Zanzibar
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  • Zanzibar: Jozani Forest National Park and Dolphin Encounter

    1. Zanzibar: Jozani Forest National Park and Dolphin Encounter

    Begin your experience early, as the morning is the best time to spot dolphins. Start in the Kizimkazi fishing village, which is one of the oldest capitals on Zanzibar Island. While looking out for dolphins, dive in to snorkel among the wonderful coral reef and the variety of colorful fish and marine creatures. If the dolphins are in a good mood, you can witness them goofing around.  As you will be in their natural habitat, there is no guarantee you'll have the chance to swim with the dolphins; your guide will do their best to ensure they are comfortable so you can enjoy their beautiful energy, whether up close or from a distance.  The trip to Zanzibar Jozani Forest national park involves a visit to the high, dense groundwater forest. Home to the red colobus monkey, a rare species only found in Zanzibar, take the opportunity to get up close to the wild animals. Other animals within the ...

  • Zanzibar: Jozani Forest, Local Zoo and Swimming with Turtles

    2. Zanzibar: Jozani Forest, Local Zoo and Swimming with Turtles

    Visit the famous Jozani Forest National Park, Zanzibar's only National Park, to see local wildlife and natural habitats, including African rock pythons, red colobus monkeys, and crocodiles on a guided day tour. Explore Zanzibar's luscious groundwater forest at the national park and see rare animal species only found on the island, such as the cheeky red colobus monkey. Walk through the park's mangroves as you make your way to your lunch spot, a restaurant nestled in the middle of the jungle. Listen to the sounds of the jungle surrounding you as you tuck into a delicious local meal. Enjoy a cooling dip in the pool after lunch before heading to the north of the island for a visit to the local zoo to see a number of other local animals, including chameleons, bushbabies, tortoises, ostriches, elephant shrews, and more. End your day out with a relaxing swim with turtles, which you have th...

  • Zanzibar: Rock Restaurant and Cave Tour Visit

    3. Zanzibar: Rock Restaurant and Cave Tour Visit

    Your first stop will be at what is considered the most popular Zanzibar restaurant: Rock. There you will have some drinks with plenty of time for nice photos to make your friends at home jealous. Following that you will leave for Kuza Cave. The tour there will start with you looking at artifacts from the cave, as well as a timeline of Swahili history. You will travel back in time to the beginning of mankind's story, learning how humans originated in East Africa. Following that, you will discover an ancient limestone cave and crystal clear healing mineral water pool. It will take a moment to get into the water, but you'll find it is extremely relaxing once you've acclimatized. After swimming in the cave you will enjoy a few songs, which will consist of Swahili singing and drumming. Following your tour you will have a Swahili cooking lesson, complete with a tasty lunch

  • Stone Town: Private Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park Tour

    4. Stone Town: Private Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park Tour

    Take a private guided tour of Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park from Stone Town. After pickup from your Stone Town hotel, start the 35-minute drive to the national park. The 2,500 hectare park contains diverse habitats, including groundwater forest, coral rag forest, mangrove swamps, and salt marshes. Admire the different species of trees and look out for native wildlife, including rare red colobus monkeys. The park is home to many unique animals such as Ader's duiker, Sykes' monkeys, bush babies, over 50 species of butterfly, and 40 species of birds. At the end of your guided tour, you'll be dropped off at your hotel in Stone Town.

  • 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.

  • Zanzibar: Full-Day Protected Chumbe Island Tour w. Lunch

    6. Zanzibar: Full-Day Protected Chumbe Island Tour w. Lunch

    Snorkel in the most colorful underwater world with a huge variety of fish, corals, turtles and other fascinating sea creatures. Learn about the marine life, forest, and nature reserve from professional guides. Enjoy a tour of one of the eco-bungalows available for overnight guests, and taste the delicious Swahili cuisine for lunch. The Chumbe Island Coral Park is an award-winning private nature reserve and one of the last pristine coral islands around. It is the home of many rare and endangered animals that are protected here. The park includes a fully protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve, a visitor and education center, nature trails, historical ruins, and eco-bungalows for overnight guests. Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are available to borrow before your experienced guide and a professional marine biologist take you on the most beautiful snorkeling tour you may have ever...

  • Zanzibar Full-Day Cruise on the Sandbank and Island

    7. Zanzibar Full-Day Cruise on the Sandbank and Island

    Arrive by car at Fumba village and continue with a wooden boat cruise to Sandbank. The crew will set up your tent while you chill on the sandbank paradise. Enjoy a glass of Tanzania cold white wine, soft drinks, and exotic fruits.

    Head to Kwale island, where you will get to your seafood barbeque table under the shade for a delicious lunch. Go swimming, snorkeling, or relax on the shore.

    Take a short walk on the other side of the island to enjoy the lagoon and the 500 years old baobab tree before taking a traditional Dhow sailing vessel to return to the main island.

  • Stone Town: Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park Half-Day Tour

    8. Stone Town: Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park Half-Day Tour

    The 19-square-mile Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park in Tanzania is located on the island of Zanzibar and is the only national park in Zanzibar. Begin your visit with a walk through the natural forest, where the smaller trees and bushes create several sub-canopies under the highest canopy. Walk along the nature trail through the forest, which is an habitat for many animal species including the red colobus monkey, the spotting of which is a top priority for many visitors to the park. The natural forest and the nature walk are just a couple highlights of your day spent in the national park; explore the site with your guide, walk the boardwalk through the mangroves, and discover a turtle rehabilitation center.

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What people are saying about Zanzibar

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

It was an amazing unforgettable day, a lot of emotions and beautiful photos. The guide was very attentive and friendly. First we visited a beautiful cave, swam there, then cooked local food in the company of a charming girl. Then we had dinner cooked, everything was very tasty. They played drums, and the guys with a very beautiful voice sang local songs. Afterwards we visited The Rock restaurant, of incredible beauty, and had drinks. I really wanted to try a coconut drink, and at my request, the guide stopped in the city and treated me. It was amazing. We returned late in the evening, no one looked at the time. I definitely recommend, the emotions are unforgettable!

It was good day starting with Dolphins Tour on the boat with beautiful ocean view. After we moved in Jozani forest and saw a lot of monkeys very close. Finished the tour with dinner in beautiful restorant. If you want you can ask to visit Butterfly center very near. The guide is nicely like always. Not my first tour with this company. With best wishes!

Zanzibar Monkey Safari Tour. Most of all I liked the site with mangroves. We saw several blue monkeys, red ones were found at the very end of the path. The guide is attentive, tried very hard to find the monkeys. Unfortunately they all slept in a tree, but they are said to be very friendly when they see tourists.

Great tour and Juma the best guide. Food at the rock very over rated.