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Zanzibar Day Trips City Tours: Zanzibar is full of activities! That includes classic Zanzibar tours like the Spice Tour and Stone Town Tour. There are also many Swahili culture experiences, like Zanzibar village tours. Not to mention Indian Ocean excursions to enjoy the nature and snorkel.
In all African Spice Safaris Zanzibar tours, we have considered the possibilities to make activities more beneficial to the local communities.
Zanzibar tour prices of the tours depend on the size of the group and the departure point. We will tailor-make tours for you when needed, just tell us what you are interested in! It can be anything – shoe making, cooking, fashion, ancient history, sea life, language lessons.
Our Zanzibar tours are classified into the following categories depending on your interests…
Zanzibar Cultural Tours: Zanzibar culture is a unique mixture of African and Arab, with a hint of Europe and India. Due to its location on the African coast in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar has always been a location where people from different continents meet. On our tours, you will seen how people live their lives in the villages or taste the local cuisine in an authentic setting.
Zanzibar Nature tours: Did you know that Zanzibar nature is full of giants? The huge coconut crabs come out at night and can be seen especially in Chumbe Island. Whales and whale sharks can be spotted at the sea. And while not huge, the indigenous Red Colobus monkeys are always present in the Jozani forest.
Pemba Island Tours: These tours and excursions all take place in Pemba, the northern island of Zanzibar. To take the tours you should be staying in Pemba – and if you haven’t planned that yet, let us tell you, it’s amazing! We are happy to arrange a full Pemba visit and take your Zanzibar experience to the next level.
Zanzibar Tour Options? No worries! Let us know where you plan to stay (if you know) and what you wish to experience during your stay. We will get back to you with Zanzibar tours suggestions and ideas!
Zanzibar Day Trips City Tours
Changuu Island (Prison Island) Zanzibar ½ Day Tour – Zanzibar island
Changuu Island (Prison Island) Zanzibar half day tour is an exciting tour to Changuu Island (also known as Kibandiko, Prison or Quarantine Island) – a small island 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-west of Stone Town, Unguja, Zanzibar. About 30 minutes by boat from Stone Town. Now it is the home of Zanzibar's Giant Aldabran Tortoise colony, some of which are over a hundred years old! Feed and pet the tortoises, do a spot of snorkeling or stroll through the forested interior to look for Birds and animals.
Chumbe Island Coral Park Day Trip from Zanzibar – Zanzibar Island
Chumbe Island Coral Park day trip from Zanzibar is a tour to a small privately owned island about 6 miles by boat off of the coast of Zanzibar known as Chumbe Island.The island can be reached by a 45 min boat ride from Mbweni Beach. The tour includes boat trip from Mbweni Ruins to Chumbe Island, lunch and drinks, snorkelling (inclusive snorkelling equipment), guided forest walk and if possible a lodge for day-use. Snorkeling trips here guarantee an extraordinary underwater experience!
Deep Sea Fishing in Zanzibar Day Tour – Zanzibar Island
Deep Sea Fishing in Zanzibar Day Tour takes you to Ras Nungwi – a Fishing village in Zanzibar situated in close proximity to some of Africa's best deep sea fishing grounds. The waters between Zanzibar and Pemba are home to some excellent year round game fishing opportunities. During a game fishing trip one may catch Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Kingfish, Wahoo, Barracuda etc. The boats are comfortable with lots of snacks, cold drinks, patient and knowledgable captain.
Freddie Mercury Tour Stone Town – Zanzibar Island
Freddie Mercury Tour stone town is a 2-hour walking tour of Stone Town following the footsteps of Zanzibar’s most famous son, Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock band Queen, skilled musician, flamboyant showman, and a local Zanzibarian. Wander through Shangani, where Freddie Mercury was born and lived with his family. Visit the Zanzibar Gallery shop, once home to Mercury’s family, and receive a Freddie Mercury T-shirt. Enjoy lunch at the seafront Mercury’s restaurant.
Guided Shopping Tour of Zanzibar – Zanzibar Island
Guided shopping tour of Zanzibar offers the best arts and crafts that the island can offer. Bring home souvenirs like intricately carved furniture, baskets, and rugs, explore the different areas of the island, and experience the local culture. Get hand-carved furniture, kanga clothing with a Western twist, pearls, local jewelry, colorful decorative pieces for your home, woven baskets, rugs and much, much more. A perfect way to end a trip to Zanzibar, you can collect souvenirs.
Honeymoon Sunset Cruise Tour – Zanzibar Island
Honeymoon sunset cruise tour is a romantic sunset dhow sailing excursion in Zanzibar – the exotic town of Spice Romance and Love. It offers an exclusive experience were the 2 of you celebrate newly made vows. The sunset cruise begins when you board a dhow and sail for 2 hours trip around Zanzibar. This is another side of Zanzibar from the ocean. The tour departs from Serena Inn at 1630 hours and returns to the beach front of Stone town 1830 hours.
Jambiani Cultural Village Tour of Zanzibar – Zanzibar Island
Jambiani Cultural Village Tour of Zanzibar is a full day excursion to Jambiani village located on the southeast coast of Zanzibar. The trip takes about 2 hours from Stone Town. Jambiani is tiny and everything is easy walking distance. You will experience rural Zanzibar life. The tour enables you get to meet locals and experience the village life, visit a seaweed farm, learn about Zanzibari handicrafts, visit a school and/ or health clinic and enjoy the delicious local Swahili food.
Jozani Forest Half Day Tour – Zanzibar Island
Jozani Forest half day tour is a 3 hour guided excursion to the Jozani Natural Forest located 38 Kilometers south-east of Stone Town. It is the only natural forest in Zanzibar Island and is the home of the rare Red Colobus Monkey, which is only endemic to this forest. The forest also has over 2000 monkeys. Unique species including the Sykes monkey, bush babies, Ader's duiker, over 50 species of butterfly and 40 species of birds.
Jozani Forest, Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Zala Park Day Tour – Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, ZALA Park, Jozani Forest Day Tour is a 3 hour tour to Jozani Forest, Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and ZALA Park to see unique plant and animal life. The tour begins with Jozani Forest Zanzibar red colobus monkey, Sykes' monkeys, bush babies, civets, giant elephant shrews, and many species of birds. Next visit Zanzibar Butterfly Centre with hundreds of butterflies and ZALA Park with exotic reptiles and amphibians, as well as duikers, bush babies, and hyrax.
Kizimkazi Village Dolphin Tour Full Day Trip – Zanzibar Island
Kizimkazi Village Dolphin Tour Full day trip safari to the popular dolphin spotting location in Zanzibar in Kizimkazi village located on the Southern coast of Zanzibar about 53 km's South of Stone Town. Here you can see both bottle-nose and humpback dolphins. This day trip offers you the experience of a lifetime – a chance to swim with dolphins. Being very social one can get to play with them. See and swim with dolphins, Snorkel at a beautiful coral reef and enjoy the Indian Ocean.
Local Game Fishing with Zanzibar Fishermen – Zanzibar Island
Local game fishing with Zanzibar fishermen offers you a unique opportunity to sail out to sea with a Zanzibar fishermen and show you what ‘fishing for a living’ is really all about. Forget fishing in a modern fishing vessel with the latest in reels and rods and a fighting chair as well! We will equip you with simple fishing gear with what locals use to catch fish like king fish, tuna, barracuda etc. Our day trip includes the boat ride, fishing guide, local fishing gear, fruits and soft drinks.
Mangapwani Coral Cave + Nungwi Village Day Tour – Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar Mangapwani Coral Cave and Nungwi Village day tour begins with a trip to Mangapwani Cave which lies on the coast, about 20 km's north of Zanzibar Town. Mangapwani Village is a 30 minutes drive from Zanzibar Stone town. Mangapwani cave was a secret hideout where slaves were kept illegally and transported by dhow. After a tour of the Slave Cave, we drive you to Nungwi fishing village – an hour drive from the caves to enjoy one of Zanzibar’s most spectacular beaches.
Matemwe Village Day Tour – Zanzibar Island
Matemwe village cay tour is a full day excursion to Matemwe village, one of the most untouched by modern life style and mass tourism. The village is located north East of Zanzibar about 45 minutes away from Stone Town and an hour from the airport. Tour includes visit a sea weed farm, see and buy local handicrafts, learn about the village life and livelihoods, visit a school and enjoy a tasty local lunch. Take with you removable shoes, rubber shoes for walking in the sea. This is a walking tour.
Mnemba Atoll Snorkeling Full Day Trip – Zanzibar Island
Mnemba Atoll snorkeling full day trip start from Nungwi village and includes world class snorkelling at the famous Mnemba Atoll, a marine conservation area, just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar island near Matemwe fishing village. The main activities on this tour are snorkeling, sea foods and sailing on a traditional dhow. Enjoy several hours of snorkeling at 2 different snorkel sites, lunch on Muyuni beach and soak up the sun with stunning views of Mnemba beffore sailing back to Nungwi.
Nungwi Village Cultural Tour – Zanzibar Island
Nungwi village cultural tour is a full day trip to Nungwi fishing village located North of Zanzibar. The village is approximately 59 kilometers from Stone Town Zanzibar. The trip mainly focuses on the cultural aspects of the village, discovering how locals live their everyday lives and how they make their livelihoods, sightseeing and some free time to relax by the white sandy beach. Nungwi fishing village is striking, by day, the beach bustles with sunbathing tourists, swimming etc.
Princess Salme Spice Tour – Zanzibar Island
Princess Salme Spice tour is a trip to the famous Spice Island in Zanzibar while following the footsteps of Princess Salme, daughter of the first Sultan of Zanzibar! You will explore Mtoni Palace – once the home of the first Sultan of Zanzibar, enjoy a dhow cruise to Bububu for a coffee ceremony, see the Persian Baths – home to the second wife of Salme’s father before the donkey cart ride and Spice Tour that culminates in a meal featuring fresh spices from the tour.
Prison Island + Mangapwani Coral Cave Day Tour – Zanzibar Island
Prison Island and Mangapwani Coral cave day tour is a trip to Prison Island located 5 km away from Stone town to see the historical prison buildings, Giant Tortoise Sanctuary and to snorkel. The tour also includes a visit to Mangapwani beach 30 minutes by road to see Mangapwani Slave Chamber (Slave Cave) originally built for storing slaves in the 1800's. We enjoy lunch at the Serena Restaurant and Water sports Centre. You will also swim and have time to relax.
Rock Restaurant Lunch or Dinner Experience – Zanzibar Island
Rock Restaurant lunch or dinner experience is a dining experience at the Rock restaurant – built on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The restaurant is loacted off the coast of Michamvi Pingwe Beach, in the southeast of Zanzibar island.The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar serves freshly- caught seafood – lobster, prawns, fresh fish and more. It is open 7 days a week, with booking slots available every two hours from noon. The restaurant is an hour's drive from Stone Town.
Safari Blue Sea Adventure Day Trip – Zanzibar Island
Safari Blue Sea Adventure day trip in Zanzibar is filled with choices….enjoy aquatic activities or just Lay-back and enjoy the day. Sail, snorkel, swim, sunbathe, explore, feast, observe, play….that’s what a Safari Blue day is all about. This trip starts from the village of Fumba in South West Zanzibar where we take you to see the dolphins, sandbanks, islands and coral reefs of Menai Bay. After snorkeling we enjoy lunch. Later explore Kwale Island. The tour starts and ends in the village of Fumba.
Sandbank Picnic + Prison Island Day Tour – Zanzibar Island
Sandbank Picnic and Prison Island day tour is a full day excursion in Zanzibar Island! We board the traditionally crafted dhow and sail to find an untouched sandbank an hour away from Stone Town. Swim around the sandbank and snorkel to see the underwater world filled with marine life and corals of brilliant colors. Enjoy lunch and visit Prison Island home to a tortoise sanctuary, the prison ruins and watch giant tortoises. The tour runs between 0930 Hours to 1530 Hours.
Scuba Diving Snorkeling Day Tour – Zanzibar Island
Scuba Diving Snorkeling day tour in Zanzibar takes place at Nungwi fishing village – the perfect scuba diving destination, with plenty to excite professionals and beginners alike. Ras Nungwi village lies 60 kilometers from the Zanzibar airport and 'Old Stone Town. Here marine life is abundant with Good visibility (20 – 60 metres) and a year round average water temperature of 27'celcius. We do maximum 1 hour dive, 1 hour surface interval and then the 2nd dive of maximum of 1 hour.
Slave Routes of Zanzibar Guided Tour – Zanzibar Island
Slave routes of Zanzibar guided tour – 3 hour trip includes a visit to the historical sites of Zanzibar’s slave trading past. Slavery was abolished in Zanzibar in the 19th century. Visit Dhow Harbor in Malindi, where slave ships brought their human cargo from Bagamoyo to Zanzibar. See the house of a notorious Arab slave trader and the site of the old slave market. Places of visit include Dhow Harbor, house of Tippu Tip, Anglican Church, Mbweni Ruins, Livingstone House and Mangapwani Beach.
Spice Tour Half Day Tour – Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar Spice Tour is one of the most popular half day trip on Zanzibar island. A visit to a spice farm village gives you an insight into local life and the opportunity to try some Swahili dishes, taste the fruits in season and try some spiced tea. Traditional Swahili lunch is served in a local house where you get a really taste of the spices in the food. Depending on the season you can find spices like vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nut-meg,turmeric etc.
Stone Town City Tour + Zanzibar Spice Tour – Zanzibar Island
Stone Town City Tour + Zanzibar Spice Tour combines 2 tours in a single day. Go around Stone Town and visit the bustling bazaars, the past slave market and chambers, the National museum, the House of Wonders, the Old fort etc. Visit a spice farm and learn about the properties, origins and use of certain spices. You will discover coconut and pineapple plantations, and many other local spice trees. The tour includes bottle water, transport, guide and all entrance fees.
Stone Town Walking Half Day Tour – Zanzibar Island
Stone town walking half day tour is a guided walking trip through Stone Town – The old City and cultural heart of Zanzibar. Little has changed in the last 200 years. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town and includes visits to the House of Wonders, former slave market for East African Slave trade and Arab Fort etc. You will see the bustling market of Zanzibar, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!
Sultan Panorama Tour of Zanzibar – Zanzibar Island
Sultan Panorama Tour of Zanzibar is a full day tour of Zanzibar Stone town and lasts 6 hours. The tour includes hotel pick-up from Stone town, all entrance fees and lunch. Taste seasonal spices and fruits at a spice farm, visit a local village, sample local food, and experience the local lifestyle. You will explore Stone Town visiting the Slave Market and Darajani Market. Our full day excursion, covers the history of the sultans, slave trade and invasions that shaped Zanzibar's history.
Sunrise Dhow Cruise Tour of Zanzibar – Zanzibar Island
Sunrise Dhow Cruise Tour of Zanzibar is a dhow sailing trip in Zanzibar from Stone Town, Zanzibar on the Indian Ocean. Early in the morning, on an ancient dhow before the sun is up, Zanzibar seems frozen in perfect tranquility. You will get to see the first light cast over this paradise, gently sailing out to watch the colors of the sun’s initial rays slowly spread until the sky is clear, and the sea is turquoise blue as far as you can see.
Sunset Dhow Cruise + Dinner at Mbweni Ruins Tour – Zanzibar Island
Sunset Dhow Cruise with dinner at Mbweni Ruins tour is a sunset dhow excursion followed by a romantic candlelit dinner at the Mbweni Ruins Hotel. Your cruise will leave Stone Town, the old town of Zanzibar City, in the late afternoon. Enjoy the cool air and warm sun as you glide across the water to your destination. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a cocktail on the jetty with spectacular views over the ocean, as you watch the sun setting. The tour lasts from 1700 hours to 2100 Hours.
Sunset Dhow Cruise Tour – Zanzibar Island
Sunset Dhow cruise tour departs Zanzibar Stone town in the late afternoon and cruise along the coast. Watching the sun set in Zanzibar while sailing the sea is one-of-a-kind! Come with your partner or with your friends and family to see Zanzibar from the ocean’s perspective! Every trip includes refreshing beers chilled to perfection, soda, water and snacks. For private groups you can enjoy the sweet sounds of Taraab music provided by a private musician. The trip lasts from 1630 Hours -1830 Hours.
Ufufuma Forest Zanzibar Day Tour – Zanzibar Island
Ufufuma Forest Zanzibar Day Tour is a trip to a historic forest called Ufufuma located 45 minutes drive from Stone Town. The tour combines culture and nature walks. The forest has a variety of plants, birdlife, insects (especially butterflies) and animals like pigs, bush babies, duikers, tree hyraxes, Sykes and red colobus monkeys and bats. Visitors get to see the natural, native forest very famous for traditional medicines, spirit caves, and wildlife found nowhere else on the planet.
Unguja Ukuu Boat Trip Full Day Tour – Zanzibar Island
Unguja Ukuu boat trip full day tour is an excurison with a traditional motorized dhow boat to small unspoilt coast village islands of Zanzibar Menai Bay called Miwi, Nianembe and Kwale where villagers see few tourists. These Islands offers a variety of experiences like watch the fishermen preparing their boats for fishing, watch dolphins, snorkeling, visit a fish market on the beach, walk for miles on the beach to see mussels, crabs and octopuses hiding in the sand etc.
Zanzibar Cooking Class Tour Experience
It’s about authentic Zanzibar cuisine! Get a peek into the Swahili kitchen and learn to make some delicious dishes with a local woman. Optional cooking tour times are: 0900 Hours to 1330 Hours and from 1400 Hours to 1830 Hours. Zanzibar cooking tours; Jambiani East Coast Cooking Class Kitchen, Spice Farm Cooking Class + Spice Farm Tour, Kendwa Village Zanzibar Cooking Class + Kendwa Village Tour and Stone Town Zanzibar Cooking Class + Guided Stone Town Tour.
Zanzibar Parasailing Experience – Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar parasailing experience is a tour that offers views of Zanzibar Island from the sky. From 300 meters in the air, see the coral reef around the northern strip of Zanzibar – stretching over 2 kilometers into the ocean, sandy, white beaches of Nungwi and Kendwa, dotted with resorts and local fishing villages. Fly alone or in-tandem as a couple and enjoy the experience. The excursion will be around 35 minutes to an hour including the boat-ride and each person flying for 10 to 12 minutes.
Zanzibar Selous Game Reserve 1 Day Flying Safari Package
Zanzibar Selous Game Reserve 1 Day Flying Safari Package offers a memorable day tour experience in the Selous Game Reserve. Giving you the ultimate day Safari experience the package includes: Airstrip transfers in Selous, Lunch in between the game drives, Return flights from Zanzibar to Selous, All entrance fees and services of a professional safari driver guide, A morning and afternoon game drive in open 4×4 safari vehicle (0915 Hours to 1600 Hours).
Zanzibar Stone Town Spice Farm 1 Day Bicycle Guided Tour – Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar Stone Town Spice Farm 1 Day Bicycle Guided Tour is an easy biking day tour that begins from Stone town and last about 8 hours. Enjoy unique cycling day tour in Zanzibar as you explore corners of the island that would otherwise remain hidden. Combine exploring Zanzibar’s unique Spices, Stone Town and wildlife forest an off-the-beaten-track adventure that nobody else can provide. We know where and where not to go!