Why tours with us are different from others

At Grassroots Traveller, we value responsible travel and aim to deliver authentic experiences by offering excursions and activities to match just that, as well as to suit individual interests. We take our time to know our destination, think outside the box and put ourselves in the locals’ as well as the travellers’ shoes throughout our experiences. We ensure that we select partners who care about their local communities and environments.

Historical & Cultural Tours

Feel a turbulent history of Royals, conquerors and traders come alive; and the cultures which have shaped the Zanzibar of today.

Nature & Adventure Tours

Explore Zanzibar and the islands, unlock their beauty for yourself, witness the best of tropical flora and fauna, on land and sea.

Beauty & Spice Tours

Understand the magic of henna, body decoration. Uncover the secrets of spices and their influence on cuisine around the world.

Our Most Popular Tours


Foodie Walk

With a private Guide; discover & taste Zanzibar's flavourful culture through food, visit renown local food spots and dive into divine mouth watering dishes


Murtala's Spice Farm

This grassroots tour is conducted by spice farmer Murtala. It is especially suited for customers who are seeking a low-key, authentic experience.


Spice Blending

Do you love spices and would like to learn more about them? In this workshop, you will get a better understanding of their qualities and how they can be used for cooking, beauty and herbal medicine.


Jozani Forest & Butterfly Center

With a private guide; visit the Zanzibar Butterfly Center, a project that is supported by the WWF to save Zanzibar’s indigenous butterflies.


Historical Stone Town walk

With a private guide; walk through the narrow streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site, discover this unique cosmopolitan town with its unique fusion of culture.


Sun, Sand & Tortoises

Sail on a traditional boat visit, the giant tortoises on Changuu (Prison) Island, and lounge on a sparkling white sandbank. Enjoy Stone Town’s world famous seafront.

Portable WiFi From Us & Why?

Not many places on Zanzibar island offer WIFI that is fast (3G) and reliable, with most public facilities’ WIFI being very slow, and often unavailable. By renting from us you’ll have the fastest on the island, and the most reliable wherever you are.

HOW DOES IT WORK : The Pocket WiFi enables you to connect up to 10 devices to 3G internet connection at the click of a button. Small device that fits in your pocket.

WHAT DO YOU GET : Included – simcard with pre-confirgured data, charger, pouch.

WHAT IS REQUIRED : Passport ID is required upon collection.

HOW DO YOU GET / RETURN THE DEVICE : We recommend booking in advance to enjoy FREE delivery / collection on arrival / departure at the airport, in Stone Town and / or nearby vicinity. We can deliver / collect outside of Stone Town for a fee of US$40. If you have booked your holiday through a local ground handler, we can deliver / collect it with / from them.

HOW DO YOU PAY : Book your rental and pay online, on our site. Upon delivery, we will ask for a $50 USD deposit which will be returned to you in cash at time of return.

Book Flights, Hotels & Car Hire On Our Website


We work with Tripindigo enabling you to Search, Compare prices, book and pay online; receive tickets instantly via email.


Coming soon: our carefully selected range of quality hotels and lodges to suit all budgets. Search, book and pay online with instant confirmation.

Car Hire

Book your rental car on our site; we work with Zanzibar's best (for price, quality and back-up) car rental companies. Pay online and receive vouchers instantly via email.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Testimonial 1

“Grassroots Traveller organised our company accommodation and transportation in Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam. We were very impressed by their knowledge of the local area, and ease of booking. Very professional. We have recommended their services to others.”

Tom Mecrow

Testimonial 2

“I am very please with the service received from grassroots. My travel request was handed very professional and they were all met 100 percent. They are quick to respond and came with many good suggestions. The suggested hotel was very comfortable. The pick up transfer from airport to the hotel was all in time and the portable internet service was very convenient. I recommend grassroots at any time”

Mtoo Norrild

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