City Excursions

  • NAIROBI CITY TOUR (3 hours)

    A tour of the city of Nairobi will recall some of the early days of this now modern city Stop at the Nairobi National Museum and the Snake Park. Some of the highlights on tour are Norfolk Hotel. The City Market, Jamia Mosque, Macmillan Library, The Law Courts, The City Hall, The Parliament Buildings etc USD 49.00 NETT

    Morning pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Daphne Sheldricks Orphanage where the orphan elephants and rhino are cared for. The trust does not solicit funds and relies sorely on donations from our caring and compassionate friends. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust a small flexible charity, established in memory of David Sheldricks famous Naturalist and founder Wardens of Kenya s giant Tsavo East National Park in which he served from 1948 until 1976. After witnessing the feeding of this orphaned elephants and rhinos at around 1100 hours, you will be transferred to back to your hotel. USD 28.00 NETT

    Begin with a visit to the former home of famous novelist Karen Von Blixen. The house contains many of her original pieces along with some pieces donated by the makers of the film. "Out of Africa" Then proceed to the Giraffe Centre where you have the opportunity to feed the Giraffe on an elevated platform. Giraffe Centre, initiated by AFEW, is an important conservation centre worth visiting. (Optional home-hosted lunch at Macushla House at an extra cost) USD 46.00 NETT

    Enjoy a morning or an afternoon game viewing drive in the Nairobi National Park located within the Cities proximity. Lion, Rhino and good variety of plains game can all be found within the borders of the park. And outside the park gate, there is a "Safari Walk from where to view the animals more closely. USD 81.00 NETT

    This tour is a combination of the Nairobi City Tour, Daphne Sheldricks Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Centre above. (With lunch at either Carnivore Restaurant or Macushla) USD 147.00 NETT

    Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous as the home to thousands of the greater and lesser flamingos. The park also provides sanctuary for the Rothschild giraffe rhino and leopard. Arrive for lunch. Afternoon game drive, then drive back to Nairobi arriving in the evening. USD 185.00 NETT

    Morning drive to Lake Naivasha-located 100kms (60 miles) north of Nairobi. Because the water is fresh, Lake Naivasha has the greatest number of residents leaving around the shore. It has also become the centre of the booming horticulture export business which is one of Kenya's leading foreign exchange earners. With the high walls of the Mau to the west, Mt Logonot to the south, and Mt Logonot to the south, and Mt Eburu to the north , it is one of the most spectacular of all the Rift Valley Lakes. The main lake with its yellow-barked acacia trees, and the blue water lilies attracts a vast variety of birds(more than 350 species have been recorded). Another attraction in the area is the Elsamere, the home of the late Joy Adamson (author of the books Born Free and Living Free) and now a museum. Arrive for lunch at a Naivasha hotel. Afternoon boat ride to the Cresent Island. Late afternoon drive back to Nairobi and drop off at your hotel. USD 99.00 NETT

    Transfer for lunch or dinner at the carnivore restaurant and enjoy Africa's greatest experience. Every type of meet imaginable including a selection of game is roasted over the charcoal and carved at your table. Delicious side dishes and an exceptional array of sauces compliments this fixed price feast which also include soup, a selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee. Set in attractive tropical gardens, the service and the décor are outstanding. USD 33.00 NETT

    Transfer for lunch or dinner at the peaceful and charming Macushla House, located in Langata a wealthy suburb west of Nairobi, close to the Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum, Daphne Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre. This immaculate house at the edge of an indigenous forest is like a private home and provides excellent facilities, food and personalised service in comfortable surroundings Open beamed ceilings, natural woodwork, log fires and a private sturdy give the house a unique country house flavour. Fabulous wholesome meals are prepared with care and attention using the freshest of ingredients and served in the intimate dinning room or by the swimming pool. Traditional English tea with scones can be taken in the garden or the bar which has a large selection of alternative types of drinks. USD 49.00 NETT
  • Lake Manyara


    Abseil (rappel) down the Great Rift Valley Wall! No previous experience is required and the qualified instructors will instruct on how to negotiate the wall safely using ropes. Once at the bottom, guests are welcome to climb back to the top. Alternatively, guests can walk back a steep path. Water and transfers included.

    Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge hot bush lunch is prepared inside the Manyara National Park. This can be served after the morning game drive or the morning canoe safari.

    Experience Lake Mayara National Park's incredible wildlife and scenery from a new perspective - the canoe! Price includes - game drive from the National Park Gate to the canoeing site, guided two and a half hour canoeing safari, drinks and snacks during the safari, Lake Manyara Canoeing safari T-shirt and certificate. A 13-foot (4m) two-seat fiberglass Canadian style canoe will be used. All canoeing guests will be met at the National Park gate where drivers will pay all park and canoeing fees. They will then be driven in an open 4x4 vehicle for a game drive on the way to the canoeing launch site. Guests will be introduced to their trained canoe guides and assigned to the canoes which they will paddle themselve (two guests per canoe), following a guide who will direct them.Once on the lake, guests will have the opportunity to see the large wildlife population of Manyara that spends most of its time during the day on the lakeshore or under the canopy of Acacia Tortilis by the lake. Canoes are quieter and allow guests to get much closer to the game than otherwise possible and from the safety of the water. Herds of giraffe, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, elephants, including lions may be spotted. Manyara’s spectacular birdlife will also be easier to see and the qualified canoeing guide will interpret all aspects of plant and animal life that is seen from the canoes. The total canoeing time will be approximately 2 ½ hours and at the end of the safari guests will be met by our vehicles for a refreshing drink stop with fresh hand towels and chilled fresh fruit slices. Guests may also wish to try some of the special Lake Manyara iced cocktails that will be freshly prepared on the lakeshore. After refreshments guests will depart in the open game drive vehicles back to the park gate. The total safari will be approximately 4 hours and promises to be a unique and highly exciting experience. The morning safari can be followed by an exceptional bush lunch in the Park (optional). Morning safari: Meeting time at National Park gate 07:30 am - 11.30 am Afternoon safari: Meeting time at National Park gate 14:30 pm - 18:30 pm

    Explore the lush groundwater fig tree forest on foot. Walk north from the Serena Lodge to the Kirurumu Gorge, hike down a steep path leading into the gorge, hop over boulders across the river and learn about the local flora, fauna, birlife and wildlife. At the end of the walk, towels and refreshments will be provided. Water packs, sodas and transfers are included.

    This is a shorter option for between 1 to 2 hours

    Begin the journey from Serena Manayara Lodge on the Trek front suspension bike and descend the Rift Valley escarpment, stopping along the way for pictures of the lake, wildlife and plants. The ride takes you through the farming areas Of Mto Wa Mbu and here children take great delight in seeing you. One may even visit the local nursery school. Form here the trek leads to the green flood plains of Lake Manayara. We meet our vehicle, have a drink and snacks and watch the fabulous sunset over the lake. Water packs, gloves, helmets, a drink/snacks and transport back to the lodge are all included.

    Experience the Tanzanian village life. Starting from Serena lodge, our guide will lead you through the farming community of Mto Wa Mbu and show you the small holder farms where up to 30 types of bananas are grown. You will be able to interact with the local community and visit their homes and the local kindergarten if in session. Water packs, transport are included.

  • Evening Guided Walk - Stone Town - 2hrs

    This two hours guided walk includes return transfers from hotel to hotel and takes you to a leisure walk through the narrow streets of the Stone Town where you mingle with almost every eastern race in their diverse attire attending to the many small and exotic bazaars. Sunset is to be found at its best on the balcony of Africa House - formerly The English Club. Calling of the prayers (maudlin) is around 18h30 where more than 50 Mosques which are unpretentious by comparison with minaret and domed places of worship in other Muslim countries blare through the loudspeakers. Visit to the Formosan gardens which adorn the House of wonders, and the Palace museum is a must to see the diverse culture of Zanzibar is in their true colors.
  • Historical City tour (Stone Town)

    Follow the trails of Sultans, Slaves & 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 & Anglican Cathedral, House of Wonders, Sultans’ Palace Museum, and the Old Fort & Dispensary. While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with the window into modern life of Stone Town. Explore the market, seafood & fish piled at the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets & the neat stacks of fruits & vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls. The City tour is very flexible & can be adapted to suit your interest & time frame; if you’re shopaholic, culture vulture or history buff. If you want to hunt for antiques & souvenir shops, follow Dr. Livingstone’s time in Zanzibar & walk the path of slave trade and see tiny and dingy rooms where the slaves were kept. Your guide can recommend & develop routes & itineraries that will optimize your time & get the most out of your trip.
    • Included:
      Tour Guide, 500 ml. Mineral Water.

    • Time:
      09:00am – 12:30pm (other times can be arranged upon request).

    • Note:
      If you want to have a guide in your language (If you want to have guide in your own language e.g. Italian, German, Russia, French, Spanish, Swedish it can be facilitated at an extra cost).
  • Spices Plantations ½-Day

    Zanzibar is among few countries in the world producing such varieties of spices. Tropical fruits, spices and other rare species of plants are among the different vegetation to be seen in this guided tour. It is not only a tour but a rare experience to prove why Zanzibar is referred to as the "Spice Island". Any visit will be incomplete without a taste of spice plantations. You will be amazed to see familiar names growing in their habitats. Your visit to the farm will give an opportunity to see, touch & even taste fresh spices including clove, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, black & white pepper, lemon grass & vanilla. Whilst also enjoying fresh fruits depending on the season & drinking fresh of the young palm healthy as it cleans the urine system.
    • Included:
      Tour Guides, Transfers from & back, Drinking Mineral Water, Fresh Fruits. (Lunch at the Spice Tour upon Request, a day before the excursion).
    • Time:
      09:00am – 12:00pm (other times can be arranged upon request).

    • Note:
      If you want to have a guide in your language (If you want to have guide in your own language e.g. Italian, German, Russia, French, Spanish, Swedish) additional charge.

  • Jozani Forest ½-Day

    Zanzibar offers you the only place in the World where you can see the endemic rare species of Red Colobus monkey. These unique monkeys never ever eat fruit nor drink water and yet live on the leaves of their beautiful forest habitat. The Jozani Forest is a protected conservation area so no predator can harm them. We also see the variety of trees including many kinds of palm, and the mighty Red mahogany trees. Other wildlife we may see includes bush babies, elephant shrew, red and gray squirrels, and numerous birds. We also visit the mangrove board walk where three types of Mangrove can be seen. Jozani has an excellent nature trail & the guides are well trained & informative. A walk through this impressive flora & fauna is one of the highlights Zanzibar has to offer. At Jozani you will visit the Mangrove swamp & walk around the Mangrove forest. It is easy to combine this trip with Jambiani Village Tour or Spice Tour.
    • Included:
      Transfer from the hotel, fruits, mineral drinking water, guides, entrance fees.
    • Time:
      09:30am – 12:30pm (other times can be arranged upon request).

    • Note:
      If you want to have a guide in your language (If you want to have guide in your own language e.g. Italian, German, Russia, French, Spanish, Swedish it can be facilitated at an extra cost).

  • Safari Blue Tour

    T he Zanzibar Safari Blue includes dolphin safari, guided snorkeling with top quality Cressi-Sub equipment, ice cold, sodas, mineral water & beer on the beach. Full day excursion starts from Fumba Island & takes you to the south coast. Enjoy the day at the sea. You will sail in a dhow & snorkel near the beautiful coral reefs beautiful coral reefs full on beautiful different fish species, & sometime luckily you can spot dolphins on this amazing tour. You will also visit the mangrove forest & baobab tree.
    • Included:
      Transfer from Fumba, & back, dhow trip, snorkeling gear, seafood buffet or upon request, fresh fruits, soft drinks).
    • Time:
      08:00am – 06:00pm (On Fridays it’s not opened).

    • Note:
      If you want to have a guide in your language (If you want to have guide in your own language e.g. Italian, German, Russia, French, Spanish, Swedish) additional charge.

  • Prison Island ½-Day

    Half day relaxing tour sailing in one of our traditional Swahili dhows in Zanzibar Channel of the Indian Ocean; visiting the ruins of the Slave Prison in the small Isle off the Western Coast of Zanzibar. This historical Island was formerly owned by an Arab and used for the confinement of refractory slaves. It was bought by General Mathews and the jail (gaol) which still stands was built in 1893 and hence the name "Prison Island". The coral reefs’ in the crystal clear waters surrounding the Island offers an ideal opportunity for snorkeling. While on the island you will see Giant tortoise. Alternatively, go for a swim & relax on the white sands. On the sail back, we’ll indulge in some tropical fruits, hoping to leave you with an extra sweet memory of your day. This half day guided tour begins and ends at your hotel.
    • Included:
      Snorkeling gear, boat, guide, entrance fee, mineral water.

    • Excludes:
      Meals & Soft drinks or larger, Tips & gratuities, Personal expenses.

    • Time:
      10:00am – 01:00pm/ 04:00pm – 07:00pm (other times can be arranged upon request).

    • Note:
      If you want to have a guide in your language (If you want to have guide in your own language e.g. Italian, German, Russia, French, Spanish, Swedish) additional charge of

  • North Coast & Slave caves

    This trip leads you through the Mangapwani caves which is approx. 35mins drive from Zanzibar town. Up-to 1911 caves that had been secret hideout from which the slaves were illegally let out to the sea through a secret passage & then transported by dhow after the official closure of the slave market in June 1873. It was an important transit point for the captured slaves to be sold to the outside world. The tour then proceeds to Nungwi North of Zanzibar which is approx 1 hour drive from the caves. Nungwi & Kendwa has got the best crystal clear water, an excellent place for snorkeling, diving, sunbathing & swimming. You will also get a chance to visit the natural turtle aquarium. In this tour we will also take you through different local villagers who build dhows & boats using traditional tools. After your tour feel free to relax at the beach, have lunch at the restaurant of your choice. (Exclusive off the price).
    • Included:
      All transfers, tour guides, drinking mineral water, fruits.

    • Time:
      09:00am – 12:30pm (other times can be arranged upon request).

    • Note:
      If you want to have a guide in your language (If you want to have guide in your own language e.g. Italian, German, Russia, French, Spanish, Swedish) additional charge.

  • Local Village Day Trip

    Spend time with the local villagers, get to know how the lifestyle is between Stone Town & the Village, see the difference from dress codes, lifestyle, behaviors, type of food (local village food) also fishery standards & styles. For women, you can spend time with wamama (village women), & get to know how they handle the house & children while men are out fetching food. Get to hear the gossips & how they handle their husbands with care & pleasure when they return back from fishing etc. Translator will be there to translate every single word spoken so that you are not left behind. Now for men, spend time with Wababa (Men), & get to know how they do their work from early morning fishery to returning home. Get to hear the stories & gossips herbal & kind of fish & soups that provide more energy to men. Laugh & talk about different issues, ask questions if you may wish, be part of something to remember. Translator will be there for translation.
    • Included:
      Tour guide, transfer from & to the hotel, drinking mineral water, fruits.

    • Time:
      09:00am – 12:30pm (other times can be arranged upon request).

    • Note:
      If you want to have a guide in your language (If you want to have guide in your own language e.g. Italian, German, Russia, French, Spanish, Swedish) additional charge.

  • Traditional Cooking Lessons

    I t is not surprising that the food of the “Spice Island” offers an exotic varieties of aromas & tastes. For centuries, the Indian Ocean sailing ships brought people from Arabia, Persia, India & the African continent to Zanzibar & this colorful mix of cultures is so clearly evident in their cuisine. From women groups of Stone town, you can now learn how to prepare traditional Zanzibari food: Arabian coffee, Indian curries, Masalas from Goa, Exotic fruits, Vegetables & Spices such as Manioc, Cashew Nut, Nugmet, Cinnamon & Coconut are everyday components of Zanzibar cuisines. Zanzibar’s famous rice dishes include Biriyani, Mseto & Wali – but the unrivalled favorite which is only cooked in special occasions, is Pilau-a rice dish meticulously flavored with varieties of spices including cumin, pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom & raisins. Sea foods is without doubt available in abundance. These include Octopus (Pweza), Swordfish (Nduaro), Kingfish (Nguru), Lobster & Prawns (Kamba), Tuna (Jodari), & Seashells (Chaza). Our cooking lessons takes 3-4 hours including main dish, side order, snack & sweet. From variety of suggestions you can choose the dishes you want to learn. Your teaching instructor will be a local woman from Stone Town.
    • Included:
      Rice & the ingredients for the sources, all the necessary things for cooking.
    • Time:
      09:30am – 12:30pm (other times can be arranged upon request).

    • Note:
      If you want to have a guide in your language (If you want to have guide in your own language e.g. Italian, German, Russia, French, Spanish, Swedish) additional charge.

  • Kizimkazi Day Trip Tour

    Take a one-hour drive from Stone town to Kizimkazi located in Zanzibar south coast for a day of dolphin spotting. Kizimkazi is home to large numbers of bottle-nosed & spinner dolphins, beautiful coral reefs & tropical fish. A short safety briefing will be given upon arrival, informing you about the dos & don’ts when faced with these wild animals. Then board a traditional ocean-going dhow or fiber boat & set sail on the Indian Ocean where you can get as close to 10 meters from the dolphins. On good days, you can watch these sleek & gray creatures as they jack-knife through the water, sometimes showing off with jumps & twists. You will then go on to one of the selected snorkeling locations available for an afternoon snorkeling. Whether you’re fortunate enough to see dolphins or not, you can enjoy 2-3 hrs of sailing.
    • Included:
      Transfer from the hotel, fruits, mineral drinking water, guides, boat, snorkeling gear, lunch.
    • Excludes:
      Meals & Soft drinks or larger, Tips & gratuities, Personal expenses.

    • Time:
      06:00am – 09:00am/ 07:00am – 10:00am (other times can be arranged upon request).

    • Note:
      If you want to have a guide in your language (If you want to have guide in your own language e.g. Italian, German, Russia, French, Spanish, Swedish) additional charge. Please bring: Comfortable waterproof sandals: Sun Protection Items: Bathing Suits & Towels.

  • Dhow Fishing Tour

    The Zanzibar fishing water-sports is fortunate in having a superb Zanzibar fishing holidays almost all the year. The excursion is synonymous as some of the most exhilarating & challenging deep-sea is available. When the north east monsoon blows, the bill fish arrives in great numbers. There two very definite fishing seasons for big game fishing in Zanzibar, the yellow fin tuna season, which runs from August through to the end of October & the marlin season which runs December to mid March. Schedule to consider:-
    • Striped Marlin:
      Nov – March, Black Marlin: Aug – Oct

    • Blue Marlin:
      Nov – Oct, Short Bill Spearfish: Nov – March

    • Sailfish
      all year especially Dec & Jan Tuna: Aug – Oct

    • Itinerary Credentials:
      Starting & Termination Points – Nungwi (North Coast).

    • Included:
      Boat, fishing gear & equipments, fruits, drinking mineral water, guide

    • Time:
      Complete Season Guide (5hrs – 8hrs)
    • Note:
      If you want to have a guide in your language (If you want to have guide in your own language e.g. Italian, German, Russia, French, Spanish, Swedish) additional charge.


    US $12 - per pax (half day). Min. 2 pax.

    Boat transport Kijani Lamu return; entry free for the Museum; visit of the stone town; visit to shopping area; visit to wood carvers and carpentry work shop. Distance: 20 min. by motor boat or 3 Km. by foot.

    US $15 (exchange rates) - per pax (2 hours). Min. 2 pax.

    Two hours sailing in the channel ending on open sea for the sunset (Takwa).

    US $18 (exchange rates) - per pax (half day). Min. 2 pax.

    Kijani-Takwa return by boat visit to the ruin. Possibility of a 3 km walk along the shore for bird watching. Distance: 3 hrs. round-trip by sailing dhow, but can only be reached at high tide. The ruined town of Takwa lies across the channel and up a narrow mangrove creek on a Manda Island. It can be approached only by boat and only on a rising tide. You can hear the ocean over the dunes in this lovely place as you wander among fabled baobab trees and the remains of a 16th century Swahili town. Visitors who do not wish to spend the night will have to take a quick (approx. 45 minutes) tour so as not to miss the outgoing tide. Be sure to see the Mosque with a pillar over its fine qibla, and also the pillar tomb. Takwa is a national monument administered by the National Museums of Kenya. A camping site is provided

    US $20 (exchange rates) - per pax (half day). Min. 2 pax.

    Bottom fishing with small dhow.

    Two pax US $75. Three pax US $90 (exchange rates) - Four pax US $100 - (1 day)

    Kijani-Manda Toto return by motor dhow; snorkelling in Manda Toto reefs; fish barbeque on the beach; snorkelling in Gordon reefs.

  • Shela

    Shela is a fourty-five minute walk south along the beach. Once around the point beyond the village and Kijani House, the dunes and the beach stretch for seven deserted miles. There are interesting ruins at the back of the village, though Shela's most prominent landmark is its Friday Mosque built with a conical shaped minaret in 1829.
  • Matondoni

    This village is about two hours from Lamu whether by foot or by mashua, a small sailing dhow. Sailing time depends on the monsoon and the tide. Matondoni is known for its shipwrights who build the traditional lateen rigged dhows, both the large jahazi and the smaller mashua. Distance: 3 hrs. return by motor boat, 5 or 6 hrs under sail.
  • Further Afield

    Destinations further north entail passage through the shallow Mkanda Channel and must be carefully timed with the tide. The north side of Manda Island together with Manda Toto, a favourite fishing and goggling spot, make a nice day trip. The most important settlement on the island is Lamu historic rival, Pate Town. There are many ruins here but the most spectacular is the fort at Siyu in the middle of the island.
  • Kinyika Rock:

    for snorkelling; 1 hr. by motor boat. Tenewi Island, Manda Toto, Pazarli Rocks or Pate Town: require the whole day to visit.
  • Kiwaiyu Island

    full day's motoring from Kijani House. There two lodges on the island, with accommodation and meals. The return trip could be made the following day, or the same day by air.
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