Off the Beaten Path

Tour around Zanzibar by classic Vespa scooter, and see the city from an insider’s perspective! With an expert private guide, zip through Zanzibar’s bustling neighborhoods – including The Heart of Stone Town and its beaches – on the back of an iconic Japanese Vespa. See hidden delights like the Swahili Baraza evening Coffee and Bao playing alongside bigger-name attractions like The House of Wonders. This private tour is perfect for those keen to see fascinating sights that the tourist maps miss while traveling around the city in a typically Swahili way!

Zanzibar Vespa Tour:

Tour Highlights

  • 3-hour private Vespa tour of Stone Town’s hidden highlights with an expert driver.
  • Ride through the Zanzibar neighborhoods of Mwera and Kidichi like a local.
  • See off-the-beaten-path Zanzibar attractions like Piazza Swahili Bao Games.
  • Peer through Darajani Historical Market, Mkunazini Slave Market.
  • Choose from a morning, afternoon or evening tour.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Your friendly private guide will meet you at your Stone Town hotel and give you a comprehensive safety briefing before you hop on the back of your Vespa and ride into downtown Zanzibar.
Picking the best route to avoid any traffic, your guide will drive through Zanzibar’s colorful streets, stopping at the city’s up-and-coming neighborhoods and introducing you to Zanzibar’s hidden highlights. There will be plenty of chances to stop, take photos and ask questions as you go!
Head through the cobbled lanes of Shangani Streets, arguably Zanzibar’s most vibrant neighborhood, and weave through the eclectic crowds of Swahili locals and curious tourists who hang out here. Hurumzi is home to beautiful coffee shops, and you’ll cruise up the Forodhani Garden with your guide to admire incomparable views over Zanzibar.

Pass by Ancient Palace of Arab Sultans and see the majestic House of Wonder before stopping Forodhani Garden. Ideal for a photo stop, this distinctive arch marked the start of the route taken by ancient Arabs when entering the city in triumph.
Kiponda is another must-visit Zanzibar neighborhood that you’ll see from the back of your Vespa. Quickly gaining a reputation as a shopping destination, this district boasts busy trattorias that spill out onto the pavement alongside street merchants and high-end restaurants. As you cruise through, pass Hurumzi Streets, home to the eye-catching African finest arts– definitely a top sight to see!
Next, your expert guide will take pleasure in showing off the highlights of nearby Maruhubi Persian Bath. Pass the romantic Jamhuri Garden, where locals propose to their loved ones amid green garden and roses.
After passing countless off-the-beaten-path attractions and seeing Zanzibar Stone Town from an insider’s perspective, your guide will drop you off at a central location of your choice or back at your hotel.