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Zanzibar Discovery

  • 5 Day(s)
  • Trip Code : GATDTZDN

The spice island of Zanzibar is a fascinating and beautiful world of its own. Discover Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while wandering its narrow streets and losing yourself in the buzz of the markets. Delight your senses on a guided spice tour, learning about the island's cloves, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla and lemongrass. Zanzibar's beaches are world-renowned, so enjoy the idyllic white sand, turquoise water and unforgettable sunsets.

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Day 1 Stone Town

Arrive in Zanzibar at any time and transfer to Stone Town.

Welcome to Zanzibar. Here you will be met at the airport (or ferry terminal) upon your arrival and transferred to your hotel in Stone Town.

Day 2 Stone Town (1B)

The day is yours to explore Stone Town at your leisure. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Stone Town is a captivating labyrinth of narrow streets and winding alleyways. Lose yourself in the buzz of the markets, delight your senses in the bustling bazaars, and

Relax or explore Stone Town at your own leisure, and enjoy the culture and nightlife that it has to offer. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stone Town is a captivating labyrinth of narrow streets and winding alleyways. Lose yourself in the buzz of the markets, delight your senses in the bustling bazaars, and check out the many mosques and grand Arab residences. You can spend hours just wandering the alleys and squares, drinking potent coffee from pavement vendors, or buying local snacks, such as sesame bread, from scores of tiny cafes. Optional activities include tours of the ruins of the Sultan's Palace, a tour of the Jozani Forest, or a city tour. Our local representative will brief you on these activities as well as any others that take your fancy, and is at hand to assist with any enquiries and bookings. Zanzibar, 'the spice island,' has an extremely interesting history and culture as it was the centre of the slave and spice trades in the 1800s. Zanzibar remains one of the most fascinating places in East Africa, despite a heavy increase in tourism since the early 1990s. Thanks to an ambitious and far-reaching preservation programme funded by UNESCO and the Aga Khan Foundation, many famous old buildings have been restored, or are in the process of being renovated.

Day 3 Spice Plantation/Kendwa (1B)

Travel north across this tropical island to Kendwa, home of the island's best beaches and nightlife. A trip to Zanzibar would not be complete without a visit to a local spice plantation, so we stop en route for a full guided tour. These spice plantations

Journey to the northwesten beach of Kendwa and make a fantastic stop en route, as no visit to Zanzibar would be complete without a visit to the spice plantations. Delight your senses during this included guided tour, and learn about the assortment of spices such as cloves, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, breadfruit, jackfruit, vanilla and lemongrass, and their various uses. It was the wonderful spice plantations that brought the beginnings of Zanzibar's infamous slave trade dating back to the 1840s.

Day 4 Kendwa (1B)

Relax on the white-sand beach, soak up the sunshine or opt for a snorkel or scuba dive trip in the crystal-clear waters. Choose to hop on a dhow for a cruise just off the coast to watch the African sun go down over the Zanzibar channel.

Day 4 is yours to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Kendwa and neighbouring Nungwi. Relax on the beautiful white sandy beaches, soaking up the African sun, or maybe a little snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystal clear waters. You may also stroll to Nungwi, the centre of Zanzibar's traditional dhow-building industry and the beach capital of Zanzibar. Your time here will be simply magical!

Day 5 Stone Town (1B)

Depart at any time.

Today you will be met at your hotel in Kendwa and transferred to your point of departure in Stone Town (airport or ferry terminal).

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  • Trip Style: Independent, Mini Adventures
  • Comfort Level: Standard
  • Physical Demands: You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.

What's included?

Arrival and departure transfer. Stone Town stay. Spice plantation guided tour. Beach time in Kendwa. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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