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Simply Zanzibar

5 days  |  Starts/Ends: Zanzibar  |  from USD $995

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.

Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Inclusions

Itinerary

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 and it became a centre of trade once it was settled by the Portugese 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

Day 2

Stone Town & Spice Tour

This morning you will be met by a local guide and taken on a guided tour of historic Stone Town and a spice plantation en-route to the beach. You will get the opportunity to see a spice plantation and the process involved in harvesting these perfumed ingredients. Today we take spices for granted but they were once as precious as gems or gold with pirates often cruising the coast pilfering ships for their precious spice cargo. Once you've checked into your hotel, spend the rest of the day at leisure and perhaps enjoy a dip in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
Overnight: Jambiani or Nungwi (dependent on your chosen package)  |  Breakfast, Dinner

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 or Nungwi (dependent on your chosen package)  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 5

Zanzibar

This morning you will be met by your driver and driven to Zanzibar Airport for your flight home.
Breakfast

Choice of hotels

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

 
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Simply Zanzibar - 5 days
USD $995
USD $290

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Superior Accommodation
USD $1375
USD $350
Deluxe Accommodation
USD $1795
USD $570

Prices are indicative and based on low season in standard accommodation. They will therefore vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel.

Trip Highlights

Stone Town - historic, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Beautiful beaches and azure waters of Kiwengwa on the east coast
Spice Plantations

Included

4 breakfast, 3 dinners
Zanzibar Airport arrival and departure transfer
Private transfers and transportation as per itinerary
1 night accommodation in Stone Town: Standard/Superior: - Tembo Hotel - sea view room. Deluxe: - Zanzibar Serena Inn - prime room. Other hotels available upon request.
Spice & Stone town tour with an English speaking guide and including entrance fees
3 nights beach accommodation: Standard:Casa Del Mar Hotel in Jambiani (ground floor room). Superior: Spice Island Hotel & Resort in Jambiani (standard hotel). Deluxe: Hideaway of Nungwi (luxury junior suite). Other hotels available upon request.

Not Included

Flights and visas
Drinks and items of a personal nature
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Tour Details
Starts
Zanzibar
Ends
Zanzibar
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Standard, Superior or Deluxe
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for scheduled sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 4, Dinner: 3
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