Stone Town is the capital and the political and cultural center of Zanzibar. The ancient history of the city is reflected in the narrow streets, the manorial houses, the mosques and churches, the old slave market as well as the colorful and lively bazaars. You can visit the House of wonders, which received its name because it featured an electrical lift and electrical light already in 1886, or the national museum. Early birds might also want to visit the fish market with its hustle and bustle at sunrise.
Or you simply explore the many winding alleys including its retailers and residents. To conclude this lovely tour, we recommend Mercury‚Äs restaurant, which is named after the famous lead singer of the rock band Queen, who was born as Farrokh Bulsara on Zanzibar. Here, you can enjoy the harbor scenery in combination with a cold drink.
Duration: approx. 6 hours
Look behind the scenes of our spice racks. For a long time cloves, pepper, ginger, oregano, nutmeg and much more was imported worldwide from Zanzibar and therefore redefined the island as the island of spices.
Farmers from Zanzibar show you how spices and fruits of the island look like, how they grow and flourish. They explain, how you can recognize spices and fruits and how they are processed. You are also able to taste some tropical fruits or spices, dependent on the season. Be enchanted by the different smells and colours of the spice farms. Following, you may enjoy a freshly prepared typical Zanzibar meal.
Duration: approx. 3 hours
This conservation area consists of mangroves, bush land, salty marshes and the cooler tropical rain forest. You can marvel at many different plants and animals, which can only be found on Zanzibar. From gigantic Mahogany trees to the unique red colobus monkey which are especially spectacular. The monkeys run around in the reserve and you should take care to lock up all eatables. During the hike through the rain forest, you might also spot sunnis (small red deer), chameleons or even shy leopards. With the help of a splendidly constructed footbridge, you are able to explore the unique, thick mangrove forest. A well trained national park ranger ( mostly English speaking) explains you facts about the flora and fauna of the park.
Duration: approx. 3 hours
The Zanzibar Butterfly Centre is the largest butterfly enclosure in East Africa. Here you can walk among hundreds of free flying butterflies in ZBC's beautiful tropical garden. At any one time, visitors will be able to see many of Zanzibar's exotic butterfly species and witness, close up, every stage of their amazing life-cycle.
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre (ZBC) is a popular Zanzibar tourist attraction, especially for school age children and their families. Revenue generated by visitors provides funds for local projects in the form of alternative livelihoods (Butterfly farmers were previously engaged in deforestation activities)¬ conservation and poverty alleviation.
Duration: approx. 3 Stunden