Safari and excursions

Discovering wild places in East Africa

The Sahari Zanzibar Chic Boutique Resort is available to its clients to organize excursions and trips in the most beautiful surroundings, with the assistance of travel agencies and professionals: numerous opportunities to enrich your stay.

Blue Safari along the west coast of Zanzibar

Blue Safari along the west coast of Zanzibar

Enjoy a wonderful day full of sun, sea and relaxation. The Blue Safari will let you know the west coast of Zanzibar and his views of great charm and beauty, a rugged coastline and a sea dotted with dozens of small islands, sometimes only small coral sand beaches. A taxi will take you to Fumba, where there will be a boat waiting for you. The children who accompany you are very kind and equipped to cool off with water or soft drinks Baridi Baridi, which in Swahili means cold. You can also enjoy fresh coconut and pineapple. You drive along a stretch of ocean where the coral is well preserved and where you can snorkel in search of colorful fish, colorful corals, anemones that host parrotfish ubiquitous. After delighting the eye with snorkeling, it will point at a time of a sandbank, where there is a giant baobab trees, hundreds of years old. The island is also catering for tourists, away from the burning rays of the sun, enjoy a meal fit for a gourmet: squid, lobster, shrimp, fish and grilled octopus, and then fried potatoes, rice with coconut sauce, chapati. Finally, a variety of tropical fruits that are the envy of the market in Stone Town.

Trip to Dolphin Bay in Kizimkazi

Dolphin Bay In Kizimkazi on the southwest coast of Zanzibar

If you want a close encounter with the dolphins you just have to book a tour at Kizimkazi, in the famous bay of the dolphins. After half an hour's drive from the busy Kizimkazi, lovely location on the southwest coast of Zanzibar. Kizimkazi is a fishing village, in its bay there are several groups of dolphins and humpback whales, which can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins, experiencing a very rewarding experience. The journey to this trip should be done early in the morning to avoid the crowds of tourists that could disturb the dolphins. Kizimkazi is also the site of a mosque of the twelfth century, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, so the trip will also have a cultural aspect.

Safari in Tanzania

Safari in Tanzania in the national parks of northern Tanzania

For adventurers, we organize together with some local agencies of safari in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The park is one of the most important protected areas of East Africa. It has an area of 14.763 kmĀ², and is located in northern Tanzania, in the plain of the same name, between Lake Victoria and the border with Kenya. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Tanzania, and the most important part of a system of four protected areas known as "Northern Safari Circuit", which also includes the Lake Manyara National Park, the Tarangire National Park, the National Park and Arusha Nature Reserve Ngorongoro. The Serengeti is famous above all for its exceptionally rich wildlife, making it one of the most representative ecosystem of the savannah sub-Saharan Africa and one of the major tourist attractions in East Africa. It contains, among other things, all five so-called "big five": elephant, lion, leopard, black rhino and buffalo. The herds of ungulates (especially zebra and wildebeest) reach in this region and numerosity exceptional result in spectacular seasonal migrations between the south and the grasslands of the Masai Mara.

Spice Tour in Zanzibar

Spice Tour plantations and markets

Do not miss a visit to the spice plantations, a time not very remote were one of the main activities of Zanzibar, and now are simply grown for home consumption or to be sold to tourists. It not only spices but fruits like mango, pineapple, papaya, bananas, passion fruit, bunghi, staffelis and many others. You can reach by taxi. The tour guide will recognize the various types of spices. Many of these plants, in addition to being used in the kitchen, are a cure for many diseases. Display the cinnamon tree, which smells from the top to the roots, is used to flavor rice dishes, sauces and desserts. Cardamom used for cakes, rice or meat dishes. Cloves, the most important crop of Zanzibar and Pemba. These are used whole or powdered rice dishes and cakes. They also have a strong antiseptic power and are used for example to combat toothache. Nutmeg is used to flavor cakes or meat dishes. Black pepper is often used in spice mixtures. Ginger, used in the preparation of drinks and meat dishes. Coffee lovers can not help but try Kahawa, strong coffee flavored with cardamom and ginger, served in small porcelain cups.

Prison Island in Zanzibar

Prison Island Small island of Zanzibar archipelago

Despite its name, the island has never been used as a prison, but rather in its buildings the slaves were kept before being shipped to the time of the Arab countries, to keep quarantined people with yellow fever. The prison was built in 1893. Its cells are currently temporary shelter for the giant tortoises that inhabit the island, from the Seychelles. The turtles were a gift from the Sultan of Zanzibar for his concubine. This is one of the few places in the world where there are these kinds of turtles. It is a species at risk of extinction. Unfortunately unscrupulous poachers have contributed to the near extinction, selling them to the zoo or to private collectors, while the eggs are eaten by crabs, birds and other predators. You can buy plants to feed the turtles and so contribute to their sustenance and protection. The island also allows you to snorkel or lie on the beach for a few hours of sunshine. There are many plants and various species of birds. The island is also home to the dik dik, the smallest species of antelope living. And it's a corner of paradise, ideal place to spend a day in contact with nature.

Kendwa and Nungwi a Zanzibar

Kendwa and Nungwi North Coast of Zanzibar

We will take you to discover these beautiful beaches on the northern tip of the island of Zanzibar. The trip takes more than an hour as you cross the island. You can enjoy the beauty of nature, the villages of farmers and fishermen and their boats with sails of Arab origin, used for the transport of goods or adapted for tourist cruises. At Nungwi you will see an aquarium with sea turtles and then enjoy the sun of its beaches. Kendwa has a beautiful beach and a sea of infinite shades of blue, this is the only part of the coast always swimming, which is independent of the presence or absence of the low tide. Walk, take a dip in the clear water and watch the sunset while sipping a cocktail from one of the many beach bars that stay open well into the night. Kendwa also depart from guided tours that reach the northern part of the island of Zanzibar, to the island of Mnemba. The trips are most recommended to tourists by boat, the traditional boats built in Nungwi using plants and vegetation.

Coral Park of Chumbe Island

Chumbe Island The first marine reserve in Tanzania

The island of Chumbe is a small island of just 22 hectares, situated 12 km south-west of the city of Stone Town. On the island there are two historical buildings, a small mosque and a lighthouse, both of the early twentieth century. The reef of Chumbe is one of the best preserved in the region, and is home to 370 species of fish and over 200 species of coral. The overall objective of CHICOP is to create a management model Park financially and environmentally sustainable, where ecotourism supports comprehensive programs of environmental education for local schools and other benefits for the local conservation and research. Chumbe Island Coral Park has received the recognition of the United Nations! If you like quiet and want to be in a place untainted by mass tourism, Chumbe is definitely for you.

Jozani Forest in Zanzibar

Jozani Forest the largest natural area in the spice island

Jozani Forest is the only national park in Zanzibar, the only remaining indigenous forest, located between Chwaka bay and Uzi. Seasonal flooding, combined with high levels of water have created this unique forest. It is bordered to the north by mangrove forests, the area is a mosaic of different habitats and rare species, endemic and endangered, such as the Red Colobus Monkey. It is one of the rare monkey species in the world, with only 2000 examples. There are over 100 species of butterflies and small birds suck the nectar of tropical flowers. There is also Aders elusive Duiker, also endangered, while being protected by the law of Zanzibar. Forest conservation is ensured in various forms, for example with school programs and educational, or replanting of mangroves. Mangroves, these precious plants that filter the water of the sea and protect the coast. In fact, they offer protection for many species of fish that can reproduce between their roots. Their destruction produces irreversible damage to an entire ecosystem.