THINGS TO DO IN ZANZIBAR
Haraka haraka haina baraka – Rush, rush gets you nowhere
This symbolic Swahili motto is our invitation for you to relax, unwind, and enjoy a holiday in the calm surroundings of our resort. You would then want to make your way towards the more exotic and adrenaline rush-inducing treats that Zanzibar has to offer! Be it Stone Town’s labyrinth of streets, the rare and sheer wonder of the native wildlife, the ingenuity of the Spice Farms, or the thrill of the deep waters.. there’s magic to be experienced in every nook and corner of the island!
- We can arrange tailor made tours which include a wide range of activities and attractions mentioned above on the island of Zanzibar. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a spice tour at our retreat, or at one of the many farms around Zanzibar. Pick peppercorns, peel cinnamon bark and taste natural nutmeg and vanilla. Discover the fascinating prospect of taking away the seeds and powders for your kitchen cupboard, grown on the island of Zanzibar.
SPORTS & GAMES
Our pool is almost certainly the highlight of the hotel, decked with luminous tiles that sparkle at night. At low tide, the shore is perfect for a dip in the sea. You could ride over to the nearby fishing village of Kiwanga, or guests who are more inclined to experience local games can take a stab at Bao - the native boardgame.
Zanzibar is very reminiscent of the exotic tales of Arabian nights and African Tribes that you were entertained by as a child. All of it comes together as a coherent whole in this historic town. The UNESCO World Heritage site is a labyrinth of lanes and minarets, dotted with colourful markets. Visit the House of Wonders, experience the romance of the Princess Salme Museum and wind it up with a dash of history from the 17th century Old Fort of Zanzibar.
WILDLIFE & NATURE
Head to the southern part of the island where you can embark on a dolphin spotting journey. This activity is best performed early in the day, before the dolphins dive deep, in search of cooler waters. Take a stroll with giant tortoises on Changuu Island, which is a 30-minute boat ride from Stone Town, or pay a visit to the cheeky, native Red Colobus Monkeys in the nearby Jozani forest.
DIVING & SNORKELING
The island is home to many magnificent diving and snorkeling sites, of which the Mnemba Marine Reserve is particularly popular. Located about a 20-minute boat ride away from the north shore, this fabulous underwater world, houses hundreds of species of fish. Divers and Snorkelers can always keep their fingers crossed and hope for turtle or gentle whale shark sightings!
Any given time of the day, you will see the traditional Arabic Dhow making its way across the horizon. We can arrange local trips on the sea for fishing expeditions, or just a sail along the pristine and serene coast of the Indian Ocean. Take a sunset cruise, relax and enjoy the calmness with a cocktail in hand.
Being home to some of Africa's best deep-sea fishing grounds, Zanzibar provides an exciting opportunity for fishing enthusiasts! Large schools of Kingfish and Barracuda among other species can be found so you will not be disappointed when you head out on your adventure activity!
Ever wanted to experience off-road quad driving on your own? There's no better place than Zanzibar to do it! Treat yourself to the best of Zanzibar's local culture, discover nature in its truest form, and even interact with locals over the course of your quad tour!
Our convenient location within the confines of the forest reserve enables guests to take a stroll along the lush green paths, spotting Sunis (small antelopes) birds, and more often than not - bushbabies in the tree tops. We also organise mini safari picnics.
Kizimaki, being the favourite hangout spot for dolphins in Zanzibar, makes for a popular tourist spot. You can keep an eye out for both bottle-nose and humpback dolphins.
Trips can be arranged as per your convenience, so take some time out and make sure you enjoy the sights of the friendly and joy-inducing dolphins!