A stay at SeVi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar is tranquil and revitalizing, but never dull. There’s plenty to experience at the hotel and outside its grounds.
Some 55 km away from SeVi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar, the UNESCO-listed Stone Town – Mji Mkongwe – on the western coast of Unguja can be reached by car in about one and a half hours. It is a maze of narrow alleyways flanked by African, Arab, Persian, Indian, and even European architectural structures, most erected in reddish coral stone. Take your time to explore this old side of the capital of the island and to appreciate the intricate details of structural design and the rich carvings and bas-reliefs of the doors.
You don’t have to scour the island to find scuba diving instructors. Dive Point PADI center from Matemwe has an office at SeVi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar, with certified staff ready to organize memorable scuba and snorkeling trips for all skill levels. You can opt to explore the deep blue around the bay or to take a trip to Mnemba Island to observe the coral, the green turtles, and dolphin pods.
The Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park is about 70 kilometres from SeVi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar and can be reached in about one and a half hours by car. It is a protected area known for its endemic population of Zanzibar red colobus monkeys. There are an information centre and a nature trail you can follow to experience other wonders of the rainforest. The area is also recommended for activities like birdwatching and nature walks. There’s also a spice farm – or a shamba – on the way to Jozani, where you can get familiar with growing and production techniques, as well as enjoy a spice smelling and tasting tour.
Zanzibar offers excellent conditions for kitesurfing and kiteboarding. You can experience this adrenaline-filled activity in different areas around the island, some more suitable for beginners, others ideal for the more experienced surfers.
More activity choices (changing seasonaly) are to be found on-site at SeVi Boutique Hotel