Zanzibar is still the best-kept secret in the Indian Ocean. The Zanzibar archipelago consists of over 50 islands – which vary from tiny outcrops to the larger, more populated islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. The beaches are often stunning: powdery white sand, shaded by palm trees. The sea is shallow, but venture further out into the sparkling, turquoise water and you’ll find coral reefs for great snorkeling and diving. The larger islands are lush and highly fertile and everywhere the air is suffused with the aroma of fruit and spices; it’s an intoxicating, exotic atmosphere. Zanzibar makes a great relaxing break after a challenging climb of Kilimanjaro.
Let Climb Kili’s local Zanzibar staff take care of all your Zanzibar accommodations, transfers, tours, and adventures.
Soak up some rays on the white sand beaches or play in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Watersport activities include snorkeling, kayaking, wind surfing, waterskiing and much more. Zanzibar is home to over 25 beautiful beaches, you’ll even find a few that are secluded and peaceful. Come relax while sunning in one of the world’s most beautiful hidden treasures.
Stone town is one of the few intact historical Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa.
Its myriad of small shops, its mix of people, its bustling markets and eateries, mosques, churches and Hindu temples combine and homogenize disparate elements of different cultures. Stone Town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. On our Stone Town tour you can discover interesting artefacts like the carved Arab doors with brass studs, carved balconies, the old post office or the kanga market. Our guides will spot the most interesting things to see and spice them with informative and witty anecdotes.
The tour includes:
Spices from Zanzibar are famous around the world and a holiday to Zanzibar would be incomplete without a visit to the spice plantations.
The sultan of Oman first introduced these kinds of plantations on the island in 1873. You will be overwhelmed by the abundance of botanical species growing in these gardens – exotic spices, fruits and vegetables.
Many of the spices have medicinal properties and are still used by the local population to cure certain maladies. Savour different spices, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla or black pepper. Taste a variety of fruits ranging from the rose apple to guava.
Some rare plants like henna, perfume tree and lipstick tree are used for their value in preparing cosmetics.
Besides the visit to spice farm, the Kidichi Persian Baths, richly decorated with stuccowork, are also included in the trip.
Livingstone House:- Clients will pass at livingstone House,outer look due to have government offices inside,the house was built around 1860 by Sultan Majid (Sultan from 1856-1870), was used as European missionaries and pioneers point. Then proceed to Maruhubi palace ruins. Sultan Said Barghash constructed the palace between 1880 and 1882 as a harem to accommodate his concubines.
On the coral limestone coast of Mangapwani you will have the chance to descend to the dark slave chambers and the slave cave. These chambers were used to hide slaves brought from the African mainland waiting to be shipped to Arabia or the overseas French colonies. Not far from these places, on an assembly of lovely terraces hidden in lush vegetation and facing the sea, lunch will be served. After lunch you can have a couple of hours of beach fun at the Mangapwani Serena Water Sports Center.
Nungwi, located on the northernmost point of the island, is a lively village surrounded by some of Zanzibar’s most beautiful beaches. Our tour will show you a picturesque beach where local craftsmen build wooden dhows like they did hundreds of years ago. Close to that site, at the Mnarani Natural Aquarium, you will have the chance to feed sea turtles with seaweed.
The rest of the day is yours to relax and have fun at a paradise beach. If you are interested, the tour can have an additional stop at the Portuguese ruins.
Safari Blue brings you close to the most interesting and beautiful natural wonders of a tropical Indian Ocean Bay.
You will leave from Fumba with a traditional wooden dhow. The first stop is at the Kwale coral reef, offering an overwhelming abundance of corals and colourful fish. A guide will explain interesting marine species and will also teach beginners how to snorkel. Then you can relax with a fruity snack on a paradise-like sandbank surrounded by turquoise blue waters.
At that area pods of humpback and bottlenose dolphins are commonly seen hunting fish and squid at the surface of the waters. The dhow will then bring you to an island where a seafood buffet is served comprising grilled calamari, two types of grilled fish, slipper lobster and chicken. Chilled soft drinks and cold beer are included. After the lunch a tropical fruit tasting will be presented with the chance to savour between 10-15 species of tropical fruits. A shot of African Amarula liqueur in coffee will finish this gastronomical sensation.
On a short walk into the island’s tropical forest you can find a 500-year-old baobab tree that 70 years ago was bowled down by a storm. Now the former branches continue to grow like trees themselves on top of the huge laid-down former trunk.
Short sailing trips on a Ngalawa – a traditional outrigger canoe, carved of a single mango tree – and a swim in a mangrove lagoon are other activities offered at the island.
You can enjoy the sunset with a sundowner drink on the way back by sail to Fumba.
The Village Life Excursion will give you an interesting insight into the traditional life of fishing and farming.
The excursion begins with a visit to a spice plantation. Not only will you see how farmers cultivate spices, fruits and vegetables, you will also get to smell and taste them, as fruit samples and spiced teas are served.
After a short stop at the Kidichi Persian Baths you will proceed to the village of Mchangani where little has changed during the last centuries. Women still use dried palm leaves for weaving mats and thatching roofs. Enter a local house and see how women paint henna and collect water from a well.
A local will show and explain you how the coconut is essential for the villagers. You can participate and learn how to remove the husk and witness the grating process.
At the Mkokotoni fish market you can see the variety of fish caught in the nearby Zanzibar seas.
Next stop is a local blacksmith showing how to manually make nails.
At around 1:30 p.m. lunch will be served in Nungwi. The restaurant is situated at one of the most beautiful beaches of the island and guests will be given the chance to take a splash into the turquoise waters. So don’t forget to bring your beachwear!
In Nungwi you will witness how wooden dhows are built. It is fascinating to watch the local craftsmen with their simple tools and constructions materials.
Last stop is the Mnarani natural aquarium. This lagoon serves as a study and preservation area and also as a sanctuary for the endangered green sea turtle.
• Clients are recommended to donate for villagers especially kids who will be around them ,but money is not preferred to children ,we advise exercise books, clothes ,pens or any school tool etc in little amount ,each per kid. But donating is not compulsory.
Jozani Forest is part of the Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, a tropical natural reserve forming an important ecosystem.
The high, dense ground water forest is home to the red colobus monkey, a very rare species only found in Zanzibar. A local guide will show you to small colonies of these unusual primates.
The tropical rain forest with its lush vegetation and animal life is an attraction itself. The blue Sykes monkey, elephant shrews and bush babies are other animals to be seen.
The tour includes also a walk through the mangrove forest.
A local motor boat will take you on a 20 minutes ride to Prison Island.
This islet was formerly used as a private detention for disobedient slaves. Later a jail was constructed, but never actually used.
Today the island is a small tourist resort, famous for its giant tortoises. Our tour guide will give you a short introduction to the islet’s interesting past and you can then spend some time sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, or walking around to see tortoises and peacocks.
This island is situated 8 miles southwest of Zanzibar Town. It is an uninhabited island dominated by coral rag forest and bordered on its western shore, by a fringing coral reef of exceptional biodiversity and beauty. Based on the initiative of Chumbe Island Coral Park Ltd, a private company created for the management of Chumbe, the island was gazette in 1994 as a protected area by the Government of Zanzibar.
It covers 16 hectors of undisturbed forest and surrounded by a virgin coral reef, which can be reached in about 45 minutes by boat. The sanctuary has more than 200 a pieces of pristine stone corals, about 400 species of fish and turtles & dolphin regularly passing by. A fixed number of people are allowed to go there, which is not more than 14 persons for a day trip and for accommodation is 13 when it’s full. You will do a guided walking in the small forest, snorkel, swimming or just relax.
• Inclusive Lunch
• No advance booking for a day trip to be confirmed ,it depends on guests occupancy of the lodge, the booking stands on provisional basis and will be confirmed a week before
The main attraction is swimming with the Dolphins. Being very social themselves, if you are luck you even get to play with them. Situated on the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which are sighted following a short boat trip from the village.
We advice clients to wear their swimming costume. We also advise to wear waterproof sandals for boarding the dhows and to bring sunscreen, towel and spare T -shirt for snorkeling.
• The above information are for Half day Dolphin tour which doesn‘t include sand bank trip for lunch. Full day dolphin trip include a boat ride to sand back for lunch and leisure till late
Scheduled Daily trips: (Subject to Tide of the Day and Weather Conditions)
This full day excursion is suitable for anyone, from those who wish to completely relax to those who want adventure and excitement.
We board the dhow at the hotel and then set sail towards Prison Island, to see the remains of the prison built to condemn Zanzibari citizens to isolation and watch the giant tortoises shuffle through the trees, with the patience that old age brings. From there we will do some snorkeling with a guide and teacher to see the stunning array of coloured corals and tropical fish of the islands. Then hop back onboard and let us sail you away to a sand bank where brilliant birdlife exists. A seemingly uninhabited and quiet bank in the ocean suddenly comes to life with millions of birds flying overhead and ghost crabs scurrying across the golden sands. After lunch relax on the sandbank listening to the birdlife around you and the hush of waves lapping against the shore. For the more active discover more underwater life around the sandbank and listen to stories from our crew about sailing the seven seas.
We will slowly sail back to Stone Town after soaking up the sun and return back to the back by 03:30pm, relaxed and fall more in love with Zanzibar than you thought imaginable!
• This is a guided trip, clients will share a dhow and Lunch, but private transfers to and from Hotel, we intend to make
Step onto the deck of our vessels,relax and let us sail you away on a magical sunset cruise to end your day.Our sunset cruises leave Stone Town in the late afternoon to cruise along the coast, slicing through the clear turquoise water. The sounds of the bustle of busy people in Stone Town grow faint in the distance until they seem there, only in a memory.Musicians take over the sounds playing taarab,songs of love and loss,on violin and oud, as the crew serve canapés and keep your glass topped up with your choice of a selection ,serving of white wine,cold local beer,fresh juices and cocktails,to cheer your delicate palate you’ll also enjoy a tasting of Italian cheese with homemade jam,prawns, fried calamari, crispy cassava and other delicacies of Swahili cuisine,encouraging you to sink back into the cushions and enjoy the romance of Africa while watching the scenery drift by.
Onboard our dhow we have a personal guide who will accompany you on your cruise and give you a tour of Stone Town from the water as well as be able to answer any questions that you may have for him.
The sun sets, changing the sky from shades of pinks and blues to magnificent golden colours as you sail back towards the glimmering lights of Stone Town in the distance and the wind gently blows you back to the shore.
Departure 4:45 pm to Sunset.
Tips: This is a guided trip, clients will share a dhow, but private transfers to and from Hotel, we intend to make our clients more comfortable Live music will be provided with 6 people are on board.
There is nothing more romantic than sailing away together into a golden sunset in our traditional Swahili dhow, this is a special organization just for two, ensuring your Honeymoon vacation is the magical, memorable, and heart warming experience that it should be.
Aboard our dhow with Latin sails that glides silently along the stone town coast of Zanzibar under starry and moonlit sky, we are giving you a wonderful honeymoon treat offering intriguing different view of this amazing Island,enjoying the scenery by evening with its soft silent wind which is truly mesmerizing.
We also entertain you with special welcoming services,snacks, wine, beer, sparkling wine,soft drinks and traditional live music, just to make memorable your special date.
We have a great pleasure to offer you a sensational “Sunset cruise & dinner” with our traditional dhow;it has all the facilities to guarantee you an extraordinary experience that you can’t miss.
Imagine yourself having dinner in a traditional dhow enjoying the view of Stone Town,sipping your choice of drink and being entertained by a mix of traditional Swahili and classic international music.
You will enjoy the view of the Old fort Ngome Kongwe, the house of wonder Beit-l-Jaib,Palace museum which housed daughter & wives of Sultan,the Malindi Zanzibar old port,passing near mangrove to Maruhubi Palace ruin where the Sultan kept his concubines,lastly you will arrive at Mtoni ruins where famous Princess Salme was born.
Zanzibar is world famous for its crystal clear diving. Tropical fish are abundant in shallow waters and experienced divers can enjoy night dives, wall dives and drift dives. In deep waters, you will find large gamefish (barracuda, tuna, kingfish and wahoo) manta rays, sharks and a large garden of coral that goes on for miles. There are several dive companies available.
Contact Us and we’ll design a custom itinerary for you.