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Friday, 05 October 2012 22:09

2 Hours Sunset Dhow Cruise

The tour begins from Stone Town with a cruise in one of the traditional sailing boats which have been used for centuries to carry cargo between Zanzibar and the Arabian Gulf. The boat ride will give you an insight into the real Zanzibar. Sit back and enjoy the Zanzibar breezes and turquoise waters while sipping a drink accompanied with snacks.

Note: 2 half day Zanzibar excursions may be combined to make full day.

 

Published in Zanzibar Tours
Friday, 05 October 2012 22:08

½ Day Kizimkazi Dolphin

Transfer to Kizimkazi in Menai bay where you board a traditional sail boat (dhow) and head off in search of dolphins. An outboard engine is used for this excursion. Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, that are often sighted on short boat trips from the village. You may be lucky and get to swim and play with the friendly dolphins at close range, what a rewarding experience!

Note: 2 half day Zanzibar excursions may be combined to make full day.

Published in Zanzibar Tours
Friday, 05 October 2012 22:07

½ Day Jozani Forest Tour

Transfer to Jozani Forest, the largest conservation area in Zanzibar and the only remaining natural mangrove forest on the island. Jozani is renowned for its hairy ape residents, the Red Colobus monkey. Endemic to Zanzibar, visitors come from far and wide to view the highly endangered Red Colobus monkey, now numbering only 1500. Nature lovers can walk through the 100 different towering tree species and marvel at the rich variety of birdlife and other small wildlife that inhabit the cool woodland area.

Note: 2 half day Zanzibar excursions may be combined to make full day.

 

Published in Zanzibar Tours
Friday, 14 May 2010 12:45

Dar es Salaam City Tour (Half day)

Guests can be assured that the guides are the best available in the area. Expect the weather to be hot and humid. The order of sites may vary depending on traffic. Some of the sites are closed on Sundays, Saturdays and during public holidays.

This tour provides a look at Dar es Salaam with some insight into daily activities. Your driver will take you through the city centre and toward Mnazi Mmoja Park where you can see a replica of the Uhuru torch monument. The original one was erected on Mt. Kilimanjaro to commemorate freedom from colonialism that came with independence.

Continue with your sightseeing drive, heading to Village museum, Tinganga market, the Mwenge Carvings Market and National Museum where you will be able to see historical and archaeological items, among them Louis and Mary Leakey’s findings from Olduvai Gorge. These human fossils displayed in the Hall of Man include the skull of the so-called Nutcracker Man. There is also a collection of tribal ornaments, headdresses, witchcraft paraphernalia and traditional musical instruments collected from various regions in Tanzania. (The museum is not air-conditioned). The tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam city centre.

 

Published in Tanzania Safaris
Friday, 05 October 2012 22:05

Full Day Safari Blue

The original and the best “Safari Blue” is our full day excursion using locally made traditional sailing dhows of between 8 to 10 metres in length. We operate 6 passenger-dhows that are finished to the very high standards and fitted with outboard engines, marine VHF radios, gas inflatable life jackets, sunshade, boarding ladder, waterproof bags and first aid kit.

The excursion begins with a transfer to the fishing village of Fumba, 30 minutes drive from Stone Town. Fumba is an ideal point to explore Menai Bay, designated a conservation area. The bay has a number of beautiful uninhabited islands and sandbanks and is frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins. Dolphins are seen on at least 85% of these trips. Later in the morning we will stop on a sandbank where we will set up sunshades and fit snorkelling equipment. Guides, who can safely lead the snorkelling session and show points of interest, accompany the clients. For beginners or those who are not confident swimmers, we have inflatable snorkelling vests and our guides will give tuition.

After snorkelling we offer fresh green coconuts before we move to the desert island for lunch, served on teak picnic tables set up under the shades of tamarind trees. Lunch is a traditional Zanzibari meal and includes a selection of grilled fish, slipper lobster, squid, and rice, tamarind and coriander sauces. A gastronomic fruit tasting follows with a selection of 10 to 15 different tropical fruits. Return to Fumba by sail and arrive back at 6 p.m. in time to see the colourful African sunset.

Note: 2 half day Zanzibar excursions may be combined to make full day.

 

Published in Zanzibar Tours
Friday, 05 October 2012 22:04

½ Day Spice Tour

Since the abolition of the slave trade, spices have been at the heart of Zanzibari enterprise. The sheer variety that grow on the island highlights its strategic location as well as the depth of cultural interaction. Indeed no trip to Zanzibar could be considered complete without a visit to one of our carefully selected spice farms. This involves visiting the spice plantations to see different spices and to learn about their nature and uses, and even taste some of them right on the spot, depending on the season. In addition you can also see medicinal, cosmetic and ornamental plants as well as herbs. Some of the most interesting plants you will see include cloves, nutmeg, rambutan, lipstick, iodine plant, lemon grass, vanilla, henna and shampoo plant.

Our spice tour offers you the opportunity to indulge your senses with a kaleidoscope of smells, tastes and textures. From the punch of a chili to the refreshing succulence of green coconut flesh, this tour will awaken your senses. It also provides you with the unique opportunity to purchase these exclusive spices straight from the source. Finally we visit the Kidichi Persian baths that were built by the first Sultan of Zanzibar, Sultan Seid Said bin Sultan in 1850 and Maruhubi palace ruins built by the third Sultan of Zanzibar, Sultan Said Baraghash bin Said in 1880 which were built especially for housing 99 of his harem.

Note: 2 half day Zanzibar excursions may be combined to make full day.

 

Published in Zanzibar Tours
Friday, 05 October 2012 22:02

½ Day Stone Town and Shopping

This three and a half hour tour begins with a visit to Zanzibar’s colourful market, alive with the buzz of locals bartering over fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, amongst the heady smell of Jack fruit and many other exotic fruits. We will continue to the site of the cathedral built in 1874. The cathedral signifies a potent time in Zanzibar’s history and stands on the sight of a past slave market, its altar standing on the exact position of the whipping post. Slavery was abolished in 1873 through a decree passed by the then Sultan of Zanzibar. From here we visit the residence of the late Sultans of Zanzibar, ‘Tipu Tip House’, the Old Fort, ‘Peoples Palace’ and the 'House of Wonders', full of intrigue and vivid history from a bygone era. The tour ends with a stroll through the narrow streets of old Stone Town, the heart of Zanzibar’s vivacious history where there is time for shopping.

Note: 2 half day Zanzibar excursions may be combined to make full day.

Published in Zanzibar Tours
Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:51

Prison Island Tour (Half Day)

This tour consists of a visit to the historic Prison Island with its giant land tortoise.  The island was formerly owned by an Arab and used for confinement of refractory slaves.  It was bought by General Mathews and the jail (goal) which still stands was build in 1893 and hence the name 'Prison Island'.  While on the island you will be able to swim, sunbathe and snorkel.

Published in Zanzibar Tours
Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:47

Dolphin Adventures (Full Day)

This tour will take you to one of the earlier capitals of the Island, Kizmkazi, where traces of an Old Shirazi settlement ]may be seen in an enclosure surrounded by a wall near the seashore.  Near the walled enclosure is the oldest mosque on the island where an inscription records that the mosque was built in A. H. 500 (A. D. 1107) by a Sheikh Seyyid Abi Amran, who appears to have been a local ruler.  Out-side the mosque is a well and the graves of Sharifs (descendants of the Prophet). 

You will then proceed to a small fishing village where you will be taken for a boat ride (in a motorized local boat) in search of dolphins (85% likelihood of seeing them).  Lunch will be served at Kizimkazi.

 

Published in Zanzibar Tours
Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:43

Nungwi (North Coast) Tour (Full Day)

On this tour you are transferred by road to Nungwi where you will swim and relax on white sandy beach.  You will visit the village, and a place where traditional dhows are built.  Lunch is included at one of the hotels on the north coast.

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