Safari by High Peaks Expeditions

Zanzibar

Explore beautiful Zanzibar, 9 days and 8 nights, water sports in stunning African waters, white beaches, including scuba diving.

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Duration: 9 Days and 8 Nights
Price: Please Contact us about the price of this Itinerary


Day 1: Zanzibar

 

Met on arrival and transfer to Tembo House, situated in the old town over-looking the sea. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Tembo House.

Day 2: Zanzibar Town

After breakfast at your hotel you go on a guided city tour, visiting the colorful market, house of wonder, the cathedral, an Old fort , old slave market, the museum and some of the historical buildings. Overnight at Tembo House.

Day 3: East Coast

Breakfast at your hotel and then proceed across the island to Matemwe bungalows www.asilialodges.com situated on the East Coast. Stop en route to take a closer look at the many interesting fruits and spices grown on the island. Matemwe is a good comfortable hotel overlooking the ocean and situated at the end of a sparkling white beach. Accommodation is in bungalows all overlooking the sea.

Day 4: (see day 3)

Day 5: (see day 3)

Day 6: North coast beach

Transferred to the north coast of Zanzibar at Nungwi beaches, stay overnight at Ras Nungwi beach resort www.rasnungwi.com This is an exclusive resort. Scuba diving and other water sports can be arranged.

Day 7: (see day 6)

Day 8: (see day 6)

Day 9: Flight

Morning transfer back to the stone town, on the way visit Jozani forest to see some endangered species such as Zanzibar red colobus Monkey. Spice tour and spice shopping will also be arranged. Later in the afternoon flight back to Dar es salaam International Airport for your flight back home.

Details: Situated in the Indian Ocean only 40 kilometers off the coast of Africa is the island of Zanzibar; also known as “The Spice Island” due to its export of cloves and a wide variety of the most commonly known spices.

Zanzibar has a very colorful and exciting history. Visitors to its shores in the centuries gone by included Sumerians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Arabs and British, each leaving behind a legacy of their stay.

It was from this island the great European explorers Burton, Speke, Livingstone and Grant set off their voyages of discovery in the uncharted mainland. For many years it was part of the powerful Oman Empire and Sultan Sayyid Said moved his capital from Muscat to Zanzibar in 1840 to exploit the flourishing slave trade.

The Oman remained a sultanate until January 1964, when Zanzibar and Pemba joined Tanganyika to become the United Republic of Tanzania.

Today the island is steadily developing and offers a unique combination of history, culture, and friendly people and beautiful unspoiled beaches.

Stone Town

The old quarter of Zanzibar is known as Stone Town and looks much the same today as it did two centuries ago, with its winding lanes and Arabian style stone houses. These are known for their extravagant front doors, elaborately carved and studded with brass. A stroll through the alleys filled with bazaars, with their carpenters, jewelers, hawkers, tailors and coffee sellers is absolutely worthwhile.

Many of Zanzibar’s historic buildings are situated in Stone Town and therefore a highly recommended area to visit.

The East Coast

With several good hotels to choose from, the best beaches are to be found on the East Coast, which is easily accessible by road, and only are a few hours away through small villages and fertile countryside.

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