Zanzibar Extension: Stone Town and Beach Resort - 5 nights
The spice islands of Zanzibar evoke an exotic island environment full of history, culture and exotic tropical beauty. Our six day extension includes a tour of Stone Town, an intriguing labyrinth of narrow, winding streets lined with whitewashed, coral-rag houses with overhanging balconies enshrouded in flowers over elaborately carved doors. Enjoy free time at a boutique seaside hotel on a magnificent, palm-fringed beach with warm, clear water, ideal for swimming, snorkeling and SCUBA diving.
2014 Pricing: From $1550-2050 per adult, based on accommodation. Child pricing (under 12) from $1100-1550 based on sharing accommodation with 2 adults. Holiday supplements may apply for peak winter holiday dates, please check with the Africa Program Director. Pricing includes flight from Arusha to Zanzibar and Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam.
Day 1: Return to Arusha and on to Zanzibar
Take your last looks at the African bush today before transferring to the airstrip for your flight to Arusha. After lunch, transfer to the airport for a flight to Zanzibar Island (local flight included). You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel on the sea front of ancient Stone Town. Overnight The Seyyida or similar.
Day 2: Stone Town and Spices
Depart with your guide for the City market to experience the hustle and bustle of the morning activities, when the local busses bring in all the goods from the villages around Zanzibar Island. Stroll through the market to see and taste some of the special fruits, spices, and seafood for sale. Continue on to historic and political sites of the town including the old slave market, the Zanzibar Museum, several government buildings, a Sultan’s palace, and Dhow Harbor. After lunch on your own you’ll go inland and explore a spice farm. Zanzibar is a famous crossroads of trade in the spice and fruit industry. Journey through the countryside visiting local farms to learn how spices are grown, different uses for spices, taste seasonal fruits, and experience the unique culture that has formed on this island paradise. Overnight The Seyyida.
Day 3, 4, 5: Zanzibar Beach Resort
Today you will be transferred to a boutique beach hotel for a few days of relaxation. See the accommodations section for description of the different accommodation options.
Day 6: Depart
Transfer to the Zanzibar Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam and on to your international flights (local flight included).
This elegant, eighteen room boutique hotel is located right by the Palace Museum, old residence of the Zanzibar royal family and overlooks the Indian Ocean waterfront.
(especially recommended for families)
Situated along a pristine, untouched Zanzibar beach stretching as far as the eye can see, this beautiful home away from home is perfected with personalized service and warm hospitality.
Chumbe Island Coral Park
(especially recommended for snorkelers)
Designated as the first Marine reserve in Tanzania in 1994, Chumbe Island Coral Park contains over 90% of all marine species that have been recorded in East African reefs.
(especially recommended for a romantic getaway)
Matemwe is a private resort on Zanzibar's east coast offering seaside bungalows, the contrasting colors of the Indian Ocean, fine powder sand, and lush vegetation.
(especially recommended for SCUBA divers)
Designed with great attention to detail, Ras Nungwi offers beautifully decorated rooms with four poster beds draped with gauzy mosquito nets. Enjoy the view from your balcony or visit the PADI dive center.