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From Zanzibar: Selous Game Reserve Day Safari with Flights

From Zanzibar: Selous Game Reserve Day Safari with Flights

Explore the impressive Tanzanian nature and wildlife while joining us for a day safari to Selous/Nyerere National Park. Fly early morning from Zanzibar to Selous/Nyerere National Park, the largest protected game reserve on the African continent. Enjoy a full-day game drive and a bush lunch during the break time. Fly back to Zanzibar late afternoon. You will be picked up early in the morning at the hotel you are staying for a transfer to the airport. At around 07.00/07.30 your flight will depart from Zanzibar to Selous Game Reserve/Nyerere National Park, where you will arrive at 07.30/08.00. At 08.00/08.30 in the morning your shared safari game drive will start in the largest Game Reserve of the African Continent, with a mid-morning coffee/tea break at 10.30. During the game drive you will explore the wildlife and environment of Tanzania. Our driver guides have a lot of experience with the area and the wildlife and love to tell you everything about it. Experience an authentic safari bush lunch in the middle of the National Park! At 12.30 a warm lunch will be served at set tables in the bush. After lunch, you will continue with the game drive till 15:30, when you will be driven back to the airstrip for your flight back to Zanzibar. Your flight will depart at 16.15 from the airstrip of Selous Game Reserve/ Nyerere National Park back to Zanzibar, where you will arrive at 17.05 and will be picked up and brought back to your hotel.

From Zanzibar: Mikumi Day Safari

From Zanzibar: Mikumi Day Safari

Explore the unique Tanzanian nature and wildlife while joining us for a day safari to Mikumi National Park. Fly early morning from Zanzibar to Mikumi National Park, the fourth-largest National Park in Tanzania. Enjoy a day game drive and an bush lunch during the break time. Fly back to Zanzibar late afternoon. You will be picked up early in the morning at the hotel you are staying for a transfer to the airport. Following this, your flight will depart from Zanzibar to Mikumi National Park to begin your shared safari game drive. During the game drive you will explore the wildlife and environment of Tanzania. Your driver guides have a lot of experience with the area and the wildlife and love to tell you everything about it. Experience a bush lunch in the afternoon. After lunch, continue with the game drive, then get driven back to the airstrip for your flight back to Zanzibar at 3.00pm. Once you arrive back in Zanzibar, enjoy a transfer back to your hotel.

Zanzibar: Stone Town, Spice Tour and Prison Island Day Tour

Zanzibar: Stone Town, Spice Tour and Prison Island Day Tour

After being picked up at your hotel, you will firstly have a walking tour of Stone Town, then you will visit an organic spice farm, and you will explore the historic Prison Island all in one day on a full-day, guided tour of Zanzibar. Meander through a labyrinth of chaotic alleyways between towering limestone houses, and interact with Aldabra tortoises. Stone town walking tour Start your day with a walking tour of Stone Town, the oldest part of Zanzibar City to explore historical sites, including the slave markets, bustling daily markets, charming narrow streets, and enjoy shopping later on. The historic capital city of Zanzibar is Stone Town, renowned for its rich cultural heritage dating back to the 19th century. Reflecting a blend of Arabian, Indian, Persian, and European influences, Zanzibar was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. Relive the grander age of this port city as you stroll through the twisting streets and look at former palaces, Sultan’s Palace, and Arab mansions. You will also get an insight into the tragic history of slave trading. Spice farm tour After your walking tour, you will be driven to the plantation and you will be able to learn why Zanzibar is known as “Spice Island”. The Spice Tour is a highlight among excursions on Zanzibar, often dubbed the Spice Island for its renown as a global leader in producing spices like clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. More than visiting, you will also smell, touch, and even taste some of the crops grown on this Island and find out what the spices were originally used for. Spices and herbs were introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, who brought them from their colonies in South America and India. Embark on a guided walking tour of a spice farm, where you'll witness firsthand the cultivation of spices, herbs, and fruits. Your knowledgeable guide will detail the cultivation methods and various uses of these crops. During the tour, immerse yourself in the aromas and flavors of spices, herbs, and tropical fruits such as coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, cardamom, cassava, cloves and lemongrass. Following the tour, savor a traditional Swahili lunch at the farm, where you can truly appreciate the diverse culinary uses of spices. Prison Island Finally, take a boat ride offshore to Prison Island also called 'changuu' in swahili language. It is the home to large land tortoises that were imported from Seychelles. Get to touch and feed these creatures living in a sanctuary. Also, learn about the island’s historic use as a prison for rebellious slaves in the 1860s. The Aldabra Giant Tortoise sanctuary is a significant draw for tourists, boasting a 200-year-old resident as its oldest. These non-indigenous, majestic creatures weigh an average of 200 kg and can live over 100 years. You will take a boat ride offshore to Stone town. After this memorable day, our driver will drop you off back at your hotel.

Prison Island: Private Half-Day Tour

Prison Island: Private Half-Day Tour

This private guided half day tour can begin any time from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Meet your well-trained guide and boatman as your board your steam-engine wooden boat. Head to the prestigious island and enjoy the 30-minute journey.  Listen to the history of the island and discover the past centuries through the historical buildings, which have served many purposes over the years including a prison, chapel, and hiding place for slaves after the abolition.  Enjoy a swim or snorkel around the colorful coral rocks and turquoise waters. Play with giant tortoises and you may take photographs with these old precious creatures. If you do not have much experience or confidence in the water, you will be provided with a life jacket. 

Mnemba Island Tour, Prison Island, Jozani Forest, The Rock

Mnemba Island Tour, Prison Island, Jozani Forest, The Rock

Enjoy a complete full day tour to get to know a breathtaking highlights of Zanzibar, experiencing the natural beauty of Zanzibar with all your senses. Save time and optimize a good value for money. Explore Mnemba Island Atoll Zanzibar! Enjoy Snorkeling, swim with playful Dolphins, and relax on a shallow water Sandbank. Discover natural beauty of Prison Island! Witness The giant tortoise which is an iconic Zanzibar species. Visit Jozani Forest where you will interact in close proximity with our beautiful and friendly Red Colobus Monkeys. Visit The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar! One of the most iconic views of Zanzibar! We have exclusive surprise added values, free upgrades, and extras to make sure that this excursion is your special getaway in Zanzibar. Lunch at The Rock Restaurant is extra supplement.

Zanzibar: Prison Island and Nakupenda Boat Trip with Lunch

Zanzibar: Prison Island and Nakupenda Boat Trip with Lunch

Experience a packed full-day trip by boat as you head to Prison Island and Nakupenda Sanbdank Beach from Stone Town. Take a tour of the old prison, interact with local tortoises, and enjoy lunch, snorkeling, and more. Board your comfortable boat and set off from the shores of Stone Town. Relax as the boat glides over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, offering stunning views of the coastline. Dock at Prison Island and admire its lush greenery before taking a tour of the prison. Explore the old cells, hear stories about the prisoners, and learn about the island's transformation over the years. Next, get ready for an up-close encounter with giant Aldabra tortoises, some of which are over a century old. Feed and interact with these magnificent creatures. Have some time on the scenic beach at your leisure. Take a swim in the crystal-clear waters or explore the island's nature trails. Head back to the boat for the journey to Nakupenda Sandbank. Once there, step onto the soft, untouched beach and get ready for a picnic lunch. Feast on a delicious spread of local seafood delicacies. After lunch, make use of the snorkeling equipment to explore the vibrant underwater world surrounding the sandbank. Relax on the sand, sunbathe, or engage in water activities like beach volleyball or paddleboarding. End your day with a return to Stone Town on the boat.

Zanzibar: Airport to Hotel Transfer

Zanzibar: Airport to Hotel Transfer

Avoid the expense of a taxi and the hassle of navigating a foreign public transportation system with a private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Bypass the expensive and unreliable taxi drivers and kick-off your holiday in style with this comfortable and punctual service. Avail of an affordable and reliable transportation service from the airport to any hotel on Zanzibar Island. Your price includes transportation for up to 7 passengers with light luggage or 5 people with more luggage.  Relax in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle driven by an experienced driver. Enjoy a comfortable 0.5 to 1.5-hour transfer, depending on the location of your hotel.

Quad Adventures in Zanzibar: Nungwi / Kendwa

Quad Adventures in Zanzibar: Nungwi / Kendwa

First, immerse yourself in the serene beach experience with characters like beautiful waves, warm sunshine, the melodic sound of waves, clear blue water, and birds chirping. It's a tranquil haven that captivates the senses. Next, discover the charming village where joyous locals welcome you with open arms. Engage in their way of life, sharing in their culinary traditions as you participate in cooking activities. Delight in the diverse dishes that showcase the essence of their culture. Finally we make a stop at Kendwa Beach, which is the fourth most beautiful beach in the world. Kendwa Beach is renowned for its pristine white sand, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and stunning sunset views. there we taste some fresh local fruit while enjoying the beautiful scenery . we also observe the arrival of the fishermen and the lively fish market. Price included: *Transfer from your hotel go and back (Nungwi/Kendwa +10km) * Quad CF Moto 520 brand new * Guided QUAD excursions through Zanzibar's beautiful village landscapes. *Fruit and refreshments (fruit juice, soda, water) *High-quality images and video for free

Zanzibar: Quad Bike Adventure Tour to a Local Village

Zanzibar: Quad Bike Adventure Tour to a Local Village

Meet your guide at the office of the activity provider then drive along the main road going to Pwani Majangani, for about 4 km. The tour usually stops for a few minutes at a local shop where you can buy some food to offer as a present to the village. After this small pit stop, you leave the tarmac road to ride the quad off-road through the rice fields, where your guide stops for about 15 minutes to explain the economy, culture, and habits of the villages in the middle part of the island. After this explanation, the excursion goes ahead through the environment of the island to arrive at the local village, where you'll stop for about 1 hour. Travelers will have the opportunity to stay with the children, play with them, and be in contact with the community of the village. After this first contact, your guide will offer guests local fresh fruits (Madafu, seasonal fresh fruit). Next, head to the House of Mad, a typical home in the rural village, as your guide discusses the life and culture of the Zanzibarian people. Before getting back on the quad, visit plantations of cinnamon, cloves, lemon grass, and other varieties, which are cultivated by the people of the village. You finally leave the village riding to Pwani Majangani to reach the fishermen's village. At the village, you will stop for a few minutes to explain the difference between the rural village and the community based on the coast of the Island. Following the sand road, passing through the fishermen's houses, you arrive at the beach where you will stop for a few minutes before heading back to the starting point.

Zanzibar: Jozani Forest, Kuza Cave & Blue Lagoon

Zanzibar: Jozani Forest, Kuza Cave & Blue Lagoon

Spend an exciting and active day out and about in Zanzibar with this full-day combo package, ideal for couples and families. Save time and optimize your traveling experience with this private tour option. Visit many famous sights around Zanzibar including Jozani Forest where you will interact in close proximity with beautiful and friendly Red Colobus Monkeys. Enjoy some snorkeling and take time to explore the pristine coral reef at Blue Lagoon Atoll Zanzibar. Discover Starfish Beach, a quiet and relaxing starfish spot great for both kids and adults. Explore the amazing natural atmosphere of Kuza Cave Jambian. Visit The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar and savor some delicious food with one of the most iconic views of Zanzibar.

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