Snorkeling trip to the coral reef
Take a trip directly from our beach with the traditional wooden boat of local fishermen,the ngalawa! You have the opportunity to snorkel at the coral reef during the low tide. Put on your masks and enjoy starfish of all colors, shells, corals and the colorful reef fishes ... Furthermore, you can admire the coast from the seafrom a different piont of view!
Sand Bank and Prison Island
For sea lovers it is certainly one of the most evocative and complete excursions. It takes place on the west coast of the island, in front of the capital Stone Town, for this reason you will enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city.We will visit the famous island of Prison Island, locally known as "Changuu Island". It is an important historical site both for the giant turtles coming from the Sheyshelles and for the ruins of the prisons, once owned by the Sultan Bargash. Then you will reach the beautiful sandy tongue, called "Pange". In this suggestive scenario you can snorkel into the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean that surround the atoll or relax while admiring the view.
Diving and Snorkeling at Mnemba Atoll
The Mnemba atoll is located north-east of the island of Unguja. It is a protected marine area and is the ideal place for diving and snorkelling.You will be struck by a fascinating underwater world with a huge variety of corals and colorful fish. The lucky ones will be able to spot the dolphins swimming in freedom and in some periods of the year it will be possible to watch the migration of the whales !!! One Ocean diving centre organizes daily both snorkling and diving excursions for those already in possession of an underwater certificate.For those who have never experienced to breath underwater, this professional diving center will let you experience the thrill of the "baptism of the sea". If you are enthusiastic about this activity, you can also attend the PADI courses and get a diving license!
Kiwengwa beach is a perfect spot for KiteSurfing, the lagoon offer the ideal conditions for both, beginners or advanced. Environment and wind conditions are perfect for most months of the year. You will find a couple of Kitecenters just next to Simba Beach Lodge.
Sunset at the North Beaches
In the north of the island, the beaches of Kendwa and Nungwi offer striking African sunsets. You can visit the shipyard where they build the dhow in Ras Nungwi, the northernmost tip of the island, the Aquarium of the sea turtles, or you can stay on the beach waiting for the sundown...
Spice Tour, a visit to the spice farm
Zanzibar is historically known as the "spice island", thanks to the development of the plantation economy during the nineteenth century.The scents of this land have invaded every corner of the globe recalling its name whenever you think of exotic aromas. Taste, smell and discover herbs and spices of Zanzibar. Walk around the plantations and learn how to grow, harvest and use them. Learn about the history of vanilla, cardamom and cinnamon cloves, cumin, turmeric, henna, nutmeg, pepper, chilli, tamarind, vanilla, saffron and ginger. A tour for all your senses combined with a lot of fun.
Stone Town tour
Stone Town, the town, which was formerly the capital of Oman, was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001.Walking around Stone Town, you can see the impact of the different cultures on the buildings around you. It is definitively a magical and charming place and a MUST for anyone who visits the island.
Nature lovers can not miss the visit of this typical wet tropical forest. Jozani Forest is a protected nature reserve located south-east of the island near the Chwaka Bay. Jozani Forest Tour brings you to the nature conservation area where you will encounter the Red Colobus Monkeys, unique on Zanzibar, recognizable by the curious red back and the funny nose, which is now used to the presence of man and shows off without problems... Inside the forest there are several plant species; it is rich of centuries-old eucalyptuses, Alexandrian laurels, giant palms and oil palms.