ZANZIBAR BEACH EXCURSIONS
It takes almost 3hrs duration to explore the very fantastic history of this extraordinary town. As a cosmopolitan archipelago, Stone Town proud of its amazing strong introduction of Indians, Chinese, Oman Arabs, Phoenicians, Sumerians, Persians, Assyrians, Portuguese, Egyptians, Dutch and British Cultures Combined with typical African traditions. The Arab tradition is predominant in Urban design and architecture of stone town where the most impressive and admirable residential structures in town are the large Arab houses with a Central Courtyard (Patio) built in around 19th With an exotic mixture of population and Culture.
Mangapwani Slave Cave is not natural, but cut out of the coral limestone. It is a sort of cellar, more or less a square-shaped cell which was built for storing slaves by slave traders. Boats landed here to unload their human “cargo”. In 1873 Sultan Barghash signed the Anglo-Zanzibari treaty which officially abolished the slave trade. Today, the cave itself remains, although the wooden roof under which the slaves were hidden has now gone.
Nungwi Village Tour
Full day excursion to the extreme north of the island where you can visit the Portuguese Ruins. There are number of very interesting things to see and do including the traditional fishing village itself with resident speaking a peculiar Swahili. You will also get to experience the turtle aquarium, traditional boat yard and a local market. After a long day you relax or swim in the sea and also have a chance to taste local delicacies or international food.
Zanzibar Cultural Tour
How to get there?
By air is the best way for reaching Zanzibar from outside East Africa and also from Tanzania. There are very few direct flights, but from Dar es Salaam it is not too difficult to book a short hop flight to Zanzibar, or there are frequent ferries from Dare salaam. (Private fast boats are also available)