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ZANZIBAR ADVENTURE 

This is our best supplement after a climbing expedition or a wildlife safari. The clients choose a range of activities to do in Zanzibar, which also determines the number of days they would stay on the island. The type and location of hotel requested, number of people traveling and the time of the year / season determine the prices and costs to be charged. We will be in a better position to pass on these prices to clients once we get the above Information. Here is a sample of tours & activities in Zanzibar: 

SPICE TOUR

Four hour guided tour, which starts at Kibweni Palace through to Kidichi. Here are the Persian Baths built by Seyyid Said Sultan for his wife the Princess Shehrzard, one of the family member of the Shah of Persia. You will then proceed to Kizimbani spice plantations. Here you can see, touch and sometime taste a wide variety of spices, fruits, herbs and ornamental plants and flowers.

Highlights 

  • Smell and Testing the Spices grown in Zanzibar Islands
  • Having Spiced Rice Pilau Lunch at the spice farm
  • Tropical Fruits; Mangoes, Bananas, Pineapple, Watermelon etc.

HISTORICAL CITY TOUR 

 

It is a three-hour tour which begins at your hotel or entry point where you walk and driven around the historic old city. You will visit the fruit market opened in 1904, the Anglican Cathedral at Mikunazini built by Bishop Streers in 1874, the National Museums of Zanzibar commonly called Peace Memorial Museums, Old Fort built by the Portuguese and used as a chapel, the tallest building in Zanzibar called House of Wonders or locally as ‘Beit-El- Ajaib” built by the Sultan for ceremonial and administrative functions, walk around the narrow streets of the Town where most of the houses date back to more than 150 years & the last excursion is Marahubi to see the Palace Ruins built by Sultan Barghash in 1880. 

DOLPHIN TOUR 

 

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. 

NORTH COAST (NUNGWI) 

 

A full day excursion to the extreme north of the island via Marahubi, and Mvuleni where you can visit the Portuguese Ruins. There are number of very interesting things to see and do including the traditional fishing village itself with resident speaking a peculiar Swahili dialect. Then the turtle aquarium with various species. Atraditional boat yard and local market are amazing. 

PRISON ISLAND BOAT TRIP 

 

It is a relaxation excursion that takes half-day on the beautiful island off the Zanzibar Town. Later it was used as a quarantine of slaves for the whole of East Africa. The remnants of the built are still visible. A short-guided tour around the island will provide the real picture. 

SAFARI BLUE 

 

Adventure Afloat developes ‘Safari Blue’, a very special product comprising a full day excursion exploring the very beautiful Conservation area of Menai Bay, south-west of Zanzibar Island. Safari Blue’ departs from the fishing village of Fumba exploring from there the sandbanks, Islands, lagoons and wonders of the Bay and the Indian Ocean in the comfort of our traditional dhows. 

Highlights 

  • Swimming and Snorkeling around Menai Bay area
  • Seafoods BBQ Lunch; Octopus, Lobsters, Squids, Prawns, etc.
  • Tropical Fruits; Mangoes, Bananas, Pineapple, Watermelon etc.
  • Sailing with Traditional boat
  • Visit Kwale Island, natural Lagoon & Sandbank

JOZANI FOREST TOUR 

 

This is a guided tour, which takes 3 hours to Jozani. The Forest is the only remaining natural vegetation. It is a home of many endemic species of fauna and flora. Here you will see the red colubus monkey, velvet cats, a variety of small trees, shrubs, swamps and grasses. When walk through the mangrove board you will see prawns, and different species of mangroves 

SWAHILI CULTURAL TOURS

 

A four-hour excursion, which takes you to Kizimkazi to the southern part of the island. Kizimkazi is a traditional fishing and farming village. It has a long history dating in the 12 century. It is the first place visited by the Persian who built a mosque in 1170. In the mosque are inscription written in kofic. 

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