This Indian Ocean archipelago’s name is almost as exotic as its spices which made it a global success story centuries ago. Zanzibar is known for its magnificent Omani imperial architecture, colourful Islam-influenced culture, and white-sand beaches. We have put together a list of the 3 must-do tours in Zanzibar, to make sure you’re experiencing the most of what this Tanzanian Jewell has to offer.
Jozani Forest Tour
The most famous residents of Jozani Forest are the red colobus monkeys, which are native to Zanzibar. About 20 years ago, the monkeys were thought to be on the point of extinction. This trend has been reversed as a result of the conservation project. The Jozani Forest was built as a conservation reserve in the 1960s in the middle of Zanzibar Island. The Kirk’s Red Colobus Monkey Reserve was formed to safeguard the majestic and endangered Kirk’s Red Colobus Monkey, which spans 50 square kilometres and includes a portion of the Jozani Chwaka National Park.
After seeing the red colobus, visitors can cross to the Pete-Jozani Mangrove Boardwalk. It passes through coral tangles, mangrove woods, and a creek on its way to the sea. They’ll take a walk through a mangrove forest, which is important to Zanzibar’s ecosystems since it provides a home for a variety of lizards, snakes, and birds while also preventing coastal erosion.
Safari Blue Tour
One of the top sea adventures on the island of Zanzibar is the Zanzibar Safari Blue Tour. Visitors opting for this tour can go sailing on a traditional dhow, as well as snorkelling, swimming, and relaxing on a white-sand beach. In addition, there is a vast range of seafood to try. The dhow leaves Fumba Beach around 8:00 a.m. and returns about 16:00 p.m. With the help of a Safari Blue Tour guide, visitors can explore the mangrove lagoon beneath Kwale Island. Swimming inside the protected mangrove forest at high tide is a fantastic experience. A natural swimming pool, the mangrove lagoon is well-known.
Zanzibar Spice Tour
This guided Spice Tour will give visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see why Zanzibar has been dubbed “Spice Island” for generations. The tour visits small spice gardens and farms in rural Zanzibar, where locals cultivate a range of spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, cardamom, ginger, turmeric, and many more medicinal and ornamental spices, as well as a variety of tropical fruits grown in Zanzibar. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how to use various plants for herbal treatment, traditional ceremonies, and local Zanzibar cuisine, all of which might be a part of day-to-day living in Zanzibar. The excursion will also allow visitors to sample various fruits cultivated on the island, as well as engage in some daring activities.