Discover the dhow-building capital of Zanzibar on a tour of the island's north coast. Visit the village of Nungwi to see locals going about their everyday life. Go to a turtle sanctuary and learn about conservation efforts. Watch a stunning sunset.
What to Expect
Depart Stone Town and drive to Nungwi, where freshly caught seafood is auctioned in the fish markets. Stop at the ruins of an old Portuguese settlement, and hear its history from your guide. Learn about the Portuguese conquest of Zanzibar in 1497.
Continue to a blacksmith's, where the tools are still made using centuries-old methods. Try your hand at the unique craft of bending wood for the construction of Zanzibar's famous dhows (boats). Next, go to a turtle sanctuary and aquarium in Nungwi. Discover how ailing turtles are nursed back to health and released into the ocean.
Take a tour of Nungwi village to see women dressed in kangas (traditional African wrap) and cooking over firewood as the children play. Walk down to the beach for an optional lunch at one of Nungwi’s popular restaurants, and enjoy some free time to sunbathe or swim and snorkel in the sea.
Head to the northern tip of Zanzibar if you want to see one of the world's most beautiful sunsets. Watch the sky turn pink and gold as the sun sinks over the Indian Ocean. Sundowners and a late transfer back to your hotel can be arranged if you wish to stay and enjoy the sunset.
- Pick-up and drop off at hotels in Stone Town (transfers from hotels outside Stone Town available on request for an additional fee)
- Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
- Lunch (excluding drinks)
- Entrance fees to museums, parks and spice farms
- Local guide
Know Before You Go
• A Russian guide is available for groups of up to 18 people for a $30 supplement
• A towel and water resistant shoes are recommended
• Wear a hat and sunscreen
• Please do not feed the turtles