Popular Summer in Zanzibar Archipelago
Our most recommended Zanzibar Archipelago Summer
1. Stonetown: Food Markets and Street Food Walking Tour
Take part in a unique 3-hour evening food tour in Stone Town. After hotel pickup, your tour will start at 5:00 PM at Darajani Market, where locals go to buy their fruits and vegetables. Experience the fun hustle and bustle of this busy market and admire the multitude of foods on offer. Your next stop will be at the Africa House sunset bar, the best place to watch the sun go down. As you watch the sky change colors, enjoy some soft drinks or local beers made in Tanzania. Afterwards, explore the streets of the city, which has itself been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear stories about the city and see where the locals gather to celebrate events, watch football, or just have tea and play some games. Continue walking to Forodhani Garden, which hosts a popular street food market in the evenings. Try out local foods and drinks like Zanzibar Pizza, urojo soup, shawarma, ...
2. Kendwa: Introductory Scuba Dive on Tumbatu Island
Embark on a half-day adventure through the Indian Ocean with this introductory scuba dive. After a thorough explanation of scuba diving equipment and the skills you’ll need to dive successfully, hop on the boat to head into the open waters. The waters surrounding Tumbatu Island are home to a diverse array of tropical marine life that group around the technicolor coral reefs; keep your eyes peeled for moray eels, cuttlefish, turtles, and if you’re lucky, dolphins or massive grouper. After some exercises to get you more comfortable breathing underwater, your expert instructor will lead you down beneath the surface to fully explore the environment below. After your dive, you’ll head back to the dock, having experienced a world only visible via scuba diving.
3. From Stone Town: Private Tour to Prison Island
Visit Prison Island on a private 3-hour tour, and discover the rich history and beautiful natural surroundings of this location. Meet your guide in Zanzibar, or select the option including hotel pickup, then enjoy the ride to the island on a traditional dhow. Learn how this small island gained its name and explore the place that is now home to more than 50 tortoises, some over 100 years old. Feed the tortoises and take up-close pictures with them, as you keep a look out for the peacocks and antelope that also live there. After discovering the island and its history, take the opportunity to snorkel in the clear waters off the coast amongst tropical fish and colorful coral. At the end of your tour, return to Zanzibar, where you’ll be dropped off in the city center, or at your hotel.
4. Kendwa: Discover Scuba Diving at Mnemba
Your instructor will explain the basic rules of scuba diving and will take you for one dive in the open ocean where you will practice a couple of basics skills, followed by a tour around the reef. Zanzibar offers many picturesque coral reefs and marvelous sea life for you to explore. Don’t miss this incredible experience. Don’t worry, it’s weird at first, but soon breathing underwater will become second nature to you. You will discover the underwater breathing and beauty of the underwater world of Zanzibar’s underwater flora and fauna.
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What people are saying about Zanzibar Archipelago
Great tour We had the same guide as on the spice tour. It was really exciting to see the difference between the markets in the morning and in the evening. The street food market in the evening is really lively and the food is good and cheap.
Very friendly and helpful guide, with a lot of knowledge and willingness to help discover and accompany his guest. We had an excellent experience in zanzibar markets and recommend this tour.