Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Zanzibar Beach Holiday and Itineraries

Zanzibar Island is also is known as the ‘‘Spice land of Zanzibar’’ Zanzibar Beach Holidays with its romantic hideaway offers the most beautiful beaches with countless palm trees, dhows, ancient ruins, exotic spices and veiled women.

The island’s incredible history includes seafarer’s and slave trader’s explorers. It is famous to the rest of the part of the world as being a former major slave trade centre.

Where better to go after an action-packed safari or a tough climb? Zanzibar is a tropical paradise just off the coast from Dar es Salaam. Let us arrange for you a relaxing beach vacation on the Isle of Spice. Zanzibar beach the endless blue skies, stunning white sands beaches framed by whispering palm fronds. Dancing to an African drum beat long into the night. Cool water and hot sun on your skin. The bustle of the bazaars and the exquisite architecture of Stone town. Your memories of Zanzibar will last a lifetime.

Tro-Peaks Adventures offers an unforgettable island excursion and we can organize a Zanzibar beach holiday for most any budget. Contact us to start planning a most memorable Zanzibar excursion.

Stone Town

Stone Town is the atmospheric cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar City. You can have from 3- hours plus walking tour with our guide to explore and enjoy this city which is constructed from coral stone in the 19th and 20th centuries. Stone Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. You’ll get to know the town as you see heritage sites and architecture, visit a local marketplace, check out the church and memorial at the old slave market, admire the former home of the sultan, and do some shopping with the help of your guide. At night time tourist can also have time to visit Forodhani park where different types of local Zanzibar food are cooked. This is very busy town and tourists do enjoy visiting this place.

Zanzibar Beaches

Brilliant white beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean provide the perfect places to relax, soak up the busy sightseeing. Modern resorts nestle in the shade of coconut palms, providing cool and comfortable retreats. The beaches are paradise. Most indigenous people live in fishing villages where they live a simple way of life, unchanged through the years. Just south of Zanzibar town are Fuji Beach and Chuini Beach, which both offer facilities for a range of water sports, while to the north there is Mangapwani where the only noise is likely to be the sound of the ocean. On the northern tip of the Island is Nungwi, where visitors can watch fishermen’s boats being built or swim in the coral lagoons.

On Zanzibar’s northeast coast are the beaches of Matemwe, Mapenzi, Kiwenwga and Uroa, with their wide stretches of uncrowded sands and opportunities to explore the underwater world. Other well developed resorts areas: Pingwe, Bwejuu and Jambiani are to be found on the south-eastern coast. As well as water sports there are also opportunities for fishing or for observing the activities of the local fishermen.

Prison Island

The prison was built in 1893 and was originally intended to house violent prisoners from the mainland and sick people.

You will get the opportunity to visit the tortoise sanctuary, which contains a large colony of giant tortoise imported from the Seychelles in the late 19th century. The average weight of these creatures is 200 kg, and many of them are said to be over 180 years old. There will be a chance to touch the tortoise and take photos. The island is also a home to a colony of beautiful peacocks.

For the rest of the trip you can either enjoy the marine life as you snorkel around the coral that fringes Prison Island or just relax under the warm glow of the sun, until you head back to Stone Town.

Dolphin watching tour

Kizimkazi fishing village is the village located at the southern coast of Zanzibar Island. once the foremost settlement on the East Coast of Africa, now best known for being home to several schools of Bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. Ocean water in this coast is completely blue and clean and make easy to see the dolphins. If you are professional swimmer then you can also able to swim close to the dolphins.

Spices for all senses tours

Spices and herbs were originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India.

This tour is a walking tour in a spice farm (shamba). While there, you shall see how the spices, herbs and fruits grow and are cultivated. Your tour guide will describe how the crops can be used.

You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava and oranges. After the tour you will enjoy a traditional swahili lunch at the farm. Here is when you can really taste the different ways of using spices.

Jozani Forest

Jozani Forest Reserve, occupy an area of 10 sq.km with thick forest supporting trees over 100 years old this is the one of the last remaining sanctuaries for red colobus monkey.

List of things to see here is the endemic Red Colobus Monkey. Troops of these monkeys can be found scrambling from branch to branch, in search of food. The monkeys have become acclimatised to people and allow you to get close to them to take photographs as they eat, play and jump from the treetops.