from 39€per person
How do you want to discover Zanzibar, what are you up to? A comfortable picnic on a sandbank? An adventurous hiking tour through Jozani Forest? Or, or, or… Find the perfect excursion just for you!
|Tour||Time||Nationalpark / Region||Price||Food|
|Sandbank Picnic||Day Trip||Unguja & Prison Island||from 89,-€||Lunch|
|Sunset Dhow Cruise||2 hours||Stone Town||from 39,-€||Canapás|
|Swahili Cultural Tour||Half day trip||Local Villages||from 125,-€|
|Jozani Forest Tour||Half day trip||Jozani Forest||from 45,-€|
Sail with us to the sandbanks of the wonderful island Unguja and feel like an explorer!
Our dhow sets sail and brings you to an untouched sandbank an hour away from Stone Town. Swim in the crystal clear blue water around the sandbank or snorkel to discover a whole new underwater world filled with marine life.
Now a 5-star seafood lunch is waiting for you, tables are set out on the golden sand. After lunch relax on the sandbank listening to the hush of waves. The stories from our crew about sailing the seven seas will for sure enthuse you.
Then sail off to Prison Island where you find a tortoise sanctuary, the prison ruins and a hotel. After a day of relaxation and fun you slowly sail back to Stone Town.
No matter if you’re looking for relaxation or adventure and fun… This excursion is perfectly right for you. Karibu on board!
We recommend to take with you:
- Swim wear, towel and water resistant shoes for walking over coral
- Water resistant bag for cameras and other valuables
- Sunscreen and Hat
- Sonnenschutz und Hut
Sunset Dhow Cruises
Step onto the deck of our vessels, relax and let us sail you away on a magical sunset cruise to end your day. Our sunset cruises leave Stone Town in the late afternoon to cruise along the coast, slicing through the crystal clear turquoise water.
The sounds of the bustle of busy people in Stone Town grow faint in the distance until they seem only in a memory. Musicians take over playing songs of love and loss, as the butler serves canapés and keeps your glass topped up with your choice of a selection of beers, wine and sodas. Sink back into the cushions and enjoy the romance of Africa while watching the scenery drift by.
On board our dhow we also have a personal guide who will accompany you on your cruise and give you a tour of Stone Town from the water.
The blue green of the sea contrasts beautifully against the clear blue sky. The sun sets, changing the sky from shades of pinks and blues to magnificent golden colours, as you sail back towards the glimmering lights of Stone Town in the distance.
You return to Stone Town in the evening to the shores of Serena Hotel… relaxed and happy after hours of luxurious sailing around the beautiful island of Unguja.
We recommend to take with you:
- Towel and water resistant shoes
Swahili Cultural Tour
There are many elements to the Swahili culture - music and dance, visual arts, traditional games, cuisine, and dhow culture just to name a few. Enjoy this tour and immerse yourself in the local culture and see how many Zanzibaris live on a day to day basis.
On this half day tour, your guide will accompany you to a rural village where you will have the opportunity to see daily activities - women weaving baskets, grinding millet, and cooking local dishes, using traditional methods. Watch as they decorate themselves with the traditional henna body painting and braid hair. Young boys making rope and scaling tall palm trees for fresh coconuts, which are then peeled and cracked open for a refreshing drink under the midday sun. Sit with the men of the village as they weave palm fronds to make the thatch roofs for their huts, or play a game of Bao, Zanzibar's favourite pastime.
Further on you visit plantations of cassava and bananas, their various products can be seen and tasted - cassava chips, grilled cassava, ripe banana with coconut, and grilled banana with local spices.
You look for a true insight into daily life on the Island and support sustainable tourism and the people of Zanzibar? Then join us on the Swahili Culture Tour.
Please keep in mind:
- To bring sunscreen and hat
- Please dress conservatively when visiting local villages - women should cover their shoulders and wear long skirts or trousers
Jozani Forest Tour
In the south of the island Jozani Forest is a wonder and delight, with tales of Zanzibar leopards, medicinal cures and stunning scenery. The Jozani-Chkwa Bay area is a hotspot of biodiversity, the forest is home to a number of endemic species, including the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey.
Your park ranger will take you on a nature trail, lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees and explain the medicinal properties of various plants and tell you about the animals, birds and reptiles that make their home in the various habitats of this tropical rainforest.
Troops of Zanzibar Red Colobus monkeys can be found scrambling from branch to branch, in search of food. The monkeys have become acclimated to people and allow you to get close to them to take photographs as they eat, play and jump from the treetops.
The mangrove boardwalk takes you above the swamp, where, depending on the tide, you can see tropical fish flitting between the mangrove roots and crabs scuttling across the mud. Mangroves play an important role in environmental conservation, your ranger will explain the different species found in the swamp and their uses.
An exciting and informative excursion through the great nature of Zanzibar!
Please keep in mind:
- To wear comfortable, closed walking or hiking shoes and pants
- Please do not feed or touch the monkeys
Transfer from/to Stone Town. Transfers from other hotels on request.
Programme as described
English/ german speaking tour guide
Meals as described
All national park entrance fees
1l mineral water
Services Not Included
alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
Personal expenses for souvenirs etc.
Days of departure: daily
Handicapped accessible: This journey can be carried out handicapped accessible on request
Travel guide: English
Price: Prices vary according pick up station and tour participants.
Type of travel: Small group journey, individual tour
All changes in the itinerary as well as changes of departure days etc. are reserved to the travel agents on-site. All prices are per person, subject to rate changes, currency fluctuations and availability as well as confirmation of Severin Travel.
Legally binding principle for reservation are our current Terms & Conditions. (Download Terms & Conditions)