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Itinerary: Spice Island, Zanzibar Beach holiday with Excursions

Spice Island, Zanzibar Beach holiday with Excursions

5 day holiday on exotic East Coast African island of Zanzibar with a choice of accommodations and excursions

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Spice Island, Zanzibar Beach holiday with Excursions
Spice Island, Zanzibar Beach holiday with Excursions

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive at Zanzibar airport, meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight (Zanzibar East Coast Beach or Zanzibar Town)

Day 2: Excursion in Zanzibar
In the morning after breakfast our guide will pick you up from the hotel for one of the following activities (Stone town tour “half day” or Spice tour “half day” or Jozani Forest tour “half day” or Kizimkazi - Dolphin trip “full day” or Nugwi trip “full day” or Stone Town + Spice Tours “full day” or Stone Town + Prison Island “full day” or Safari Blue in Fumba – Menai Bay “full day”). Information about the activities with their respective prices is available at the bottom of the itinerary. You have to choose one of the activities which you prefer. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 3: Excursion in Zanzibar
After breakfast our guide will pick you up from the hotel for one of the following activities (Stone town tour “half day” or Spice tour “half day” or Jozani Forest tour “half day” or Kizimkazi - Dolphin trip “full day” or Nugwi trip “full day” or Stone Town + Spice Tours “full day” or Stone Town + Prison Island “full day” or Safari Blue in Fumba – Menai Bay “full day”). You have to choose activity different from the one chosen on day two above. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 4: Rest and Relax
Spend full day in the hotel at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 5: Departure
Pick up from the hotel and transfer to Zanzibar airport to connect with your homebound flight

Price Includes:
- Accommodation inclusive of breakfast only
- Airport transfers, from Zanzibar Airport to the hotel and return

Price Excludes:
- International flights to and from Zanzibar
- Excursions (find prices for excursions below)
- And all not mentioned in the itinerary.

Accommodation on this tour
- Upgrades are available.

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Excursions we can arrange :

Stone Town Tour (half-Day)
Zanzibar is popular for its historical background. With a comfortable vehicle, you will be taken to the most interesting places in town. This is the bustling city market opened in 1904 and Anglican Church of Christ (ex-slave market) built in 1874. Visit the Beit el Ajab (House of Wonder) built by Sultan Barghash in 1883, the old fort build in 1700. Walk down the famous alleys of Zanzibar, whereby you can see hanging Indian balconies, famous Zanzibari doors, the old coffee seller (who sells local coffee), walk along Gizenga Street, where there are several shops, of tinga-tinga painting and souvenirs which you can take home.

Sprice Tour (half-day)
Zanzibar is also known as the Spice Islands, the tour starts and ends at your town hotel, where the driver/guide shall pick you up at 9:00 am and Drive through the countryside, passing various villagers wearing colourful khangas, and arrives at the Government as well as private plantation , where various medicine plants and spices are grown. Here you can taste, touch, smell and eat exotic spices and fruits like guavas, cinnamon, jack fruits breadfruits, leeches, pineapples, durians and many others seasonal fruits. During the spice tour you will have an opportunity to buy the fresh spices from the plantation.

Jozani Forest Tour (Half Day)
Visit the Jozani Reserved forest takes 3 hours. The forest is only remaining natural vegetation,it is a home of many endemic species of fauna and flora . Here you will see the red colubus monkey, velvet cats, a variety of small tree, shrubs, swamps and grasses. When walk through the mangrove board you will see prawns and different species of mangroves.

Kizimkazi - Dolphin Trip (Full Day)
Drive the countryside, passing various villages along the way, to the south west of the Island. On arrival you will be taken to the local boat, where you can board, to go out into the open sea, to where the dolphin playground is. You can swim and play with the dolphins, please note that this dolphins are wild and in their own territory, and will play in their own terms, on your ride back, you can also snorkel near the shore of Kizimkazi, then come back to Kizidi Restaurant, where you can have lunch,on his/her own cost, prior your departure to your respective hotel.

Nungwi Trip (Full Day)
After driving through the countryside, via the traditional villages, the route passes through the Mkokotoni, to see the bustling fish markets and visit the Dhow making yards at Ras Nungwi, famous for its hand-built, ocean-going dhows. One reaches Nungwi and finds kilometre after kilometre of pristine beaches fringed by palm trees, sand as soft as flour, where you can relax and unstressed yourself, while getting a tan on the beach, local girls doing tattoo with a local dye, (lasts about 2 weeks) – lunch is included, inclusive one soft drink.

Stone Town and Spice Tours
Visit the city of Zanzibar, and see the ancient architecture of the Stone town (built from coral stones,) walk through the famous alleys of Zanzibar, see the hanging balconies, Zanzibar’s doors, and visit the market, to hustle and bustle, with the local people, while buying various commodities, visit the House of Wonder, Old Fort etc – one can also get good souvenirs from Gizenga street, which has a variety of shops selling from tinga tinga painting, to small replicas of Zanzibar’s chests and doors.
After your break from lunch, drive out of Stone town, 15 kilometres to the Spice Plantations farm, and taste the aromatic and exotic spices from the cinnamon, guavas, leeches, pineapples, durians etc. After the tour, you will be taken to your respective hotels.

Stone Town and Prison Island
*STONE TOWN TOUR (like mentioned above in first paragraph.)
After lunch, get into a boat from town, to ride through the prison Island, where you embark, and get a chance to see the famous, huge tortoises (aldabra species), where you can feed them, and not shy, from there you will visit the prison (which the island is famous for) and then you can relax on the beach, where you either snorkel or sunbathe.

Safari Blue in Fumba - Menai Bay (full day & all Inclusive
Safari Blue is a full day trip. We depart from your town hotel at 8:30 am or 8:00 am at your beach hotel to Fumba fishing village in South West Zanzibar. From here we take you to the local hand’s made boat and start your full day boat trip to see the dolphins, sandbanks, islands and coral reefs of Menai Bay, a beautiful conservation area. And includes use of top quality snorkeling equipment with guides and instructors, ice cold sodas, mineral water and beer, a delicious Zanzibari seafood lunch with grilled fish and slipper lobster, gastronomic fruit tasting, coffee and Amarula liqueur. We round the day off by returning to Fumba by traditional lanteen sail. Lunch is included in the price.

Price:
please enquire and let us know which excursions you would like included

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