The Spice Island of Zanzibar.  This 4-day 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, when the slave trade was abolished and the slave market closed.  At one time it was also a 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.

Zanzibar Coast Line

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.
Depart Zanzibar


Day 1 - Arrival in Zanzibar

On arrival at the Zanzibar Airport or 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 a boat trip, lunch and dinner before returning to your hotel.

Stonetown, Zanzibar
Tembo Hotel, Zanzibar

After a very delicious breakfast, we shall depart for a guided tour of Stone Town. This tour commences with a visit to Zanzibar’s colourful 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 to the site of the Anglican cathedral Church built by bishop Edward Steer in the year 1874.

Slave Trade Tour, Zanzibar
Room Interior, Tembo Hotel, Zanzibar

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 a worthwhile experience.  Here you will also experience watching giant tortoises and Flying Peacocks’  in the wild, shall have a very delicious dinner at a local restaurant before returning 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 a road transfer to Mangapwani Fishing Village. Visit the slave caves and chambers, where slaves were kept illegal after the abolishment of the slave trade. A 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 on a lush hillside overlooking an idyllic beach.

At additional costs, guests can also enjoy fishing, snorkelling, 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 being escorted to Zanzibar Airport for your trip back home.  (Flight at own arrangements)

Tour Costs

$900 per person sharing (x 2 Adults)

$840 per person sharing (x 2 Adults)

Price Includes
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 a boat trip
Visit to Mangapwani Village
Tourism Levy

Price Excludes
Visas if required
Personal items and gratuities
Meals not specified
Bar accounts not specified and premium imports
Additional activities/sightseeing / entry fees/park fees
Airport taxes
Travel Insurance

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