Zanzibar is blessed with beautiful beaches and lovely people who share their charming hospitality, heritage, and culture. All of which invites you to enjoy this unique place.
Many areas of Zanzibar remain little impacted by tourism. One such place is Uzi Island, located in the Menai Bay Conservation Area, south of Zanzibar.
Travelers reach Uzi by a causeway that links the island with Unguja, but only during low tide. When the water rises, the road disappears and then you can only go by boat. The island’s ambiance is rural and quiet.
The second largest of Zanzibar’s islands, Uzi’s population is only 6,000 inhabitants, made up mostly of fishermen and peasants. Other residents live there temporarily when fishing.
Uzi Island offers visitors a unique combination of forest, mangroves, seaweed farming, bird watching, and deserted beaches. The larger conservation ecosystem includes coral reefs, and many different plants, animals, and sea life.
Without restaurants, bars, and other typical tourist spots, Uzi is the most laid-back of all Zanzibar’s islands. It is the ideal place for those wanting to get away from Stone Town’s hectic daily life.
A favorite among visitors, the Uzi island tour begins with pick up at your hotel by our experienced tour guide. The guide will take you to the island by dhow, the traditional Swahili Boat.
You can spend the day canoeing through mangroves or walking a deserted beach. The island’s landscape is full of banana, coconut, and mango trees. You’ll see the iconic baobab trees, unique to the continent.
While on Uzi Island you will feel as if you were living in the past. The island is so remote and unspoiled, it seems untouched by development and technology.
Don’t miss a trip to Uzi Island. If you love nature and don’t mind getting your feet wet, this tour to the perfect island will take you back in time.
Full-day tour. Approx. 7 hours.
Departure: 9:00 am.
You can choose the tour starting time, we usually recommend 9:00 am.
You may choose a private excursion and the desired time of departure.
Leaving from Stone Town:
$155 USD per person (2 person minimum)
3 people 145 USD per person
4 people 135 USD per person
5 people 125 USD per person
6 people 115 USD per person
7-12 people or more 110 USD per person
13 people or more 100 USD per person
Children between 7-18 80 USD per person
- Pick up and drop off from your hotel
- Transport waiting charge
- Experienced professional tour guide
- All taxes, fuel and service fees included
- Bottled water
- Entrance fees
- Medical insurance
- Airport taxes
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Bring your swimming suit, towel, sunscreen, hat or cap, and your camera
- Bring insect repellent