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Zanzibar Historical Stone Town Tour – 1/2 Day Tour
Stone town is one of the few intact historical Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa.
Its myriad of small shops, its mix of people, its bustling markets and eateries, mosques, churches and Hindu temples combine and homogenize disparate elements of different cultures. Stone Town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
On our Stone Town tour you can discover interesting artifacts like the carved Arab doors with brass studs, carved balconies, the old post office or the Kanga market. Our guides will spot the most interesting things to see and spice them with informative and witty anecdotes.
The tour includes the central market, the former slave market with the Anglican Cathedral, Tippu Tip House, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, the Palace Museum, former residence of the Sultan and princess Salme.
Spices from Zanzibar are famous around the world and a holiday to Zanzibar would be incomplete without a visit to the spice plantations.
The sultan of Oman first introduced these kinds of plantations on the island in 1873. You will be overwhelmed by the abundance of botanical species growing in these gardens; exotic spices, fruits and vegetables.
Many of the spices have medicinal properties and are still used by the local population to cure certain maladies. Savour different spices, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla or black pepper. Taste a variety of fruits ranging from the rose apple to the guava.
Some rare plants like henna, perfume tree and lipstick tree are used for their value in preparing cosmetics.
Besides the visit to spice farm, the Kidichi Persian Baths, richly decorated with stuccowork, are also included in the trip.
Livingstone House:- Clients will pass at Livingstone House, outer look due to have government offices inside, the house was built around 1860 by Sultan Majid(Sultan from 1856-1870),was used as European missionaries and pioneers point. Then proceed to Maruhubi palace ruins: – Sultan Said Barghash constructed the palace between 1880 and 1882 as a harem to accommodate his concubines.
Safari Blue – Full day tour
You will leave from Fumba with a traditional wooden dhow. The first stop is at the Kwale coral reef, offering an overwhelming abundance of corals and colorful fish. A guide will show and explain interesting marine species and will also teach beginners how to snorkel.
Then you can relax with a fruity snack on a paradise-like sandbank surrounded by turquoise blue waters.
At that area pods of humpback and bottle-nose dolphins are commonly seen hunting fish and squid at the surface of the water.
The dhow will then bring you to an island where a seafood buffet is served comprising grilled calamari, two types of grilled fish, slipper lobster and chicken. Chilled soft drinks and cold beer are of course also included.
After the lunch a tropical fruit tasting will be presented with the chance to savour between 10-15 species of tropical fruits. A shot of African Amarula liqueur in coffee will finish this
On a short walk into the island’s tropical forest you can find a 500-year-old baobab tree that 70 years ago was bowled down by a storm. Now the former branches continue to grow like trees themselves on top of the huge laid-down former trunk.
Short sailing trips on a Ngalawa – a traditional outrigger canoe, carved of a single mango tree – and a swim in a mangrove lagoon are other activities offered at the island.
You can enjoy the sunset with a sun downer drink on the way back by sail to Fumba.
The “Village life excursion” will give you an interesting insight into the traditional life of fishing and farming.
The excursion begins with a visit to a spice plantation. Not only will you see how farmers cultivate spices, fruits and vegetables, you will also get to smell and taste them, as fruit samples and spiced teas are served.
After a short stop at the Kidichi Persian Baths you will proceed to the village of Mchangani where little has changed during the last centuries. Women still use dried palm leaves for weaving mats and thatching roofs. Enter a local house and see how women paint henna and collect water from a well.
A local will show and explain you how the coconut is essential for the villagers. You can participate and learn how to remove the husk and witness the grating process.
At the Mkokotoni fish market you can see the variety of fish caught in the Zanzibar seas.
Next stop is a local blacksmith showing how to manually make nails.
At around 1:30 p.m. lunch will be taken in Nungwi. The restaurant is situated at one of the most beautiful beaches of the island and guests will be given the chance to take a splash into the turquoise blue water. So don’t forget to bring your beachwear!
In Nungwi you will witness how wooden dhows are built. It is fascinating to watch the local craftsmen with their simple tools and constructions materials.
Last stop is the “Mnarani natural aquarium”. This lagoon serves as a study and preservation area and also as a sanctuary for the endangered green sea turtle.
Note: ( Optional)
Clients are recommended to donate for villagers especially kids who will be around them ,but money is not preferred to children ,we advise exercise books, clothes, pens or any school tool etc in little amount, each per kid. But donation is not compulsory, this is a Company advice.