Zanzibar has one of the most interesting and multi-cultural histories in Africa.
This Island has been influenced by trade links with Arabia, Persia, India and
China since the 1st century AD. Since the 12th Century, Zanzibar has been
under the rule of the Persian Arabs, Portuguese, Omani Arabs and British. No
visit to Zanzibar is complete without visiting some of the incredible historical
sites on Zanzibar. The Mystical Wonders of Stone Town History, the crispy
white sandy beaches on clear torques blue waters of the Indian Ocean, and
several other activities from the warm People of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is a
perfect place for Exotic Weddings and Honeymoons.
Duration: 7 Days | 6 Nights
Type: Stone Town Hotel and Beach Resorts
Mode: Fast Ferry Boats or Flights
Stone Town; Historical Sites; Prison Island; Spice Farms; Ufufuma Forest,
Jozani Forest, Dolphin Swim; Dhow Cruise, Safari Blue, Culinary Programs;
Henna Painting, and other Community based and Water sport activities
including Diving, Fishing, Swimming; Snorkelling; Sandy walks; Sun bathing;
and Beach Relaxation.
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Stone Town & Historical Sites Exploration
Stone Town is a World Heritage site, most atmospheric, and most vibrant of
all remaining traditional Swahili settlements. The vibrant site is made up of
narrow streets, twists, and turns fused with African and Arab influences. The
modern Stone Town is a lively melting pot that embraces visitors by offering
fine dining and curious attractions without compromising its old world charm.
Prison Island aka Changuu Island
Once the site of a gaol for misbehaving slaves; the island lies just off the old
stone town. It is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkeling, and
has a lovely white beach for sun-bathing. It is also home to a family of giant
tortoises, imported from the Seychelles in the late 19th century. This island is
ideal for a day-trip with refreshments available throughout the day. It also has
a small restaurant where you can enjoy freshly caught fish.
Spice Farms to Spice up your life
Spices from Zanzibar are globally known and a holiday to Zanzibar will be
incomplete without the traditional spice farm visits. The farms were first
introduced on the island in 1873 by the Sultan of Oman. You will be
overwhelmed by the abundance of botanical species growing in these
gardens – exotic spices, fruits and vegetables.
Ufufuma Forest with Sacred Caves
This mystical forest dates back to 13th century and harbors some of the
rarest wildlife in Africa. The sacred caves found in the forests serve as
witchcraft location for traditional healings. Depending on the day, visitors
may get to observe witchcraft performance where a witch doctor speaks to
spirits, local musicians play mystical tunes on traditional instruments while
group members sing and dance to the sacred healing tunes calling for spirits
that have entered a body of an afflicted person. It is a site to behold.
The Jozani Natural Forest Reserve is located in the central east region of
Zanzibar Island and is home to the rare Red Colobus Monkey which is
endemic to Zanzibar. These monkeys are full of character, and roam freely.
They can also be seen at very close quarters just outside the reserve’s
perimeter and are incredibly photogenic. Jozani is home to other species
including Sykes monkey, small buck and bush babies, hyraxes, over 50
species of butterfly and 40 species of birds. The forest has an excellent nature
trail and the guides from local residents are well trained and informative.
Dolphin Swim with Ocean Wild Dolphins
Zanzibar offers a unique opportunity to track and swim with one of the
oceans most captivating creatures. This is truly a magical experience that will
stay with you forever. Each morning the local pod of dolphins wake from their
overnight spot in Menai Bay and prepare for the day ahead. Greeting and
playing with visitors is just part of their morning routine
Sailing Dhow Cruises
The sunsets in Zanzibar can be stunning and the best way to get an
uninterrupted view is from the deck of a sailing dhow. These comfortable
traditional style boats will cruise around past the lighthouse and the fishing
fleet, allowing for some great photo opportunities. You may choose to go to
the reefs at Kendwa to enjoy a bit of snorkelling before the sun goes down.
You then head back under the power of sail and enjoy the feeling of the wind
at your back, just as the old Arab traders must have done.
Safari Blue & Snorkelling
The Safari Blue excursion offers full day sailing around mangroves and
snorkel along some of the world’s best coral reefs Zanzibar has to offer. The
seafood barbeque and exotic fruit tasting sessions are simply heavenly. The
activity covers suitable beginners and more experienced snorkelers alike and
should be on everyone’s ‘must do’ list especially snorkelling in Matemwe
around the world famous Mnemba Atoll to gain the most amazing
underwater viewing experience
Culinary Art – Zanzibari Food
Learning to cook a traditional meal in Zanzibar offers a true culinary
adventure—no surprise for a place nicknamed the ‘Spice Islands’. Although its
history lies in a fusion of distinct culinary tradition (Indian, Arabian and
African), Swahili cooking has a distinct identity on its own right. What better
way to learn about a culture than to directly indulge yourself in food
preparation with the local chefs.
Zanzibar is reputed to have some of the best diving in the world, and the
coral reef structures that surrounding the Islands ensure abundant marine
life. In deeper waters, lush coral gardens often stretch as far as the eyes can
see, and large game fish (barracuda, kingfish, tuna and Wahoo) hunt together
with large Napoleonic wrasse, graceful manta rays and sharks. Shallower
waters are the playground of tropical fish, including a huge variety of Indo-
Pacific marine fauna. Good visibility (20 – 60meters) and a year-round average
water temperature of 27°C ensure that you enjoy your Zanzibar diving
Swimming; Sandy walks; Sun baths and Beach Relaxation
Zanzibar’s brilliant white beaches lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the
Indian Ocean provide the perfect place to relax. Simply grab your favourite
book, soak up the sun and take refuge on the fantastic beach, get
mesmerised by the ocean and forget about your busy daily schedules. The
beaches in Zanzibar are a paradise, interspersed with picturesque fishing
villages, where the people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years.
There are more than 25 fantastic beaches in Zanzibar, and some are so
peaceful and remote that the only noise breaking the silence is likely to be the
ocean. Sometimes there is nothing better than simply doing nothing.