Marimba Cultural Tours Ltd.

Marimba Cultural Tours Ltd.

City Tours • Cultural Tours • Eco Tours
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
We are a new company on Zanzibar, profoundly acquainted with Zanzibar culture, as well as profoundly acquainted with the cultures of our guests. We speak 11 languages. More & more travelers would like to get a better impression about the cultures of the places they visit. We provide tours and other opportunities for our guests to become more profoundly acquainted with local culture.
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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MvdL
10 contributions
Jan 2020
Imagine this: you're picked up from your hotel by private taxi and taken to the edge of the mangrove forest of the Jozani Forest Chwaka Bay National Park in Zanzibar. There you transfer to an ox drawn cart decorated with palm leaves. You're then taken to a pavilion where the Sagando ensemble is performing traditional dances and music. You're gently coaxed into joining them and spend the next 20 minutes or so grooving and working up an appetite. Then Sarah, your host, invites you to follow her on the boardwalk into the forest. The boardwalk is lined with hundreds of candles. As you walk along you begin to hear the gentle sounds of a fusion of jazz and traditional Zanzibar music performed by Chem Chem led by Zanzibar's drumming icon, Mzee Kheri. Sarah then takes you to a platform to the side of the boardwalk where a veritable feast of Swahili cuisine is awaiting you, plus a bottle of bubbly. You're invited to sit down while the local medicine man performs a ritual wishing you a long and happy life. The dinner is delicious, the company great, the music mellow and beautiful. Every now and then, I pinch myself. It's not a dream. This was my 60th birthday party in Zanzibar, organised by Sarah/Marimba Cultural Tours. If you want a magical experience that is unique and will stay with you forever, then Sarah and Marimba can organise it for you.
Written January 26, 2020
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Thank you for the feedback! We are glad you enjoyed the experience - we are always ready to do more, and we will always be happy to have you back :-)
Written February 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Matt v
Canberra, Australia16 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
I cannot praise Sarah and her staff at Marimba Cultural Tours enough for the experience they have given us. Right from the moment we arrived, we felt welcome and nothing was too much to help us enjoy the beauty and delights of Zanzibar. We came to Zanzibar for the Sauti za Busara music festival, which was fantastic, but the activities organised by Marimba topped the music! The guided city walk through Stone Town was highly enjoyable, very informative and opened our eyes to many different influences that have made the island what it is today. Sarah's knowledge of Zanzibar and its rich history is unrivalled. The spice tour was also delightful and taught us much about the spices we use in our cooking. The village and school visit were also a joy and a real eye opener. Again the degree of detail in the information given to us was amazing. The Swahili lunch was delicious and plentiful. Our son also really enjoyed the visit to the Jozani Forest and the mangrove and let's not forget the butterfly centre. The drumming class with the charismatic Mzee Kheri was unforgettable. Marimba's driver, Najim, was great, also offering his knowledge of Zanzibar and was always punctual and helpful. While many visitors come to Zanzibar for the beautiful beaches and beach-based activities, I would highly recommend engaging Marimba Cultural Tours to learn about the other side(s) of this magical place.
Written March 5, 2018
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time and giving us your feedback! It always helps to know what our clients think - it helps us improve the things we could still do better, and it strengthens us in continuing with those undertakings that you, dear client, already consider perfect. We hope to see you again here in Zanzibar, so we can add to your good experiences of this our magical island!
Written March 9, 2018
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Rizu J
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania16 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
Had my Friends Visiting from Canada. Mama Sarah had accompanied them to spice farm and later near by village for tours.it was excellent . Mama Sarah is the best . Highy recommended.
Written March 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time and giving us your feedback! It always helps to know what our clients think - it helps us improve the things we could still do better, and it strengthens us in continuing with those undertakings that you, dear client, already consider perfect. We hope to see you again here in Zanzibar, so we can add to your good experiences of this our magical island!
Written March 9, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Doby A
Canberra, Australia23 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
What a privilege. So accommodating, friendly and professional. The spice tour was beautiful and informative - Sarah is incredibly knowledgeable. Good, too, for our 7 yr to know where so many of our commonly used products come from. The Stone Town tour blew our minds. We were also taken to a cave that has been used for 5,000 yrs (no other tour operators do this). The village visit was unforgettable and very well
Done - music, colour and an Ox ride. To top it all off, the most interesting talk from a medicine man. Amazing food at the house of local lady. Thanks to Najim our amazing driver. We really appreciate you picking up our misplaced items...🙂
Written February 22, 2018
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time and giving us your feedback! It always helps to know what our clients think - it helps us improve the things we could still do better, and it strengthens us in continuing with those undertakings that you, dear client, already consider perfect. We hope to see you again here in Zanzibar, so we can add to your good experiences of this our magical island!
Written March 9, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

_mitzi02016
Tel Aviv, Israel8 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Me and my boyfriend had a very sweet and well prepared guide, who started us off a short briefing with fascinating information regarding Pete Village and the nearby cave we were about to visit.

We went to the butterfly centre which was magical..

It was an amazing experience with the local medicine man which I advice to do!

People are very friendly and welcoming :)

It is highly recommended!!!! :)
Written February 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time and giving us your feedback! It always helps to know what our clients think - it helps us improve the things we could still do better, and it strengthens us in continuing with those undertakings that you, dear client, already consider perfect. We hope to see you again here in Zanzibar, so we can add to your good experiences of this our magical island!
Written March 9, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marimba Cultural Tours Ltd. (Zanzibar City) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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