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Tumbatu Cultural Village Tour

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Tumbatu Cultural Village Tour

Tumbatu Island, Zanzibar

8 hrs Guided Tour


The inhabitants of Tumbatu island on the North-East coast of Zanzibar lives an isolated life and the island is powered entirely by solar panels, allowing them to be independent. Everyone who is not from Tumbatu, even people from Zanzibar, needs a written permit by the village eldest to enter the island. This trip is a rare opportunity to experience something really authentic.


Visiting the center of dhow building activities in Zanzibar

Explore the huge and old baobab trees about 900 year of age

Get the opportunity to visit and discover tradition and cultural activities

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

Coral Gardens snorkeling

What You Can Expect

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.

What's Included

Experienced Professional Tour guide

Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car

Entrances Fees

Transport waiting charge

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

What's Excluded

Medical Insurance

International Flights


Airport Taxes

Expenses of a personal Nature

Additional Information

Tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide on request

A moderate amount of walking is involved

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.

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