Aerial view of hotel with ocean near SafiraBlu Luxury Resort

Excursions & Tours

Stone Town Tour

Stone Town and its buildings are full of history and stories of the ancient times when Sultans, Arabs, Europeans and Zanzibaris wrote the history of this beautiful island. You will visit the Anglican Cathedral and the Slave markets, the Palace of the Sultans, Tip Tip’s House, the Old Arabic Fort, Forodhani Park and of course you will see many of the famous Zanzibar Doors while walking in the petite streets.

Nakupenda Sandbank

Nakupenda Sanbank is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, 20 minutes away from Stone Town. Ideal for swimming, snorkeling or just sunbathing on the sandbank, it is a definitely a worthwhile experience.

Jozani Forest

Jozani Forest, the home of the Zanzibari Red Colobus monkey, is the only national park on the island. Spend the day learning about different species of animals, flora and fauna.

Mnemba Island

Mnemba Island is a single small island located about 3 km off the northeast coast of Unguja (AKA Zanzibar). SafiraBlu is the closest resort to this popular scuba diving site, with a wide variety of corals and associated species, as well as occasional sightings of larger species such as turtles and dolphins*.

*Wild in nature, not guaranteed. Weather, tide and season dependant.

Prison Island

Prison Island is so called because of its first usage as a prison, which was built in 1893. But in fact it was later used as a quarantine hospital and is nowadays the home to the giant tortoises which were banned from the city of Stone Town. Enjoy a 30-minute boat ride with a view of the Stone Town Skyline, after arriving on Prison Island your guide will teach you the history and introduce you to the giant tortoises.

Catamaran Cruise

Leaving from Nungwi or Kendwa you are heading on this majestic 50ft Voyage Catamaran towards Tumbatu Lighthouse.Enjoy a nice snorkel stop, drinks and snacks on board while you embrace the Indian Ocean on a beautiful sailing catamaran.Late in the afternoon you are heading back to shore, where you will disembark in the sunset.