Zanzibar: Bus Tours

Powdery white sands and crystal clear waters

Bus Tours of Zanzibar Island are a rewarding experience with cultural sights and natural beauty on the itinerary. There are a number of quality local tour operators who can arrange visits to points of interest with knowledgeable, and often multilingual, guides.

Popular Bus tours of Zanzibar Island are listed below. Bus tours of Zanzibar are available to fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits historical sites, i.e. Dr Livingstone's House, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. Zanzibar bus tours are also available to the many Spice Plantations just outside Zanzibar town, and any good bus tour in Zanzibar should include opportunities to dazzle the senses with all the fresh spices of Zanzibar.

A Bus tour in Zanzibar to the Jozani Natural Forest Reserve, located in the central east region of Zanzibar island should not be overlooked. Jozani is home to the rare but extremely photogenic Red Colobus Monkey and to other species including Syke's monkeys, as well small buck and bush pigs. The elusive Zanzibar leopard is said to feed here at night. Bus tours of Zanzibar to the unspoilt north coast always end up at Ras Nungwi, a sleepy fishing village on the northern tip of Zanzibar island. It is the dhow building capital of Zanzibar.

Local villagers have also built a turtle sanctuary where injured turtles and other marine animals are nursed back to health and released back into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. A Bus tour of Zanzibar to the southern point of the island is recommended. Kizimkazi fishing village is home to bottle-nosed dolphins; swimming with them is possible. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, worth a visit for cultural enhancement.