A Taste of Zanzibar - 6 Days

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours, Zanzibar International Airport/Zanzibar Seaport to Zanzibar International Airport/Zanzibar Seaport

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Zanzibar is so much more than an amazing tropical island with white beaches and waving palm trees. It has an interesting history and a well-defined culture, mixing remnants of Persian, Arab, Indian, western and Swahili habitation. Find out about the Unesco Heritage world-famous Stone Town and the unique exotic spices. Feel the attraction of the Indian Ocean and see dolphins and indigenous monkeys. Experience colors, smells and tastes of the Zanzibari food. During this 6-day stay with private-guided day-tours, all transfers and activities are exclusive for you, no joining other groups. Accommodations can be in 3 options, Classic, Superior and Luxury, depending on your budget. However all hotels and resorts are located at the beach and are of amazing quality to provide you that ultimate relaxed feeling of a tropical beach holiday.
Day 1: ArrivalArrival at Zanzibar Airport where you are welcomed you with a cold coconut drink and a fresh face towel. Short briefing and transfer to your Stone Town hotel. Overnight based on Bed & Breakfast.Day 2: Stone Town & Spice FarmAfter breakfast your guide will meet you for a guided walking tour through Stone Town, followed by a tasteful lunch with Zanzibari specialties. Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses. Stone Town has brought together many different elements of the cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a thousand years.In the afternoon guide and driver take you to a spice plantation, to discover the richness of Zanzibar’s spices and fruits, many of them used for medical purposes. You will be able to see, smell and taste aromatic spices and scented plants including guava, mangoes, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, black pepper and cinnamon. Afterwards you drive to your beach hotel for total relax. Dinner and overnight are included.Day 3: At leisureFull day of leisure in the beach resort. Take a swim in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, a snorkeling trip from the hotel or just be lazy and do absolutely nothing on your sunbed. Dinner and overnight.Day 4: Dolphins at Kizimkazi & Jozani ForestAn early start brings you to the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village, to view the amazing bottle-nosed and Humpback dolphins, which are sighted during a short boat trip from the village. Kizimkazi is also the site with the oldest mosque of East Africa, dating of the 12th century, which is definitely worth a visit.After a local Swahili lunch the tour proceeds to Jozani Forest, with the unique Red Colobus monkeys and mysterious mangroves. It is also home to Syke's monkeys, bush pigs and nocturnal Zanzibar leopards. The forest also offers a board walk, which leads through the mangrove forests at its southern end, which is an excellent place to spot the rare mangrove kingfisher. Mid afternoon you return to your resort for relaxing, dinner and overnight.Day 5: Sunset Cruise & Swahili DinnerReturn to Stone Town. Later in the afternoon board a traditional wooden dhow to enjoy en-route following the coastline from Stone Town a romantic sunset cruise. Sink back into the dhow bench and enjoy the romance of Zanzibar Island while the sun sets down with its beautiful orange colors. End the day and your stay with a special dinner served in a beautiful rooftop restaurant with amazing views over the city. Overnight in your hotel.Day 6: DepartureDepending on the departure of your flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your journey home or onward. 

What’s included

  • All transport mentioned in the program
  • Excursions as mentioned in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver guide
  • 2 nights accommodation in Stone Town on bed & breakfast basis
  • 3 nights accommodation at the coast on half board basis
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Government taxes and levies
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • Tourist visas $ 50 – 100
  • Personal travel/medical insurance
  • Optional activities not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips for driver guide and hotel staff
  • Any items of personal nature (laundry service, telephone/internet bills, souvenirs)
  • National/International flights and departure taxes

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Arrival at Zanzibar Airport where you are welcomed you with a cold coconut drink and a fresh face towel. Short briefing and transfer to your Stone Town hotel. Overnight based on Bed & Breakfast.
Day 2: Stone Town & Spice Farm After breakfast your guide will meet you for a guided walking tour through Stone Town, followed by a tasteful lunch with Zanzibari specialties. Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses. Stone Town has brought together many different elements of the cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a thousand years. In the afternoon guide and driver take you to a spice plantation, to discover the richness of Zanzibar’s spices and fruits, many of them used for medical purposes. You will be able to see, smell and taste aromatic spices and scented plants including guava, mangoes, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, black pepper and cinnamon. Afterwards you drive to your beach hotel for total relax. Dinner and overnight are included.
Day 3: At leisure Full day of leisure in the beach resort. Take a swim in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, a snorkeling trip from the hotel or just be lazy and do absolutely nothing on your sunbed. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Dolphins at Kizimkazi & Jozani Forest An early start brings you to the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village, to view the amazing bottle-nosed and Humpback dolphins, which are sighted during a short boat trip from the village. Kizimkazi is also the site with the oldest mosque of East Africa, dating of the 12th century, which is definitely worth a visit. After a local Swahili lunch the tour proceeds to Jozani Forest, with the unique Red Colobus monkeys and mysterious mangroves. It is also home to Syke's monkeys, bush pigs and nocturnal Zanzibar leopards. The forest also offers a board walk, which leads through the mangrove forests at its southern end, which is an excellent place to spot the rare mangrove kingfisher. Mid afternoon you return to your resort for relaxing, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Sunset Cruise & Swahili Dinner Return to Stone Town. Later in the afternoon board a traditional wooden dhow to enjoy en-route following the coastline from Stone Town a romantic sunset cruise. Sink back into the dhow bench and enjoy the romance of Zanzibar Island while the sun sets down with its beautiful orange colors. End the day and your stay with a special dinner served in a beautiful rooftop restaurant with amazing views over the city. Overnight in your hotel.
Day 6: Departure Depending on the departure of your flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your journey home or onward.
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