This UNESCO protected town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar. Be part of a unique mixture of African, Indian, Arab and European cultures when you stay at this beautiful beach hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Stroll past a labyrinth of houses and mosques, cafes and restaurants, shops and bazaars and take a walk through history. Enjoy the unique atmosphere and market vibes of the Darajani and Forondhani Gardens at sunset and taste delicacies from Swahili and Zanzibari cuisine. Visit the first museum dedicated to Freddie Mercury.
Just a short boat ride from Stone Town you will have the chance to enjoy some real peace and quiet. Prison Island earned its name during colonial times, when it was a prison. Nowadays it is the home of the Giant Aldabran Tortoise colony, as well as peacocks and butterflies, white beaches and a colourful coral reef. Inhale and enjoy.
The Jozani Forest is Zanzibar’s National Park and home not only to some amazing fauna and flora but also the Red Colubus Monkey, a very rare species that is only found in Zanzibar. These cool-looking guys are waiting to meet you.
Sit back and relax in a traditional Dhow and enjoy some real African romance. Listen to the sounds of taarab music, taste a variety of snacks and drinks, and watch the Zanzibar scenery drifting past. As the sun goes down beyond the horizon of the Indian Ocean, this is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Smell and taste the spices of Zanzibar! Take a tour to just outside Stone Town and learn everything you wanted to know about spices, herbs and tropical fruits. Find out about lemongrass, papaya, vanilla and others and see how they are cultivated.
If you are looking for a peaceful yet active escape, look no further; the endless coral reefs in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean offer some of the very the best diving and snorkeling in Zanzibar, and thanks to the steady sideshore winds and numerous sandy spots there is no better place for kite-surfing.
The Zuri Zanzibar Tours give guests the chance to experience more about day-to-day life in Zanzibar. The tours take you away from the crowds and include a visit to the Mangrove trees, exploring on a stand-up paddle board at the Michiamvi village, a tour of the Paje Seaweed Farm 'Mwani', a visit to the Mnarani Turtle Center and the dhow building market at Nungwi, and a 'Zanzibar undiscovered‘ tour.
Along the main sea promenade, the gardens have views of the most famous buildings of Stone Town, such as the Old Fort and the House of Wonders. At sunset, the gardens turn into a street-food market where you can try delicacies from Swahili and Zanzibari cuisine and enjoy the authentic atmosphere.