Zanzibar Islands Experience – Beach & More…

Zanzibar is a spice islands of Unguja and Pemba representing many other small islands in the Indian Ocean. The island of Zanzibar has fascinating telling inclined by early Arab traders. The island offers stunning and peaceful beaches on the coast of Indian Ocean and the best hotels well located facing the ocean. The Islands of Zanzibar are characterized by huge, palm-fringed white sands beach that stretch into the balmy turquoise waters calling visitors to chill away and sun bathing on the tranquil beaches.

The Stone Town is the capital city of Zanzibar located in Unguja Island has an old interesting history; the historic Stone Town is a UNESCO world heritage site and is commonly known by many as Zanzibar and simply called so. The slave history still can be seen today from the wonderful Sultan’s palaces and royal Arab houses, snaking pathways and busy open markets offer visitors the sensation of being engaged in the world of its own.

What you can do in Zanzibar?

Zanzibar has something for everyone even for those who get bored to be in one place for just overnight these places have it all. The day trips to nearby islands and coral reefs are arranged by many hotels and local tour operators. Tanzania adventures organize scuba diving, dolphin tours, walking in Jozani forest, historical tour in stone town, spice tours and snorkeling on the serenity islands beach. We have on offer other water sports including kayaking, boat sailing and deep sea fishing in Zanzibar and to the remote Mafia and Pemba Island.

The temperature in the islands is usually humid and warm to hot all year around which also affect the climate in the coast of Tanzania mainland of Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam. It is by this friendly weather condition Zanzibar attracts the number of visitors o visit the islands.

Zanzibar is reached by many international and internal airlines and you can fly in and our most at any time of your schedule. When booking a flight to Zanzibar you will land on Zanzibar International Airport (also called Abeid Amani Karume International Airport)  (code: ZNZ). There are many boats to and from Zanzibar connect the islands with Dar es Salaam and Tanga in the mainland.

3 Day Zanzibar Nungwi Beach Holiday

Day 1: Arrival Zanzibar Airport

You will be met on arrival usually at Zanzibar Airport if you arrive by international or internal flight or in harbour if you arrive by boat/ferry from Dar es Salaam or likewise. You will be escorted to waiting vehicle by our transferring driver who will then drive you to Stone Town for the rest of the day your 4 Day Zanzibar program will start the next day morning. Depending on your arrival time our guide will meet you at the hotel or airport for briefing on the next activities.

  • Accommodation: Mashariki Place Hotel Zanzibar
  • Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Explore Spice and Historical tours in Stone Town

Today the choice is yours between the spice tour and the stone town old city tour. Both activities take 2-3 hours so it is possible to do spice and historical tours in one single day.

Spice Tour

Zanzibar is famous and well known as the Spice Island or in Swahili language “Marashi ya karafuu” is a succulent green getaway filled with exotic species of spices and plants whilst on your spice tour you will have an opportunity to taste, smell and see how the various spices and fruits are grown and processed. The tour will end with a visit to the Kidichi Persian baths and the Maruhubi Palace ruins.

Stone Town Tour

Stone Town is the center and capital city of Zanzibar’s culture, You will discover the bountifully decorated buildings and intricately carved doors and visit the famous slave market where nowadays the Anglican Church stands. The slave market is also called “the House of Wonders”.

After all the activities in stone town you will be transferred to Ras Nungwi for beach relaxation on the white sands beach where the reefs and sands rule.

  • Accommodation: Bluebay Beach resort.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Explore Zanzibar full day on the beach

The Northern Zanzibar beaches are best all year round. Visiting this area you will spend the nights in the sea facing bedrooms for best unwinding. The nights here are silent, only you and the Indian Ocean will buzz the nights.

  • Accommodation: Bluebay Beach resort.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport or Boat station for your next destination.

  • Accommodation: None
  • Meal plan: Breakfast

6 Day Zanzibar Budget Holiday

Day 1: Arrival

Picked up from the Zanzibar air port and transferred to Hotel in stone town for relaxing. Dinner and over night.

Day 2: Stone Town Tour

After breakfast depart for a full guided tour and the tour takes you through thin streets of this old stone town. The town is full of historic as you walk slowly and the history will starts to appear and you will be surprised how all this stand still to date, as the tour goes on you will find your self on a house of wonders the Museum then visit to Dr Livingstone’s House and the Arab Fort which all has a fascinating look at of the fundamental nature of Zanzibar.

You will have free time later in late afternoon for explore and discover further but this time will on your own which allows you much time to relax, Evening leave your hotel for sunset walking a long stone town then have a stop at Forodhani gardens for a glimpse at the evening life Dinner at local restaurant, over night at stone.

Day 3: Spice Tour

Depart from the hotel and transfer to Kizimbani Village for a spice tour, where you will have the chance to see spices like cloves, Cinnamon, Black pepper, Nutmeg, turmeric root which actually growing in the middle of plantations.

Other tropical fruits such as jack fruit, custard, apple, Rambutan, Carambola can also be seen and tasted.

Furthermore you will see plants like the Henna bush, Lipstick tree and Lemongrass, as a final point you will visit the Kidichi Persian Baths that were built by the first Sultan of Zanzibar named Sultan Said Said bin in 1850 and Maruhubi Palace Ruins built by the third Sultan of Zanzibar named Said Bar Ghash in 1880, which were built particularly for housing 99 of his harem. Lunch is included. After lunch, you will be transferred to Pakachi Beach Hotel for leisure and pleasure.

Day 4-5: Leisure and Pleasure on the Beach

These two days will be spent on the beach relaxing, sun burning and swimming on the beach or scuba diving also diving beginners course available on most of beaches though in Additional cost, Dinner and Overnight at Pakachi Beach Hotel.

Day 6: Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to the air port to connect your flight back home after a wonderfully and amazing holiday in Tanzania.

What to Wear in Zanzibar

It’s hot and humid so our advice is to pack lightweight, loose-fitting clothes in natural fabrics such as linen, silk, bamboo and cotton that will keep you cool and are easy to wash and dry.

Avoid blue or black clothing – the tsetse flies are drawn to these colors, and their bite can give you African Sleeping Sickness.

Also don’t forget your insect/mosquito repellent. Wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts, especially in the evenings, will also offer some protection – your wrists and ankles are particularly susceptible to being bitten.

The sun is very strong and can catch people unawares – wear plenty of high factor sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection), sunglasses and a sunhat at all times.

If you wade in to the shallows to explore the reefs beware the reflected sunlight off the water as you can get very burnt.

As in many countries pickpockets and petty crime can be a problem. Use common sense and don’t flash your money or valuables around. You may want to consider a money belt, and leave expensive jewelry or valuables at home.