The Spice Island of Zanzibar. This 4 days tour of Zanzibar explores the dark and sobering history of slavery that makes up so much of what Zanzibar was notorious for slave Centre Market up to 6th June 1873,where the slave trade was abolished and slave market closed. Though one time it was also centre move for the slave trade. This tour can easily be extended to include some time at one of the idyllic beach lodges or resorts along Zanzibar’s turquoise coastline.
Itinerary at a Glance:
Arrive in Zanzibar
3 nights at Tembo House Hotel - Enjoy Stone Town Tours, Historic Prison Tours, Fishing villages and idyllic beaches.
Day 1 - Arrival in Zanzibar
On arrival at the Zanzibar Airport or At Sea Ferry terminal, you will be met and transferred to the Tembo House Hotel in Stone Town. Here you will spend the next (3) nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2 - Guided tour of Stonetown
This morning after your breakfast, you will be taken on your guided Tour of Stone Town and enjoy a Prison Island Trip, including boat trip, lunch and dinner before returning back to your hotel.
After very delicious breakfast we shall depart for a guided tour of Stone Town. This tour commences with a visit to Zanzibar’s colorful town market opened in 1904. Alive with the buzz of locals bartering fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, amongst the heady smell of Jack fruit (and many other exotic fruits) we continue on to the site of the Anglican cathedral Church built in by bishop Edward Steer in year 1874.
The cathedral signifies a potent time in Zanzibar’s history and stands on the sight of a past slave market, its high altar standing on the exact site of the Old whipping post. Slavery was abolished in 1873 through a decree passed by the then current Sultan of Zanzibar. From here we visit the residence of the late Sultans of Zanzibar, ‘Tip Tip House’, the Old Fort, ‘Peoples Palace’ and the House of Wonders’, full of intrigue and vivid history from a bygone era. The tour ends with a stroll through the narrow streets of the old stone town, the heart of Zanzibar’s vivacious history with time for shopping. Lunch at a local restaurant.
At 15h00 depart on your boat trip to Prison Island, the former prison for slaves and quarantine station for Zanzibar, is an absolute worthwhile experience. Here you will also experience watching giant tortoises and Flying Peacocks’ in the wild, shall have very delicious dinner at a local restaurant before returning back to your hotel for overnight.
Day 3 - Visit to Mangapwani Village
Today you will visit the Pangapwani Village including lunch. After a very delicious breakfast we shall have road transfer to Mangapwani Fishing village. Visit of the slave caves and chambers, where slave kept illegal after abolishment of slave trade. Very delicious lunch will be served at Mangapwani Serena Restaurant or similar. The restaurant is located on the outskirts of Zanzibar stone town. The Serena Mangapwani Restaurant and Watersports Centre is a great destination for those looking for somewhere special. Visitors to Mangapwani are offered a fresh seafood barbeque cooked to perfection by Serena’s expert team of chefs. The atmosphere is informal and friendly and the restaurant comprises a series of traditional makuti bandas, all set into a lush hillside overlooking an idyllic beach.
At additional costs guests can also enjoy fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, catamaran rides and other pleasant distractions at the well-equipped watersports centre. Late in the afternoon, drive back to stone town. Overnight at the hotel in Stone town.
Day 4 - Depart Zanzibar
After your breakfast have to ENJOY Visiting Stone town of Zanzibar for last shopping in the Narrow Streets of Zanzibar, Bazaar, souvenir and antique shops. Before escorted to Zanzibar Airport for your trip back home. (Flight at own arrangements)
Tour Cost for 2023
U$ 900.00 per person sharing (x 2 Adults)
03 Night’s accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
All road transfers as per itinerary
Guided Tour of Stone Town & Prison Island Tour including boat trip
Visit to Mangapwani Village
Visas if required
Personal items and gratuities
Meals not specified
Bar accounts not specified and premium imports
Additional activities / sightseeing / entry fees / park fees