This one is one the most popular excursion in Zanzibar as one of the most interesting and educating trips. The tour is about visiting farms of different varieties of fruits, spices& herbs. Variety of fruits such as banana, pineapple, breadfruits, passion etc, Spices such as Cloves where by the island was famous as one of the leading cloves producer where by about ¾ total of world supply, Black pepper, ginger etc. Apart from that in this tour you will get a chance to see Henna trees which produce a dye from its crushed leaves which used by women to decorate their hands and feet in delicate beautiful pattern. A tour guide with you will explain everything you need to know about fruits, spices, herbs found in the island how they grow, harvest and usage, and you will get a chance to taste and smell. After the tour you will get a chance to get lunch(traditional Swahili food), buy spices, oil product etc
The island is also know as Changuu Island, the island has a history to why it was called ‘’Prison island”, it was built by Lloyd Matthew in 1893 for the aim of keeping stubborn slaves but it ended being used as a harbor for the sick people from epidemic diseases. The guide with you will explain everything about the history of the island etc and while you are there you will get a chance to see and experience a lot such as the giant tortoises from Aldabra, with average weight of 200kg some are old above 100 years, you will get a chance to touch them, feed them and took pictures with them. You will also get a chance to walk around the island and later go on snorkelling or relax along the beach if you don’t feel like snorkelling. Later back to your hotel
3. Safari blue Zanzibar
Its one the famous trips in Zanzibar where it starts from Fumba village south west of stone town, in this trip there are a lot of beautiful experience such as sailing in a traditional dhow, Fumba village is the most convenient location to explore wildlife, beautiful isolated sandbanks which are safe for swimming and snorkelling, the island scenery of the Menai Bay conservation area, also you will get a chance to see dolphins as In Menai bay it is a home of two types of dolphins such as indo-pacific humpback and the Bottlenose. Also you will get a chance to explore the mangrove lagoon hidden inside island where you can swim through the protected mangrove forest at high tide. For lunch you will have seafood and flavours of Zanzibar, you will have barbecue of fish, calamari, slepper lobster served hot from grill. Spend the day there its such a memorable beautiful experience and later in the evening back to your hotel
4. Jozani forest
Jozani forest is found within the Jozanichwaka Bay national park which is the only National park in Zanzibar also the only remaining vegetation on the Island.in this trip you will get a chance to see the other side of Zanzibar that apart from seeing beautiful white sand, Blue sea, crumbling palaces etc, Zanzibar is also green. The park is very small around 50km2 found in the South East part of Zanzibar, just off road to Paje. Apart from being a small park but it is such a beautiful place to Visit as the park is very famous for beautiful rare red colobus monkeys, 50 different species of butterflies where by some are huge as palm of a hand, 40 species of birds, shrubs, swamps and grasses and when you walk through the mangrove board you will see prawns and different species of mangroves. When you are there also you will get a chance to walk following the forest nature trails. While you are there it Is advised to keep 3 metres between you and the wildlife to avoid contamination of various diseases from humans to animals.
In the past stone town in Zanzibar was once a biggest centre of East Africa, famous for trading of Ivory spices and slaves. Stone town is an UNESCO heritage site and in this tour you will get a chance to explore and discover all of things such as the palace museums which is the largest white building with castellated battlements which was built in the late 1980 for members of sultan family, The house of wonder which is a very large square building with several stories one of them the first house to have electricity light and electric lift so the local people called it Bait el Ajab means house of wonders, Dr living stone house, The Arab fort, Zanzibar bustling Market where you can see where local people sell and buy different needs of their interests, The Anglican cathedral church of Christ,the typical carved doors of Zanzibar etc. Stone town has a lot of beautiful things to explore and enjoy and in this tour you will get a chance to know a lot of things about the history of the city and the tour it takes about 2-3 hrs depending on the agreement with a local guide who will be with you.