR EXCURSION BY ZANTOURS

We take a lot of pride in showing guests our beautiful island, full of history, exciting boat trips and exotic culture. As conclusion are our guides employed by ZanTours to guaranty our standards concerning quality and expertise. Even in the rare case, that our guides are all busy, we are only using selected guides on freelance basis. All guides are officially certified by ZATOGA, our Zanzibar Tour Guide Association.

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Zanzibar Excursion Stone Town Slave Market

STONE TOWNZanzibar Excursion

Stone Town and its buildings are full of history and ancient stories on Zanzibar. Guests will visit the Cathedral, Slave Markets, the Sultans Palace, Tip Tip’s House, the Old Arabic Fort, the fruit and vegetable market, Forodhani Park and the famous Zanzibar Doors in the petite streets.

Following Zanzibar excursions are in our portfolio:

  • Stone Town (HD)
  • Stone Town served on Spices (FD/L – Town, Spice Tour) *
  • Stone Town served on the Rocks (FD – Town, The Rock)
  • Stone Town served at Night (evening tour with 4 course diner)
  • Stone Town & Sunset Cruise town (HD – Town, Sunset Cruise)
  • Zanzibar’s Nature and its capital (FD/L – Jozani, Butterfly Center, Town) *
  • Prisoner of Stone Town (FD/L – Prison Island, Town)
  • Prisoner served on Spices in Town (FD/L – Prison Island, Town, Spice Tour) *
  • 1000 Hands North served in Town (FD/L – Cultural Tour, Turtles, Town) *
  • Stone Town en-route *

PRISON ISLAND

Prison Island gets its name from the prison which was built on it in 1893. It was never actually used as a prison but rather as a quarantine hospital. After a 30min boat ride with a beautiful view of Stone Town’s skyline, guests will meet the contemporary inhabitants of the island and the giant tortoises which were banned from the city of Stone Town which are more than 200 years old.

Following Zanzibar excursion are in our portfolio:

  • Prison Island (HD)
  • Prisoner of Stone Town (FD/L – Prison Island, Town)
  • Prisoner served on Spices in Town (FD/L – Prison Island, Spice Tour, Town) *
  • Prisoner served with Monkeys (FD/L – Prison Island, Jozani, Butterfly) *
  • Prisoner served on Spices (FD/L – Prison Island, Spice Tour) *
  • Nakupenda (FD/L – Prison Island, Sandbank)
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Zanzibar Excursion
Zanzibar Excursion

SPICE FARM: A tour of one of Zanzibar’s Spice Farms is a must do on the island. During a walking tour through the farm, guests will be shown and explained each and every spice one can find in Zanzibar. After being fully packed with knowledge, our guests get time to buy spices, soaps and cremes which are all handmade by the community within the farm and can enjoy a traditional weaving class.

Following Zanzibar excursion are in our portfolio:

  • Spice Tour (HD) *
  • Stone Town served on Spices (FD/L – Stone Town, Spice Tour) *
  • Fauna & Flora on the Rocks (FD – Jozani, Butterfly, The Rock, Spice Tour) *
  • Fauna & Flora served on Spices (FD/L – Jozani, Butterfly, Spice Tour) *
  • Prisoner served on Spices in Town (FD/L – Prison Island, Spice Tour, Town) *
  • Prisoner served on Spices (FD/L – Prison Island, Spice Tour) *
  • 1000 Hands North served on Spices (FD/L – Cultural Tour, Turtles, Spice Tour) *
  • Spice Tour en route *

1000 HANDS OF ZANZIBAR: On this half day tour the guests will get the chance to see the typical village life of Zanzibar and the turtle sanctuary in Nungwi. The guests will be taken to all the places where the real and normal life of a typical Zanzibarian happens. What they do with their hands is incredible.

We are operating a tour for all hotels in the South which includes the Sea Weed Center, while the tour we operate for all hotels in the North we include the Turtles.

Following Zanzibar excursions are in our portfolio:

  • 1000 Hands NORTH (HD – Cultural Tour, Turtle Aquarium) *
  • 1000 Hands NORTH served on Spices (FD/L – Cultural Tour, Turtles, Spice Tour) *
  • 1000 Hands NORTH served in Stone Town (FD/L – Cultural Tour, Turtle, Town) *
  • 1000 Hands SOUTH (HD – Cultural Tour, Seaweed Center) *
  • 1000 Hands SOUTH served on Spices (FD/L – Cultural, Seaweed, Spice Tour) *
  • 1000 Hands SOUTH served in Stone Town (FD/L – Cultural, Seaweed, Town) *
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Zanzibar Excursion
Zanzibar Excursion
BUTTERFLY Center is a project supporting local communities

JOZANI FOREST & BUTTERFLY CENTRE: During a guided tour through the Jozani National Park, guests will see the different species of monkeys, impressive trees and plants. Guest will uncover the magical world of the Zanzibari mangroves while walking along the wooden trail. This tour is combined with a visit to the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and see them flying in close proximity.

Following Zanzibar excursions are in our portfolio:

  • Jozani Forest & Butterfly Center (HD) *
  • Fauna & Flora on the Rocks (FD – Jozani, Butterfly, The Rock, Spice Tour) *
  • Fauna & Flora on the Rocks light (FD – Jozani, Butterfly, The Rock) *
  • Fauna & Flora served on Spices (FD/L – Jozani, Butterfly, Spice Tour) *
  • Zanzibar’s Nature & Capitol (FD/L – Jozani, Butterfly , Stone Town) *
  • Zanzibar’s Nature & Community (FD – Jozani, Butterfly, Seaweed Center) *
  • The Rhythm of Jozani (FD/L – PETE, Jozani, Butterfly) *
  • Prisoner served with Monkeys (FD/L – Jozani, Butterfly, Prison Island) *

SAFARI BLUE (the Original): Leaving from Fumba, which is in the South East – and still a very untouched and remote area in Zanzibar, guests will head on a trip in a traditional wooden dhow towards one of the three snorkeling stops to enjoy the unique underwater world of Zanzibar. On the way they will hopefully meet dolphins playing around in the shallow Marine Park of Menai Bay and depending on the tides they’ll swim at a very special island full of mangroves. On the secluded uninhabited island Kwale, they’ll enjoy a delicious lunch.

Following Zanzibar excursions are in our portfolio:

  • SAFARI BLUE The Classic Tour (FD/L – shared Dhowtour)
  • SAFARI BLUE a la Vasco da Gama (FD/L – private Dhowtour)
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Zanzibar Excursions ZanTours
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Zanzibar Excursion ZanTours

SEAWEED FARM: Visit the Seaweed Center to learn about Seaweed farming which is the second biggest industry on the island. Located in Paje, this social enterprise creates opportunities for female seaweed farmers to improve their standard of living and engage in economic development activities that benefit the whole community. Depending on the tide it is possible to see how the women harvest their seaweed. Our guests will visit the processing center and factory located in the village. Here they’ll get the rare opportunity to see how the seaweed gets transformed into desirable beauty products like organic soaps and essential oils. We offer this experience as a half day tour or as full day tour combined with the Jozani Forest and Butterfly Center (Zanzibar’s nature and community).

Following Zanzibar excursions are in our portfolio:

  • Seaweed Center (HD) *
  • Zanzibar’s Nature & Community (FD/L – Jozani Forest, Butterfly, Seaweed) *

SEAFARI – MNEMBA ATOLL:

After heading, with a dhow, from Kendwa to the stunning Mnemba Atoll – and with every possibility of seeing dolphins along the way, our guests will stop at Mnemba Kitchwani Reef and at Coral Gardens for snorkeling. This amazing reef with steep slopes offers some great under water topography and a chance to see amazing corals and a lot of different species of fish. A snorkel guide will also be in the water pointing out all of the little camouflage and the tricks most people’s eyes miss. At the end of the trip our guests will enjoy a mouthwatering lunch and relax on the beautiful secluded beach of Muyuni Beach.

Following Zanzibar excursions are in our portfolio:

  • Seafari (FD/L – shared Dhow Tour)
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TUMBATU ISLAND: Tumbatu is one of Zanzibar’s best kept secrets as the vast majority is forbidden from setting foot on the island. To enter the island you need special permission from the elders of the Tumbatu community. Although this is the island where, in the 11th century, the Shiraz built the first stone building in the entire Zanzibar Archipelago, you won’t find cars or scooters as there is only one road to walk on throughout the whole island. On this full day tour, leaving from Mkokotoni by boat, guests will visit the school of Jongowe and the house of a fisherman’s family. Our guests learn about the daily life and the secrets of Tumbatu – as they are also famous for witch craft.

THE ROCK RESTAURANT: The unique location of this restaurant is an attraction in itself. If the tide is high, guests can use a boat to get to the restaurant – or even swim; and when the tide is low, they can simply walk.

Following Zanzibar excursion are in our portfolio:

  • Fauna & Flora on the Rocks (FD – Jozani, Butterfly, The Rock, Spice Tour) *
  • Fauna & Flora on the Rocks light (FD – Jozani, Butterfly, The Rock)

In case you would like to eat on The Rock, click here and do your reservation online.

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NAKUPENDA: Leaving from Stone Town on a traditional wooden dhow you are heading to the famous Changu Island, also known as Prison Island. After visiting the tortoises you are sailing to the sandbank where you will have BBQ lunch, rest and time to snorkel … In the middle of the Indian Ocean. In the afternoon you are heading back to Stone Town and still have some time to stroll around in town. We offer Nakupenda as a full day tour.

SUNSET CRUISE: This 2 hour boat trip can either start from the Northern Coast of the Island, to watch the world famous sunset of Zanzibar’s North Coast or it can start from Stone Town where guests can enjoy the best view of the capital from the water.  Snacks and drinks are provided on the traditional wooden dhow and if the wind allows the crew, they will sail like the traditional fishing boats while you listen to traditional Zanzibar music.

Following Zanzibar excursion are in our portfolio:

  • Sunset Cruise Town (HD – shared boat)
  • Sunset Cruise North (HD – shared boat)
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Zanzibar Excursion
Zanzibar Excursion

JEEP TOUR: On this excursion, you’ll unleash your adventurous side by discovering Zanzibar on a self-driven 4×4 Jeep.  From your hotel, you’ll be dropped off at Kebele, where your Jeep will be waiting for you. UZI Island and its artificial road through Mangroves is your next stop. From there you are heading to a secret beach – a place with a breathtaking beauty where you will have your picnic lunch. On peaceful roads you will head to the Secret Caves, where you can enjoy a swim in cold fresh water. Passing Chwaka Mangroves on an amazing off road you will arrive at your last stop – the Quarry! Here you can enjoy in full force the 4×4 while sliding around in the dust!

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With * marked excursions are projects supporting local communities

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