Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar is an archipelago lying in the Indian Ocean a short distance from Tanzania made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, and several islets. It is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, and 6° south of the equator, known as Unguja, but as Zanzibar internationally. It is characterized by beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, and the magic of historic Stone Town - said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa. 
Zanzibar town is located midway along the West Coast of the island; the old part of the town, known as Stone Town. Stone town is the old and cultural heart of Zanzibar. It’s a town of bustling bazaars, mosques and grand extravagant Arab houses. Most of the houses were built in the 19th century. You will be able to see two cathedrals and numerous mosques. Stone Town was recently and deservedly declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Stone Town is composed of a network of shady, winding narrow alleys between old stone buildings with ornately decorated entrances and balconies.  Numerous tiny shops here sell everything under the sun. Along the seafront are located several luxury hotels, the old Sultan's Palace (House of Wonder), the old fort, restaurants and the docks. 
Zanzibar may be reached by speedboat from Dar es-Salaam, (about 2 hours), daily departures. There are also several flights every day from Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar es-Salaam and Kilimanjaro airports. A luxury, air-conditioned coach leaves Moshi (Kilimanjaro) at 6am arriving in Dar-es-Salaam in time to catch the last ferry.
The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the spice plantations. Cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and other spices are among the finest quality in the world. Zanzibar used to be the world’s largest producer of cloves! These spices were the ones that attracted the Sultans of Oman and thereafter started the infamous slave trade. 
 

 

Day 1: Nairobi/Transfer-fly Zanzibar

  • On this day you will depart from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your outbound flight to Zanzibar.
  • On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for check in.
  • Spend the afternoon at leisure enjoying the hotel facilities
  • Dinner and Overnight will be in your hotel

 

Overnight: Cristal Resort or Similar Standard

Meal Plan: Half Board

 

Day 2 & 3: Zanzibar

  • On this day, after breakfast in your resort, you will spend the whole day touring the Island of Zanzibar with various optional activities to choose from which include;
  • Stone town historical tour
  • Kizimkazi Dolphin Spotting Tour
  • Spice and Fruit Tasting Tour
  • Prison Island
  • A visit to Jozani Forest
  • Return to your hotel for Dinner and Overnight

Overnight: Cristal Resort or Similar Standard

Meal Plan: Half Board

 

Day 4: Zanzibar/Depart

  • Enjoy breakfast
  • Check out from your hotel and transfer to Zanzibar International Airport for your outbound flight

 

Inclusions

  • 3 nights’ Accommodation in a beach resort on
  • Meals on Half board basis( Breakfast and Dinner)
  • Airport transfers
  • Complimentary Flying Doctor Evacuation Coverage

 

Exclusions

  • Air fare
  • Personal Travel, Health Insurance and baggage Insurance
  • All drinks & any meals unless stated in programme.
  • All the Optional activities, excursions and extras mentioned in the programme.
  • Drinks, laundry, and other personal expenses
  • All tips and porterage.

 

 

ZANZIBAR BEACH SAFARI

Zanzibar Island (known locally as Unguja, but as Zanzibar internationally) is 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, occupying a total area of approximately 650 square miles. It is characterized by beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, and the magic of historic Stone Town - said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa. Stone town is the old and cultural heart of Zanzibar. It’s a town of bustling bazaars, mosques and grand extravagant Arab houses. Most of the houses were built in the 19th century. You will be able to see two cathedrals and numerous mosques. Stone Town was recently and deservedly declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the spice plantations. Cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and other spices are among the finest quality in the world. Zanzibar used to be the world’s largest producer of cloves! These spices were the ones that attracted the sultans of Oman and thereafter started the infamous slave trade. Zanzibar is reputed to have some of the best diving in the world and the coral reefs around the island ensure that the marine life is abundant. There are several dive centers and most run courses using the international PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) system. Make sure that you visit the Jozani forest where you will see the rare red Columbus monkey that is endemic to Zanzibar, the spice tour, the prison island, the Kizimkazi mosque and the dolphin tour.

Day 1 Arrival in Zanzibar

· On arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met and assisted by our representative and transfer to your beach hotel.

  • Enjoy Dinner at the Hotel/resort.

 

Overnight: see below options

Meal plan: Half board Or All Inclusive

 

Day 2-5 Zanzibar optional activities

· Breakfast at leisure in the hotel (0700 – 1000hrs). The rest of the day will be spent with optional activities to choose from with dinner and overnight at your beach resort

 

Optional activities and Excursions prices indicated below

  1. Stone town City tour+ shopping
  2. Safari Blue
  3. City & Spice Tour
  4. Jozani Forest Tour
  5. Prison Island Tour
  6. Kizimkazi dolphin tour

 

Overnight: see below options

Meal plan: Half board Or All Inclusive

 

Day 6 Zanzibar optional activities

· Breakfast at leisure in the Hotel (0700 – 1000Hrs).

· Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your Scheduled Flight to Nairobi where you will connect with your departure flight to South Africa.

· Optional dinner at carnivore restaurant before your departure flight ( at an extra cost)