Activities when you are in Zanzibar

Make the best of your days in paradise
We know. We understand. Zanzibar is famous for it’s spectacular white beaches. But there is so much more on this island full of culture, scenic nature and awesome activities. These activities will help you to make the most of your days in this paradise archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar is a paradise that offers a diverse range of activities to cater to every type of traveler. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, cultural immersion, or family fun, Zanzibar has something for everyone. For the thrill-seekers, the island boasts world-class diving and snorkeling sites, kite surfing, and spice tours.

Those looking to unwind can bask in the sun on pristine beaches, indulge in luxurious spa treatments, or enjoy a tranquil dhow cruise at sunset. Culture enthusiasts can explore the rich history and vibrant streets of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while families can enjoy dolphin watching, visiting the Jozani Forest to see the rare red colobus monkeys, or engaging in various water sports.

With its blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture, Zanzibar promises an unforgettable experience for all.

Stone Town, Prison Island , Nakupenda Sandbank

A 40-minutes motor boat ride will take us to Prison Island, with it’s stunning wildlife of giant Seychelles tortoises, peacocks, fluffy pigeons and dwarf antelopes. Then we move to Nakupenda (Which means “I love you” in Swahili) Sandbank to enjoy snorkeling, white sand, and turquoise warm ocean with a seafood party, with freshly grilled fish and seafood.

Of course we will show you everything that is beautiful about Stone Town during a great city tour as well. See where Freddy Mercury grew up!

  • 1 pax – $230
  • 2 pax – $170
  • 3 pax – $150
  • 4 pax – $110
  • 5-6 pax – $90

Full day incl. lunch

Stone Town, Prison Island, Spice Tour

On this full day excursion, we will show your everything. See why Zanzibar is famous for it tasty spices like cloves, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, various tropical fruit are so special here. Zanzibar is famous for its spices! Then we will take you to Prison Island, where we will closely interact with giant Seychellois tortoises. To top it off your guide will walk you through the colourful labyrinths of Stone Towns narrow streets of the heart of Zanzibar.
 
  • 1 pax – $250
  • 2 pax – $190
  • 3 pax – $170
  • 4 pax – $130
  • 5-6 pax – $110

Full day incl. lunch

Spice Tour

We will start the day with a visit to the Spice Farm. Spice plantations are the pride and wealth of the Zanzibar archipelago. Zanzibar is one of the world’s largest exporters of spices. Therefore, it will be worthwhile to see how cloves, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, various tropical fruit and many more grown here.

On this informative Spice Tour, you will also learn the history of the development of this industry in Zanzibar, methods of processing spices, and you can decide to purchase high-quality fresh spices and spice mixes for your culinary experiments.

  • 1 pax – $90
  • 2 pax – $75
  • 3 pax – $60
  • 4 pax – $50
  • 5-6 pax – $45

Half day

Jozani Forest & Kuza Cave 

Jozani Forest, Zanzibar’s only national park, is a delight for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Home to the rare red colobus monkeys, found nowhere else in the world, the forest offers well-marked trails through lush foliage, ancient trees, and diverse ecosystems. Enjoy bird-watching, spotting bush babies and duikers, and exploring the mystical mangrove boardwalk.

Kuza Cave, located in Zanzibar’s Jambiani village, is a hidden gem that offers a unique and enchanting experience for visitors. This ancient limestone cave features a stunning turquoise freshwater pool, perfect for a refreshing swim. The cave is steeped in local legend and provides a serene and mystical atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for relaxation and meditation.

  • 1 pax – $190
  • 2 pax – $145
  • 3 pax – $120
  • 4 pax – $105
  • 5-6 pax – $90

Half day

Jozani Forest,  Seaweed Farm, Kuza Cave, Paje Beach, Michamvi Beach (mangroves), Kae Funk beach sunset party

Jozani Forest is a delight for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Home to the rare red colobus monkeys, found nowhere else in the world. 

Kuza Cave is a hidden gem that offers a unique and enchanting experience for visitors. 

The mangroves near Michamvi Beach are a crucial part of the coastal ecosystem. They serve as nurseries for various marine species. Kayaking through the mangrove channels is a popular activity, providing an immersive experience into the tranquil and mysterious world of the mangroves.

We top the day off with a delightful sunset beach party.

  • 1 pax – $290
  • 2 pax – $210
  • 3 pax – $175
  • 4 pax – $160
  • 5-6 pax – $145

Full day incl. lunch

Kizimkazi Dolphin tour

Observe and swim with wild dolphins. Bottlenose and humpback dolphins are frequently spotted in the warm, clear waters off the coast.
 
Our early morning trips are recommended for the best chance to see and interact with these playful creatures.
Bring your bikini ND jump into the water to snorkel alongside the dolphins.
 
  • 1 pax – $290
  • 2 pax – $210
  • 3 pax – $175
  • 4 pax – $160
  • 5-6 pax – $145

Morning

Mnemba Island Dolphin and Snorkeling tour. 

Mnemba Island, an island off the northeast coast of Zanzibar owned by Bill Gates, is a paradise for marine enthusiasts and offers an exceptional opportunity to swim with dolphins. Known for its crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and abundant marine life.

The sight of dolphins swimming and leaping gracefully is truly mesmerizing.

You can enter the water and experience the joy of swimming alongside these intelligent and curious animals. The visibility in the waters around Mnemba is excellent, providing a clear view of the dolphins and the stunnign coral reefs.

  • 1 pax – $210
  • 2 pax – $120
  • 3 pax – $80
  • 4 pax – $70
  • 5-6 pax – $60

Morning

Local Deep Sea Fishing with beach BBQ picnic lunch. 

Fishing is one of the truly unforgettable experiences that Zanzibar can offer its guests. Adventure searchers love this special deep sea fishing in the North of Zanzibar with our professional local fisherman who spends most of his time on the ocean!

You can expect a big catch, which may consist of fish such as bonito, barracuda, yellowfin tuna, marlin and other deep-sea fish species.

You don’t need to be an experienced fisherman to join this activity. Even if it is the first fishing trip in your life, you will have a lot of fun, learn several local fishing techniques from our fisherman, feel the whole local flavor and immerse yourself in a daily life of an authentic Zanzibar fisherman.

But wait, there is more! We will organize you a beach lunch with your fresh catch of the day, cooked by a talented chef. Have your meal while enjoying Nungwi beach.

  • 1 pax – $220
  • 2 pax – $145
  • 3 pax – $90
  • 4 pax – $75
  • 5-6 pax – $60

Half day

Local Deep Sea Fishing + Dolphin tour and Snorkeling + Sunset Cruise. 

Maybe this is the best day activity in Zanzibar. Not only you will enjoy the thrill of Deep Ocean fishing with a professional fisherman in the morning. 

You will also have a delicious beach BBQ where our chef prepares your fish on his big carcoal grill.

Don’t leave your swimming gear the hotel, because we are going to swim with dolphins and explore the famous coral reefs!

The relaxing sunset cruise is the perfect ending for this very special day!

  • 1 pax – $250
  • 2 pax – $180
  • 3 pax – $145
  • 4 pax – $105
  • 5-6 pax – $90

Full day incl. lunch

Sunset Cruise. Sunset time

Offers sunset cruise in Zanzibar offers a magical experience that combines the natural beauty of the island with the tranquility of the Indian Ocean.

As the sun dips below the horizon, casting vibrant hues of orange, pink, and purple across the sky, you’ll find yourself immersed in a breathtaking panorama that is both romantic and serene.

Keep an eye out for playful dolphins and other marine life that might make an appearance during the cruise and don’t forget to bring your camera!

  • $45 per person (any amount of people)

Sunset time

Special rooftop sunset dining experience in Swahili style with live Zanzibari music.

One of our personal favorite ways to start the evening in Zanzibar.

Our guide will take you to one of the most iconic restaurants in Stone Town for an exclusive private dinner.

In a traditional Roshani style mansion house of cosmopolitan Zanzibar from the 19th century, you will be treated to a 3-course menu and entertained with music, sitting in a traditional Swahili way on the cushions by low tables. The musicians of the Dhow Countries Music Academy also come over during the evening to Roshani to play several traditional Taarab songs (a music style born in Zanzibar).

We will make sure that you will enjoy the views of the spectacular African sunset from the rooftop bar.

$48 per person (any amount of people).

Sunset time 3-course dinner

Safari Blue Experience

An unmatched experience for lovers of ocean adventures. You will sail on a dhow, a large traditional wooden boat, to explore the perfectly clear warm turquoise waters of central part of Zanzibar.

Explore underwater corals and schools of fish with a mask and snorkel. A little luck, and you will observe playful dolphins and maybe encounter a giant sea turtle.

You will visit three different paradisal islets. See the mangroves of the Indian Ocean and a giant baobab. Your lunch will be served on one of the islands. You will taste freshly catched and grilled seafood, plenty of Zanzibar flavors, Tanzania beers and exotic fruit, some of which you bet will be a first-time discovery for you. Safari Blue is a truly extraordinary day in Indian ocean.

  • 1 pax – $150
  • 2 pax – $105
  • 3 pax – $85
  • 4 pax – $80
  • 5-6 pax – $75

Full day incl. lunch

All excursions include only transfers from Stone Town or from respective beaches, located closest to the attraction. 
All other transfers will be added as extra $90 for return transfers per minivan (up to 6 passengers).

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