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What to see in Zanzibar?

Discover the best day trips in Zanzibar at Sensations eco-chic Hotel. Exploring one of the world’s most stunning destinations wouldn’t be complete without truly experiencing it. Zanzibar offers an array of remarkable places waiting to be explored, and our resort has meticulously crafted a diverse day trip program that can be tailored to suit every guest’s preferences. Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, beckons with its enchanting spice farms. Additionally, there’s White Iscland, Prison Island, Jozani Forest, and an array of thrilling safari options, all ensuring a safe and unforgettable journey. The choice is yours!

Dolphin tour

Swimming with the Dolphins: an experience of a lifetime


Our Dolphins Tour in Zanzibar is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with nature’s wonders. With expert guides by your side, you’ll venture into the crystal-clear waters, where playful dolphins gracefully swim alongside you. Feel the thrill of their gentle presence as you share the vast blue expanse with these intelligent and curious beings. This remarkable encounter is not only exhilarating but also deeply moving, fostering a sense of appreciation for the beauty and diversity of marine life.

During the tour, our guides will ensure that you interact with dolphins in a responsible and respectful manner, preserving their natural habitat and ensuring their well-being. This experience of a lifetime will forever remain etched in your heart, reminding you of the magic that lies beneath the surface of the ocean.

So, come and join us on our Dolphins Tour, where you can embrace the joy of connecting with these magnificent creatures, creating cherished memories that will stay with you forever. Don’t miss this unforgettable adventure, waiting for you here in the enchanting waters of Zanzibar.

White Island

Embark on a journey to discover the enchanting White Island, an authentic paradise!


Embark on an unforgettable excursion to White Island in Zanzibar, starting from the Sensations Hotel, where you will be accompanied by expert guides. The journey begins with a scenic boat ride, navigating the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean to reach this pristine island paradise.

As you step ashore, you’ll be captivated by the untouched beauty of White Island. With its powdery white sands and turquoise waters, the island offers a tranquil retreat away from the bustling world. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you on a guided tour, sharing fascinating insights into the island’s unique flora and fauna.

You can relax on the beach, basking in the warm tropical sun or take a leisurely stroll, immersing yourself in the serenity of this hidden gem. Snorkeling enthusiasts can explore the vibrant marine life surrounding the island’s coral reefs, witnessing a kaleidoscope of colorful fish and marine species.

Stone town

UNESCO World Heritage site, Stone Town is the cultural center of the island.


Embark on a captivating excursion to Stone Town in Zanzibar. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000, Stone Town, also referred to as Zanzibar City, serves as the island’s cultural hub. With its well-preserved urban layout, it stands as an exceptional representation of Swahili trade settlements in East Africa.

The journey begins with a visit to the bustling Darajani market, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and sample an array of fresh produce and spices. Stroll through the narrow alleys, lined with historic buildings, each telling a tale of its rich heritage.

The Anglican church and the peaceful gardens offer a glimpse into the city’s colonial past, while Forodhani Gardens beckon with their nightly food market, filled with delectable street treats. Take a leisurely walk along Shangani Street, indulging in shopping for traditional handicrafts and souvenirs that reflect the city’s ancient history.

Stone Town’s allure lies in its ability to transport you back in time, where every corner is steeped in history and culture. Allow yourself to be captivated by the charm of this city, where the echoes of the past resound throughout its cobbled streets and captivating architecture. A visit to Stone Town is a journey through time, an opportunity to witness the rich tapestry of Zanzibar’s heritage and immerse yourself in the essence of old-world charm.

prison island

A fascinating journey to Prison Island and encounter the Seychelles giant turtles


Embark on an unforgettable excursion from Sensations Hotel to Prison Island in Zanzibar. Initially designed as a prison, the island quickly transformed into a lazaretto, offering refuge to patients afflicted with yellow fever. Today, this historic island has been beautifully repurposed into a captivating resort, boasting a thriving colony of Seychelles giant turtles.

As you set foot on the island, you’ll be greeted by the famous centenarian turtles, renowned for their impressive size and longevity, creating a truly mesmerizing sight. Before delving into the island’s intriguing structure, take a moment to savor the pristine beach that surrounds it, a tranquil oasis where you may encounter beautiful starfishes adorning the shores.

Your journey to Prison Island will be a fascinating blend of history, wildlife, and natural beauty, offering an exceptional opportunity to witness these remarkable creatures up close. Immerse yourself in the captivating charm of the island, as you learn about its rich past and marvel at the wonders of its present. This enchanting excursion promises a treasure trove of cherished memories to carry with you long after you return to Sensations Hotel.

spice tour

Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of a spice tour in Zanzibar


Embark on a captivating day trip to a spice farm in Zanzibar, the famed “Spices’ Island.” The island’s connection with spices dates back centuries, propelling it to fame and prosperity through the lucrative spice trade, eventually becoming the capital city of the Oman Empire. A visit to a spice plantation is a truly intriguing experience, as they boast an abundance of fruits and spices cultivated with care.

From the enchanting aroma of cloves, cinnamon, and ginger to the allure of vanilla and the invigorating scent of citronella herb, the spice farms offer a rich diversity of flavors and fragrances. Additionally, you’ll encounter exotic fruits like Tope Tope, adding a touch of wonder to your exploration.

Delve into the heritage and allure of Zanzibar’s spice trade as you venture through these lush plantations, gaining insight into the region’s unique agricultural legacy. Discover the secrets behind the cultivation and processing of these prized spices, all while immersing yourself in the captivating beauty of the island’s natural surroundings.

A visit to a spice farm is not just a sensory delight; it’s a fascinating journey through time and culture, connecting you with the essence of Zanzibar’s history and its significant contribution to the world of spices. This one-of-a-kind experience will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the island’s heritage and the flavors that have enriched the world’s cuisine for generations.

Jozani Forest

A captivating excursion to Jozani Forest, a nature lover’s paradise.


Embark on a captivating excursion to Jozani Forest in Zanzibar, a nature lover’s paradise. This serene forest is home to the enchanting Columbus Monkeys, also known as red monkeys, offering a sense of tranquility and grandeur. As you wander through the forest, you’ll be awestruck by the majestic trees, including Red Mahogany, Oil Palm, Pandanus, and many others, their towering presence inviting you to look up in wonder.

The forest’s peaceful ambiance and abundant wildlife create an immersive experience, allowing you to connect with the beauty of nature. Witness the playful red monkeys in their natural habitat, an encounter that will undoubtedly leave you in awe.

Following your forest exploration, you’ll journey to the Butterfly Center, a delightful sanctuary showcasing the stunning mangroves. Prepare to be mesmerized by the colorful array of butterflies flitting among the lush greenery, a visual spectacle that will linger in your memory.

Jozani Forest is a haven of natural wonders, where every step brings you closer to the heart of Zanzibar’s wildlife and captivating landscapes. This unique excursion promises to be a memorable adventure, creating cherished moments amid the tranquility and splendor of the forest.