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Things to Do in Zanzibar City

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Zanzibar City and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Zanzibar City activities? We have 29 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Paje Beach & Blue Lagoon Half Day Tour in Zanzibar Lunch Included

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 74.00


Paje is a small village located on the southeast coast between the villages of Bwejuu and Jambiani. Paje Beach is the top site used to learn kiteboarding, since a very consistent side-onshore wind is blowing most of the year, the lagoon is shallow during low tide and has a sandy bottom, and the... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Stone Town Bike Tour in Zanzibar

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 35.00


Gets your majestic experience during 3 hours Stone Town Bike Tour in Zanzibar. We have design the most scenic biking rout in the old city of Zanzibar, riding the most recognized landmark as you explore the ancient buildings, colonial places that between them walls containing the history of the ancient dominion of Sultan. House of wonder (the palace of Sultan No.1)  The old Anglican church (before -was the slave... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Villages and Lives Walking Tour in Zanzibar

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 70.00


This unique tour encompasses wonderful scenery as well as a real insight into traditional Swahili life. It begins with a visit of the small local village house where native welcome awaits you and you will hear tales of Swahili past and present. The you will proceed with a discovery of this village that dedicate the works of coconuts, the real lives of this populations, how the native enjoys their lives on the sun, the endless... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Zanzibar Food and Spices Tour Including Traditional Swahili Lunch

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 41.00


Learn the true meaning behind Zanzibar`s nickname of ‘Spice Island` on this 4-hour food-and-spice-oriented tour. With a local guide, dig deep into the island`s culinary culture and engage your senses on many levels. Get a taste of Zanzibar by visiting a spice... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Experience Handmade Zanzibar: Market and Workshops Tour

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 48.00


Go far beyond Stone Town with a 4-hour off-the-beaten-path adventure in greater Zanzibar City. Visit a textile workshop and see artisans at work. Get a sense of the real life of locals by experiencing the vibrant atmosphere and amazing variety of one of Zanzibar`s biggest markets. Stop by... Read More

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Day Spa

Zanzibar City: Cinnamon Spa Experience

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 132.00


Indulge yourself in a custom-designed spa treatment using the freshest organic ingredients from Zanzibar. The spa offers a full range of face and body treatments including facials, massages, body scrubs, body wraps, and bath therapies.

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Day Trips

Nakupenda Beach Day Tour in Zanzibar

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 88.00


Nakupenda (In swahili means I LOVE YOU) is the name of an amazing sandbank located just off Stone town. A Full day trip dedicates Prison Island's giants tortoises visit, snorkeling, sunbathing, taste of Sea foods and seasonal fruits. Snorkeling off Prison island, viewing stunning array of colored corals and tropical fish of the islands before reaching our dream place Nakupenda. A place where brilliant birdlife... Read More

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Day Trips

Uroa Bay Half Day trip In Zanzibar Include Buffet Dinner

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 88.00


Uroa is a small rural coastal village on central eastern parts of Zanzibar. It is located in the Uroa Bay, approximately halfway between the villages of Kiwengwa, Pongwe and Chwaka; 21.7 miles (35 km) north of Zanzibar Town. Uroans mostly live on fishing and seaweed farming; tourism is also... Read More

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Dinner Package

Zanzibar: Sunset Dinner Cruise at Mbweni Ruins

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 108.00


Cruise along the waters surrounding Zanzibar City on a 5.5-hour trip from Stone Town to the Mbweni Ruins. Begin your evening with a sunset cruise, followed by cocktails on board. Then disembark and feast on a romantic candlelit dinner at the ruins.

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History & Heritage Tours

From Stone Town: 6-Hour Sultan Panorama Tour

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 118.00


Discover Zanzibars history and culture as you see historic sites, explore a spice farm, and visit a local village. This 6-hour tour from Stone Town is ideal for visitors with limited time and want to experience a bit of everything Zanzibar has to offer

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Honeymoon Packages

3 Days Honeymoon Special Tours in Zanzibar

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 467.00


3 days at disposal for your honeymoon to enjoy the best of Zanzibar, from exotic native green forest the only remaining natural forest that represents a very important refuge for the fauna of this island to a place of renew one's strength in relaxation. Village Spa, a place where the physical, mental and spiritual are equally cared for. Safari blue an incomparable adventure that you would live at authentic of local... Read More

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Local Flavor & Neighborhood Tours

Handmade Zanzibar

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 48.00


Wander through the exotic fruit and vegetable stalls of the islands biggest market and top it all off with a delicious lunch at a local ocean view restaurant!

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Meet the Locals

North Coast Tour & Turtle Sanctuary with Lunch

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 118.00


The North coast is the dhow building capital of Zanzibar. Dhows are built in the same way they have been for centuries; skilled craftsmen bending wood to create the dhows.

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Multi-day Tours

4 Days 3 Nights Safari Mikumi National Park from Zanzibar

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 998.00


Mikumi National Park located at the north bordered to the south with the Selous Game Reserve. Mikumi National Park covers an area of 3230 km² hence is the fifth largest in the country. Mikumi is a very short safari from Dar es Salaam, approximately 5hrs by vehicle from Dar es salaam.... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

Soul of Zanzibar Experience

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 3226.00


On this memorable and relaxation holiday, you will get a chance to experience the bellow activities;A walking tour to the history and present of Stone Town. This atmospheric and mystical town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar.Get familiar with spices, herbs and exotic fruits! he Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice... Read More

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Nature & Panoramic Tours

Zanzibar 3-Hour Green Panorama Tour

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 94.00


Take a break from the sun loungers and souvenir stalls, and escape into the Zanzibar's green pockets of lush indigenous forest on a 3-hour panorama tour. Visit Jozani Forest, Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and ZALA Park to see unique plant and animal life.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

The Rock Restaurant & Blue Lagoon Half Day Tour in Zanzibar

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 74.00


The Rock, a world-famous restaurant, known not only for its extraordinary location, but also its fabulous food inspired by the natural resources, a twist of Zanzibar and Italian love. The Rock located in the south east, on the Michamwi Pingwe peninsula. The Blue Lagoon is just Off Michamvi... Read More

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Sailing Trips & Boat Tours

Full-Day Sandbank Picnic in Zanzibar

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 105.00


Sail the waters off the coast of Zanzibar on this full-day cruise and private picnic lunch. Pay a visit to historic Changuu Island. Snorkel in a live coral reef in the Indian Ocean, then enjoy a sumptuous beach picnic of fresh seafood on Pange Sandbank.

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Sailing Trips & Boat Tours

Relaxing 2-Hour Dhow Sunset Cruise

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 40.00


Escape the bustle of the city and sail through the clear coastal waters of Tanzania on this magical sunset cruise from Stone Town. On this 2-hour cruise, just relax, enjoy the warm breeze, and take in the beauty of the African shoreline.

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Walking Tours

Zanzibar City: 3-Hour Princess Salme Tour

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 36.00


Learn the incredible story of the 19th-century Arabian princess of Zanzibar, Seyyida Salme, in 3-Hours across the ruins of the palaces at Mtoni and Marahubi, and Stone Town's Palace Museum. Discover one of the more bizarre chapters in Tanzania's history.

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Walking Tours

Stone Town: Freddie Mercury Tour

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 43.00


Walk the streets of Stone Town and follow in the footsteps of Zanzibars most famous son, Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock band Queen, skilled musician, flamboyant showman, and a local Zanzibari.

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Walking Tours

Prison Island Full-Day Trip from Stone Town, Zanzibar

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 57.00


Visit the white sandy beaches and spectacular coral reefs of Prison Island on this day trip from Stone Town, Zanzibar. Take a short boat ride to the island and spend your day snorkeling alongside tropical fish, hiking, and relaxing in the sun.

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Walking Tours

Slave Routes of Zanzibar - 3-Hour Guided Tour

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 59.00


See the historical sites of Zanzibars slave trading past. Visit Dhow Harbor in Malindi, where slave ships brought their human cargo from Bagamoyo to Zanzibar. See the house of a notorious Arab slave trader and the site of the old slave market.

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Walking Tours

From Zanzibar City: 3-Hour Jozani Forest Tour

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 87.50


Head out into the Jozani Forest on a 3-hour expedition that takes you straight into the heart of nature. Follow your guide to hear about the delicate ecosystem, see its animals, learn the medicinal properties of its plants, and view the stunning scenery.

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Walking Tours

Zanzibar - 3-Hour Spice Tour with Cooking Lesson

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 93.00


Visit Zanzibars spice plantations and learn how to cook Swahili dishes! Zanzibars importance in the spice trade extends back 200 years and the Spice Islands continue to export cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom across the world.

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Walking Tours

3-Hour Stone Town Tour

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 43.00


Follow the trail of sultans, slaves and explorers through the winding streets of Stone Town on our 3-hour guided city tour. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar and show you where they occurred.

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Walking Tours

Urban Adventures: Zesty Zanzibar

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 41.00


Venture beyond the shaker to a spice farm to sample the best Spice Island has to offer. After exploring a nearby village, head to the home of a local cassava farmer for a Swahili cooking lesson and lunch of freshly-farmed produce.

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Walking Tours

Music, Dance, Art! Swahili Culture Trip on Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 55.00


Experience the rich Swahili culture of Zanzibar Island on this half-day tour. As you travel through local villages, immerse yourself in African culture while learning about Swahilis music, dance, visual arts, traditional games, and rich cuisine.

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Walking Tours

Made in Zanzibar Shopping Tour

Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 37.00


This Zanzibar shopping excursion offers the best arts and crafts that the island can offer. Bring home souvenirs like intricately carved furniture, baskets, and rugs, explore the different areas of the island, and experience the local culture.

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