There are two main islands that make up the mysterious, yet romantic name ZANZIBAR, Unguja the capital island and Pemba her smaller twin sister. Early Indian sea farers made it a stopping of point with their trading caravans called the island “ZENJI BAR” meaning the black coasts.
Many years of trading ships of sailing up and down the coast resulted in attracting different classes of travelers and adventures including Chinese, Greeks, Egyptian and Persian. European explorer and missionaries used the island as a stopping and starting point for their travels to the inland.
Now its time to welcome a new generation of explores, who come to marvel the rich heritage reflected in the mixture of cultures and architectural sites, it's where Arabia, Asians and European's cultures meet in Africa. Breathing in the fragrant scent of cloves (the island major forex earner) vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, y'lang y'lang trees, star fruits, nutmegs and more will make you realize why Zanzibar is known as the spice island.”
Spending a few days in the islands after a long rough an' wild African mainland and jungle safari or mountain expedition is highly rewarding. Pure relaxation on one of the 25 dazzling white sand, palm fringed beaches on islets where the azure waters of the tropical ocean beckons marine lovers, swimmers, divers and snorkel, yachters and water scoter riders, its paradise to water sports enthusiasts generally.
Activities In Zanzibar
Stone town tour:
This tour gives you the opportunity to visit a variety of areas in the historic Stone town, such as the "House of Wonder", an old slave market, the local market and other historical sites on Zanzibar. This is a driving and walking tour lasting around 3 hours.
Zanzibar has long been known as the "Spice Island." Our spice tour visits many of the local spice farms. At the farms, you see how spices are made and have the opportunity to sample local dishes. These tours are led by local farmers giving the tour a unique perspective of the island and its inhabitants.
This tour originates on the south coast of Zanzibar in the Kizimkazi area. While there you snorkel with the dolphins . On the return trip to Stone Town you have opportunity to visit an old mosque dated 12th century and natural underground spring (Miza).
This tour offers a unique opportunity to observe one the rarest and highly endangered monkeys in East Africa, the red Colobous monkey. This particular sub-species of red Colobous monkey is endemic to Jozani Forest. After observing these animals a visit to "ZALA PARK" (Zanzibar Land Animals Park) is possible. The tour duration is 2-3 hrs and usually conducted either after breakfast or after lunch.
Nungwi (Paradise Beach):
A visit to this picturesque beach may incline you spend countless days sunbathing or just waste the day away. Bring lots of sunscreen. Countless beach activities are awaiting you such as diving, swimming, snorkeling and a beach barbecue at Nungwi.