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Zanzibar Tour
Lovely palm fringed beaches, water sports, rich culture and historical sites are some of the unique tourist attractions in Zanzibar. Our safaris in Zanzibar are conducted by knowledgeable guides with deep knowledge of local culture. The safaris will include visits to the historical old town commonly referred t0 by the locals as 'Mji Mkongnwe'. The best way to get around Zanzibar is by foot. Other options include-motor taxi, motor cycle, bicycle, matatu. You can also rent a car.

Tourist Attractions in Zanzibar

The stone town tour:
The stone town refers to that area of Zanzibar in the heart of the old town with winding narrow streets and historical buildings. This part of Zanzibar is referred to by the local people as 'Mji Mkongwe'. Our guided safaris in this part of Zanzibar includes visits tothe house of wonders, palace museum (People's Palace), Livingstone's House, Old Fort, former slave market, bazaars, old habour etc.

Zanzibar Agriculture and the spice plantation tours:
Zanzibar is famous for her cloves. Other spices are nutmeg, vanilla, cardamon and cinnamon, the spices which motivated the Sultan of Oman to settle there permanently. Other than species, the island famous for tropical fruits, perfumes plants and food crops. Coconut palms, maize, yams, cassava are grown. Zanzibar is the main exporter of cloves in the world.

Coconut palms source of copra used for flavouring and Coir, a strong fibre used for robes and mat making. Today timber from coconut palms is used to make attractive furniture.

Jozani Forest and Ngenzi nature reserves:
Jozani forest and Ngezi nature reserves are the centre of biodiversity in Zanzibar. Jozani forest is the largest area of mature forest left on the island. It is also host to the endangered Zanzibar Red Colobus monkey , several species of butterflies, about 40 species of birds and several other animals.

Bird-life- Over 200 species of birds have been identified in Zanzibar.
Mammals- Zanzibar is home to various mammals-leopard, galago ( bush baby, Java civet, African civet, various mongooses, Zanzibar red colobus, blue monkey vervet monkey bush pig, tree hyrax, Alder's duiker, sunis have all been recorded.
Reptiles: Zanzibar is the best place to spot the giant tortoise. Other reptiles include frogs and chameleons.

Prison island or Changuu:
Across the west coast of Zanzibar 30 minutes by boat from Stone town is Changuu Island with its beautiful beaches ideal for swimming, sun bath and snorkeling

Kizimkazi fishing village:
Located in the southern tip of Zanzibar, the fishing village hosts several schools of Dolphins, 12th Century mosques, tombs dating 17th Century. The highlight of the tour to the village is a swim with the dolphins.

The House of Wonders:
The first to have electricity in the Zanzibar, it is the former palace of Sultan Barghash.

The Palace Museum:
Used to be the Royal residence of the Sultan of Zanzibar until the dynasty was overthrown in 1964.

The Old Arab Fort:
In recent years it has been renovated to house the Zanzibar Cultural centre. The Arab Fort is the centre of Zanzibar Festivals. These include:

Zanzibar Festival of the Dhow Countries- This festival involves theatre, traditional and co temporally music, display of paintings, crafts and sculptures. The Festival is held from 30 June to 9th July every year.
Zanzibar International Film Festival:- This held together with the festival of the dhow countries.
The Zanzibar Cultural Festival- Also held for a whole week in July, it brings together musicians from different parts of the world.

The festival of Mwaka Kongwa is held in various villages of Zanzibar every year.

The Anglican Cathedral:
Constructed in 1877 on the site of former slave market it is still in use today. The only evidence of the slave activities are the underground chambers at the St. Monica hostel.

Livingstone's House:
Built by Sultan Said Majid who ruled Zanzibar from 1856 to 1870 built this house around 1860. Dr. David Livingstone used it as a base for his last journey into the interior of Africa. Several other missionaries and explorers also used it as a starting point e.g. Burton and Speke.

The Old Dispensary (Stone Town Cultural Centre):
Located on the seafront along Mizingani road, four story building with a set of decorative balconies served as a dispensary during colonial times but fell into disrepair in the 1970's and 1980's. It has been successfully restored with funding from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

To the Northern tip of Zanzibar lies the fishing village of Nungwi which is famous for its beautiful beaches ideal for swimming sunbathing or just relaxing.
Plenty of activities can be undertaken from your beach hotel. These include:

Scuba diving
Dhow cruises and adventures the small islands
Sun bathing and swimming in the sandy beaches
Kizimkazi tour

Dance and Music
Zanzibar is famous for its dance and music. Taraab is a very alluring and attractive dance performed by the Zanzibar. Besides, there is Ngoma ( drumbeating. Most of the hotels will organize traditional tropes to perform Taraab or Ngoma for their guests.