Allow us take you to the unique paradise of Zanzibar island and its stunning beaches of kizimakazi. The friendly people of Washawili culture. Zanzibar island is located in the Tanzania‘s Indian ocean waters 20 miles from Daresalam.
- Prison island; you will see the giant tortoise
- Test of local cuisines of the waswahili people
- Swimming with dolphins at Kizimakazi
- Jozani Chwaka National Park and the Zanzibar butterfly center
- Spice farm tours
- Relaxation at the beach
- Stone town tour
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Julius Nyerere International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Day one:DARESSALAM TO ZANZIBAR,
You will be met by our representative who will be in charge of your entire trip. For the first night you will be based in the old Stone Town.
After lunch, you will go on a tour of Stone Town, is the heart and soul of the island where history appears to be at a standstill. An incredible mash-up of winding alleys and old Arabic-style buildings, you can temporarily lose yourself (both physically and mentally) in the town’s magic. Soak up the local culture by sipping a cup of coffee from a local vendor or just keep on wandering through the streets, discovering unique little spots at every turn. . In the evening you can visit the Forodhani gardens for a food cuisine bazaar.
Overnight at Golden Tulip Hotel or Maru Maru Hotel on full-board basis
DAY 2: SPICE FARM AND PRISON ISLAND
In the morning, proceed to tour a spice farm and learn about the many uses of spices aside from being used as food flavoring. The time you spend in the spice plantations is a delightful experience that is no doubt enlightening. You will also get an opportunity to pick, smell and taste spices and fruits
After lunch, proceed to the prison island a place where violent criminals from the Tanganyika mainland were sent. The Prison Island ended up being used as a quarantine centre, instead of a prison, for yellow fever epidemics that once raged through the region. Prison Island remained in the ownership of the government which converted the newer quarantine buildings into a guest house.
See The Giant Tortoises
The old prison still remains standing, providing shelter for some of the giant tortoises which can now only be found on this island, and the cells
Overnight at Golden Tulip Hotel or Maru Maru Hotel on fullboard basis
DAY 3: JAMBIANI VILLAGE TOUR
In the morning you drive along the coast. Passing the fishing villages of Bwejuu and Paje till you reach Jambiani, a fishermen village on the East coast of Zanzibar. They offer a cultural village tour visiting 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 organic 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.
Overnight at Blue Oyster Hotel on full-board basis
DAY 4: DOLPHIN TOUR
Early in the morning, you go for an excursion in 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.
Overnight at Blue Oyster Hotel.
DAY 5: DEPARTURE TO DARESSALAM
Depending on your departure time, you will be taken around Dar-es-Salaam then transfer to Dar-Es-Salaam Airport for your departure.