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8 Days

Zanzibar Excursions

Area To Visit

Prison Island, Bawe, Nakupenda Sandbank, Kendwa, Jozani Forest, Michamvi, Paje

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Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival in Zanzibar

 Arrival in Zanzibar airport where you will be met with our driver and be taken to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

 Day 2: Prison Island – Bawe and Nakupenda Sandbank

 At 0900am you will be taken from your hotel for a full day at Prison Island and Nakupenda (I love you) Sandbank. Prison Island was formerly owned by an Arab and was privately used as a place of detention for disobedient slaves. It was built in 1893 as a central prison for Zanzibar, hence the name “PRISON ISLAND”.

You will be able to see Giant Tortoises, Dik dik, Peacock, Prison Chamber, Mangrove forest and perhaps swim and snorkel if interested. In the early afternoon you will move to Nakupenda Island and sandbank (30 minutes) by boat. This is the ideal place near stone town where you can relax, swim, and snorkel while enjoying your BBQ of seafood, soft and hard drinks, tropical fruits under the shade of built umbrellas.

Lunch will be ready at 1pm. In the evening you will be brought at the shores for an hour break before joining a sunset cruise at 5-7pm (optional). Dinner and overnight in stone town.

 Day 3: Blue Safari – The Highlight of Zanzibar

 We leave stone town at 0900am to Fumba village where our sailing boat will be awaiting to take us to Kwale Island for BLUE WATER SAFARI – The highlight of Zanzibar. We will sail in a beautiful traditional wooden dhow, watch Dolphins (if we have a chance of seeing them) at play, snorkel over the reefs of Menai Bay conservation area, feast on a swahili influenced seafood buffet that include Fish on coconut source, Rice, French Fries, Calamari, Lobster, Prawns, tropical fruits etc.

We will visit a Baobab tree believed to be more than 500years old before sailing back to Fumba village and back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

 Day 4: City Tour – Spice Farms Tour – Kendwa/Nungwi

 After breakfast (0900am), we will have a chance to visit Town Markets, old slave markets, National Museum, High court building, Old German Consulate, Africa House (former English Club), Tippu Tip House and Grave, Kele kele square, Old British Consulate, Orphanage home, Old Fort, Forodhani Gardens, House of Wonders, Sultan Palace, Dr. Livingstone House, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Old Mosques, Freddie Mercury House among others. After the City tour around 12pm we will drive to Spice farm (20-30mins) to experience the rare tropical fruits, spices and other rare species of plants that grow in Zanzibar.

You will have a chance to eat, smell and taste different fruits and spices to learn why Zanzibar is called a spice Island. Lunch will be in the farm to taste spicy food prepared by local women group there. Late afternoon we will drive to Kendwa/Nungwi in the North for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Kendwa/Nungwi Beach Relaxation

 Free day is spent in the West Coast, where you can make a dive, Parasailing, Surf kite, Fishing etc. Overnight will be spent at Kendwa Rocks Hotel or Aman Beach Bungalows

Day 6: Nungwi/Kendwa – Jozani Forest – Paje

 After breakfast (0900am) we will leave for Jozani Forest. At 09:00 am we will drive to Jozani forest where we will have our breakfast/brunch in the hotel in the park. We will have another 2-3hrs of exploring the only National Park in Zanzibar to see Jozani Black and white Colobus monkey, Mangrove forest walk, butterfly Centre (if interested). In the afternoon we will drive to Michamvi/PAJE beach (East Coast) for a beach break including visiting

The Rock Restaurant for Lunch/Dinner or just for a drink. Dinner and overnight in Michamvi/Paje Beach

Day 7: Dolphin Tour – Michamvi/Paje

Another adventurous day to swim with Dolphins. Depart from your hotel at 06:00 am to Kizimkazi (southern coast) village; board your motorized boat to find playful Dolphins out in the open waters. Swim with then if you can or otherwise watch them from the boat. Kizimkazi is the most popular Dolphin spotting location where you can see both BOTTLE – NOSED and HUMPBACK DOLPHINS. Return tour hotel for lunch and beach relaxation. Dinner and overnight in Paje.

Day 8: Free Day – Airport

Today is a free day, enjoy your breakfast and have relaxation. Depending on your departure flight you will be escorted to Airport ready for departing.

Inclusions

  1. All internal transfers in all tours & excursion
  2. Lunch during tours & excursion
  3. All entrance fees at historical sites and conservation areas
  4. Snorkeling Equipment
  5. Accommodation in board
  6. All government taxes

Exclusions

  1. International Flights
  2. Personal spending money for souvenirs etc
  3. Alcoholic and soft drinks
  4. Travel insurance
  5. Visa fees
  6. Optional activities
  7. Tips and gratuities to driver/Safari guide (20usd/day – recommended)