This 6 day tour of Zanzibar focuses strikes a balance between relaxing on a beach and submerging in the rich cultural and historical aspects that Zanzibar has. It includes time in Stonetown as well as on the spice plantations and beaches and this beautiful East African island country.
Day 1 - Arrive Stonetown, Zanzibar
Pick up from Zanzibar airport or harbor to Stone town hotel. Overnight in Stone Town at the Zanzibar Serena on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Zanzibar Serena is situated on the sea-front of the old Stone Town, and neighbours a number of former Sultan’s palaces. Being centrally located it makes and ideal base to explore the history and culture of Stnetown.
Day 2 - Day tour of Stonetown, Zanzibar
This morning we depart on a guided town tour. This tour includes a visit to the local fresh produce market - very much a working market complete with the sounds and smells. The tour also takes the cathedral that dates back to 1874, and was built on ths ame section of land that the slave market operated from. From the cathedral and slave market we visit some of residences of the late Sultans of Zanzibar, these include Tip Tip House, the Old Fort, Peoples Palace and the House of Wonders. After some time free to walk the narrow streets of Stonetown for shopping opportunities, we return to the hotel. Later this afternoon we depart from the hotel for a sunset cruise along Stone Town waterfront. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Zanzibar Serena.
Day 03 - Tour to the Spice Plantations of Zanzibar
Today we head off on a tour of the famous spice plantations of Zanzibar. The tour allows guests to see the growing plants as well as to smell & taste some of thing. These may include nut meg, rambutan, lipstick, iodine plant, lemon grass, vanilla, henna etc…Before our lunch break we visit the Kidichi Persian Baths built by the Said Said bin Sultan of Zanzibar in 1850. We also visit the Maruhubi Palace Ruins constructed by another Sultan to house none other than his harem of 99.
After lunch, you will be transferred to the Blue Bay Beach Resort on the East coast. Accommodation on Half Board basis is included
Day 4 & 5 - Relax on the beach in Zanzibar
Spend days at leisure on the beaches of the East Coast or at the resort’s swimming pool. Scuba diving or diving course for beginners are available (at an additional cost) at most of the beach resorts in Zanzibar. Accommodation on Half Basis at Blue Bay Beach resort is included
Day 6 - Tour ends in Stonetown
After breakfast transfer to the airport for flight back home after your exciting African holiday.
Pricing On Request
Accommodation and meals as stipulated on each itinerary
Ground transportation with an English speaking driver/guide
Sightseeing as per itinerary – where indicated
Entry fees for sightseeing indicated
Airport or border transfers – unless stated otherwise on the itinerary
Visas (currently US$ 50 per person)
Inoculations and personal insurance
Any internal flights and departure taxes (with Tanzania)
International flights and departure taxes
Optional activities and excursions
Items of personal nature such as beverages, telephone, postage etc..
Holiday (Christmas, Easter) and other seasonal surcharges