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Experience the magic of Zanzibar

Experience the magic of Zanzibar

Tropical, beautiful, mystical, steeped in natural beauty and dramatic human history, the island of Zanzibar will never let you forget it once you've been. Let us show you around, take in its past and natural pleasures.

We recommend the following tours, managed by Zanzicar, our licensed and fully insured transfers and tour provider. When you've decided what you'd like to do, or need help deciding, come and see us at the reception desk.

We'll pick you up at the confirmed time in a clean and comfortable vehicle to get the show on the road.

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Spice Tour

A half day tour including transfer time to the central location. Discover, feel, smell, understand the multiple uses of exotic spices from which the Zanzibar archipelago derives its name and indeed the foundations of its golden age - The Spice Islands.

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Nungwi - Village tour

A half or full day tour, Nungwi is situated on the northern tip of Zanzibar. See dhows being built, local furniture craftsmen, wander the village lanes, see the natural turtle museum, walk the lovely beaches and soak up some sun. And en route, see the Mangwapani caves, illegal hiding place of slaves.

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Dolphin Tour

This half day tour takes place on the southern part of the Menay Bay conservation area - a home to the bottle-nosed and humpback dolphin. Includes the boat ride into the bay, and is therefore weather dependent. Snorkeling in the bay is also beautiful.

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Stone Town Tour

UNESCO proclaimed World Heritage site. Steeped in history as a hub for trading ivory, slaves and spices. Wander the alleyways, marvel at the architecture and the world famous doors, feast on local tastes and aromas, buy treasures with good haggling skills. A half day or full day tour, finish off with cocktails at sunset, watching out for the elusive green sun flash.

Safari Blue

The Safari Blue experience is an unmissable day tour of the protected waters around the islands of Zanzibar.

Sailing in traditional Dhows, beautifully constructed from African mahogany by Zanzibari craftsmen, you'll have the opportunity to see and feel the magic of the African Spice Islands up close and personal.

The tour is packed with activities for all tastes; so whether you want to unwind and watch nature or snorkel with tropical fish or feast on local delicacies, we have you covered!

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Prison Island

The island of Changuu, also known as Prison Island, is about 30 minutes by boat from Stone Town. With a short boat ride, reach the island and spend the day snorkeling, hiking and relaxing in the sun.

You will get the opportunity to visit the tortoise sanctuary, which contains a large colony of giant tortoises imported from the Seychelles in the late 19th century.
You can also snorkel in the crystal clear water and search for colorful tropical fish and attractive corals around the island.

Visit the small island in front of the stone city and see the ruins of the ancient prison originally used for rebel slaves by Arab owners and later as a quarantine center for British territory in East Africa.

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Jozani Forest Tour

This forest is one of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world of the red colubus monkey.
The forest is 2,512 hectares (6,207 acres) in size and was declared a nature reserve in the 1960's.

Wonderful photo opportunities and sightings of these rare creatures living in the forest reserves are possible on the pathways.
Our guides are also naturalists and nature lovers will have a wonderful time in the nature reserve.

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Snorkeling at Blue Lagoon

Just a stone throw away from The Sands Beach Resort, you can snorkel at one of the best snorkeling spots in Zanzibar.

This snorkeling trip in Blue Lagoon is tide dependent, low tide is usually better for sight and with calm water which makes it better underwater visibility of corals and fish as well as for swimming itself.