Day 1: Arrive in Zanzibar
Arrive anytime you will meet us at the airport and pick up with private transfer to Stone town. Overnight stay at Tembo Hotel: Half board.
Day 2: Spice farm and Jozani Forest trip
Today you go on an excursion to the spice and fruit plantations close to Stone town for the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch at our guides’ home, where you can taste the spices and fruits. After lunch we take you to your beach resort. On the way you pass Jozani Forest, the last habitat of the rare endemic Red Colobus Monkey. With a local guide you stroll through Jozani Chwaka National Park and look at the rare monkeys. If you wish you can even wander down the boardwalk to the fascinating Mangrove Ecosystem. Dinner and overnight stay at Tembo Hotel: Half board.
Day 3: Leisure day at the beach
Relax and unwind and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Dinner and overnight stay at Amani Bungalow: Half board.
Day 4: Jambiani Village trip
In the morning you drive along the coast. Passing the fishing villages of Bwejuu and Paje you reach Jambiani, a fishermen village on the East coast of Zanzibar. We offer a cultural village tour to visit villagers working in different professions. Our guide tells about the history of the village, you will visit a traditional herbalist, who will show you the local medicines, herbs and their uses, a visit to a local organically plantation on coral stone, where farmers cultivate under difficult circumstances, and seaweed farms run by woman. A good chance to learn about the unique culture and the diverse environment of Zanzibar’s villages and to meet the friendly Waswahili people. We will show you real life, not images designed for tourists. Dinner and overnight stay at Amani Bungalow: Half board.
Day 5: Dolphin trip
One day you go to an excursion to Kizimkazi. Situated on the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins, which can be a very rewarding experience. We are doing this trip in the afternoon to avoid the crowds of tourists in the morning, which in big numbers disturbing the dolphins. Dinner and overnight stay at Tembo Hotel: Half board.
Day 6: Departure day
Depending on your flight schedule and departure point you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport to take a flight back home. If you are flying out of Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, we will arrange a connection flight for you to catch your flight back home. Transfer to Zanzibar Airport.
This beach holiday includes
- All domestic travel and transfers in Africa.
- A comprehensive pack of information covering the places that you’ll be visiting
- A complementary copy of the Bradt Travel Guide to Zanzibar, Pemba & Mafia
This beach holiday excludes
- Any international flights to/from Dar.
- The cost of arranging visas – currently (Dec 2013) holders of British passports do need a visa for Tanzania, which can be obtained through the Tanzanian High Commission in London prior to travel.
- Drinks are not included during your beach holiday.
- Tips and gratuities, which are optional.