Day 1: Arrival Stone Town
Upon arrival at the airport or harbour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Stone Town. Overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn or Tembo House Hotel on bed and breakfast.
Day 2: Guided Tour of Zanzibar Island
Breakfast at the hotel, then depart for a guided tour of Zanzibar Island. The tour starts with a visit to Zanzibar’s very busy and vibrant market. A lot of trade takes place here, with such goods as fresh vegetables, tons of tropical fruit, loads of Jackfruit, and several other exotic fruits being sold and battered.
Afterwards, proceed to the old cathedral, a monument of great historical significance. Built in 1874, the cathedral stands on the site of a former slave market. All this was before the year of 1873 when a decree which abolished slavery was issued by sultan of Zanzibar.
The tour then turns to the Old Fort, Peoples Palace, Tip Tip House, House of Wonders, and the residence place of the late Sultans of Zanzibar. All the above places form a significant part of the history of Zanzibar Island.
The Old Stone Town which will be your last destination rise above the rest in terms of historical significance. You have the option of exploring the old town and its vicinities on your own after the lunch during your spare time.
- In the evening hours, you’ll be taken for a sunset cruise ride along the Stone Town Waterfront.
- Dinner at a local restaurant, then return to the hotel for overnight.
- Overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn or Tembo House Hotel.
Day 3: Spice Tour
After breakfast, you will leave for a spice tour, involving visits to the areas where the spices are grown and processed. You will have the chance to learn the nature of various spices, how they are grown, and their uses. Depending on the season, you may even sample and taste some of them at the source. Besides the spices, you will see plenty of other herbs and plants, including medicinal herbs, cosmetics plants, and ornamental plants among others. If the season is right, you will see such interesting spices/herbs as cloves, rambutan, iodine plant, nut meg, lipstick, vanilla, lemon grass, shampoo plant, henna, and many others.
Later in the tour, you’ll be visiting the Kidichi Persian baths built by the first Sultan of Zanzibar, Sultan Said bin Sultan, in 1850. After that, you’ll be taken to the ruins of the Maruhubi Palalce built in 1880. It was purposely built by Sultan Said Baraghash Bin Said to accommodate his 99 concubines.
- After having lunch at one of the restaurants in the town, you’ll be transferred to the Eastern coast of Zanzibar for beach holiday as part of your extension tour.
- Overnight at Bluebay Beach Resort or Karafuu Beach Hotel based on your preference on a half board basis.
Day 4 & 5:Leisurely Beach Relaxation
Take time to relax at the beautiful tropical beaches of Zanzibar’s East Coast or enjoying a multiple activities at the beach resort. Some of the activities you can engage in include scuba diving, snorkelling, water skiing, and swimming among others. Some of these activities are provided at an extra cost payable directly at the hotel.
- Overnight at Bluebay Beach Resort or Karafuu Beach Hotel on Half board basis.
Day 6: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel, then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.