It’s a perfect lil’ tropical paradise break in your African Safari Adventure. It’s the ultimate Indian Ocean experience, with its own dose of history in Stone Town and Prison Island. It’s untouched by the evils of pollution, and it’s a quiet place to catch a break, but offere scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing and sailing on traditional local dhows. The dhows on the shores of Zanzibar are a picturesque sight, having inspired many world class photographers to often depict a bleak kind of beauty.
Upon arrival at the Zanzibar airport, meet our team who will help you check in at Stone Town hotel. Spend the day on the enchanting island of Zanzibar, just relax and enjoy the historic surroundings.
It's a day you make and learn history! After breakfast, meet the guide and take off for a full day tour of the Stone town and Prison Island. What is so special about Stone Town? Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town, the same trail that has been used for centuries before you. As you walk by Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans' Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary, the guide will explain the events that happened here, the buildings and places that shaped the history of this island. After this, explore the markets, seafood and fish piled high in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets and neat stacks of fruit and vegetables, its a beautiful way to learn about the local's lifestyle. You can also stop at The Zanzibar Coffee House for a quick break from the hustle and bustle. You can get a selection of drinks, local sweets & seasonal fruits here. Whether you are a shopaholic, or history buff or a culture connoisseur, the tour can accommodate something for everyone. Afternoon takes you sailing to Prison Island, also known as Changuu and Quarantine Island. Here, you will find a conservation area dedicated to the endangered Aldabra Tortoises. Please note that some of these tortoises are nearly 180 years old, and seen more of history that all of combined! It's also a great spot for snorkeling with its crystal clear waters that surround the island. Take a swim or relax on the white sands. It's a place of pure joy. Please remember to dress conservatively when walking through Stone Town. Women should cover their shoulders and wear long skirts or trousers. The day closes with you back on the Island of Zanzibar and your hotel.
It's the day to experience Kizimkazi.
For those wondering what this is, it's an exclusive experience where you board a traditional ocean going dhow and set sail on the Indian Ocean in search of dolphins.
You can get as close as 10 to 20 meters away from these sleek and grey dolphins. As they jackknife through the water showing off their acrobatics with jumps and twists, you will feel an incredible joy, as if they are sharing their happiness with you!
In the past, some tourists have been lucky enough to swim and snorkel with these magical animals. However, the dolphins aren't tame, and can be shy and elusive.
After the Dolphin watching, we head to a pristine coral reef for some superb snorkeling. The water will be warm.
After the historical day out, it's time to relax at the white sand beaches at Nungwi with the beach front hotel and be pampered for the day.
It's the day to shop, explore and enjoy at your pace. After all what is a beach break without a truly break from all activities and just relaxing?
It's time to bid goodbye to the beautiful slice of paradise and fly back home!
- Accommodation in specified hotels
- Bed and Breakfast pension in Stone Town, Full-board accommodation at Nungwi Beach
- Return transfers to the Air/Sea port.
- Excursions and meals as per description in the program.
- Hotel to hotel transfer
- Our assistance
- All local taxes, unless specified other wise
- International and/or domestic flights and airport taxes
- Festive supplements
- Porters, tipping and gratuities to staff and guides
- Drinks, laundry, telephones and all other personal extras
- Any sightseeing not mentioned on the program
- International travel and medical insurance
- Zanzibar infrastructure tax of 1 USD par person daily