Wilderness Basecamp

Cultural Zanzibar - Deluxe

Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Prices From: $858 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 - Chwaka Bay

Arrive into Zanzibar and meet to transfer to the south-eastern beach at Chwaka Bay. Upon registration, be shown to your room which is full of all the comforts you need for Zanzibar – luxurious bedding, romantic netting, views to the ocean, air conditioning, fans, in room safe and so on. There is a large pool, private beach, boutique, sunset bar on the pontilla and calm waters to explore

Overnight: Ngalawa Beach Village (Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 2 - Chwaka Bay

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

Overnight: Ngalawa Beach Village (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Day 3 - Chwaka Bay

Ngalawa has an on site activity centre, where you can organize optional extras like swimming with the dolphins, dhow sunset cruises, Jozani forest visits, massage or henna painting. Their chef is second to none – and the cuisine is a fusion of Swahili and modern menus.

Overnight: Ngalawa Beach Village (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Day 4 - Chwaka Bay - Stone Town

After a delicious buffet breakfast, transfer to Stone Town. We are thrown into days gone by as we visit Spice Plantations 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 exploration. Stone Town is a maze of ancient alleyways and aromas from yesteryear. We enjoy an afternoon walking historical tour of Stone Town – visit the major points of interest around Stone Town including the House of Wonders, Persian baths and Slave Holding areas. There are many places to explore for lunch and dinner, and your guide/hotel will help with your decisions and directions.

Overnight: The Seyyida Hotel & Spa (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: The Seyyida Hotel & Spa (Breakfast included)

Day 6 - Zanzibar and beyond...

Transfer to Zanzibar departure point for your travel beyond.

Accommodation Information

Ngalawa Beach Village

Ngalawa Beach Village is located in Chwaka Bay, East Coast Zanzibar. It is set in lush gardens with sixteen deluxe rooms and one honeymoon/family suite. Each room has air conditioning, overhead fans, day beds, mosquito nets, and in room safes. The restaurant and reception area provide wireless internet. Also includes a swimming pool, private beach, sunset bar, and full board accommodations .

The Seyyida Hotel & Spa

The Seyyida Hotel & Spa is located in central Stone Town with easy access to shopping and eating areas. Suite type rooms with comfortable facilities include a garden or balcony view. Spa treatments are offered on site.


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