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Aquana is the only excursion boat of its kind in Zanzibar (with a capacity of 35 persons, ample shade, solid seating and tables, private toilet & change room, shower, twin deck, walk around capability, swim-platform, cold drinks, two Mercedes engines, great friendly crew and more
The 3-Island Day Tour will first take you to Changuu/Prison Island (which hosts the giant tortoises, peacocks, dik-dik antelopes and historical monuments), and with a little luck you may see Dolphins or Turtles on the way. After Changuu we cruise to the coral gardens of Bawe Island for snorkelling whilst the crew is preparing your lunch and thereafter to the amazing Zanzibar Sandbank. In the afternoon we head back close along the coast and passed Stone Town (ideal for taking nice fotos) and back to the Marina Verde.
Pls note; the days that are blocked on the availibility chart are still available to groups of over 4 persons i.e. if you are more than four, you can opt for any day of the week (contact us)
Zanzibar Food and Spices Tour Including Traditional Swahili Lunch
, Sep 2019
This was a really interesting tour. It started with a mud hut cooking lesson given by a local woman. A salutary lesson in not taking western infrastructure for granted! We then had the tour of the spice plants which was fascinating, even if you’re not into cooking. We then had a traditional lunch, including our previously made dish. An eye opening experience into the daily life of locals.
Spice market that was chosen was beyond amazing. I was charged to be picked outside of Stoneton. I paid $55 and the car that came to pick me up was dirty and did not seem that would be transportation you would send for anyone. The hotel rep gave me a side look when it arrived and later.told me that the car looked weird. After the spice tour I met another gentleman for the walking tour of Stonetown which is included in this package. While he was charming and funny, there was not alot of info shared about the places we went. There was a reliance on the posted signs at some spots. We met back up with the driver and he drove the other guide home and then proceeded back to my hotel...about a 1 hour drive. 10 minutes in his car broke down. We then switched to his uncles car then his friends car. Took almost 2 hours to get back. I never met the tour operator. I had scheduled the sunset cruise with this company for the next day but cancelled because of the previous exp. Since I had paid for the cruise, I didnt get money back but would have thought it a good gesture due to paying $55 for transportation that was not sufficient
Tour started on time and we ended up being 5 girls. We each paid the price of 40 euros so it definitely would have been cheaper to negotiate with a local for a spice tour but this has the advantage or going through a reputable site and great policies with it.
We left on time and headed to our first stop which was in a local village where we visited a family. She explained in Swahili how to plant and cook the cassava plant. We then proceeded to help cook part of our lunch meal and this part was the cooked cassava with coconut
We then took our minivan to the Kizimbani Spice farm. Our lovely guide showed us many different spices, inviting us to guess each spice by odour or taste which was very fun. She was very knowledgeable and courteous.
Towards the end of the tour you can buy some locally made soaps that have spices from Zanzibar and at the very end you can buy spices, coffee or tea from a vendor on the grounds.
For lunch they prepared for us a meal that included fish and some meat. It was delicious. The cassava dish we previously made was also delicious.
Our driver was very nice and made sure to drive carefully.
Breathe in Zanzibar’s scents and spices on a 4-hour food and culture tour with a Swahili lunch, and learn to prepare a traditional cassava leaf sauce. Visit a spice farm deep in Zanzibar’s countryside, and learn the island’s remarkable role in the historic spice trade. Taste fresh spices and seasonal fruits, see how cassavas are cultivated and processed, and join in a short cooking lesson in the farm’s outdoor kitchen. Enjoy a traditional meal of richly spiced rice with vegetables and fruit then return to Stone Town in an air-conditioned minivan.
Immerse yourself in Zanzibar’s culture - history on a full day guided tour of Stone Town and Prison Island. Explore on foot and by boat for a comprehensive overview of the area. Bring your swim suit along for swimming-snorkeling in Prison Island
The guide Ismail was very informative and the knowledge he had was first class. I managed to get my Partner and I into Freddie Mercury's house where he lived when he was young. The Spice farm was exceptional especially Mr Coffee he made it for us. Also there were only us two on the tour so it was like a private tour. Thank you for the experience....
Full day tour at spice farm and guided tour in Stone Town in Zanzibar. The driver came to our hotel at 08.00 sharp to pick us up for this tour. Overall when we had hotel pick-up and drop off included in our tours it worked very well. The guide at the spice farm was very good and knew all the spices also in Swedish! We got a new guide for Stone Town and he was also very good and nice to walk around with. I recommend this tour
Discover Zanzibar’s aromatic history on a half-day walking tour of Stone Town, setting out on foot so you can see Stone Town’s narrow, car-free streets and atmospheric corners. After convenient pickup at Zanzibar hotels, you’ll cover some of Stone Town’s highlights, from colonial landmarks to the Old Fort, the house where Freddy Mercury was born, and an Anglican Cathedral that marks the former site of a slave market.
Tour Zanzibar's UNESCO-listed historic district and premiere natural attraction on this tour to Stone Town and Prison Island. Learn about the current culture and history in Stone Town as you walk past its attractions, including a Portuguese fort, the Sultan Palace, and the birthplace of Freddie Mercury, before continuing your tour to Prison Island, famous for its population of giant tortoises.
Extreme Diving Centre offers daily scuba diving trips to Mnemba Atoll. Small groups of maximum 6 divers per guide.
Only 20 minutes speed boat ride to Mnemba atoll.
Very good scuba gear. Well serviced and highly maintained.
The only company with the latest scuba diving boats on the island. Fast, latest designs , comfortable and high safety standards.
Excellent tour to Prison Island and Nakupenda Beach
, Nov 2019
I really recommend this full day trip out on the sea! We had a great guide called Juma and he was really very serviceminded, attentive and nice. First we went on a boattrip to Prison Island and we saw the great turtles and Juma guided us around the island. We then continued to Nakupenda Beach and snorkled there for a couple of hours. Juma and other guides prepared fresh fruits, water and seafood lunch for us with grilled shrimps, squid, octopus, lobster and langoustine together with french fries. It started to rain hard when we were about to have lunch and Juma and all the guides tried their hardest to make it comfortable for us even though it rained. We ended up having lunch in the boat with cover so we enjoyed the lunch very much. Soon, the rain ended and we could enjoy one more snorkling in the beautiful sea before we went back to Zanzibar Island. A great tour that includes everything!
Visit Prison Island and Nakupenda Beach on a full-day tour that’s all about snorkeling and sunbathing on one of Zanzibar’s most pristine beaches. This inclusive tour features a seafood lunch, snorkeling gear, snacks, and door-to-door transport from Zanzibar hotels to ensure a hassle-free day of exploring the coast, with plenty of time independent time to enjoy beautiful Nakupenda Beach.
Snorkelling with One Ocean gives you the chance to see another part of Zanzibar, off the beaten trail from the normal tourist route: because of the tide we usually go one way by boat and way by bus, for about 30 minutes on an unpaved road through the traditional Muyuni village.
Meeting time is in the morning (between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.) and we are back after 5-6 hours (between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.), depending on the tide.
We have traditional dhows on which you can cruise gently along the coast of Zanzibar as well as a wooden speed boat that will get you to Mnemba in (almost) a heartbeat.
Increase your chances of spotting some of Tanzania’s rarest marine life during a snorkeling tour that takes you to some of the best wildlife-watching spots around Mnemba Island. You’ll get a different perspective of the coastline from the water and stay refreshed with snacks and drinks throughout the day.
To understand the Real history of Stone town - Zanzibar, you need to unpack its past by slowing down, and strolling through the alleys. Explore the town at your own pace - when you set off on our Private Walking Tour of this UNESCO World heritage site. Our local Professional and licensed tour guide will provide an in-depth look at every aspect of its history, culture, architecture and daily life without missing the key highlights including the Freddy Mercury House, Old Fort, Forodhani Gardens, Darajani Market, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Old Slave Market Site, Hamamni Baths and The magnificent Zanzibar Carved Doors.
Great guides, good value, amazing seeing the giant tortoises and feeding them, the rest of Prison Island, as also an ex hotel looks a bit cheesy. Didn't snorkel on this occasion as I was burnt from climbing Kilmanjaro, but the facility was there if we wanted to.
This tour is covered with public liability insurance.
The tour offers nature, history and adventure combined in a relaxing, enjoying the beautiful and nice beach, feeding giant Aldabra tortoise and colored fish and corals for snorkeling in the channel of the Indian Ocean, on this small isle just off the Stone Town it is launched from the city and involves a 30 minutes motorized boat ride to the “Prison” island.
The British First Minister of Zanzibar, Lloyd Mathews, purchased the island in 1893 and constructed a prison complex there. No prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead it became a quarantine station for yellow fever cases.
Your tour guide's unrivalled knowledge of his village and his culture.
Contact with the colourful women of the village, insight into local traditional activities, the opportunity to take amazing pictures of the women and village life plus the chance to purchase products made by the women you have met all at very reasonable prices.
All the photos were taken on tour.
This tour is covered with public liability insurance.
It is a three-hour tour which begins at your hotel or entry point where you walk and driven around the historic old city. Our first visit during this tour and excursion in Zanzibar is the fruit market which was opened in 1904 here you will see and buy a variety of the tropical fruits and spices, Guests will visit the Cathedral, Slave Markets, Sultans Palace, Tip Tip’s House, The Old Arabic Fort, Freddie mercury house, Forodhani Park and the famous Zanzibar Doors in the petite streets. Also to see and look at beautiful things concerning to Zanzibarculture like traditional wearing (khanga) for women and (kikoi) for men.
Explore Stone Town
Stone Town is a World Heritage site and is the most atmospheric and vibrant of all the remaining traditional Swahili settlements. Architecturally it’s a fusion of African and Arab influences not dissimilar to the Medina of Morocco with its narrow streets, twists, and turns. Culturally modern Stone Town is a lively melting pot that embraces visitors and manages to offer a selection of fine dining and curious attractions without compromising its old world charm.
LOCATION Stone Town
Visit the House of Wonder to see the collection of stored culture.
Discover the Palace Museums.
Memorize your past to see the Historical Anglican Church.
See the Old and Historical Largest East Africa Slave Market.
Hop down the Slave chambers at Mkunazini Slave Market.
Experience the local shopping at Darajani Historical Market.
Pass around the local shops and souvenirs.
The Rock Restaurant & Blue Lagoon Half Day Tour in Zanzibar
Fun snorkeling, tour is not necessary to see The Rock
, Aug 2019
All in all we had a fun experience on the snorkeling portion of this tour. Keep in mind you need to be proactive about pick up scheduling, and last minute changes may come up during the day. If you just want to see the Rock you don't need a tour at all. Make reservations online and have someone drop you off at the location (there's a free little boat to take you across). Check the tides to see The Rock floating at its best. All in all though, no regrets because we had a good time.
Dine in a spectacular location that’s entirely surrounded by sea views on an excursion to The Rock restaurant in Zanzibar. Door-to-door transport and snorkeling at the Blue Lagoon turn your reservations at The Rock into a half day adventure, with the chance to spot a rainbow of tropical fish and coral in calm, sheltered water.
Safari blue experienced with sea adventure and full day trip you will departure from Fumba to Kwale Island by using local boat you will visit a baobab tree, sandbank, lagoon, dolphins sighting and you will eat delicious Zanzibar seafood like lobster, prawns, calamaris, octopus and you will have possibility to experienced various activities like snorkeling and diving to see different species of fish and coral reef. Later you will have transferred to Fumba beach lodge for dinner and overtight.
Join us and snorkel at Mnemba atoll which is one of the best snorkel places in Zanzibar. You can even get the chance to see the Bottlenose Dolphins (80% chance to see them)! Let us share our passion with you!
With the help of your local guides, you will discover the unique flavours of local cooking, whilst learning about the traditional way of life. You will get to go to a fishing beach, harvest ingredients from a farm and have a cooking masterclass.
Jozani Forest is in the south of the island and is the largest area of mature forest in Zanzibar.
A car will take you there, and a guide will walk you around the ancient hardwood forest and mangrove swamps.
It is also home to the Red Colobus monkeys, unique to Zanzibar, with less than 2000 remaining in the world.
A board walk around the mangrove swamp at the end of the tour, and a visit to the giant turtle sanctuary, is also included.
This tour provides you with the opportunity to find out why Zanzibar is known as the ‘Spice Island’.
You will be driven to a Spice Farm where friendly and informed guides will escort you on a walking tour.
During the tour you will see, smell and taste a variety of spices and learn about how they are grown.
The Spice Tour will end with a lunch of Pilau rice, flavored with many of the spices that you have learned about.
Discover the sights and flavors of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, during this immersive small-group tasting tour. Follow your guide through the winding streets and get a taste of the archipelago’s rich food heritage which has drawn influence from former colonizers and nearby neighbors. Sample snacks and drinks, visit a local market, and learn about the history of Zanzibar from your guide.
Get to know Zanzibar’s Stone Town through food on this culinary tour. In the company of a guide, visit a local shop and taste sweet and salty snacks with the shop owner. Enjoy a lunch with seasonal vegetables that includes soup, fish, and salad and learn about the culinary culture of Zanzibar. Visit a lively market and sample traditional coffee.
During the morning our catering boat has gone on ahead to prepare a delicious barbeque lunch, which is served on teak picnic tables set up beneath the shade of some tamarind trees. Lunch is a traditional Zanzibari buffet and includes grilled fish, slipper lobster, squid, chicken, rice, tamarind and coriander sauces which are all served hot from the grill. A gastronomic fruit tasting follows with a selection of between 10 to 15 different tropical fruits. Cold drinks are available throughout the day and include mineral water, sodas and beer. Coffee and Amarula liqueur are also served after lunch.
Half Day Zanzibar Mnemba Atoll Marine Reserve Snorkeling Tour
Great snorkling tour around Mnemba
, Nov 2019
We really enjoyed this snorkling tour around Mnemba Atoll. First we went looking for dolphins and we saw some wild dolphins. There was a lot of fish and we were able to snorkle for about two hours with a break. During the break we were served fresh fruits and water. After snorkling we went to a beautiful sand bank and spent half an hour there before heading back to Zanzibar Island. Beautiful tour!
The most famous marine conservation area in Zanzibar, Mnemba Atoll Marine Park houses populations of moray eels, lion fish, stingrays, and more, all in clear waters with high visibility. Snap on your snorkel gear and let your guide help you find the aquatic wildlife you came to see on this tour, which includes round-trip transportation from your Zanzibar lodging.