5 Days 4 Nights Zanzibar Safari

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

1 person

Languages

English, Swahili

About this tour

Zanzibar, a breathtaking tropical island nestled off the Tanzanian coast in East Africa, captivates with its pristine beaches, crystalline waters, and vibrant cultural tapestry. For those seeking an idyllic retreat, a getaway to Zanzibar promises serenity and rejuvenation.

An array of activities awaits visitors in Zanzibar, from snorkeling and diving in the azure waters to immersing oneself in the historic charm of Stone Town. Spice farm visits, sunset cruises, and savoring delectable seafood and local delicacies add to the island’s allure. Don’t forget to peruse the diverse array of souvenirs and handicrafts on offer.

Embark on a five-day journey that includes a captivating tour of Stone Town, an adventure-filled Safari Blue excursion, and the tranquil beauty of Mnemba Island. With each experience, Zanzibar unveils its treasures, leaving indelible memories etched in the heart.

Highlights

  • Some highlights you will experience on this trip visiting include:
  • Stone Town: You’ll explore the rich Zanzibar's historic, and stroll through the town's winding streets lined with old buildings, bustling markets, and mosques, reflecting the island's diverse cultural influences.
  • Swim, snorkel, dive, and experience Zanzibar beaches: Zanzibar's beaches are among the best in the world, with crystal clear waters, white sands, and a warm tropical climate. Zanzibar's coral reefs are home to a diverse array of marine life, including dolphins, sea turtles, and colorful fish.
  • Spice Tour: Zanzibar is known as the "Spice Island" for its abundance of spices, including cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla. A spice tour is a great way to learn about the island's history and cultural heritage.
  • A trip to Prison Island, home to a colony of Aldabra giant tortoises, which were originally imported from Seychelles in the late 19th century. These tortoises are among the largest in the world and can live for over 100 years. Visitors to the island can observe and interact with the tortoises, and some tours even offer the opportunity to feed them.
  • Local Cuisine: Zanzibar's cuisine is a blend of African, Arab, and Indian influences, with dishes featuring seafood, coconut, and spices. Visitors can sample local delicacies at restaurants and street stalls throughout the island.

Included/Excluded

  • 4 days accommodation at beach hotel & stone town in Bed & Breakfast
  • All excursions indicated in the itinerary
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel
  • Experienced professional tour guides
  • Boat costs
  • Soft drinks and seafood barbecue - snorkeling on Mnemba island and Safari blue lunch with drinks
  • All diving, swimming, and safety equipment
  • The costs of waiting for transfer and transport
  • Medical insurance
  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips for the guide/driver NB:
  • The price of this package does not include tips/gratuities for porters guides, as in the rest of the world tips are only given when customers are satisfied with the service given to them. It is customary, however, to tip guides and porters, instructions will be given.

Itinerary

Jambo and Karibu Zanzibar, you will be met by our representative for briefing and Transfer to your Stone town hotel for your overnight! Accommodation: Hotel Madinat Al Bahar Meal Plan: Half Board

• Breakfast at the hotel then departure at 9:00 am, travel to Prison Island, home of Aldabra giant tortoises. Bordered by an incredible Reef Sanctuary Beach, the island is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing on the beach, returning to Stone Town at 2:00 PM. • At 2:00 PM, after returning from Prison Island, you will begin the Stone Town City tour which will introduce you to the historical culture and the important architectural city of Zanzibar with a history of a century. It includes a visit to the former slave market site, which now stands as the Anglican Church built in 1871, the town market, the visit to Zanzibar Memorial Museum, the House of Wonders built-in 1883 (Beit- Al-Ajab), the Old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian Dispensary (Cultural Centre) to Muruhubi Palace Ruins via Living Stone House. • The tour ends at 5:00 p.m. and the guide will take you back to your hotel for an overnight stay

Early breakfast at the hotel then depart for a full-day Safari Blue Tour 7:30hrs pick from the hotel to Fumba village for your trip to safari blue. This is the trip going around the sea through 3 different islands. Starting with snorkeling then having snacks in the sand bank and swimming for some time. After that you have a seafood barbeque lunch on another island called Kwale then take you to a mangrove area where you can see the natural swimming pool on the sea. Around 16:30 will be the end of your tour. Transfer back to the hotel after the tour you be changing accommodation to ab beachfront hotel Accommodation at Bahari Villa in Matemwe beach

Early breakfast at the hotel Pick up at 9:00 am the boat captain will pick you up from your hotel to the boat and start the trip to Mnemba Island for snorkeling, approximately 3 km off the northeast coast of Zanzibar. Encircled by a large coral reef, this is certainly the stuff of your tropical dreams, considered the best snorkeling spot in Zanzibar with the most exclusive diversity of marine life in Africa. Most of the sites surrounding the island are colorful and flourishing, making snorkeling fun at any time of year. The tour ends at 2:30 p.m. and returns to your hotel. Overnight accommodation at Matemwe Bahari Villa

Pick up from hotel/resort to port/airport for your departure flight.

Durations

5 Days

Language

English
Swahili

Frequently asked questions

Zanzibar is laying on the warm Indian Ocean, 6 degrees from the Equator. The climate is reasonable with a constant temperature of 21 – 33 Celcius degrees. However, this is subjected to the seasonal northeast monsoon winds, blowing day and night from November to March (the Zanzibar summer). The temperature is then about 26 – 34 Celcius degrees with humidity. The southwest monsoon winds blow from the beginning of June to mid-October (the Zanzibar winter). Then the temperature is about 21 – 29 Celcius degrees. The rainy season is from April to the end of May, although one should expect showers at any time throughout the year.

Most definitely, Zanzibar is worth visiting; you will be overwhelmed by the tranquility and beauty of the island.

A minimum of three days should be what you allocate for your Zanzibar Holiday. There is so much to do and enjoy in Zanzibar, from simply walking on fine white sand beaches, to scuba diving in the Indian Ocean as well as the spice tour among so much.

Yes, you can wear shorts in Zanzibar, to the beach, and within your accommodation. Walking around shirtless for men is culturally unacceptable, while women wearing mini-skirts and skimpy clothes is offensive culturally. Be sure to cover up when visiting places like Stone town, mosques, and others.

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania and therefore does not require you to have a separate visa to get to Zanzibar, for as long as you have a visa for Tanzania. Tanzania visas can be acquired on arrival, but applying before travel is recommended.

Yes, you do. The recommended vaccinations that you should get include cholera, yellow fever, tetanus, typhoid, rabies, meningitis, hepatitis A&B. Similarly, some travelers do malaria tablets. Take time to consult your physician for various vaccinations that you may need if not taken already.

Tour's Location

Zanzibar, Tanzania

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