Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway, a beach holiday, or a cultural adventure, Zanzibar offers a combination of natural beauty, cultural richness, and relaxation that makes it an enticing holiday destination for many travellers.
at any point in Zanzibar (airport pick-up is also arrangeable)
Explore Stone Town:
Begin your day by exploring the historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Take a guided walking tour through its narrow streets, admiring the unique architecture, Arab and Swahili influences, and historic buildings like the Old Fort and Sultan's Palace.
Visit the bustling Darajani Market to experience the vibrant local culture and sample fresh tropical fruits, spices, and Zanzibari street food.
==Afternoon: Visit Prison Island (Changuu Island):
After lunch, take a boat from Stone Town to Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island.
Explore the island and visit the old prison, which now serves as a historical site and hosts giant Aldabra tortoises.
Enjoy the picturesque surroundings, go for a swim or snorkel in the clear waters, or simply relax on the beach.
Nakupenda Sandbank Excursion: Depart from Prison Island by boat for a scenic trip to Nakupenda Sandbank.
Arrive at the sandbank, a pristine and secluded area surrounded by turquoise waters.
Spend the late afternoon swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying the breathtaking views.
Indulge in a delicious seafood barbecue prepared by your guide on the sandbank.
Return to Stone Town by boat, enjoying the sunset on the way back.
In the evening, stroll through the streets of Stone Town and find a local restaurant to enjoy a traditional Zanzibari dinner.
Consider visiting Forodhani Gardens, a popular evening food market, to savour local street food specialities such as Zanzibari pizza and grilled seafood.
==Overnight in Tembo Hotel in Stone Town Zanzibar
Zanzibar is known as the "Spice Island" due to its history of spice cultivation. Visitors can explore fragrant spice plantations, learn about the island's spice trade, and indulge in aromatic flavours while experiencing the sights, smells, and tastes of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and more.
The Jozani Forest is a must-visit destination in Zanzibar known for its rich biodiversity and unique ecosystem. Here's a brief overview of the Jozani Forest tour:
Location: Jozani Forest is located in the central-eastern part of Zanzibar, approximately 35 kilometres from Stone Town.
Nature Walk: The tour typically involves a guided nature walk through the forest, where you can explore the lush vegetation and discover the diverse plant and animal species that call the forest home.
Red Colobus Monkeys: One of the highlights of the Jozani Forest tour is the opportunity to encounter the endangered Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkeys. These playful and curious monkeys are endemic to Zanzibar and are known for their striking red fur.
Mangrove Boardwalk: The tour often includes a visit to the nearby mangrove forest, where you can explore the intricate network of mangrove trees and learn about their ecological importance.
Biodiversity and Wildlife: Jozani Forest is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Aside from the red colobus monkeys, you may encounter other primate species, such as Sykes' monkeys, as well as a range of bird species, butterflies, reptiles, and insects.
The Jozani Forest tour offers a captivating blend of nature, wildlife, and conservation, providing visitors with a chance to immerse themselves in Zanzibar's natural beauty and learn about its ecological treasures.
Overnight at The Zanzibari Hotel in Nungwi
==Morning: Depart from your accommodation:
Start your day by departing from your accommodation in Nungwi.
Board a boat and embark on a dolphin-watching excursion along the Zanzibar coast.
Enjoy the scenic boat ride and keep an eye out for playful dolphins swimming in the wild. Zanzibar is known for its resident pod of spinner dolphins.
If conditions permit and the dolphins are in the area, you may have the opportunity to swim with them under the guidance of experienced guides. Please note that swimming with dolphins is done responsibly, ensuring minimal disturbance to their natural behaviour.
==Mid-morning: Snorkeling at Mnemba Atoll:
After the dolphin-watching experience, the boat will head towards Mnemba Atoll, a renowned snorkelling and diving spot.
Arrive at Mnemba Atoll, known for its pristine coral reefs and diverse marine life.
Gear up with snorkelling equipment provided by your tour operator and dive into crystal-clear waters.
Explore the vibrant coral gardens and encounter an array of tropical fish, colourful corals, and other marine species.
==Late Morning/Afternoon: Snorkeling and Relaxation:
Spend a considerable amount of time snorkelling, discovering the underwater world of Mnemba Atoll.
Enjoy the opportunity to spot marine creatures like turtles, rays, reef sharks, and a variety of fish species.
Take breaks in between snorkelling sessions to relax on the boat, soak up the sun, and enjoy refreshments provided by your tour operator.
==Afternoon: Return to Zanzibar:
After an exciting day of snorkelling and dolphin encounters, the boat will head back towards the Zanzibar coast.
Enjoy the boat ride back, savouring the beautiful coastal scenery and reflecting on the memorable experiences of the day.
Overnight at The Zanzibari Hotel
Enjoy a leisurely morning on the beautiful white sandy beach of Nungwi.
Take a refreshing swim in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, bask in the sun, or simply unwind with a good book while listening to the sound of the waves.
==Mid-morning/Early Afternoon: Swimming with Sea Turtles:
Join a guided sea turtle swimming excursion, usually conducted in nearby conservation areas such as Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond.
Learn about the conservation efforts to protect these endangered creatures.
Swim alongside the sea turtles, observing their graceful movements in their natural habitat. Remember to maintain a respectful distance to avoid disturbing them.
==Late Afternoon: Return to Nungwi Beach:
After the sea turtle swimming experience, return to Nungwi Beach and continue enjoying the relaxing atmosphere.
Take a stroll along the shoreline, explore the local shops and craft markets, or treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage at one of the beachfront spas.
==Evening: Sunset Cruise:
In the late afternoon, embark on a sunset cruise along the Zanzibar coast.
Board a traditional dhow boat and set sail into the ocean.
Witness the breathtaking views as the sun begins to set, casting a golden glow over the water.
Enjoy refreshments, snacks, and live music aboard the boat as you sail along the coastline, taking in the scenic beauty and tranquil ambience.
Overnight at The Zanzibari Hotel
Sunset at the Rock Restaurant: Dine at the iconic Rock Restaurant in Michanwi Pingwe, perched on a rock in the Indian Ocean. Enjoy fresh seafood while witnessing a breathtaking sunset.
End Of The Package
at any point in Zanzibar (airport drop-off is also arrangeable)
-Certified Local Guide
-All the Transfers
-All the activities listed, entry fees & Taxes
-4 Nights' Accommodation as listed on the itinerary
-Lunch during full days activities
-Airport Pick up and Drop off
-All items of personal nature
-Be sure to have all the items of personal nature per specific trip
-Make sure you have all the health requirements for visiting Tanzania
-As I and my fellow local guides have to cover as many places as possible, personally, I won't be able to be available everywhere and every time; so kindly trust me when I handle you to one of my colleagues.