Zanzibar
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Our most recommended Zanzibar Group Activities

  • Prison Island: Private Half-Day Tour

    1. 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. 

    It was nice and beautiful very professional Guide, Good knowledge and English speaking

  • Zanzibar: Parasailing Boat Trip with Flight Instructor

    2. Zanzibar: Parasailing Boat Trip with Flight Instructor

    Get the best panoramic views of Zanzibar and its coastline with an unforgettable parasailing adventure. Appreciate the views from 300 meters above including the sandy, white beaches of Nungwi and Kendwa, coral reefs, tropical trees, and local resorts and fishing villages. You can feel secure in the knowledge that your flight instructor will make sure you have a fantastic time in a safe way, with the activity being suitable for people aged 8 upwards. After some training in flying and safety instructions, your instructor will take you out in the parasailing boat. You will be secured into a safety harness when it is your turn and your instructor will slowly release you. At the end of the flight, the hydraulic winch system will gently reel you back in until you land softly on the boat’s platform. Feel the thrill of the flight as you float in the air behind the boat for approximately 10 -...

  • Zanzibar: Prison Island Tour with Lunch on the Sandbank

    3. Zanzibar: Prison Island Tour with Lunch on the Sandbank

    Your Zanzibar adventure begins with a visit to Prison Island, purchased in 1893 by Lloyd Mathews, the British First Minister of Zanzibar at the time. Mathews constructed a prison complex on the island which is still visible today, however no prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead it became a quarantine station for yellow fever sufferers. On the island, spend some time exploring the area and discover the collection of over 50 tortoises that live here, some of which are more than 100 years old. Learn about why the tortoises call the island their home, as well as taking photos and feeding them too. The island is also home to peacocks and small antelope too. Once you’ve explored the island, enjoy the opportunity to cool off from the hot weather with a refreshing dip in the surrounding crystal clear waters. Spend some time snorkeling in the water just off the island and search...

    Great experiencie. Great kidness. very fexible on time and leen to help taking a lot of pictures. Very nice food in the amazing sand bank. Guide sprint some extra time to show souvenir shops back in the town after the trip.

  • Stonetown Historical Walking Tour & Traditional Lunch

    4. Stonetown Historical Walking Tour & Traditional Lunch

    The tour will start in one of the most important parts of the old slave market site, the Anglican Church, then continue through the narrow streets. The next stop will be at city market. Here you can see the biggest market of all the islands. Locals buy and sell all sorts of products here, including the freshest fruits and fish auctions where locals bid on sea food. Afterward the tour will cover the main sights of Stown Town, such as the Palace Museum, House of Wonder, which is the largest and tallest building in Stown Town and also known as the Bait-al-ajab. Visit an old fort, the Tippu Tip and of course the most famous spot, Freddie’s Mercury’s house. Visit the Peace Memorial, Natural History Museum and many more. Your tour will end with local lunch in a cozy restaurant.

    Our guide was very professional but still fun. He knew a lot of historical and modern things about Stone Town. He showed us some shops but was not forcing us to buy anything. We learned a lot of Zanzibar history. Would recomend it 100 %!!

  • Kendwa: Introductory Scuba Dive on Tumbatu Island

    5. 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.

  • From Stone Town: Private Tour to Prison Island

    6. 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.

  • Zanzibar Airport: Transfer to East, North, South Zanzibar

    7. Zanzibar Airport: Transfer to East, North, South Zanzibar

    After a long flight, all one wants to do is collect their luggage and get to the hotel. With this 1-way transfer, a professional driver will be waiting for you at the airport, ready to make this happen for you. Look out for your name on a signboard and then sit back and enjoy the ride in an air-conditioned vehicle. All drivers are experienced and very knowledgable in terms of hotels in Zanzibar. They will ensure you arrive at your desired location quickly and comfortably.

    OUR GUIDE SAVED US FROM OUR WORST NIGHTMARE!! Because we traveled during the epidemic, we had a miscommunication with our resort and we found out that the resort was actually closed when we were nearly arriving there. Imagine our panic... being foreigners we didn't know anybody who could help us, plus 90% of the resort's were still closed at that time. Our driver/guide was tirelessly calling to everyone in order to find us accommodation, he even managed to find the contact of the resort manager and he didn't leave us until make sure that we were comfortably installed. Thanks to him and his effort we were finally able to start a nice and pleasant trip after a stressful begging. Also, he is extremely intelligent and funny. During our ride he kept passing is knowledges about the Tanzanian history which I really appreciate! I recommend 200%!

  • Kendwa: Discover Scuba Diving at Mnemba

    8. 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.

  • Zanzibar Airport: Transfer to Stone Town

    9. Zanzibar Airport: Transfer to Stone Town

    After your long flight, simply collect your luggage and hop in a safe and comfortable transfer to your hotel. A professional driver will be waiting for you at the airport with a signboard with your name. Walk to the air-conditioned vehicle and sit back and enjoy the ride. All drivers are experienced and very knowledgeable of all the hotels in Stone Town. They will ensure you arrive at your hotel as soon as possible. 

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What people are saying about Zanzibar

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 6 reviews

OUR GUIDE SAVED US FROM OUR WORST NIGHTMARE!! Because we traveled during the epidemic, we had a miscommunication with our resort and we found out that the resort was actually closed when we were nearly arriving there. Imagine our panic... being foreigners we didn't know anybody who could help us, plus 90% of the resort's were still closed at that time. Our driver/guide was tirelessly calling to everyone in order to find us accommodation, he even managed to find the contact of the resort manager and he didn't leave us until make sure that we were comfortably installed. Thanks to him and his effort we were finally able to start a nice and pleasant trip after a stressful begging. Also, he is extremely intelligent and funny. During our ride he kept passing is knowledges about the Tanzanian history which I really appreciate! I recommend 200%!

Very profesionaly organized. Everything on the top level (incl. Guide). Anything we ask additionaly- was done / organized stright away. Only "minus" is the price if you consider that you can buy the same trip localy with a half price.

Good guide, seems that everyone in Stone City knows him. We wandered through the narrow streets, visited most landmarks and were told about local architecture traditions. Afterwards we had a lunch in an Indian-cuisine restaurant. It was good.

Our guide was very professional but still fun. He knew a lot of historical and modern things about Stone Town. He showed us some shops but was not forcing us to buy anything. We learned a lot of Zanzibar history. Would recomend it 100 %!!

It was nice and beautiful very professional Guide, Good knowledge and English speaking