THE OLD TOWN
The old stone town is a fascinating place to wander around. The main tourist features are:
Bel-el-Ajub (House of wanders).Built in 1883 by the Sultan of Barghash, it is one of the most
prominent buildings in the old stone town. It was formally the Sultans palace and one of the longest structures in Zanzibar. This is a beautiful four-storey building surrounded by wide verandas.
Bet-al-Sahel (The palace Museum)
Built in 1828. It displays the period of the Zanzibar Sultanate. To the north of the palace lies the Makusurani graveyard, which is where most of the Sultans were buried.
The ‘Arab’ Fort
This is a massive cren-vaulted and bastioned structure and was built in 1700. The craft gallery has an excellent selection of first rate fabric worth a look.
Old slave market and UMCA cathedral
The cathedral built in 1877 by the mission to central Africa (UMCA), was the first Anglican cathedral in East Africa.
These are historical sites around the island and are worth visiting. Mbweni palace is an interesting architectural structure. Mvuleni dates from an abortive Portuguese attempt to colonize the island.
Mahurumbi palace built the Sultan is in 1882 and the remaining columns once supported a large upper floor overhead aqueduct, Mangapwani slave caves were used for illegal slave trade after the British had abolished it.
This is a nature reserve for the rare red colobus monkey, species of antelope, the Zanzibar duiker and Sunni.
Also known as Prison Island. It is the most famous of the offshore islands and in the 19th century was used for housing slaves. The beach is superb, the sea is crystal clear and there’s a whole family of giant tortoises roaming freely and often copulating.
These are protected by reefs, with soap of seaweed to swim in. They are totally relaxing and crime free. Scuba diving in the numerous coral reefs off the main island and its many offshore islets. There is a variety of soft and hard corals. Other marine life seen are such as, bat fish, lionfish, blue turtle, whale and sharks. Snorkeling this is done at the northern tip of Bawe Island.
SRTS 026: ZANZIBAR ISLAND “The Spice Island”
Board your flight and cross the Indian ocean to the Zanzibar Island. Visit the historical Island, Beach Resort and rich plantations of “of Gold of Zanzibar”
(Cloves), Sultans Palaces, Old Shirazi ruins, Persian baths and the infamous stone town reminding of the exotic past, see Red Colubus monkeys that are found no where else in the world.
Day 1. Zanzibar.
Arrival and transfer to Blue Bay Beach Resort/Breeze Hotel/Serena Zanzibarhttp://zanzibar.htm#fumba or similar for accommodation.
Day 2. Zanzibar
Full day to relax, explore and shopping. Overnight at Island Hotel or similar.At Leisure/
Day 3. Flight back.
Board your flight back to Mombasa or Nairobi.
Price per person sharing on Request
Blue Bay Beach Resort Zanzibar
Located on the peaceful South-Western coast of the exotic island of Zanzibar, lying on an untouched beach and forest, with ultimate privacy, “Blue Bay Beach Resort” offers relaxation and
personal service which will fulfill your most romantic dreams.
Fumba Beach Lodge Facilities
- Thirty minutes’ drive from Zanzibar International Airport, Stone Town.
- Spacious luxury en-suites with private roof terrace, bath, and open-air shower.
- Indian Ocean sunset.
- Excellent restaurant with continental, international, and Zanzibari cuisine.
- Swimming pool with cocktail bar.
- Three private beaches.
- Tropical forest gardens with lush natural environment.
- Snorkeling and swimming trips, Padi diving and school, light sport fishing.
- Various road and water activities and excursions.
- Gift shop with wide range of quality local crafts’ accessories and jewelry.
- Library, board games, card games.