Private Uzi Island cultural village tour from Stone Town
- Lush mangroves
- Banana plantations
- Huge mango trees
- Champaign and hollow baobab trees
- Lonely beaches
- Spectacular marine life
- Mosses Road accessible only at low tide
All about the trip
Uzi island has managed not to be involved in tourism development and most of the Uzis are fishermen and peasants. The island's scenery is fascinating and lush with mangrove, banana plantations, and huge mango trees. The island is part of a conservation area and is an ecosystem with seaweed, corals, and a big variation of plants, and sea and land animals. The island can only be reached by boat or at low tide when the only road to the island surfaces.
A canoe trip through the mangrove swamps
Discover Uzi Island where the cultural heritage of sleepy island approach to life and slow attitude is perfect for those wanting to get away for a bit of do-absolutely-nothing or visiting the island’s culture. Head to Uzi Island of which is the second-largest island around Zanzibar, holding a unique distinction in terms of its culture and people. The Island is located in the South of Zanzibar and it can only be accessed via a causeway that is accessible during low tide and it is also known as “Mosses Road”. When the water comes up, the road disappears and you might as well travel by traditional dhow.
Uzi Island has a population of 6 000 peoples but still don’t have any restaurant or bar. A canoe trip through the thick forest and lush mangroves, seaweed farming, bird watching in the mangroves, discovering lonely beaches, and champaign baobab tree and hollow baobab tree composed of several fused stems makes the Island very unique. The baobab is one of the most iconic African trees. It is widespread across the continent, and its fruit is an important traditional food. Uzi Island is an example of Zanzibar before the age of mass development, which someone can say that things are spared if not backward.
What is included in the price
- Experienced professional tour guide
- Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in a private car
- Enjoy a freshly-prepared seafood lunch on the island
- Snorkeling gear (life jacket, mask, and flippers)
- Entrances fees
- Boat charter
- Mineral water during the tour
- Transport waiting charge
- All taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees
- Fast responsive ambulance services
- Emergency medical crew
- Handling for medical evacuation
What is not included in the price
- Medical insurance if needed
- Gratuities for tour guide
- International and domestic flights
- Visa fee (50 USD / 100 USD for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
- Airport/departure tax
- Personal expenses
A vegetarian lunch option is available, please advise us at the time of booking if required.
Leave your valuables at the hotel, if possible.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.
Bookings can only be accepted for persons under 15 years of age when accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them.
Hotel pick-ups commence approximately 7 - 75 minutes prior to this time and it depends on the location of the hotel, exact pick-up time will be advised on reconfirmation. Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
COVID-19 CLEAN AND SAFE
All vehicles are disinfected regularly after each ride. We have established set protocols that we follow to make sure all of these high touch areas are disinfected in every vehicle. An emergency plan has been designed which can be followed in case of an outbreak. In the event that a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19, we have action plans ready to implement. Medical support is available if required. Not all destinations have the same resources, so we anticipate the needs of our customers should they become ill.
General staff training is in place regarding new protocols to prevent the spread of Covid19.
This training is in various stages:
Initial: containing basic information about the illness, personal hygiene, the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and departmental procedures.
Follow-up: reinforces the basic points and any improvements made. Plus, follows up employees’ concerns and needs.
This activity is organised by Safanta Tours and Travel comp., Chukwani street, P.O.BOX 3651, Urban/West Region, Zanzibar, Tanzania, +255 778 856 362, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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