This itinerary explores the rich cultural heritage of Zanzibar as well as ample time to simply rest and relax along the pristine white sand beaches! 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. With 6 days you'll be able to explore the culturally rich Stone Town while also enjoy plenty of beach rest and relaxation along the island's peaceful eastern beaches.
Today, you will be picked up at the airport in 4:00PM and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
Enjoy a full free day of beach relaxation!
After a delicious buffet breakfast this morning, transfer to Stone Town. En route, you will have the exciting opportunity to visit the Spice Plantations. There, you will learn 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. Soak in the aromas, as your senses are overloaded and satisfied.
You will then arrive at Stone Town to check in and enjoy an afternoon of exploration. Stone Town is a maze of ancient alleyways and aromas from yesteryear. You will enjoy an afternoon walking historical tour of the area, so that you may visit the major points of interest. These sites include the House of Wonders, Persian baths and Slave Holding areas. There are many places to explore for lunch and dinner, and your guide can assist you in the right direction for the best kept secrets! You will then continue on to your overnight accommodations for a great night's sleep.
Stone Town is the capital and cultural heart of Zanzibar, little changed in the last 200 years. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors - there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. You can spend many idle hours and days just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.
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.
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight. (This service is on a private basis.)
Zawadi is located on the beautiful stretch of Matemwe beach on Zanzibar’s north eastern coast. With only 2 Villas one with 4 rooms and 1 with 3 rooms the hotel will only accommodate maximum of 14 guests at a time making it a prefect romantic getaway. The hotel boasts itself of a very big infinity pool allowing guests to swim and relax within the hotel when they are not on the beach. Hotel Manager will be available on site 24 hours to ensure all your requirements are fulfilled. All rooms will have safe deposit box, fridge, mosquito nets, fan and air condition etc. Wi-Fi will be available throughout the hotel and will be free of charge.
The Tembo Hotel is an Arabian themed hotel situated right on the beach in the center of the Shangani area of Stone Town. Originally the hotel was one grand old house, but they have recently added an extension and increased the rooms to a total number of 36. Almost all of the rooms in both the new wing and old wing overlook the ocean and are decorated using a mixture of traditional Zanzibari and European furnishings (some of the Prime Rooms do not have a sea-view). The central areas of the Tembo are relatively lively and there are always a few people from other hotels dining in the restaurant or swimming in the pool. It is a great place for families or people looking for a buzzy atmosphere. The location of the Tembo Hotel is perfect for exploring the back streets and shops, or for relaxing by the pool. Then in the evening there are plenty of restaurants in easy reach if you don't want to dine in the hotel
*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.
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