A trip to Zanzibar will open your senses to idyllic sand beaches filled with palm trees, rich aromatic air of the spice markets, and a chilled atmosphere to take things pole pole – meaning slowly in Swahili. Plan a holiday to Zanzibar to take advantage of its warm tropical waters ...
“Sites were outstanding but a major flaw of the tour was the travel time between destinations- too much time on the road compared with time spent at the locations.Traveling 12 + hrs without enough time to recuperate at the destination”
“This was the most incredible tour I have ever taken! I have been taking tours for the past 12 years and I do not have enough amazing things to say about this one. tit was so organized fun well rounded. ”
“This was my forth time travelling with Tucan. Kenya and Tanzania were both an amazing experience but what made the experience special was our guide Jordan who took care of us in every possible way and attended every single need. Thanks Jordan!!”
“The tour was very well organized and our group leader Kim made every effort to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Accommodation and food were always amazing and the general itinerary of the tour covered everything one might want to see.”
“The tour was amazing. On day one we met our tour guide Jordan which was a bit surprising as he was a Londoner but there was no need to worry Jordan really knew his stuff and was very quick to help with any problems or arrange any optional excersion. ”
“The tour included all the highlights of Kenya and Tanzania - fantastic if you love to safari due to the number of game drive opportunities we had. Accommodation was generally good and both tour leader and driver fantastic!”
A trip to Zanzibar will open your senses to idyllic sand beaches filled with palm trees, rich aromatic air of the spice markets, and a chilled atmosphere to take things pole pole – meaning slowly in Swahili. Plan a holiday to Zanzibar to take advantage of its warm tropical waters for an underwater adventure, curvy alleys to witness unique architecture representing its culture or to be lost in the jungles to catch a sight of Red Colobus Monkeys, one of the rarest primates in Africa. There isn’t a single moment to lose!
Eat some of East Africa’s best street food at the Forodhani Gardens after sunset
Get lost in the winding streets of Stone Town, Zanzibar’s cultural and historic centre
Explore the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean
Take a trip to Prison Island (also called Changuu Island) to visit the giant tortoises
Tour a spice farm and indulge in the rich scents of everything from lemongrass to chilli
While Zanzibar is the name of the country, it is also the name of one of the country’s smaller (uninhabited) islands. Chances are you will spend most of your time on Unguja, the biggest island in the Zanzibar archipelago.
Get ready to eat some of the spiciest food in the world! Popular as “the spice island”, Zanzibar was a spice plantation in the 18th century and continues to heavily flavour its dishes.
Think you know how to tell time? Think again. Zanzibar operates on Swahili time, which begins to be counted as the sun rises. This means that the 7:00 am you’re used to is in fact, 1:00am in Zanzibar (as the sun typically rises at 6:00am), and so on.
Speaking of time, those in Zanzibar like to take things pole pole - the Swahili term for slow. Relax, don’t rush, and do as the locals do.
Tea drinking is a way of life in Zanzibar. Be sure to try ginger chai (tangawizi), best if purchased from a roadside tea stand.