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White beaches with sand that seems talcum powder, crystalline sea and seabed with corals and colourful fishes, palm trees, lush forests and exotic animals, this is Zanzibar, one of the unspoiled paradises in the world. The United Republic of Tanzania includes Zanzibar whose main island Unguja, better known as Zanzibar, is the largest.The island is mostly flat and above the sea level but in the central-western part there are some small hills that reach a maximum altitude of 123 m. The Indian Ocean is subject to the natural phenomenon of the tides and offers a fascinating scene when, twice a day, it withdraws for several hundred meters. During low tide you can admire the original strips of sand called sand-bank, and it is also possible to reach the reef.
The climate is tropical monsoonal and has a high percentage of humidity. Normally the season of "Big Rains" begins in late March and lasts until the beginning of June. While the "Small Rains" is between November and December and can last until January. The dry season covers the months from December to February and from June to October.
You need a passport valid for at least six months from the date of departure and at least two free pages for the stamps. To enter the island, you must be in possession of an entry visa, obtainable at the Zanzibar airport at a cost of $50.
Obligatory vaccination is not required, but it is always good practice to carry the medicines for personal use and the most common medicines, which are difficult to find on the site, such as intestinal disinfectant, antibiotics, insect repellent and sunscreen. If you would like to spend two nights or more on the African continent, returning to Zanzibar you will be required by airport customs a certificate of Yellow Fever.
The official language is Kiswahili, but English is also widespread.
The local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS), but Dollars (USD) printed after 2007 are also used. At the reception the daily change is displayed. We accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards.
The electricity is 230 V and 50 Hz. The sockets have three holes as in the UK and an adapter with flat slats, as the English type, is therefore recommended.
Discover the wonderful island of Zanzibar in all its forms, let yourself be surprised by the untouched landscapes and the colors of the local culture. Rely on the experts hands of our partner that with a wide choice of excursions will be able to reveal every secret of this earthly paradise.
Visit at the characteristic mud village and discover Kendwa, one of the most famous beaches of the island, where you will have the opportunity to spend a relaxing afternoon and enjoy the exciting colour of an African sunset. In the afternoon, you will be offered a tropical fruit snack.
The Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park is a 50 km2 national park of Tanzania located on the island of Zanzibar. It is the only one in Zanzibar. This half day excursion will take you to discover the Red Colubus, an endemic species of monkey, with curious red back, typical of Zanzibar and other species of fauna such the Sykes monkey, bush babies, more than 50 species of butterfly and 40 species of birds. The bay is also proposed to be declared a Ramsar Site and is placed on the Tanzanian Tentative List for World Heritage Sites to recognize its unique natural and cultural assets with due consideration of proposed conservation efforts.
A half day surrounded by the fragrances of this wonderful Island: Zanzibar, in the past known as “The island of spices”. Visit to a spice plantation will make you know the origins and savour the aromas: nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, coffee, lemongrass and many more. The acknowledge Team will explain to you all the remedies, the characteristics and curiosities related to these intense and exotic aromas.
Stone Town is the old part of Zanzibar City, the main city of Zanzibar. It was the former capital of the Zanzibar Sultanate, and the flourishing centre of the spice trade as well as the slave trade in the 19th century. When the United Republic of Tanzania was formed, Zanzibar maintained a semi-autonomous status, with Stone Town as the seat of local government. Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Its architecture reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture, giving a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. For this reason, the town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
Changuu Island, Prison or Quarantine Island, is a small island 5.6 km northwest of Stone Town. The island is around 800 m long and 230 m wide. The island saw use as a prison for rebellious slaves in 1860 s and also functioned as a coral mine. The British First Minister of Zanzibar, Lloyd Mathews, purchased the island in 1893 and constructed a prison complex there. No prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead it became a quarantine station for yellow fever cases. The station was only occupied for around half of the year and the rest of the time it was a popular holiday destination. More recently, the island has become a government-owned tourist resort and houses a collection of endangered Aldabra giant tortoises which were originally a gift from the British governor of the Seychelles.
Spend a wonderful day exploring the Menai Bay Conservation area sailing on board of typical local boats, the dhow. We will reach a beautiful sandbank where you can relax, take the sun and snorkel. A succulent local lunch with delicious grilled fish, lobster and shellfish will be offered on the lovely landscape of Kwale Island, surrounded by the scent of the tamarind trees. We will explore the natural swimming pool in the mangrove bay and we will visit the majestic 500 years old baobab tree, the oldest specimen of baobab. Menai Bay is also a marine protected area where, with a little luck, you can spot some nice dolphins.
This half day excursion will take you to the southern part of Zanzibar. After getting there we take a motorized boat so as to reach the dolphin zone where we can swim and play with the very friendly dolphins.
To live the unforgettable experience of the safari,
we must move from Zanzibar to the near Tanzania, where the game drive is the main tourist
activity in the country. Reaching Tanzania means taking advantage of a full immersion in nature:
it is a journey of adventure and respect for the precious environmental richness that needs to
It is well known that Tanzania has beautiful nature reserves rich in wildlife that should be visited once in life. We offer safari for the main National Parks with a standard program or customized as per to your needs. You will be accommodated in very comfortable tented camp inside the parks or lodge, according with the destination, surrounded by nature and wildlife, if you are lucky you can find some elephant eating near your tent or you can meet antelope running on the pathway. You can taste very special local food served under the stars and you can experience the uncontaminated life. Selous, Serengueti, Ngoro Ngoro and more; join us to explore the different forms of wildlife and landscapes of Tanzania and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.