DRUMMING LESSONS FOR CHILDREN
Leave your children under the watchful eye of our diligent and friendly staff as they learn the ancient Zanzibari art of drumming. We even include a savoury snack and mineral water for the kids
You can take a time out for half and hour with a map of Stone Town to help you find your way back.
TINGA TINGA PAINTING LESSONS IN JAFFERJI HOUSE COURTYARD
Jafferji House & Spa delights children and adults with one of a kind painting classes of a style called Tinga Tinga Canvas. Brushes are provided along with an experienced and enthusiastic local artist who will lead you step by step through the process of creating this ethnic Tanzanian style of art. It is easy, fun, and totally stress free.
Freddie Mercury Tour
Green Panorama Tour
First stop is the quiet and exceptional Jozani Forest, home to the island’s most famous and photographed resident, the Red Colobus monkey, Ader’s duiker, Sykes monkey, bush babies, African civet, giant elephant shrews, and chameleons as well as over 83 different species of birds.
Jozani Forest Tour
Your park ranger will take you on a nature trail, lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees and explain the medicinal properties of various plants and tell you about the animals, birds and reptiles that call this tropical rainforest their home.
Made in Zanzibar
Zanzibar is a great place for shopping and bargain hunting. You will inevitably come across the odd ashtray carved out of a coconut shell but there are enough locally made art and craft to fill a whole suitcase with tasteful souvenirs! Take the hassle out of the hunt, and join Gallery Tours on a shopping excursion which promotes local handicraft in various shops around Stone Town.
North Coast Tour
Princess Salme Tour
Princess Salme – Rebel, outcast or revolutionary? Salme sent shockwaves through Zanzibar teaching herself to write, conspiring in a plot to overthrow her brother, becoming pregnant and eloping to Germany with a young merchant, Heinrich Ruete and writing the sensational Memoirs of an Arabian Princess.
Slave Routes of Zanzibar
This excursion begins at the Dhow Harbour in Malindi, where slave ships brought their human cargo from Bagamoyo to Zanzibar, moving to the house of Tippu Tip, the notorious Arab slave trader and then on to the Anglican Church, built on the old slave market. A short drive to Mbweni will bring you the ruins formerly a school for freed slave girls, before heading to Livingstone’s House and Mangapwani slave caves. Walk through the caves, which stored hundreds of slaves, kept waiting for the monsoons and the arrival of the dhows to be exiled away from home.
Spice Tour with Cooking
In days past, Zanzibar was known as a spice island, exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom across the world. The spices were brought over from Asia and South America and flourished in the tropical climes. Nowadays, the plantations are a tribute to the island’s past, swapping spices for tourism, combining both in a spice tour, one of the most popular excursions on the island.
Stone Town City Tour
Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary.
Town. Explore the markets, seafood and fish piled in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets and neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls.
Children play in the streets in the residential areas, ‘mamas’ sit outside and gossip while the men play board games. An optional stop at The Zanzibar Coffee House provides a rest from the heat and hustle and bustle. A selection of drinks, local sweets & seasonal fruits act as the perfect pick me up for you to continue on your tour.
Sultan Panorama Tour
The Sultan Panorama Tours is ideal for visitors with little time who want to experience a bit from what Zanzibar has to offer. It’s a full day excursion starting in Stone Town and covers the history of the sultans, slave trade and invasions that shaped Zanzibar’s history. Your guide will give you a broad overview of the island’s history and current affairs and you’ll pass by many historic sites and visit the Slave Market. A stop at the vibrant Darajani Market gives you a glimpse of the locals busy life with a lot of hustle and bustle, smells and noise.
Swahili Cultural Trips
There are many elements to Swahili culture; music and dance, visual arts, traditional games, cuisine, and dhow culture to name but a few. A cultural tour is a great way for visitors to immerse themselves into the local culture and see how many Zanzibari’s live on a day to day basis.
Taste of Zanzibar
There is no better way to get to know a culture than by learning about and tasting its food. On this half day tour, you will wander the streets of old Stone Town with your guide and discover an exciting and historic town known for it’s rich culture and culinary diversity. Discover the history and culture by visiting local food stalls and restaurants and tasting local specialties.
Zanzibar Coffee Ceremony
Tanzania coffee is renowned for its different strengths and styles Indulging in a coffee Ceremony at Jafferji House will delight any coffee lover “The process starts with the beans being roasted in a clay pot over a tiny metal charcoal stove, the pungent smell mingling with the heady scents of lemongrass, cardamom, ginger and mixed spice powders aromatizes the entire surrounding” You are seated on a locally woven mat in one of our spacious courtyards.
The coffee ceremony takes approximately one hour.
zanzibar Quad Adventure
Departing in the morning 9 AM or the afternoon 2 PM Guests will self drive their quad bikes for 4 hours, this off road adventure through some remote african villages, farm land, plantations, viewing baobas and spice trees, across the fisherman’s village and as a last stop the Waikiki Resort , where refreshment and cocktails are available in front of the most beautiful sandbanks of Zanzibar island. All our tour you can make some memorable pictures.
Zanzibar Spice Tour
In days past, Zanzibar was known as a spice island, exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom to the world. The spices were brought over from Asia and South America and flourished in Zanzibar’s tropical climate.
Depending on the season you are visiting, you can find anything from vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylang ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, allspice, tamarind, chilli, oregano and more!
Marisa van Vuuren is a certified Sivananda Yoga Teacher trained in Vrindavan, India. Marisa teaches a vibrant blend of styles which includes relaxation, pranayama (breathing techniques), sun salutations and a dynamic flowing sequence of asanas (postures) bringing awareness into mind, body and increasing your energy flow.
Experience the bliss of doing yoga on a chall white sandbank surrounded by the blue ocean and its calm. This is a truly unique and unforgettable yoga experience where you will immerse yourself with nature’s energies. Sailing out on a dhow to the sandbank adds to the zen of Zanzibar’s yoga experience.
Enjoy the luxury and exclusivity of booking private or small group yoga classes whereever you are staying on the North and East coast of Zanzibar. A Yoga session of one and half hours consists of sun salutations, dynamic asana sequence, breathing techniques and meditation.
The Yoga Retreat Holiday consists of morning and afternoon yoga classes daily. The duration of a Yoga session is an hour followed by breathing techniques (15minutes) and meditation (15min). It also includes a Yoga manual, which consists of yoga topics which are discussed during the sessions to deepen your understanding of yoga. You can also include Yoga Expressive Dancing, Reiki treatments and fire poi spinning workshops at the retreat.
Come and leave your yogi footprints on Zanzibar.