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Stone Town Guided Tour from Zanzibar
"While wandering through the old city of Stone Town listen closely to our guide’s sagas and tales of Zanzibar’s most popular inhabitants among them Princess Salme Farrokh Bulsara and Bi Kidude and follow their footsteps of past.This half day historical city tour includes the visit to the Darajani Town Market the former Slave Market Forodhani Gardens with view to the House of Wonders Sultan Palace Old Fort and much more worth exploring.For those who would like to do some souvenir shopping your guide will show you some art craft and souvenir shops and teach you how to bargain the best prices."
From $40.00
 
Full-Day Tour of Mombasa
"You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Fort Jesus. This is Mombasa's oldest museum and it depicts the culture and the origin of the local people mentioning the origin of Swahili. With a guide you will be able to trace the historical pattern leading to the influence of the sultans. In addition you will learn the culture of the local people through different exhibitions.You will enjoy a walk in narrow streets of the Mombasa old town passing through the famous fish market before driving to see the elephant tusks as a monuments of the ancient (now illegal) ivory trade. After you will then walk in the market with lunch at a local dishes to sample the local cuisines. After lunch you will be taken to the Haller Park. This is not a zoo but a free roaming animal sanctuary born out of the idea to conserve a big old vast former cem"""The tour begins from any accomodation in Mombasa area and visits: Fort Jesus Historical Museum
From $125.00
 
Half Day Mombasa City Tour
"Start your half day tour by walking through Mombasa the second largest city in Kenya to see the asymmetrical streets slow pace of life and diverse population. It is mostly a Swahili town and women can be seen wrapped in brilliant multicolored kanga. You will walk through the winding streets of the Old Town viewing the mosques and buildings as you pass before arriving at the Old Port to see the Dhows.Later you will visit the Mackinon market Elephant Tusks and Indian Temple before visiting Akamba Woodcraft at Changamwe where you can see the craftsmen at work. Here you can try your bartering skills before being transferred back to your hotel.""""Depart from your beach hotel in the morning and drive to Mombasa. Visit to Fort Jesus Museum built by the Portuguese at the end of the 16th century the Old Port
From $72.00

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A GOOD PAIR OF BOOTS

A GOOD PAIR OF BOOTS!Walking around Zanzibar is a fantastic way to see everything, but you get plenty of hazards. Natural ones are the usual rocks, vines, animal droppings, etc. Manmade items like...
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HOTHOTHOT WEATHER

Put a lock on your bags, it's never safe to travel with small airline companies without a lock. Don't put any valuable stuff in your luggage either. Its very very hot, and not humid at all. The air is...
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A GOOD BOOK OR TWO

Get a good Guidebook for sure. Sometimes it helps make sense of it all. Also, some guides are not that adept and you may want a bit more of the story. Bring a few to leave behind. If you can...
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Useful items in Zanzibar

As always, I would prefer a backpack for ease - but a suitcase would be ok as it is not that wild here. Summerwear - but modest clothes. The country is very muslim and conservative so it is best to...
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Things for the beach

Sunscreen is very important! An underwater camera There is hardly any children-size serious snorkelling gear, mask, fins etc. available. Bring your own if your child/ren know how to float/swim/dive...
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What to pack

You will do some shopping Light cotton clothing Mosquito Repellent Sunscreen A lot of photo oppertunities Most are supplied if you go on excursions
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Reference book about reef fishes

Bring the book "Reef Fishes of the World" with you. I did not see the book in Stonetown. They may have it in bookshops in Dar.
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Kendwa Village Tour

Staying in Kendwa for a week, it was great to see beyond my hotel walls. The tour is run by a NGO so all profits goes back to their community for projects like Water for Kendwa. The guides were really...
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