Zanzibar Island Tours and Excursions
About Zanzibar Island Tours and Excursions
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania, is known for its fascinating history. It is an East African Coast island dominated by Arab traders who traded all over the world. Zanzibar Island in Africa was once the center of the slave trade and has a negative perception when it comes to human rights.
Zanzibar is one of the largest islands off the East African coast, consisting of two main islands, Unguja and Pemba, with Unguja covering approximately 1,464 square kilometers and Pemba covering approximately 686 square kilometers. The name Zanzibar is derived from the Arabic word “Zinj el Bar,” which means “the Land of Black People.” Unguja, Pemba, and many other islets together make up the semi-autonomous part of the United Republic of Tanzania. Unguja Island is often referred to as Zanzibar, and in that case, all the time when we travel to Unguja, we say we are going to Zanzibar. Stone Town, with its fascinating history, is the capital of Zanzibar.
Thinking of Zanzibar Island’s history and pictures of the very romantic past—white sail dhows in the Indian Ocean, swinging palms along the beautiful white sand beaches as the sun sets—the ruin of the most historical buildings, women in black veils, the exotic spice plantations, and the fascinating history of this island—all these are reflected in people’s culture and traditions today.
Zanzibar Island offers the white tropical sand beaches, spices, history, and culture of this cosmopolitan island. As a ground handling company, we are in a position to arrange various activities on this historical island, ranging from spice plantation tours, dolphin tours to the southern beaches at Kizimkazi, a walking culture tour at Jambiani village, a visit to Jozani forest, home to the Red Colobus monkeys, known in Swahili as the “Kima Punju,” and a Prison Island trip with an engine-powered dhow. This can be combined with either the spice tour or the Stone Town tour. A tour of Zanzibar’s old town, “The Stone Town,” with its narrow streets and old buildings ranging from Beit el Ajaib, which means “The House of Wonders,” to the Sultan Palace and many more, including the former slave market at Darajani, please see our packages for Zanzibar and Tanzania safaris starting from Zanzibar. The packages can be customized to meet your preferences, ideas, and budget.
Zanzibar Island tours can be booked independently prior to your arrival, but they are best when combined with a Tanzania wildlife safari, Kilimanjaro Mountain climbing, or both.
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