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Snorkeling at Mnemba Island
Join us on a boat trip to one of Zanzibars famous islands called Mnemba Island which is popular for its beautiful underwater world. We start in the morning from Nungwi Beach around 8.30 am and will head to Mnemba Island. Transport from your Hotel can be organized. You’ll have around 1 hour to jump into the water and enjoy watching all of the tropical fish species. If you‘re not a good swimmer or never snorkeled before - don’t worry! A professional guide will help you and make sure you’ll enjoy this experience. After we will head to a sandbank next to the island where you’ll be offered some fruity snacks and have the option to take stunning pictures. Fruits and water is included in the price - if you would like us to arrange anything else, let us know ahead and we will get everything you need! If you're lucky, you might even see some dolphins on the way and will be given the chance to swim with them. We will then head back to Nungwi Beach where to journey started. ♡ Please read me! We will do the experience as a group of usually 5-10 people maximum. If you would like to have more privacy, you can book our experience as a private group. Photography/videography services can be booked additionally.
Historical Stone Town Walk By Ally Jape
Join me or one of my team guides on this insightful walk, within the hours invested in the tour you will gain a great understanding of the architecture, culture, daily life and the fascinating history of Zanzibar's world heritage site, and its significant areas, buildings and historical sites. You will soon notice how Zanzibar’s cosmopolitan roots blend with African traditions to shape its unique culture. Other things to note: The tour duration is not limited to 2 hours, depending upon your interests it can be more or less.
Zanzibar spice tour & cooking class
Fantastic spice farm tour with Zanzibar cooking class. You'll start the day at a local market Darajani in Stone town for ingredients shopping,afterwards head to the spice farms, short walk + learn about the spices, then proceed to a cooking class with experienced local chef. Available for all dietary options i.e Vegans - vegetarians - gluten free etc.
The Blue Safari
The original and the best safari blue is a full day excursion on locally made traditional sailing dhows. It is a great way to spend the day while you swim, sun bath and wander on the sandbank with great views during the day. Other things to note This is a whole day trip so we will leave in the morning till gong back in the evening. The trip ideally starts from Stone Town and can be arranged from other parts of the island at extra cost for transportation.
Learn Delicious Traditional Cooking with Mama's of Zanzibar
Welcome and unlock a side of Zanzibar tourist don't get to experience! The real Zanzibar! A community lifestyle in Zanzibar, that is authentic, educational, enjoyable, delicious and fun for all ages! You will get a hands-on training from our homes on how to learn how to cook authentic Zanzibari food We are a group of passionate Zanzibari women eager to share our rich cultural cuisines and traditional dishes with you! Our menus has rich exotic island flavours and aromas overviewed by a professional chefs. We will be honoured and super excited to welcome you to our community! Please keep in mind that when booking this experience you will be supporting and empowering us directly, as Zanzibari woman. Our day starts 08:00hrs - 14:00hrs. (Flexible) 08:00 Arriving + Greet and Meet 08:15 Menu Introduction + Day Routine 08:30 Heading to Local Market 09:15 Back at Pishi HQ to prepare for cooking 09:30 - 12:00 Prepare cooking Items + Cooking Classes 12:00 Free time as we arrange for lunch + Explore the neighbourhood + Discover the boutique Shop* + Henna Painting* 12:15 Lunch Time 13:00 End of lunch 13:30 Experience End * We are vegetarian friendly and are happy to cater to special diaries, share your dietary in details and we shall do our best to pick a custom menus accordingly! Please feel free to contact me and ask me anything! :)
Walking through the beautiful trails of Stone Town
Walk with me on the most beautiful trails of Stone Town. I personally will provide you with an insightful walk through the city. During the experience, you will gain a great understanding of the city's architecture, culture, daily life and the fascinating history of Zanzibar's world heritage site, and its significant areas, buildings and historical sites. You will learn how Zanzibar’s cosmopolitan roots blend with African traditions to shape its unique culture. Please note: - Depending upon your interests, the tour's duration could take up to 2 hours, however it can be more or less. - Sights that are included: Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Mkunazini Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania You will truly see the most interesting places like: Old fort , Old slave market, House of Wonder, Forodhani garden, Hammam bath and the unique carved Zanzibar doors .
Zanzibar Taxi Nightlifestyle
Zanzibar night lifestyle is everywhere but if you decide to join zanzibar nightlife with us here is the plan . the main theme is to experience and join the most fun and parties cross the island .we start early pickups for nightlife where we ride a luxury tax service cars where there would be shots and drinks over the car with car karaoke , live dj , dj your own, music and games inside the car start off are early since we move across the island for pick up and take you experience the lifestyle. as i mentioned above nightlife in zanzibar is every where what's so difference with us is getting sure you enjoy and staying safe so we decide to take you only to the most experience nightlife to all the beach in zanzibar on specific day so that you can fully experience ,so after booking we pick you up from your destination and drive through to the specific nightlife , on our way we sing, drink and live dj and after reaching the destination we drop off experience and later be return to your destination
Culinary Stone Town tour
Please come hungry! This tour is a combination of a walking tour of Stone Town, all while having one very long lunch with several dishes included. While passing many of the main sights in Stone Town, you get a culinary expedition of the town starting from lunch with several local courses, fresh fruit, dessert and as the grand finale, coffee in the famous Jaw's Corner. We start our walk from the city center, in front of the Old Fort - the oldest building in town. You will learn a lot about Zanzibar culture and history from your guide while heading to a locally popular lunch spot. We will help you to try out the traditional local dishes. Perhaps cooked bananas, fried fish or chicken pilau? There are also several vegetarian and vegan options. We then take a walk through the market place, where all kinds of fruits, vegetables and foods can be found. We will buy fresh fruits off a street vendor to try out. Most usually this would be a coconut, but it depends on season and availability. We also visit a small shop to get baked goods for dessert. The tour ends in Jaws Corner, where locals gather to talk politics, play games and hang out. And most importantly - have great coffee. Other things to note Please inform beforehand if you have any allergy or other dietary restriction. If you are not staying in Stone Town, you can ask me for a reasonably priced transfer service.
Relax on a private sunset cruise
Dhows (sailing boats) at sunset are a daily part of dusk on Zanzibar - grab a spot on one for an evening adventure to remember off the coast of Stone Town! You and your crew will enjoy a two hour nearshore cruise that is the perfect way to end the day. Departing from Stone Town or Kendwa (depending on the location of your accommodation), take advantage of the steady winds that blow along the Swahili Coast. Relax on a journey around the calm waters off Stone Town with refreshments as the sun dips below the horizon, and return to the beach in time to enjoy dinner to finish another perfect day.
The Spice Tour & Swahili Lunch
Get familiar with spices and exotic fruits! The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island. Zanzibar was one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Tour takes you to on organic farm with wide variety of plants around the year. You don’t just see, you also touch, smell and taste. Spices for all senses Spices and herbs were originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India. This tour is a walking tour in a spice farm (shamba). While there, you shall see how the spices, herbs and fruits grow and are cultivated. Your tour guide will describe how the crops can be used. You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava and oranges. After the tour you will enjoy a traditional swahili lunch at the farm. Here is when you can really taste the different ways of using spices. The tour finishes with a stop at a spice stall selling fresh packaged spices (cash only).
Full day Safari trip to Mikumi National Park
Do you have safari on your bucket list? Then this is the trip for you. It will be an unforgettable day in your life. Not much can beat a good safari trip with wild animals. The flight from Zanzibar to Mikumi is leaving at 6.30. You reach Mikumi park at 07.30. The flight is landing inside the park so you can start the safari directly after landing. You will meet your guide just outside the flight, where he will be waiting for you with the car. After a few hours driving and watching animals (like lions, giraffes, elephants, hippos, zebras and buffalos etc), you will enjoy a delicious lunch at 12.00 with your guide inside the park. After the lunch your game drive continue up to 16.00. At 17.00 your flight to Zanzibar is leaving and you reach Zanzibar again at 18.00.
Professional Photo Shoot In Zanzibar
I love to photograph travelers and their experiences whiles visiting Zanzibar, to give them unforgettable memories of their trip. We will go to the most interesting, unusual and unique places in Zanzibar and I will take a lot of beautiful photos of your trip, which you keep to remember the fun and wonderful moments you had in Zanzibar Photoshoot always is private. For one person, one couple, one family, one travel group, etc. You will get around 14 well-edited images and extra 100 unedited jpeg raw photos (with beautiful color grading and light correction), which I will send between 10-14days after you select your final sets for edits. Other things to note I am really open to all Ideas of guests and my experience is very comfortable. I curate every part of the trip and also provide help, advice on other interesting things you can do on Island.
Zanzibar Dhow Photoshoots at The rock & cruise to sand bank
We start the Experience at Your hotel depending on tides thats how we will plan time for the experience and drive to Michamvi for boarding in the boats ( Dhow ) On way we can stop at sand bank and you are free to walk and swim. When we reach Ras Michamvi you will do snorkeling with a lot of star fish different fish species around the island, while we prepare seasonal fruits and soft drinks for you. we also get off on sandbank were you will do your photoshoot and some magical pictures on the white sand in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
Prison island tour Zazibar
The prison island tour is a very interesting for tourists so many thing to learn and see on island there are ruins and old harbor and lovely beach for chilling, sun birthing, snorkeling, swimming tourists can spend time with tanking photos of tortoises Peacock can make days bright of happy their beauty of colorful and some times shaking long spreading tail.
The Spice Tour
The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, and many other spices which brought the Sultans of Oman and the beginnings of the infamous slave trade. They can be seen in the plantations just outside Zanzibar town, and a good tour includes opportunities to dazzle the senses with fresh spices. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in-depth information not only about spices but also herbs and a detailed description of their uses in medicine, cosmetics, and cooking. We will show you the traditional natural herbal medicine plants and their uses, herbal creams, and beauty products produced from his organically grown spices and herbs. After the tour, we invite you for an opulent lunch, where you can taste the spices and fruits you saw before. This is also the place to purchase fresh spices and spice oils. Other things to note We will be walking on the farm so proper clothes and shoes are to be noted.
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