8 Days 7 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: 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 in a selected hotel
Day 2: – 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 and feed 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 will be brought at the shores for an hour break before joining a sunset cruise at 5-7pm (optional).
Dinner and overnight in your selected hotel.
Day 3: 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, Kelekele 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 4: Free Day Kendwa/Nungwi Beach Relaxation.
Free day is spent in the West Coast, where you can make a dive, Parasailing, Surf kite, Fishing etc.
Day 5: Mnemba Island, Swimming Turtles.
Mnemba is the most beautiful Island in Unguja Island (the one referred as Zanzibar).
Is the snorkeling and diving spot in the area.
Playful Dolphins can be witnessed here.
Baraka Aquarium is a natural rescue Centre for injured Turtles caught by Fishermen’s net.
They are then re-introduced in their natural environment after recovery.
Swimming and feeding them is a great experience.
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 Red Colobus monkey, Mangrove Forest walk, butterflies 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: Seaweed Centre, Starfish, Kae Sunset – Michamvi/Paje.
Today we will start by visiting Mwani Centre (Seaweed) to learn different projects made by this centre from planting, harvesting and finished products.
Later we will go for lunch at The Rock Restaurant before joining Kae Sunset with acrobatic dance.
Dinner and overnight at the selected hotel.
Day 8: Free Day – Airport.
Today we have breakfast at leisure before driving to the Airport/Ferry Terminal for your next destination.
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.