Much exploration can be done on the island of Zanzibar and beyond. This island is known as the “Spice Island” for good reason. It became known for its spices two centuries ago as it was, at that stage, an important trading centre. Spices remain intrinsic to Zanzibar’s culture and as such, the famous spice farms, only three kilometres away from Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, offer a remarkable visit.
Guests with an interest in history can enjoy trips to Prison Island, approximately 30 minutes away from the main island, by boat. Surprisingly, the prison on Prison Island was in fact never used to house prisoners and as such, has developed an interesting story. Another journey that pays tribute to the past can be taken on Grave Island, where a naval cemetery that dates back to the 1800s, is located. Further, guests can travel to Snake Island, located between the two aforementioned islands.
Sightseeing at Stone Town where the historic Old Fort of Zanzibar and the Forodhani Gardens are located is additionally recommended. Stone Town boasts incredible architecture stemming from an array of international influence, and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a greater taste of nature, visits to Jozani Forest, Zanzibar’s only national park and home to the fascinating Colobus monkey, can be enjoyed. Travellers who find joy in adventure, historic establishments or stunning natural scenery are bound to fall in love with Zanzibar.
Boat Cruises & Sandbank Experience
The island and its pristine surroundings can be explored from a different perspective, on a boat trip to a secret sandbank in the Indian Ocean, upon request. Romantic sunset cruises also depart daily.
Zanzibar’s warm waters are home to mesmerising marine life and untouched reefs. Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge offers access to some of the most stunning diving spots near to the island with their partners, One Ocean and East African Diving. Both partners offer PADI dive courses and refresher courses.
Romantic sunset cruises depart daily.
Big Game Fishing
Some of the best big game and deep-sea fishing takes places in Zanzibar – an area that offers superb fishing almost all year round. This sport can be enjoyed out on the water, via Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, upon request. The lodge gladly arranges for guests to be taken out on its deep-sea fishing charter for an incredible, action-filled experience.
An exquisite underwater world waits to be explored. Guests are able to do so via Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge’s snorkelling excursions which include a trip out to sea on the lodge’s boat, the Ile Ile.