Sunset Dhow Cruises
Cruise around the exotic islands of Indian Ocean on a traditional Arab dhow while enjoying a seafood lunch of grilled fish and lobster with an exotic fruit juice, ice-cold soda, chilled beer or glass of wine. All followed by coffee and liqueurs as the sun sets. You will have also an opportunity to experience amazing Indian Ocean Sun Set.
Jozani Forest Excursions
22 miles(35 km) south-east from the Stone Town, is the Jozani Forest Reserve, an area of 10sq km whose thick forests,with trees over 100 years old, are one of the last remaining sanctuaries of the red colobus monkey and other rare and endemic species of wild animals and plants. Most visitors come to see the Zanzibar Red Colobus, which are only found in and around Jozani. There are also two species of very small antelope-Ader’s Duiker, one of two rarest antelope in the world and even smaller than suni.
Zanzibar’s Offshore Islands Excursions
An exceptional virgin and most spectacular coral gardens Island anywhere in the world located 3.7 miles(6 km) south of Stone Town, Chumbe offers visitors the opportunity to snorkel through the shallow –Water Reef Sanctuary; Scuba dive the nearby reefs; explore the Forest Reserve with its nature trails and abundance of local birds and flora; or visit the historical monuments. These include a hundred years old lighthouse and the only ancient mosque, in East Africa, with India architecture
Changuu (Prison) Island
The most exciting and popular Island excursion from Stone Town, 10 minutes boat ride, with excellent clean water for snorkeling. One of the island’s main attractions is the giant tortoises. There was a prison built on the island but it was never used for its intended purpose.
South of Prison Island, 30 minutes boat ride from Stone Town, is less visited, spectacular Bawe Island, one of the excellent snorkeling spots in the archipelago. In 1870 the island was used to anchor the first telegraph cables to Zanzibar linking it with Aden, South Africa and Seychelles.
Off the coast of Zanzibar main Island, Mnemba Island basks in its own tranquil lagoon. Boasting, splendid beaches and spectacular coral reefs, alive with fish, it is renowned as the ultimate in “barefoot luxury”
South-west of Nungwi is the largest Zanzibar’s offshore island, inhabited by the Watumbatu people who speak their own unique dialect of Swahili. There are Shiraz Ruins on the Island that date back to the 12th Century.
Chapwani (Grave) Island
The closest island to Stone Town, 10 minutes boat ride. Home to a number of Christian graves belonging to British Sailors killed fighting against the Arab Slave Ships or in the First World War. There is a small beach and a patch of forest, home to Blue Duikers, Coconut Crabs and a colony of Fruit Bats.
In the South-west, is one of the inhabited island. Really of the beaten track, it features untouched primary forest, lonely beaches and curious locals.
Menai Bay Conservation Area
This includes the islands of MIwi, Kononda, Kwale, Nyamembe, Pungwe and Vundwe.It is a ea-turtle breeding area with several coral reefs and dense mangrove forests. Famous for its humpback and bottlenose dolphins. In 1996 it was declared as WWF Protected Area.