Testimonials

  • Robert Schröder

    Best tour we have experienced. Excellent programme, good accommodation and food. Informative, entertaining, knowledgeable, and very well organised. Everything went like clockwork.

    Robert Schröder - Germany
  • Kenneth Cane

    My family really enjoyed our tailor made trip. It wouldn't have been the same without or excellent guide Salum. He was friendly, funny and full of information. My two young daughters are still asking about him a week later! I would absolutely recommend Zenith Tour for young families as the Zanzibar is the perfect pace, a great mix of downtime and sightseeing.

    Kenneth Cane - Denmark
  • Daniel Toll

    Excellent trip. I had a great time. There was nothing I could complain about. Guide was great and was always willing to talk with me, even answer what was probably an endless list of questions. Over 5 days we definitely had a feel for what the country looks like.

    Daniel Toll - Germany

Contact Us

Gizenga Street, Stone Town,
P.O.Box 3648 Zanzibar, Tanzania

Tel:  +255 - (0)24 22 32 320
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Seaweed Farming

Duration

Pick up time at 8:30am or 9:00am. Half day excursions.

Suggestions

You can combine with other tour eg Jozani, Dolphin etc.

Excursion time is on low  tide. 

Notes

*Price on request*

The seaweed center is a project in close association with seaweed farm establishments in Paje beach village, an area renowned for its seaweed processing. The manufacturing site for its seaweed products is located 1 hour drive from Stone Town.

Seaweed farming initiatives have resulted in the production of soaps, creams and treatment scrubs infused with seaweed ingredients such as Lang Lang. These products are sold to visitors and the local community alike, while having also gained modest distribution across many East African hotel establishments. Zanzibar’s seaweed products are also exported to many foreign countries for further processing as well as for use in medicine, cosmetics, and in the preservation of food.

Seaweed farms are built in shallow, calm and constantly warm water found across many beach villages in Zanzibar. Securing them on white sandy bottom seabed, new seaweed saplings are then attached to strings. This seaweed grows quickly and can be harvested after only two weeks, when it reaches an approximate length of 10 inches(FEET?). A small cutting is left on the string and the rest is carried to the village, where it is left out to dry.

You can experience the amazing life of seaweed farming women, as well as the facilities and the capacity building that seaweed farming provides. This is one of many pioneering projects working with women farmers across the region, made possible by Farm Africa’s Maendeleo Agricultural Enterprise Fund.

 

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