Your trip in Zanzibar: excursions through history, nature and culture
It will take a simple horse ride along the beach of Kiwengwa to learn about the rural life of the place, take the long shore and have a bath at the same time.
When moving by car instead, we recommend a series of exciting excursions, most of which require only a half-day. A sort of duty is to visit Stone Town, Zanzibar’s capital city and Unesco World Heritage site, rich in history and enriched by arabs, persians, indians and european influences.
You will discover many alleyways costing coral and white houses, as well as majestic buildings, like the Palace of Wonders, the anglican Cathedral, the persian baths and the arab fort. Finally, the Bazaar and the Darajani Market, a typical spot where to finish the day, sipping a fresh drink and watching the sun disappearing into the Ocean.
Zanzibar is also known as the Spice Island. It is because of these products that this land became the capital of the ottoman empire. A special Spice Tour will take you inside the cultivations of cloves, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, lemon grass, saffron as well fruits plantations such as papaya, mango, cocoa and the exotic choki choki, jackfruit, mangosteen and durian.
Starting from Kiwengwa shoreline and moving inwards, an exciting hike in the Forest of Jozani is the occasion to appreciate the amazing hinterland of this island, rich of vegetation, palm trees, mogani, ferns and lagoons.
On the other hand, the wild fauna is rich in peculiar and peacefull creatures, among which stands out the Red Colobus monkey. Not to mention, the Zanzibar Butterfly Center, the largest and most diversified butterfly farm in East Africa.
Another way to visit stunning spots is the Quad safari Adventure, which will take you through canyons, trees plantation and many small villages. An opportunity to get an up-close idea on the habits and lifestyle of the Tanzanian population.