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Tales of Zanzibar from Dar es Salam

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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icon8 to 12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English


Visit Zanzibar as a day trip from Dar es Salaam with ease on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way to the ferry to Zanzibar. In the company of a guide, visit a spice farm and the historical Stone Town, where you can see the House of Wonders, the Arab Fort, and more. Stop at the Island of Prisoners, where you can see local turtles.
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Dar es Salaam
  • Travel comfortably on a round-trip ferry
  • Learn about Zanzibar from your guide
  • See the turtles on the Island of Prisoners
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All taxes, fees and handling charges
Bottled water
Professional guide
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Return Ferry Ride from Dar es Salam to Zanzibar.
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Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Julius Nyerere International Airport, Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Zanzibar is part of the Union (United Republic of Tanzania) and it maintains its own immigration service. So please, carry your passport with you when coming to Zanzibar.
  • Consumption and carriage of alcoholic beverages is highly restricted in the Ferry.
  • No refund policy on missed travel date or time.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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Major disappointment
, Apr 2019
My wife and I decided to visit East Africa for the first time. We loved Capetown then headed off to Dar es Salaam. On the day of our tour to Zanzibar, we were so excited as like many travellers, we were enamoured with all the tales of this place. A driver picked us up at the hotel and from there, the tour went downhill. He dropped us off at the ferry to Zanzibar and there was this sea of humanity. There were no signs. We finally found our way into the ferry and found out that our tickets were stamped economy even though we bought business class. After bribing a ferry worker to sit in business class, we were on our way. Finally got to Zanzibar and couldn’t find our guide. He had no sign. Hell continues. We were taken into a spice farm as part of the tour. Now this is a private tour so we told our guide how we would like our day to look. He totally ignored us. We spent an inordinate amount of time trudging through bush to small spices. 2.5 hours later, we were off to Prison Island. I’m 63 yrs old and didn’t realize that I’d have to go into the water and climb onto a boat soaking wet! I wasn’t sure we were going to get there because the engine on the boat was on it’s last gasp. Prison Island was ok but back into the water and climb into the boat we go. Lunch. The most unhygienic and filthy place I’ve even eaten. I won’t go on here as it will turn your stomach. We then walked around Stonetown for a bit even though my wife had told our guide Said, that we wanted more time there. He totally ignored us! Back to the ferry again and yes, had to bribe another ferry worker. Arriving in Dat, the excitement continues. We get off the ferry and again, it’s a sea of humanity. We’re supposed to locate our driver who we had only met for a few minutes in the morning. By the grace of God, we finally connected. Did I mention that one day tour cost us $C1250!!! It was a total waste of money. Our guide was subpar, the tour was poorly planned and terribly executed. Please stay away from this tour and guide!!
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Dear Mr Raplh, Many thanks for your thoughts and apologies for inconvenience. We are aware and regret that Zanzibar doesn't have the infrastructure comparing to that of Capetown. Zanzibar is still 'Organic' and 'Virgin' and we have to accept the way it is. As far as your tour is concerned, we find out that in this tour the economy class tickets were included and not business and the lunch provides was actually complementary at one of the very famous restaurant in zanzibar named as "Lukman" - you can check the reviews your self. However, we still appreciate your thoughts which are very important to us as we always strive to improve our quality of the tour.

Product code: 29206P104

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