There are few such evocative names as Zanzibar, the island that is part of Tanzania and lies about 20 miles off the coast near Dar es Salaam. Zanzibar Vacation, 7 Day Beach Holiday Safari will make you through zanzibar vacation tours. For the first night you will be based in the old Stone Town, and have the opportunity to wander through fascinating narrow streets and the bustling bazaar. The following five nights you will spend on Zanzibars endless white, palmfringed beaches in a beach resort of your choice. These itineraries start at Arusha and end at Zanzibar international airport. Please see here for those tours you can do in Zanzibar.
Day 1 Arrival in Arusha
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania. You will meet us at the airport and pick up with private transfer to Arusha at Moivaro Coffee Lodge we will gather in the evening for a pre-Zanzibar briefing .We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 2 Arrival in Zanzibar
Arrival at Zanzibar Airport anytime you will meet us at the airport and pick up with private transfer to Stone town at Swahili House for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 Stone town
your program starts with a morning visit by walk on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People's Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar's bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! Dinner and overnight stay at Swahili House in Stone town.
Day 4 Spice tour & Jozani Forest
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 Fumba Beach Lodge
Day 5 at leisure
Relax and unwind and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar
Dinner and overnight stay at Fumba Beach Lodge.
Day 6 Jambiani Village Tour
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 Kichanga Beach Lodge
Day 7 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 Kichanga Beach Lodge
Day 8 Departure Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport.