Zanzibar Safaris - Zanzibar
Beach Holiday - Zanzibar Beach Safaris
Most prominent of
the Spice Islands, Zanzibar has a potent mix of history, legends and unique
cultures. Visually stunning with exceptional natural beaches and the
haunting architecture of Zanzibar town, the island has lured travelers
to its shores for centuries. Its past was dominated by merchants,
rulers, explorers, scholars - today tourism is playing a key role.
Zanzibar provides the perfect compliment to an East African safari.
Zanzibar is famous
for being a major producer of cloves, and infamous as being a slave
entry-port, the old stone town of Zanzibar has a fascinating labyrinth of
narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed, coral-rag houses with
overhanging balconies and magnificently carved brass studded doors, shops,
bazaars, mosques, courtyards, squares etc. Outside town there are more
ruined palaces, Shirazi remains, Persian baths, and magnificent palm fringed
beaches with warm clear water, ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
City Centre - Half Day
he half-day city tour visits
Zanzibar's colourful market, which exudes a heady smell of herbs
and spices. Other sites visited include the Anglican Cathedral, which stands
in silent testimony on the site of one of the last open slave markets in the
world, the residence of the late Sultan of Zanzibar; 'Tip Tip House'. The
Old Fort and the House of Wonders - all locations rich in antiquity and full
of intrigue from the days of long ago. The tour ends with a romantic stroll
along the narrow lanes of the Old Stone Town.
Spice Tour -
The spice tour is
guaranteed to sharpen your senses. Drive through the countryside to visit
spice plantations - with an opportunity to pick, smell and savour exotic
fruits and spices.
Forest - 4 Hours
Jozani is the only
remaining natural forest on Ungunja Island. Covering an area of 10 sq km it
consists of high forest, swamp forest and evergreen forest. It provides an
important refuge for the remaining Ungula fauna such as the rare Red Colobus
Monkeys, small Zanzibar Leopard and two antelope species - the Zanzibar
Duicker and Sunni.
Island - Full Day
Changuu Island is a
historical island once used for the detention of recalcitrant salves. Today
Giant Tortoises, some over 100 years old, act as unlikely vigilantes over
the island. The beach is superb and the crystal clear sea excellent for
swimming, snorkeling, fishing and diving. This trip is perfect to while
away a complete day.
- Situated on the southern
point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several
schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which can often
be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are
lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins, which can be
a very rewarding experience. We are doing this trip in the afternoon to
avoid the crowds of tourists in the morning, which in big numbers
disturbing the dolphins. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century
mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is thus worth
a visit for both natural and cultural reasons.