Traditional tourism in Zanzibar includes white sands beaches and coconut palms, the clean waters of the Indian Ocean, and a few tours.
But has anybody actually ever shown the traditional culture of Zanzibar!
Marimba Cultural Tours Ltd., therefore, specializes in local culture and its introduction to the foreign visitor. In addition, the company offers all other services such as hotel bookings, transfers, tours, and others.
Become acquainted with Swahili culture and make unforgettable experiences with the wonderful people of Zanzibar!
“Tours right into the most authentic and least commercial side of this magical Island”
“We had a very sweet and well prepared guide, who started us off a short briefing with fascinating information regarding the village and the nearby cave we were about to visit".
Explore with us the unique natural environment of Zanzibar! Stroll through rain forests and mangroves, explore the fauna with some of its residents unique only to our islands!
Visit a village with us and become acquainted with the traditional way of life!
Zanzibar is one of the most tolerant places in the world. In the capital city, Stone Town, you will find mosques, churches, Hindu temples and others one next to the other, and people live together in peace and mutual respect.
According to an African legend, it was Queen Marimba who invented the first drum ever. She used a worn-out mortar and attached an animal skin to it. In this way, she turned not only into the inventor of the drum, but of all musical instruments.
Marimba is also the name of a musical instrument, the xylophone. And the xylophone, like so many others, will be used in drumming performances. Drumming performances also include dancers, singers, and often everybody can join. Drumming though is also used in healing. All drumming performances are called Ngoma.
Ngoma is one of the most basic elements of most African cultures.
For more information on Zanzibar culture please also visit our channel on Youtube:
The Culture of Zanzibar, East Africa