Simply Zanzibar - 5 days

FROM USD $829

From the historic Stone Town in the old part of Zanzibar City to the magnificent white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean spend 5 days of bliss on this African island of paradise.

Day 1: Zanzibar - Stone Town
Arrive into Zanzibar Airport/Harbour. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the heart of Stone Town where your hotel is located.

Zanzibar has a rich history but it truly became a centre of trade once it was settled by the Portugese, the first Europeans to settle here, during the age of exploration in the 16th and 17th Century. Zanzibar once held the title of being Africa's major hub of trade before the mainland became more settled and tamed (if Africa could ever be considered tamed). Zanzibar is also known as the 'Spice Island' due to this period when spice was its major trade followed closely by the slave trade and ivory. Zanzibar still today flourishes with the trade of spices, its most common exports being cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper.

UNESCO listed Stone Town is rich in history and culture, with a labyrinth of narrow streets, bustling bazaars and ancient buildings. The architecture is a fascinating mix of Swahili, Arab, Persian, European and African styles, testament to the influence that trade brought to the region. Overnight - Stone Town
Bars and cafes on the boardwalk in beautiful Zanzibar
Day 2: Stone Town & Spice Tour
This morning you will be met by your guide and taken on a guided tour of Stone Town and a Spice Tour en-route to the Eastern beach resort of Kiwengwa where you will get the opportunity to see a spice plantation and the process involved in harvesting these perfumed ingredients that we today take for granted but were once as precious as gems or gold with pirates often cruising the coast pilfering ships for their precious spice cargo. Lunch will be your own arrangement. The rest of the day will be at leisure to enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Overnight - Jambiani (B, D)
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Days 3 - 4: Relax on the beach
Spend the next two days at leisure, relaxing on one of Zanzibar's beautiful white sands and soaking up the sunshine.

For those feeling active, there's a wide range of excursions available. Perhaps opt for a spot of snorkelling or scuba diving to see the incredible coral reefs teeming with exotic fish and perhaps the odd dolphin in the azure waters. Other activities in or above the water include fishing, windsurfing or various boat trips. Traditional dhow cruises are offered by the locals and are a great way to see the local lifestyle or island hop to some of the smaller uninhabited islands. Also consider a day trip to Jozani Chwaka Bay national Park - home to the rare Kirk's Red Colobus Monkey, Syke's Monkey and Ader's Duiker. Overnight - Jambiani (B:2, D:2)
Day 5: Zanzibar
This morning you will be met by your driver and driven to Zanzibar Airport for your flight home. Sadly our arrangements come to an end. We hope you have enjoyed the magic that is Zanzibar. (B)

Accommodation

This package is based upon mid range accommodation. Staying at the Al Johari Boutique Hotel in Stone Town and the Sultan Sands Island Resort in Kiwengwa. Alternative mid range and luxury accommodation is available upon request, with a choice of small boutique properties and resort options. Please contact us for further details.
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Zanzibar / Ends in: Zanzibar
  • Departs: Any day of the year
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:4, Lunch: 0, Dinner: 3
  • Hotel Rating: Mid range or luxury (dependent upon your chosen itinerary)
  • Tour Guide: Yes - for scheduled sightseeing
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