Uzi Island Adventure

If you love nature, would like to experience rural life in Zanzibar, and don’t mind getting wet feet, this unique day out is perfect for you!

A scenic drive takes you to the south, past the famous Bi Kholle’s mango alley and on to Unguja Ukuu.

Here, we swap the air-conditioned minibus for more rustic transport: a ngalawa (wooden outrigger canoe) and a daladala (local bus).

Uzi Island is separated from Unguja Ukuu by an intertidal zone with a mangrove forest that provides a habitat for a variety of birds and maritime creatures. You’ll explore those mangrove waterways by ngalawa.

Your guide Dulla will show you around the village of N’gambwa, his wife will prepare a delicious Swahili lunch for you; and you will have time to relax and enjoy a refreshing swim on one of Uzi’s remote beaches.