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Zanzibar Tours

What Zanzibar tours should I do?

Zanzibar is full of activities! That includes classic Zanzibar tours like the Spice Tour and Stone Town Tour. There are also many Swahili culture experiences, like Zanzibar village tours. Not to mention Indian Ocean excursions to enjoy the nature and snorkel.

In all our tours we have considered the possibilities to make activities more beneficial to the local communities. We are the only Travelife certified tour operator in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar tour prices of the tours depend on the size of the group and the departure point. We will tailor-make tours for you when needed, just tell us what you are interested in! It can be anything – shoe making, cooking, fashion, ancient history, sea life, language lessons…

Culture Tours in Zanzibar

Zanzibari culture is a unique mixture of African and Arab, with a hint of Europe and India. Due to it’s location on the African coast in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar has always been a ocation where people from different continents meet. On our tours, you have see how people live their lives in the villages or taste the local cuisine in an authentic setting.

Spice Tour

Get familiar with spices, herbs and exotic fruits! he Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island.

Spice Tour & Cooking Lesson

This favourite tour includes a walk on a local spice farm, and afterwards a tour in a nearby village including a short cooking lesson.

Stone Town Tour

A walking tour to the history and present of Stone Town. This atmospheric and mystical town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar.

Matemwe Village Tour

This tour takes you to Matemwe village, one of the most untouched by modern life style and mass tourism. Tour includes donations.

Jambiani Village Tour

This is a half day excursion where you will have the chance to experience rural life. The tour is planned in cooperation with the village and includes donations.

Nungwi Village Tour

Discover how locals live their everyday lives and how they make their livelihoods. After that you will visit Mnarani Aquarium.

Culinary Stone Town food tour

While savoring the local treats, including a proper lunch, you will learn about the Stone Town and the life in Zanzibar.

Nature tours in Zanzibar

Did you know that Zanzibar nature is full of giants? The huge coconut crabs come out at night and can be seen especially in Chumbe Island. Whales and whale sharks can be spotted at the sea. And while not huge, the indigenous Red Colobus monkeys are always present in the Jozani forest.

Jozani Forest

Jozani Forest is best known for its red colobus monkeys, which are endemic to Zanzibar. After visiting the red colobus, you will walk across to the Pete-Jozani Mangrove Boardwalk.

Full Day Cruise

Fishing village, sand bank, snorkeling and beach life. A Full day trip on a traditional dhow boat around the southern coastline of Zanzibar. This magical journey will take you on an exploration of the Indian Ocean from Fumba fishing village to the Menai Bay conservation area.

Prison Island

This boat trip will take you to the historical Prison island fro Stone Town. You get a chance to see the islands’ giant tortoise and snorkel in the surrounding corals.

Chumbe Island

This is a one day tour in Chumbe Island, one of the best snorkeling and nature spots in Zanzibar. You bget to snorkel in the protected Chumbe marine park. This tour is a bit of luxury, with a delicious three course meal.

Tours in Pemba

These tours and excursions all take place in Pemba, the northern island of Zanzibar. To take the tours you should be staying in Pemba – and if you haven’t planned that yet, let us tell you, it’s amazing! We are happy to arrange a full Pemba visit and take your Zanzibar experience to the next level.

Ole Village Tour

Ruins, cooking, fishing, handicrafts and fruit bats. This is a full day in the middle of Pemba Island with Kidike Environmental Conservation Club at the village of Mjini Ole. The villagers will show their traditions and customs of their every day life.

Misali Island

Misali’s treasure is its rich ecosystem, which boasts 42 types of corals, over 300 species of fish, a rare subspecies of vervet monkeys, rarely seen coconut crabs and a nesting site for green and hawksbill turtles. Snorkeling here is breath-taking!

Ngezi National Park

Beautiful Ngezi National Park is a place where you can find species such as monkeys, bush babies, fruit bats, all different kinds of birds, flowers, spices and natural lakes. This is the only large patch of tropical forest located on the northwestern corner of Pemba.

Not sure what to do in Zanzibar?

No worries! Let us know where you plan to stay (if you know yet) and what you wish to experience during your stay. We will come back to you with Zanzibar tours suggestions and ideas!

Zanzibar tour reviews

Read the latest reviews about our Zanzibar tours and excursions as well as our Tanzania safaris.

by Alejandro on Colors of Zanzibar
Excellent city and food tour! Highly Recommended!

I recently did a tour with Urban Adventures and I had a great experience. I learned a lot, and ate a lot of delicious food while having a great time, thank you for everything!

Great Company - ask for Saida as your guide

We booked on to the stone town tour & coupled it with the culinary experience as we are both big foodies and we’re keen to experience typical Zanzibar dishes. In the end we enquired via WhatsApp 08:45 and was booked on 09:30 for pickup 11:00 so this was great for us.



Our transfer was $80 return from Nungwi to Stone Town and arrived a little later than 11:00 but we didn’t mind - the driver was very quiet and did not speak to us at all. On arrival to Stone Town, Saida met us and we began the tour. Everything was included to the price and she blended very well the two tours meaning our experience was very natural as we went from historical site to small vendor shop to experience some local foods. The tour lasted around 6 hours and in that time we visited all major sites in central stone town - our highlight however was coffee at Jaw’s Corner with all the locals.



Saida is very knowledgable and keen to interact with her clients - prompting questions and making sure our experience met our expectations. Great Job Saida!

by Pavithra on Stone Town Tour

The walking tour in and around Stone Town was excellent. Our guide Mohammed was very knowledgeable and knew the stories and history of all of Zanzibars sites. He picked us up at our hotel and as we were the only ones scheduled for the tour he was able to tailor it to or needs. I have 9 family members that will be visiting Dar and Zanzibar from the states and I will be booking the Stone Town Walking Tour in Zanzibar for them with Mohammed as their guide. If youre spending more than one day in Stone Town, I recommend going on the tour your first day if possible. That way if you see any little restaurants, boutiques, shops etc. that you like youll have time to return.

The walking tour in and around Stone Town was excellent. Our guide Mohammed was very knowledgeable and knew the stories and history of all of Zanzibars sites. He picked us up at our hotel and as we were the only ones scheduled for the tour he was able to tailor it to or needs. I have 9 family members that will be visiting Dar and Zanzibar from the states and I will be booking the Stone Town Walking Tour in Zanzibar for them with Mohammed as their guide. If youre spending more than one day in Stone Town, I recommend going on the tour your first day if possible. That way if you see any little restaurants, boutiques, shops etc. that you like youll have time to return.

I had an amazing experience with Colors of Zanzibar, starting from the initial communication we had three months before my vacation began. The people I emailed were very courteous and made every arrangement possible for me to experience and enjoy both these tours.

The day of the tour I arrived at my hotel and was greeted by Mohammed while I was in the waiting area. We had a very good chat with the driver as well on our way to the Spice farm. Mohammed told me all about historical places we were passing by. At the spice farm I was quizzed about what the spice could possibly be, and was fascinated by all the things I learned there. We also had a locally prepared lunch, tasted some of the fresh fruit and made our way back to the city. Since it was pretty hot and was the middle of the afternoon, Mohammed gave me the option of resting in the hotel and meeting him later in the evening for the walking tour.

He came back to the hotel and picked me up around 4 PM, and we walked around Stone Town for a good three hours! I got to visit the Slave Museum (it can get overwhelming reading about the history of slavery). We also walked by Freddy Mercury House, visited a jewelry store to ogle at some Tanzanites, and also went to some local shops where I was able to buy some souvenirs. I also really wanted to get some sugarcane juice, and Mohammed was nice enough to get me some at the end of our tour.

Overall I had a great last day of vacation, and I'm so glad I chose Colors of Zanzibar!

by Stephan on Matemwe Village Tour

We did the Matemwe village tour and it was wonderful❤

by Peter on Colors of Zanzibar
Authentic Experience

Mohammad was our guide and did an excellent job of explaining the history of Stone Town along with introducing us to new local foods. It is a great way to see Stone Town and try local food and stop at spots we never would have. I would recommend coming hungry because you will get more than enough food!

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