Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Challenge level: moderate
Starting price: $1770
- Breathe and feel the footprints of the rich and cosmopolitan history of Stone Town
- Walk along endless white beaches surrounded with waters of every shade
- Mingle with locals and learn local practices
Welcome to the island of Unguja, popularly known as Zanzibar. Half day guided tour where you will see all the historical and cultural attractions of Stone Town while exploring the World Heritage culture and history. You will learn about the history of the slave trade on the island, visit the local market, and reach the port where the House of Wonders or the Sultan’s House is located.
At 8 a.m. the driver will pick you up to go to the starting point of the Safari Blue, a full day activity. Don’t forget your towel and sunscreen! You will embark on a traditional Dhow (sailing boat) and head to a paradisiacal sandbank in the middle of the ocean. You can take the time to relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful scenery, or you can stay on the boat and snorkel near the sandbank.
The next stop chosen is an ideal place to snorkel and contemplate the abundant and diverse marine life through transparent waters before heading to the next island for a good seafood lunch.
You will meet your specialist guide in Jozani Forest who will accompany you throughout the tour. Starting with a walk on a nature trail through the forest, you will be able to observe various species of wildlife and vegetation while your guide provides you with informative knowledge about the surroundings. After the walk through the forest, you will reach an impressive mangrove forest with a wooded path, a natural paradise.
Afterwards you will visit Pete Village with activities such as a visit to the caves, a ferry boat trip, and a visit to the witch doctor!
Jambiani beach day!
Jambiani is a local elongated village with a relaxed atmosphere, with a kilometer of white sand beach with some rocky areas, with irregular tides and perfect winds. There are small local restaurants with menus full of spices, seafood and tropical fruit.
Optional activities offered are surfing and Kite surfing. Other optional activities: snorkelling, massage sessions, Dhow sailing tour. In the evening you can go to the beach to see the djembe percussionists play.
Drive to Seaweed Center and visit with an expert local guide. At Seaweed Center you will learn about seaweed farming, which is the second largest industry on the island. Located in Paje, this social enterprise creates opportunities for women algae farmers to improve their standard of living and participate in economic development activities that benefit the community. Depending on the tide you can see the seaweed harvest. You will visit the processing center and factory located in the village, where the seaweed is transformed into products such as organic soaps and essential oils.
Spice farm tour
Your driver will take you to the starting point of the guided tour of Spice Farm, where you will learn more about the species and its use, to implement this knowledge later in the Swahili cooking class (instructor and materials included). Lunch included in cooking class.
In the afternoon transfer to the accommodation located in the area of Matemwe, in the northeast of the island of Unguja. Dinner not included (Recommended restaurant at Sunrise at Bandas).
Matemwe beach day
Free morning in Matewme to enjoy the best beaches on the island with crystal clear waters and white sand, ideal for a bit of relaxation or also to take advantage of the impressive seabed by snorkeling and / or diving. Matemwe is an area where there is a very good gastronomic offer!
In the afternoon transfer to the Sunset Dhow, the departure will be around 16:45 and will last until sunset, during this cruise you will be able to see the wonderful scenes of the Indian Ocean along the line of coast.
In the morning breakfast at the accommodation and transfer to the coast to snorkel on the island of Mnemba. Mnemba Atoll Marine Park is the most famous marine conservation area on the island of Unguja, home to populations of moray eels, lionfish, rays, turtles, dolphins and more, all in clear waters and high visibility.
Finally transfer to the airport and the end of an amazing trip!
Most people think that Zanzibar is an island, but it really is an archipelago made up of 4 large islands and several smaller islands. The main island, Unguja, has long been a center of maritime trade. In its capital, Stone Town, where much of the architecture is still well preserved, you can breathe and feel the footprints of the rich and cosmopolitan history of this city, a unique place where East and West converge. Outside the city, the island abounds with endless white sand beaches popular with kite surfers, but also wild, rocky and quiet coves.
7 nights accommodation (double room)
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners (excluding drinks)
Airport transfers and transfers to the accommodation by car and private driver
Activities mentioned in the itinerary
24/7 in-country support by local team and our remote team
Other breakfasts, lunches, dinners & beverages
Any extra accommodation, transportation or activities not mentioned in itinerary. Also any extra spendings (Covid-19 PCR test, tips, souvenirs, telephones, etc.)
- We recommend having a read-through of the itinerary above thoroughly, and getting in touch if you have specific questions.
- Please note that itinerary details are subject to change due to unfavourable weather, local developments or other circumstances beyond our control. Our Travel Planner will ensure to minimize the effects of these changes on your experience, and they will keep you promptly updated.
- An important reminder while visiting all natural sites: as responsible travelers, we ask that you tread carefully so as not to disrupt the wildlife, rich flora and fauna.
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