Wilderness Basecamp

Cultural Zanzibar - Classic

Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Prices From: $628 per person

Zanzibar is a tropical oasis located just 25 miles off the coast of Tanzania and is the perfect pre or post-safari beach getaway. Both the birthplace of the Swahili language and home to the only ancient East African city that still functions today, this Indian Ocean “spice” island weaves breathtaking sunsets, diverse cultures and beautiful beaches into a uniquely African tapestry.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Jambiani

Arrive into Zanzibar and meet to transfer to the eastern beaches at Jambiani. Upon registration, be shown to your room which is full of all you need for Zanzibar – clean and comfortable rooms, private facilities, ceiling fans and a small terrace. There is communal dining area and the lodge has a spectacular view of the turquoise ocean, lined by coconut palms.

Overnight: Bahari View Lodge (Dinner included)

Day 2 - Jambiani

Relax and rejuvenation – be as active or as rested as you prefer!

Overnight: Bahari View Lodge (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 3 - Jambiani

At the hotel, you can organize optional extras like swimming with the dolphins, dhow sunset cruises, Jozani forest visits, massage or henna painting. The calm waters and wide beach make a great opportunity for a refreshing swim and exploration of the local area.

Overnight: Bahari View Lodge (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 4 - Jambiani - Stone Town

After a delicious breakfast, transfer to Stone Town. We are thrown into days gone by as we visit a Spice Plantation enroute – learning how spices are grown and used throughout the world. You will receive a palm-woven basket to collect a pocket full of dynamite for the senses. We arrive into Stone Town to check in and then have the afternoon for our own exploration. Stone Town is a maze of ancient alleyways and aromas from yesteryear. There are many points of interest around Stone Town including the House of Wonders, Persian baths and Slave Holding areas. There are also vast choices to explore for lunch and dinner, and your hotel will help with your decisions and directions.

Overnight: Pearl of Zanzibar (Breakfast included)

Day 5 - Stone Town

A day for your own exploration and shopping. Get lost in the alleyways, enter the shopping areas to bargain for a treasure and become fascinated by the Arab influenced architecture.

Overnight: Pearl of Zanzibar (Breakfast included)

Day 6 - Zanzibar and beyond...

Transfer to Zanzibar departure point for your travel beyond.

Accommodation Information

Bahari View Lodge

Bahari View Lodge is located in Jambiani on the central east coast of Zanzibar. Modestly furnished rooms with ceiling fans and private facilities. The restaurant area offers beach and ocean views.

Pearl of Zanzibar

Pearl of Zanzibar is a simple, well located guesthouse in Stone Town, a 5 minute walk from the beachfront. It is typical Zanzibari style with rooms spread over three floors and varying levels.


Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern

Stone Town


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General Information

The walks within the tribal areas are carried out by our own guides in conjunction with the local, tribal guide – this allows easy translation and interpretation. Many of the areas have an array of plant & bird life so binoculars often assist in exact identification.

The price includes:

  • All meals as indicated in itinerary
  • All guide fees
  • All National Park Entrance, transit, camping and walking fees
  • All accommodations as indicated in itinerary
  • Flight from Arusha to Serengeti (mid range & luxury options only. Drive in for budget option)
  • Local beverages at Lake Duluti Lodge, Sayari Camp & Lemala Ngorongoro Camp only
  • 2 1.0L bottles of drinking water per person per day in the game driving vehicle
  • All general camping equipment: eg. tents, mattresses, sleeping bags throughout the itinerary
  • All transfers as indicated in itinerary
  • Donations & payment to local community commitments