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TUMBATU CULTURAL VILLAGE TOUR

Time Duration: (16:00 - 19:00)

HIGHLIGHTS

Tumbatu Island is also the center of dhow building activities in Zanzibar

A great place to explore the huge and old baobab trees about 900 year of age.

You'll get the opportunity to visit and discover tradition and cultural activities

Diving & Snorkeling

Visiting Shirazi built - the first stone building in the entire region in the 11th century

OVERVIEW

Tumbatu Island is a dagger wedge shaped and the third-largest island 14sq km lying North west of Unguja Island together making up Zanzibar, part of Tanzania in east Africa. It is about 30 minutes by boat from Mkokotoni and 1 hour from Nungwi. There are two common villages namely, Jongowe and Kichangani, both have an estimated 20,000 number of peoples living in and is surrounded reef rocks and corals that making it somewhat isolated from the rest of Zanzibar, even though its southern shore is only two kilometers (1.2 miles) from Mkokotoni on Unguja. Tumbatus are famed for their pride and safe guarding the Swahili traditions of which they strictly conserve. Historically who belong to the Shiraz ethnic group claim descent from Persian royalty which reputedly arrived in the ninth century, and there are important ruins at Makutani in the southeast of the island which were once one of Zanzibar's main settlements.

While exploring the beauty of this island you will have the opportunity to visit and discover tradition and cultural activities of the peoples experience, such as Voodoo a local horoscope search that peoples use on their problems solving, business wise, good luck disease and other superstitions believes, tools used on this searching is a smoothly piece of wood with sands and little sharp pointed stick, after you will have a chance to visit a Baobab trees about 900 year of age. Take a short break of your leisure before sailing back to your hotel for over night.

INCLUDES:

Entrances fees

Pick up and drop off from your Hotel

Snorkeling gear (life jacket, mask & flippers)

Packed Lunch & Soft Drinks

Boat charter

Transport waiting charge

Experienced Professional Tour guide

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

NB:

"The price of this Tour does not include Tips / Gratuities for the poters guides, as in the rest of the world tips are given only when the Clients are satisfied with service they have been given. It is customary however to tip ones guides and porters, guidelines will be given."

EXCLUDES:

Medical Insurance

Local & International Flights

Visa

Airport Taxes

Expenses of a personal nature


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