Tours Excursions & Activities
Connecting with a colourful culture and visiting stunning places

Looking for a cultural immersion, surrounding yourself with the Swahili culture?

Spending some days with our family and team has already some benefits, for guests to learn something new and locals to celebrate and preserve their own traditions. A cooking lesson, a “making your own batik or soap” workshop, a long chat with Haji and Marina, the lodge’s owners, both so passionate to share their knowledge, will definitely help connect, then you can start to explore. 

Our village of Chuini is located in a central area of Unguja, the perfect starting point for visiting the whole island and doing many activities and then returning to the lodge and enjoy its tranquility, beach and garden.

Thanks to his extensive knowledge of Zanzibar an wide experience in the tourism industry as a guide, Haji organise excursions, tours and transfers, some of them are bookable the day before or even the same day. When contacting us to reserve your room, don’t forget to tell us if you are interested in trips, we can help you tailor made your holiday.

For independent travelers, the lodge is a source of information and tips: organizing your driving permit and car and motorbike rentals, giving instruction for tours by public transportation called daladala, suggesting “must see and do” and itineraries…

So, if reading a book at the beach or lolling on the hammocks is not for you today, pick a tour, excursion or an activity!

Don’t miss the village tour with Haji

Our special recommendation. You’ll be responsibly guided through the surrounding area as part of the family, by the lodge’s owner, whose home village is Chuini. He’s well known in the neighbourhood, deeply bonded with his community and fond of the Swahili culture. You’ll experience the authentic traditions and daily life-style. Along with Stone Town tour, the spice gardens and fishing villages, you’ll get a deeper knowledge.

 

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Stone Town by Night

You might start with a sunset dhow cruise from 4pm, then visit the popular street food market. Stone Town also offers sundowners in fancy rooftop bars and plenty of restaurants. On weekends live music and dancing in local clubs where events are organised.

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Spice Tour

A “must see” in Zanzibar, an interesting guided drive through the countryside among the spices, medicinal herbs and tropical fruit trees, this will dazzle your senses.

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Village Tour

Definitely off the beaten track, a wandering and enriching tour to explore the Zanzibar rural life in the Kichwele National Forest area.

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Stone Town Tour

Don’t miss a visit to the enchanting Stone Town, the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar, a perfect fusion of cultures and Unesco World Heritage site.