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City tour, Culture and shopping trip

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What to Expect
We pick up the travelers any place that they stay either Zanzibar city or beaches
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Soko Muhogo Street, Soko Muhogo St, Zanzibar, Tanzania
2: Nungwi, Tanzania
3: Pingwe, Tanzania
4: Kizimkazi Mtendeni, Tanzania

Pickup Details

We pick up any hotel around Zanzibar


  • Zanzibar port


  • Kisauni Airport, Tanzania


  • Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Alcoholic Beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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19 Reviews
Belgrade, Serbia
Best guide in Zanzibar
Unlike most guides on Zanzibar which are all about business and money, Yahya’s first priority is that you have a great time. He will do everything he can to meet your wishes, and his tours are perfect - not too long like most guides stall for tips, not too short! He was so nice about us wanting to reschedule swimming with dolphins because of bad weather, even though he already drove us there and arranged everything with the captain. He also helped us with some souvenirs we wanted to buy to get better prices, and provided us with a goPro camera for one trip because we wanted to film it and we didn’t have a waterproof camera. During your stay in Zanzibar, he will not only be your guide on the tours, but also your friend!
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Scott E
Hong Kong, China
Really great driver in Zanzibar
Yahya was a really fantastic driver who took my wife and I from Nungwy to Stone Town. Was a very smooth journey, made all the more enjoyable thanks to Yahya's excellent travel advice and insight into life in Zanzibar. We would recommend his services to anyone, and will use his services again if we ever go back to the island.
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Moscow, Russia
Zanzibar’s expert
We met Yahya not far from Nungwi Beach when we ordered a taxi to go to another hotel on Kiwengwa Beach. Yahya agreed to give us a ride at a good discount. We talked with Yahya all route because he has well know English and customer-oriented manner. He is a licensed guide on the island of Zanzibar and a taxi driver at the same time. We took a 4-in-1 tour from him: Spacy farm, Prison Island, Nukependa sand bunk with included lunch and Stone-Town. It was a wonderful excursion. After that, we used his services until the end of our vacation. Yahya made a compliment for us and showed the cave not far from Kiwengwa Beach. He also gave us a small gift and it was nice from his side, Then we took to another Jambiani beach, where we lived another 4 days and booked a fishing trip, Yahya always accompanied us, we caught one fish. He always helped us to buy fruits from the local markets. And at the end of our vacation, he took us to the airport. The car was always clean and in good condition. I highly recommend Yahya as an educated guide and a safe driver. We had a wonderfu on Zanzibar.
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The best and most honest guide around zanzibar.
We have met Yahya by chance, as he dropped us from our diving day in Nungwy to our hotel. After discussing with him, he offered his service. We booked him through whats app . And saw him for 5 days. He is a really honest and well educated person. He loves his island and knows well the history of it. He took us in many places( spice market. Stone town. Ect ect ) we loved every minutes of our relaxing trip. He dropped us at the airport as well. And we are looking forward to come back and see him again. In terms of prices , he was very good compared to the prices our hotel was offering us. And we felt that he deserved every $. So if you want to help a lovely local family, no other option than to go with him !!!
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Riverside, California
He knows his island
We stayed 6 days in zanzibar and Yahya was our guide and driver for 4 days. He picked us up from the airport and dropped us there. One day we had stone town/spice farm/prison island tours and one day we had jozani forest/sandbank tour. During our tours, we stopped by the most famous beaches of zanzibar and on the way we met Yahya’s family and colleagues. I can guarantee you that no one will be more welcoming, fun and professional than Yahya. He is the best. He is very well-informed and educated. His tours were worth our every penny. He introduced us to zanzibari food cooked by his lovely wife for lunch! He took longer routes and showed us caves and smaller beaches that are worthy of seeing. He gifted us some fruits to take back home. He is not just a regular driver. He also has a guiding license for which he studied and worked hard to obtain. This man knows his island. You can trust him.
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Best guide
We made spice tour , stone town and prison island , and it was very nice. He told us a lot of zanzibar story. In the end of the day we were delighted by the tour he made us.
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Yahya: the best driver in Zanzibar island!
Yahya was my driver from the airport to the hotel, around Zanzibar, we did with him the species tour and city tour. English speaker driver, nice and comfortable car, always punctual, great talk, always safe and enjoyable. Overall, my experience in Zanzibar couldn't be the same without him. Thank you Yahya, I wish you the best! Stefi (from Argentina)
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Island breakaway ladies
We visited Zanzibar. Met Yahya. What a friendly man... He loves his city and is so enthusiastic. Day 1. He took us to the Sultan prison ruins, Persian baths, spice farm which included a Swahili lunch and to a village to get our henna tattoos. Day 2. We booked a private tour with him. We visited a cave in the Kiwengwa-Pongwe Forest Reserve, Prison island, traditional Swahili lunch (at a home of a family member of his), Stonetown. Thank you Yahya for your friendliness and showing us your villages. Thank you for stopping at a school so we could greet the children and teachers Thank you for stopping at our church. I definitely recommend Yahya, if you are looking to add authentic traditional Zanzibar excursions. Asante Sana Till we meet again Regards Priscilla, Petro, Wendy, Floritea From South Africa
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Bilâl S
Best trip in Zanzibar
I came to Zanzibar with my mother last may 2018, we met Yahya and already felt confortable with him, his English is good, he is a very good and respectable person! Even with our low budget he figured it out how to make the best of our trip. We did a lot of activities, and he even invited us at the wedding of one of his family member ! A greatly memorable experience. Thousand thanks to you my friend, hope to meet you again very soon.
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Super recomendado!
I recommend Yahya 100%. He is a very good driver, he adapts to the activities you want to do and at a fairly competitive price. Yahya loves his job and he loves to interact with people from different cultures...I'm sure you'll discover the curiosities of Zanzibar!
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Janet A
Fantastic guide and driver!!!
We were so lucky to find Yahya early in our six-week stay in Zanzibar. He drove us numerous places and took us on a fantastic spice tour. His English is outstanding, and he has a degree in political science, which makes him a very interesting person to talk to and from whom to learn about life in Zanzibar. He has a sincere interest in looking out for his clients, knows where to buy phenomenal fruit at rock bottom prices, instructed us on how to watch out for scams, and has a core ethic of treating people with honesty and fairness. He was fantastic with our three boys. Our experience in Zanzibar was immeasurably enrichened by having met Yahya.
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Wonderful guide and support
My family stayed in Zanzibar for a month. We were lucky to meet Yahya, and he became our relible, honest, and warm support for so many of our needs -- taxi rides to Paje, Jambiani, Nungwi, Kendwa, and Stonetown. He also arranged for a spice tour, and told us where to find the best pineapples. Always friendly and fair with his prices, and his English is excellent. We couldn't recommend Yahya more!
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Retie, Belgium
Great time with Yahya!
Yahya is a really nice taxi driver. He has a big car with good aircondition. We also did a couple of tours with him: spice tour, blue safari. And he arrange always the best and cheapest price. He is a really nice person who talks a lot 😄. He give you information about the things you see and about everything that you want. We had a great time with Yahya!
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Marseille, France
5 stars!
Relieable, english speaking driver, always on time. Big car with airconditioning. Tours are good and good price! Driver gives good information about the island and has a lot of knowledge. I can recommend this driver!
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Kim V
Breda, The Netherlands
Super tours met een top gids!
Yahya is een zeer vriendelijke enthousiaste gids die je veel kan vertellen over Zanzibar. Hij heeft er echt voor gezorgd dat onze vakantie op Zanzibar ontspannen en relaxed voelde. Hij dacht goed met ons mee, en gaf ons opties voor tours. Hij bracht ons van accommodatie naar accommodatie. Wij zijn altijd wel gesteld op onze privacy tijdens onze vakanties, maar met Yahya was het juist fijn en hij liet ons thuis voelen op Zanzibar. Dankzij hem hebben we veel van Zanzibar kunnen zien. Yahya, bedankt voor alles! De tours die we gedaan hebben met Yahya: spice tour, Stonetown tour, snorkel tour naar Mnemba Island (incl. zwemmen met dolfijnen in het wild) en Prison Island + Nakupenda sandbank (laatstgenoemde is een gecombineerde tour). Allen zeer goed geregeld. Het zijn privé tours, en je krijgt zeker waar voor je geld. Yahya kijkt ook goed naar druktes op de tours. Met onze snorkeltour naar Mnemba Island gingen we bijv. zo vroeg dat we echt nog de enigen waren. Dat maakte de ervaring nog beter. Tip: neem zeker je snorkelspullen mee als je naar Nakupenda sandbank gaat (is niet per definitie bekend als snorkelspot, maar hier kan je echt wel mooi snorkelen).
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