4 Days 3 Night Zanzibar Excursion
Zanzibar is an amazing home for beach tours and holidays in the whole of East Africa. It is marvellous to vacate on some of the best Africa’s beaches on the famous Zanzibar Archipelago. The ambience at these calm white sand palm beaches smells only of peace and tranquillity. Most interesting is that the various beach hotels and lodges are internationally standardised. You will find all categories of accommodation to suit your lifestyle from upscale luxury, average luxury to budget and cheap but decent lodgings. You can also visit the neighbouring Mafia Archipelago with a more tranquil ambience offering you private small intimate lodgings. You will get high value at Mafia if you desire to have a personalised serene vacation possibly with only your loved one on isolated sandbars surrounded by shallow coral seas.
Day 1: Prison Island, 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, Dikdik, 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 may join another tour – sunset cruise starting at 5 – 7pm daily (optional).
Day 2: Blue Safari.
We leave stone town/your hotel 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, Octopus and tropical fruits etc. We will visit a Baobab tree believed to be more than 500years old before sailing back to Fumba village where our car will be waiting to take you to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Mnemba Island Dolphin Tour, Swimming With Sea Turtles.
Early breakfast and leave for Mnemba Island Dolphin tour.
You will have a chance to swim with Dolphins, snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing and picnic tropical fruits and soft drinks before sailing back to the shores.
In the afternoon drive to Baraka’s Turtles Aquarium where you will have a chance to swim with Sea Turtles if you would like to.
Beach relaxation at the North – West coast at Kendwa waiting for the most magnificent sunset cruise (optional).
.Day 4: Beach, Spice Farms, Dar Es Salaam/Airport.
Morning at leisure at the beach followed by a transfer to stone town via spice farms.
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.
At your planned time we will drive to Zanzibar airport/Ferry to Dar es Salaam.
PLACES TO STAY DURING YOUR TANZANIA SAFARI
If you’re on a tight budget and don’t mind basic comfort, this option is perfect for you!
For anyone who wants a medium comfort level but doesn’t want to break the bank too much.
This accommodation option offers a good level of comfort and often a few nice extra’s.
Do you want a superior level of comfort and service? Then this option’s for you.