8 nights in a historic Zanzibar’s pristine beaches

Duration:
8 nights
Transport:
Transport will be provided whenever necessary (example hotel or airport pickup/dropoff)
Tour Type:
This tour is available all year round!
Group size:
Groups of more than 4 people is recommended as it helps reduce carbon footprint. (You'll also get a 5% discount if you book in groups of 4 or more people).
Location:

$2,760.00

The Zanzibar Archipelago, located in the Indian Ocean 15 miles off the coast of Tanzania, is a breathtaking spot to escape from the world. You’ll enjoy clear, turquoise-blue water; shallow sandbars perfect for wading; and many small, nearly deserted islands virtually unvisited by tourists. Explore the World Heritage Site of Stone Town, Zanzibar City’s old quarter. Or just go beach to beach between tiny fishing villages—each one’s better than the next.
Discount:
- 5%
Departure:
Total: 2760
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Accompanied service

Ground transport for all the above days 3 meals a day Park entry fees Camping fees Catering service fees
Guiding fees Transit fees Camping gears Drinking bottled mineral water while on safaris

Special offer

- 5% per adult
From
No limit To No limit
Condition
Number adult >=4
Details:
Get 5% off if you book in a group of more than 4 people (excluding children and infants).

Day1: Spice Tour 3hrs Highlights

  • Touch, smell and taste the many spices and tropical fruits
  • Learn about their properties, their origins and their use as medicines and in food and drink
  • Sample some traditional Swahili dishes and taste some spiced tea
  • Learn about the fascinating colonial past of Zanzibar

Arrive in Zanzibar and we’ll pick you up from the airport and whisk you away on a 20-minute drive to spice farm deep in Zanzibar’s countryside, and learn the island’s remarkable role in the historic spice trade before we head to our hotel at the fishermen’s village, the vibrant Kiwengwa. The Sea Crest Hotel is the ideal destination for a really unforgettable stay near the beach.

Roam through the fragrant spice plantations of Zanzibar and breathe in the scent of an infused past. Led by a friendly and professional guide, get exclusive insight into the farms on this 3-hour tour.

Nowadays the plantations are a tribute to the island’s colonial past. This is an excellent chance to learn about the turbulent history of the island. Depending on the season, you can find anything from vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemongrass, cloves, ylang-ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, allspice, tamarind, chili, and oregano.

With such a wealth of spices, your taste buds will be tingling. An optional lunch is available at the Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge, known for its kitchen delights and prepared with the best of the seasonal fruit and spices introduced to you during the tour.

Day 2: Kizimkazi & Jozani Forest Tour Highlights

  • Catch a glimpse of Zanzibar red colobus monkeys scrambling from branch to branch, in search of food
  • See the trees and plants lining the trails, and learn about their medicinal properties
  • Swim with dolphins at kizimkazi beach

Before You Go

  • Please wear comfortable, closed walking or hiking shoes and pants
  • Please do not feed or touch the monkeys

Head to the south of the island of Zanzibar, where the Jozani Forest awaits you. Take a 3-hour tour through its stunning scenery, experiencing the wonder and delight of your natural surroundings.

The forest is home to a number of endemic species, including the Zanzibar red colobus monkey. The mangrove boardwalk takes you above the swamp, where, depending on the tide, you can see tropical fish flitting between the mangrove roots and crabs scuttling across the mud.

Your park ranger will take you on a nature trail, lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees, and explain the medicinal properties of various plants. As you walk, learn about the animals, birds, and reptiles that make their home in the various habitats of this tropical rain forest.

Day 3: Mnemba Atoll in Zanzibar

  • Close encounter with Marine life
  • The Best Spot for Snorkeling in Zanzibar
  • Chances to spot Dolphins
  • Stunning views of tropical reef fish
  • Opportunity to taste the local tropical exotic fruit

An early in this morning start as we need to take a road transfer to reach our collection of Swahili Dhows at Fumba – an excellent location for exploring the wildlife, isolated sandbanks, and rugged island scenery of the Menai Bay Conservation Area. Once we set sail we shall spend the day searching for dolphins, sunbathing, and snorkeling the reefs. We shall have time to walk through the sandbanks at low tide and eat fresh coconut milk, pineapples, from the surrounding areas.

Lunch will be a collection of Swahili BBQ dishes and exotic seasonal fruits that you can sample prepared in front of you. After lunch you can sail in “ngalawa”, small fishing boats, visit the 500-year-old Baobab Tree, and have a last dip before we let the sails take us back.

Your park ranger will take you on a nature trail, lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees, and explain the medicinal properties of various plants. As you walk, learn about the animals, birds, and reptiles that make their home in the various habitats of this tropical rain forest.

Day 4: Safari Blue Full Day out Highlights

  • Dhow boat sea adventure full day out tour
  • Tasting Swahili BBQ & seafood
  • Enjoy a taste of all seasonal fruits that available in Zanzibar
  • Spotting different kinds of fishes and coral reefs
  • Discover Sand Bank/Sand Bar and enjoy wonderful sunbathing
  • Enjoy Beach life.
  • Swimming and Snorkeling Eating Swahili BBQ and seafood
  • Sunbathing hiring Jet ski driving
  • See 500 years Baobab Tree
  • Beach life and game

Before You book:

  • Not recommended for children 10 years of age and below.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. In case we did not get enough guests, we will call to reschedule or offer an alternate activity.
  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • You must know how to swim.

One of the best places for snorkeling is Mnemba Atoll, Located North East coast of the Island. This atoll features an easy dive down to about 20 meters and quite a bit coral, you can also spot dolphins, whales, and sea turtles due to the deeper water in the area.

We offer daily snorkeling trip in this spot, Snorkeling in Mnemba Atoll offers you a stunning underwater world with schools of tropical reef fish, turtles, dolphins, nudibranchs and beautiful hard and soft coral formations. Between the snorkeling times, you can stay on the boats and taste fresh seasonal fruits

 

Day 5: Nakupenda Beach Day Tour Highlights

See the giant tortoises of Prison Island Go off-shore experience a beautiful, trash-free Zanzibar beach Seafood lunch features Zanzibar flavors Round-trip transport provided: tour takes care of all the logistics

Visit Prison Island and Nakupenda Beach on a full-day tour that’s all about snorkeling and sunbathing on one of Zanzibar’s most pristine beaches. This inclusive tour features a seafood lunch, snorkeling gear, snacks, and door-to-door transport from Zanzibar hotels to ensure a hassle-free day of exploring the coast, with plenty of time-independent time to enjoy beautiful Nakupenda Beach.

Day 6: Spices & Stone Town Tour Highlights

  • Historic Stone Town—listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • House of Wonders, the palace of Zanzibar’s second sultan
  • Old marketplace filled with spice, jewelry & antique vendors
  • Christ Church, built of coral on former slave market site

Explore the narrow alleys and winding streets of the stone town on this historic look at Zanzibar’s oldest neighborhood. Check out spice bazaars and palaces, see where Rock Legend Freddie Mercury was raised, and pay a visit to a 19th-Century church built atop the site of a former slave market.

Named because of its prevalent use of coral as a building material, Zanzibar’s Stone Town is filled with dense roadways too small for most modern cars. Explore the area on foot with your guide, starting at the House of Wonders. Built as a palace for the second Sultan of Zanzibar, this modern-looking residence was the first building in Zanzibar to have electricity and then continue on to uncover the hidden treasures elsewhere in Stone Town.

Pop by the first home of Freddie Mercury, rock legend and lead singer of Queen, snap photos of the weather-worn walls of the 17th-century Old Fort, used to defend the island from the Portuguese, and check out the Christ Church, whose coral stone walls were built atop the site of a former slave market. Before you head back to Sea Crest hotel, make one final stop at a bustling market, where you can weave between spice vendors and antique dealers, letting the aroma of exotic foods lure you to new discoveries, tastes, and one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

Day 7: Made in Zanzibar Shopping Highlights

  • Discover the true local culture of Zanzibar and support local artisans and craftsman
  • More than souvenirs(A reminder of past events), these crafts are unique and make great stories as well
  • Take home authentic artifacts from Zanzibar: rugs, baskets, local jewelry, and colorful crafts

Day 8: Departure

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