A memorable tour to Zanzibar in East Africa

A memorable tour to Zanzibar in East Africa : Zanzibar is a wonderful, romantic, and stunningly beautiful tropical island. It combines fantastic safari and trekking options on the mainland and offers a wide range of accommodations. There is a vast range of things to do, particularly some diving, snorkeling, kite-surfing, and cultural activities. It is a perfect destination for vacationers, tourists, adventure lovers, and wildlife enthusiasts.

Zanzibar is a beautiful island that is popular for its pristine beaches as well as its local culture. Zanzibar island in East Africa is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the entire continent. This tropical haven is the ideal place to head for the perfect tour. Here is a guide highlighting some of the best places you need to visit when having a Tour in Zanzibar,

Spice and Fruit tour

Spice Tour is an alternative to try after spending most of your days relaxing by the beach of Zanzibar. Zanzibar, the Spice Island, is one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Most African spices (other than simply peri-peri or chili) originate in Zanzibar. And it is also where the most consumed.

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Farmers in Zanzibar on the east coast of Africa have been growing high-quality spices. Walking tour of a spice farm, where you will see how spices, herbs, and fruits are grown and cultivated. Also, you will eat some fruits directly from the tree, which you will only know from the supermarket. After the tour, you will enjoy a traditional Swahili lunch at the farm and learn different ways of using spices. One of the best experiences in life is walking on a spice farm in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar’s east coast beaches are superb, where you can explore fruit plantations. There are watering tropical seasonal fruits like jack fruit, pineapples, bananas, green coconut, durian, love apple, rambutan, sour soup, and star fruit.

Cultural Tour

Zanzibar cultural tour meets you with a unique and vibrant culture of localities. It is good to meet its local people in their familiar environment. They will introduce you to a new Zanzibar, which you never had before. You can look into their local houses, village chiefs, seaweed farms, and coconut trees where people are busy makings ropes from coconut fibers.

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Dhow Cruise

Dhows cruises in Zanzibar Island used to influence the Arabs in the earlier 19th century. Having a sunset on a high-class Dhow cruise makes a memorable experience. You can see first-hand the beautiful calm waters surrounding the area. Usually, the Dhow will cruise for about 1 km before stopping. All you’ll be able to hear are the silent ripples hitting the boat sides. Everything will be so tranquil and peaceful.

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Stone Town Tour

When one thinks of Zanzibar, one immediately pictures white sandy beaches and palm trees lining the coastline. Although this makes a pretty picture, this place is not just about beaches and seas. There are plenty of activities to experience in Zanzibar. Step into Stone town for an incredible experience involving the history and culture of the country. The place is home to quaint alleyways and ancient buildings. Its rich history attracts travelers from all corners of the world. Zanzibar also boasts of a cultural blend where you can witness first-hand the integration of the African, Arab, European and Indian influences. Also, don’t forget to visit the Darajani Bazaar in Stone Town, Zanzibar. You can check some fresh produce to get acquainted with the history of the place by visiting a well-known slave market of ancient times.

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Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani Forest is in the south of Zanzibar Island. The forest has a lot of biodiversities; the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey, birds, reptiles, and medicinal plants. The guides will explain the medicinal properties of medicinal plants and the animals that make their home (habitats) in the tropical rainforest. For the most part, the forest nature is composed of eucalyptus and mahogany trees. Troops Red Colobus monkeys usually scramble from branch to branch of trees in search of food. The monkeys have become used to people and allow you to get close to them to take photographs as they eat, play, and jump from the treetops. The mangrove boardwalk takes you above the swamp, where, depending on the tide, you can see tropical fish flitting between the mangrove roots and crabs scuttling across the mud. Mangroves play an important role in environmental conservation and as a resource for villagers and community life. Your guide will explain the different species found in the swamp and their uses.


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Prison Island Tour

Prison Island is the most eminent of the offshore islands. The Island is also home to giant tortoises brought from Aldabra. The small beach disappears at high tide, but it had a superb swim in crystal clear water with splendid coral reefs. It is a spectacular natural forest with birds and small animals such as peacocks and giant tortoises. With the name (Prison Island), one might be completely put off visiting this lace. Don’t be deceived by its name. The name comes from history, as the Island had a prison for the slaves. Prison Island is beautiful, and it is a good place you can come to relax under the warm sunshine. There are giant turtles that roam on the Island carefree. You can reach the Island via a boat ride from Zanzibar. It will take you only about thirty minutes. Once here, you are bound to head to the waters straight. The color of the water is so inviting.

Dolphin Tour in Mnemba Island

When you reach Mnemba Island, you can see jumping bottle-nosed and Humpback dolphins while traveling through motor boats. Zanzibar has some coral reefs. And the only way to explore them is to dive right in and explore the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the reefs. You will also see the vibrant marine life of dolphins, clown fish, trumpet fish, and even giant starfish.

Safari blue tour

Safaris blue is a dhow trip and a day tour. At safaris blue, you will be off at the massive sandbanks, relax in the sun, and snorkel doing front of the sandbanks. Also, you can move to the Island by boat, have lunch on the Island, and go to watch lagoon mangroves and get lagoon information.

Butterfly Centre Tour

Butterflies are known as the most beautiful species in the world of insects. When in Zanzibar, one needs to visit the Butterfly Centre here, as they showcase some of the most glorious butterflies you will ever see. Apart from their beauty, the butterflies also help alleviate poverty in the area. This center works closely with the locals to provide them with knowledge and tools on butterfly farming. These kinds of skills help them get employed. The newly trained farmer will be able to bring pupae of butterflies, for which they get paid.

 To sum up, Zanzibar island of Tanzania has much more to offer you. There are better services at reasonable prices. The top attraction in Zanzibar includes; Cheetah’s Rock, Nakupenda Beach Nature reserve, Nungwi Beach, Prison Island, Stone town, Jambo spice farm, Old slave market, Palace Museum, and The Old Fort. Join the people in your favorite nightclubs to drink and have a good time.

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