Top 10 Things To Do In Zanzibar
Discover The Island
1. Diving in Zanzibar
Discover the wonders of the Indian Ocean with a discovery dive in the nearby lagoon under the supervision of a professional instructor.
2. Maximise Beach Time and Water Sports Activities
Located just a few meters from the Baraza beach-front directly on the award winning Bwejuu Beach. Enjoy a great selection of activities from wind surfing, kite surfing, snorkeling and sailing.
3. Be a Bao Master
If you’d like to add to your skills while on vacation, then why not learn the ancient game of Bao? Bao originated in East Africa and you can see it being played in town squares all over the archipelago.
4. Village Tour
We are dedicated to making a difference in the local community by investing in health and education. Visit the clinic and school sponsored by The Zanzibar Collection. All the funds of the tour goes to this social project.
5. Coral Reef Exploration
If you’d like to learn more about our pristine coral reef, why not join our reef safari? Headed by a professional guide whose knowledge of coral formations and marine life is unrivaled, the walk sets off at low-tide and promises exercise, spectacular views, photo opportunities and an unrivaled close encounter with the marine world.View More
6. Spice Island Master Class
Join our chef as he presents a master class on Swahili cuisine and Zanzibari spices. Put together your own menu of Swahili dishes using the traditional blend of African, Indian, Arabian and Persian influences together with a colourful fusion of sea-fresh fish, tree-picked coconuts and fresh limes. A great diversion for couples and families alike.
7. Zanzibar Spice Tour
Zanzibar Island is also known as Spice Island and if you have ever wondered why... the answer can be found on one of many spice farms or gardens which are located in the central part of the Island. Don't miss unique opportunity to enrich your knowledge on various spices, tropical fruits and Island's vegetation. Walk through the farm will dazzle your senses and mind, while spice guide will give you an insight into each spice – its origins, use in culinary, medicine and you will even get some beauty tips... Cloves, the most famous spice of Zanzibar, Cardamom, one of the three most expensive plants in the world Cinnamon, its unique use from meat dishes to desserts Vanilla, - rich fragrant sent Saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, Ginger –discover wellbeing of ginger in medicine... Just to name few...
8. Jozani Forest
The forest in the heart of Chwaka Bay national park is the only remaining natural forest and the largest groundwater or swamp forest on Unguja Island. Described as a heaven for nature lovers, it represents a rich mosaic of wide variety of flora and fauna and it is home to some endemic species. The most famous inhabitant of the Forest is rare Red Colobus Monkey which is indigenous to the Island of Zanzibar. The monkeys have acclimatized to regular visits to their habitat, which allows visitors to get closer to them and gives unique opportunity to take photos as the monkeys eat, sleep, play or jump from the treetops. If you are interested to learn more about the Forest, you will be able to visit with the official guide Nature Trails ( flora and fauna ) and Mangrove Boardwalk (, protected mangrove forest).
9. Sunset Dhow Cruise
The ultimate day of Zanzibari pleasure – board our beautiful Swahili dhow and take off for a gentle sail down the spectacular coastline and into the mangrove swamps that are so characteristic of the island. Serene yet alive with birds, the mangroves are a source of food and timber for the traditional Swahili homes. Whilst you’re there, you will also be invited to emulate the locals and carry out some traditional hand-line fishing and if time and tides allow, you will stop briefly at the local Swahili village of Michamvi. Back at the hotel, you can also discuss with Chef just how you'd like the fish to be presented for your dinner. Our guides, meanwhile, will be pleased to impart their knowledge on the marine and wildlife of these special wilderness places. Ecologically sensitive, our boats do not anchor on the reef but, rather, drift with the tide.
10. Historical Stone Town & City Tour
Discover fantastic heritage and history of the famous Stone Town (in Swahili Mji Mkongwe). Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stone Town has a rich history of sea traders, explorers, sultans, exotic spices… It presents a fusion of different cultures, languages and exceptional variety of different architectural styles. Each building, its carved doors and walls, and each alley hides an intriguing story of colourful history of Sultans, seafarers and explorers… To appreciate Stone Town, which was built between 16th and 18th century and is only functioning historical city in East Africa, it is best to explore it on foot with the guide who will lead you through the narrow and winding streets, telling you all about ancient secrets and stories and taking you to the sites where it all happened – former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders, the Old Arab Fort and famous waterfront Fordham Gardens…
While you are following the steps of the past, you will also have opportunity to experience the way of life in present times. Visiting the City Market will give you a vivid picture of trading in Zanzibar nowadays – fish and seafood, tropical fruits and vegetables and unavoidable spices… This is followed by some leisure time which will give opportunity to shopping lovers to discover exotic small bazaars & curio shops, or for those who would like to relax opportunity just to have break and enjoy lunch in one of many restaurants in Stone Town. Lunch during this tour is optional to be decided at your own discretion and is not included in the price of the tour.