Activities to get the best from your Zanzibar Holiday.
Zanzibar is known for its spice trade, so what better way to immerse yourself in the local culture than learning about its wealthiest and most profitable industry? You can choose from a variety of tours and explore the winding streets with expert tour guides who will inform you of the origins of the industry, as well as teaching guests about the wide variety of spices that Zanzibar produces and trades in.
Stone Town Tour
Stone Town is a UNESCO Heritage site, The heart of the island and the old city area of Zanzibar City, located on the western shore. The city got its name from the many big multistory buildings made of stone which form the landscape of the old town part. Previously it was the hub for trading ivory, spices and slaves. Overall, this tour is a fascinating look into the history and culture that has shaped this island and is something that should not be missed.
Parasailing and Scuba Diving
For centuries Zanzibar has been a preferred diving destination for only a very select group of people, but now it’s changed and has become clear that it is an excellent place for diving. Zanzibar is East Africa’s best diving spot, boasting rich marine life due to coral reef structures around the island. Zanzibar’s diving reefs are generally shallow, with calm, clean water. Dive sites overflow in this magic place, and a wide variety assures there’s something for the beginner as well as for professionals.
Safari Blue Sea Adventure
The Safari blue trip is one of the among best sea adventures in the Zanzibar island, not only sailing along with the traditional dhow but also you can snorkeled, swim and relaxing on a white sandy beach on a sandbank. In addition to all, there are plenty of sea foods whom are all waiting for you to be tested, The dhow departs from the Gambia beach at 08:00 and we get back around 16:00.
Kizimkazi a fishing village located in southwest of Zanzibar is a home to several schools of the Bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which are sighted following a short boat trip from the village. The dolphins are very friendly and playful. The best part is getting into the water and play with them and they will let you swim very close to them which is a truly memorable and rewarding experience
A half-day tour and will take you in one of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world of the Red Colobus Monkey. The forest that has 2,512 hectares (6,207 acres) and it was declared a nature reserve in the 1960’s lies in a shallow trough in the fossil coral bed between the mangrove filled bays of Chwaka and Uzi. This type of monkey is one of the most endangered and rarest subspecies in the world. It is a wonderful thing to see them jump from one tree to another
Prison Island Tour
Prison Island provides a fascinating glimpse into the island’s slightly dark past – this land was once used as a place where slaves were detained and, when the slave trade was abolished, it was used as a camp where people with deadly diseases were sent. Today the island is a nature reserve for giant tortoises and a place to see the ruins that once functioned as the prison.