Activities in the area
ZANZIBAR HAS MUCH TO OFFER IF YOU WANT TO EXPLORE..
Take a tour into the UNESCO World heritage Stone Town and walk among the busy and vibrant heritage areas, fish and vegetable markets and gardens; see the House of Wonders, the Museum, old Fort, or just relax in one of the coffee shops to watch the world go by. At sunset, the seafront Forodhani Park turns into a meeting place for Stone Towners who gather here to exercise, eat and socialise. The island is covered with lush vegetation and is home for a variety of birds and animals, including the indigenous Red Colobus monkey, best spotted in Jozani Forest which has a monkey population of 3500. In Kizimkazi, just15 minutes drive from our villa, is one of the world’s best dolphin spotting areas. The dolphins come here to breed and rest; there is every possibility you will experience a close encounter with these friendly animals in their natural habitat. If you are a little more adventurous we suggest you hire a guided tour on one of the local wood catamarans, (ngarawa), frequently used by fishermen. The sailing experience can be combined with snorkeling to the corals inside the reef.
Diving on Zanzibar is great all year
round, under almost all weather conditions, and visibility of 15 to 35 metres is usual. Zanzibar has stunning coral gardens, habitat for approximately 350 fish species, is a pleasure for anyone that likes to be active in the water.
We can arrange tuition for beginners
or experienced surfers with a Kitesurfing centre. Kite surfing is available at nearby beaches of Paje and Jambiani. Tuition is dependent on wind and surf condition.
Experience the African nightlife! We would love to direct you to the local beach parties and events. Start with a drink at our bar and experience a night with new friends in a beautiful location.
A soothing or invigorating massage at the poolside or in your room can be arranged. Enjoy your holiday to the fullest and relax to the max.
The seas surrounding Kizimkazi on the South tip of Zanzibar are home to a large number of bottle-nosed and spinner dolphins. This is a rare opportunity to come really close to these fascinating animals and in 95% of the visits you will swim near them. After a couple of hours in the boat you will return to the beautiful beach of Kizimkazi, for a swim in the shallow waters.
The waters of Zanzibar are great for snorkelling and there are many different options of tours to experience the sea – life.
- Fishing: Whole day tour on local boats with local fishermen.
- Dhow sailing: Half-day tour of swimming and local sailing.
- Blue Safari: Whole-day Tour of snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing and a sea food BBQ on a sandbank in the ocean.
Stone Town Tour
The local life in Stone Town is as
vivid as the people who live much of their life on the streets– cooking food, playing boa, keeping their hens and socializing all day through. This tour shows you Stone Town far from the tourist traps. The tour allows you to stop on the way to explore the architecture and important landmarks. After the tour it
is possible to do some shopping, take a coffee and lunch.
Chwaka Bay. & Michamvi
Michamvi on the tip of this peninsula has a quiet and untouched beach where you can enjoy the pink / golden sunset over the bay. The beach of Michamvi is a piece of untouched landscape where the tranquility is striking, and is 45 minutes drive from the hotel. Either you can bring a picnic from the villa or eat at Sunset Bay Resort. If you fancy a boat trip the classic dhow sailing boat “Free Spirit” does sunset sails around Chwaka Bay.
]ozani Rainforest is a hot-spot of biodiversity and stunning scenery. The rainforest is home to a number of endemic species, including the Red Colobus Monkey, only found in Zanzibar, Blue Sykes Monkeys, elephant shrews and bush babies. On your half hour drive to Jozani you will pass several authentic villages and beautiful scenery.
On a Zanzibar spice tour you will be
given an insight into the local life and find tropical fruits, spices and rare
species of plants. Learn about the properties and origins of each spice, and their use as medicines or in food and drink. Be sure to smell and taste everything on offer! Before returning to Villa Fleur de Lys you will enjoy a local Swahili dish for lunch.
Prison Island is about 30 minutes by
boat from Stone Town. Here you can visit the coral rag forest where giant
tortoises, brought in from the Seychelles more than 100 years ago, amble through the trees. The powder white beaches are lovely for relaxation and the high visibility in the water allows for underwater exploration.
What our guests say:
“It is so beautiful here so it should not be kept from others and we decided to share this beautiful corner of the universe. We want a place that gives pleasure, and shares the natural beauty with others. This is a place for friends and for guests that want to make new friends”. We are so happy that guests make return visits – a true recommendation.”
“Thanks for making our Vacation so Enjoyable. The Staff was friendly and eager to help. The Villa is Beautiful and so Relaxing. We will be back!”
ELIZABETH AND ANDREW – USA
“We had a great time here! Wonderful place to enjoy our Honey-moon! The food was great… We loved the Climate! Had a great motorcycle adventure too.. Thanks for the very friendly staff! Will recommend friends to stay here. ”
KELLY AND COLO FROM RWANDA
“Thanks a lot for the great time spent on Villa Fleur De Lys! I was unforgettable! Thanks to staff for being so attentive to all of our request and first class service! Special thanks to the chef for excellent dishes! We wish for Villa Fleur De Lys – future prosperity and good guests. Our stay here will be memorised with us forever! With love from Russia.. ”
VLADIMIR AND ALEXANDER FROM RUSSIA
“J ambo! What a wonderful place, Thanks to this fantastic staff to make us feel at home. Looking forward to see you all again.
ZAPHAELA AND SHANA
” Thank you for the extremely efficient service! We loved our stay here, and the food was incredible! Best pancakes on the island! God Bless!
All of our Love from South Africa.”
PAUL AND CHARLIE FROM SOUTH AFRICA
Villa Fleur de Lys, PO Box, 44 Makunduchi Zanzibar.