A vacation on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar. Stone Town, where Africa meets East and snorkeling on Prison Island. only 400 USD
A vacation on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar.
Stone Town, where Africa meets East and snorkeling on Prison Island.
Located on the west coast of Unguja, Stone Town, the
historic and cultural heart of Zanzibar, is perhaps the most fascinating city
in Africa and rich in atmosphere south of the Sahara. Remember, in many ways
the Arab and North African medinas, with its enchanted maze of winding streets,
lively bazaars and grand residences Arabic and Indian. A place where reality
and fantasy are easily confused.
Stone Town was once the heart of the slave trade in
East Africa, you can still see the wretched of the cells below the last slave
market. Also for this reason will always remain a very picturesque destination.
The essence of Stone Town is its cosmopolitan nature,
able to absorb and mix external influences. The fusion of cultures can be read
on the faces of its inhabitants, or lateen sails by dhow passing back and forth
in the harbor along with hydrofoils light.
A Stone Town there is no official tourist office, but
you can find an information desk in the hall of the Old Fort which takes a few
brochures and guided tours. The best way to get around in Stone Town is on
foot. Distances are short and though most of the streets are too narrow for
The main taxi stands are the central market, the
northern end of Kenyatta Road, at the southern end of Kaunda Road, to Forodhani
Gardens and before the hot nightlife spots. A ride into town costs about Tsh
A good way to navigate is to take a guided walking
tour (3 hours, $ 20-30 per person) with stops at major tourist spots.
Located at 38 km south-east of Stone Town, just after
the village of Pete, there is the National Park Jozani-Chwaka Bay. At the
center of the park lies the Jozani Forest, home to a wide variety of wildlife
at one time scattered throughout the island, including the Red Colobus and
Sykes monkeys, ipotamocheri and some small species of antelope such as duiker
of Ader and the suni, giant shrews, chameleons and many volatile butterflies.
The forest offers nature trails to suit all tastes,
from a comfortable walk of an hour up to a half-day trek.
The park (daily 7.30-17) costs $ 8 entrance, which
includes the forest, a visit to the mangroves and a guide.
It 's the most famous half-day excursion to Zanzibar.
Highlight of the tour consists of a guided walk at a spice farm (shamba) in the
heart of Unguja, where you'll be shown herbs and spices, fruits and other
products of the earth with fascinating descriptions of their use and numerous
possibilities to test scent and flavor. All this often ends with a tasty lunch.
All tours depart in the morning from Stone Town or
from the resorts (the last at 9.30) and fall around 14. You will pay about $ 15
per person for a place in a shared minibus, or more than $ 35 per person for a
Diving and Snorkeling:
An excursion to Changuu (Prison Island), a narrow but
long strip 700 5 km north-west of Stone Town, is a popular destination,
pleasant and economical way to get out of town. There is a nice beach, you can
snorkel in the reef that surrounds it is not too deep, and there is a good
accommodation to stay overnight. Grand part of the island is covered in coral
rag forest (vegetation that grows on arid and rocky coral only), where he lives
a bunch of tiny suni antelope. The large enclosure behind the restaurant hosts
a colony of giant tortoises (chaguu in Kiswahili), some of which are descended
from four turtles of the atoll of Aldabra in the Seychelles, given away to the
English regent in 1919. The largest, with an average weight of more than 200kg
and an age of about 100 years, are second in size only to the Galapagos
tortoises, and are related to dinosaurs: their evolution dating back about 180
million years ago. They breed between January and May.
The excursions, usually half-day cost around $ 30-40
per person, including $ 6 entrance and snorkeling equipment. boats take about
30 minutes to go, and leave you 2 or 3 hours to explore the island and the
coral reef. You can even make trips to a whole day, if you plan ahead, usually combined
with snorkeling island of Bawe.
For 4 days with Half Board: from 400 USD per person
for a minimum of 02 people
The photographic safari organized by PataPata Safaris
in Tanzania are unforgettable experiences that will always remain etched in
Our trips are characterized by the seriousness of our
service and the ability to meet the needs of enthusiasts of animals, nature and
The PataPata Safaris offers safari-rich photographic
opportunities and the possibility of meeting with the local populations. The
PataPata Safaris will appeal to fans of travel experiences, nature amateur and
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The trips are taken care of and led by us personally:
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the use of 4x4 vehicles and adequate means.
Our guides are professional and speak several languages,
English, French, German,Italian.
Contact us for your travel plans!
The territory of ZANZIBAR is an archipelago in the
Indian Ocean off the coast of eastern Tanzania. He is made up of two main
islands, Unguja (Swahili name for Zanzibar) and Pemba in the south to the
The climate is hot and humid, but the monsoons bring
sea breezes relieve the heat. There are two rainy seasons: March to May and the
highest from November to early December, the minor.
ZANZIBAR TOWN is the heart of the archipelago and is
located in the western part of the same island. Stone Town (or "Stone
City") is the heart of the city and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Stone Town is made up of a maze of cobbled alleys and are animated by a
great variety of bazaars in oriental style.
IN ZANZIBAR TOWN You can enjoy great coffee, take
lessons in percussion at the Dhow Countries Music, visit some museums, enjoy
the beautiful sunset from Forodhani Gardens, know the old slave market and walk
around the city plunge into a melting pot of different cultures . It 's a
perfect island to rest, perform sports activities such as snorkeling, scuba
diving or take the spice tour: in the center of the island there are still
plantations and you will be invited to taste the cloves, black pepper, cardamom
or fruits breadfruit.
The cuisine of ZANZIBAR is renowned for its unusual
flavor combinations that reflect the turbulent past of the island and the
archipelago, adding and combining recipes Arabic, Indian and European, often
modified to fit the typical food of the area, linked to the coastal tradition
(fish and seafood) that agricultural production for export (spices, tropical
The majority of the population is Muslim and is also
conservative. It is therefore advisable not to dress in a succinct, but to
cover their backs and not to bring shorts (or skirts) too short.
A vacation on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar.
Stone Town, where Africa meets East and
Snorkeling on Prison Island.