Zanzibar City

Ole Village Tour


Explore Zanzibar through its unique culture, art & history.


Get off the beaten path as you leave the main island of Zanzibar and discover the beautiful Pemba Island.


Let us treat you to a delicious lunch as a part of the local experience.

Be Our Guest in the Historical Mjini Ole Village and Learn about Its Culture

Experience a full day of incredible local activities in the middle of Pemba Island! Learn directly from the villagers about their traditions, local customs, and everyday life. You can see the endemic Pemba fruit bats, join a cooking lesson, visit ruins that are over 1,000 years old, learn to fish as the locals do, experience village life, and watch as local artists make traditional handicrafts.


Explore, learn

new skills, make

incredible memories

Pemba has a long history, preserved in the 11th-century ruins of an old town just beyond the village of Mjini Ole. Pieces of Persian and Chinese ceramics can still be found in the ground, along with fragments of ancient human and animal bones.

On this unique Pemba tour, you’ll get to choose exactly what you want to do on this fascinating, historic island.

You could join a cooking lesson and learn to prepare traditional dishes, witness how local handicrafts are made, or join the fishermen for some sea fishing.

In Mjini Ole’s local conservation area, you have the unique chance to see Pemba flying foxes, the world’s biggest fruit bats, in their natural habitat. A nearby mangrove forest can be visited on foot or by boat. Or you could learn about the Kidike project, which is planting more forests to prevent erosion.

You can choose which of these activities you want to experience, for one of the best memories of your stay in Zanzibar! The trip includes lunch in a local home.

Book Your Ole Village Tour


  • 1 person 120 USD
  • 2 people 160 USD (80 pp)
  • 3 people 180 USD (60 pp)
  • 4 people or more 50 USD pp


Full day


Private walking tour


  • Transfer from Chake Chake or Wete
  • Entrance fee to Kidike Conservation Club
  • Local lunch
  • Professional local guide
  • Activities of your choice: ruins, fishing, handicrafts, cooking


Transfer from other parts of Zanzibar


Modest dress that covers your shoulders and knees is recommended. Don’t forget to bring good walking shoes for walking in the forest.


You can combine this tour with a Chake Chake Village Tour. This tour includes a visit to the local museum.

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