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ZANZIBAR
Tanzania Distance Adventure

SPICE ISLAND

Any trip to Tanzania should really include some time for Zanzibar. Let us make some recommendations and take care of getting you there and finding you the perfect place to stay.

The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which brought the Sultans of Oman and the beginnings of the infamous slave trade. They can be seen in the plantations just outside Zanzibar town, and a good tour includes opportunities to dazzle the senses with fresh spices. A detailed description is given about a variety of spices, and their uses in cooking and cosmetics. Visitors will be fascinated by the sheer number of spices produced and their incredible value for many ailments. This is also the cheapest place to purchase spices and spice oils

JOZANI FOREST

The Jozani Natural Forest Reserve is located in the central east region of Zanzibar island and is home to the rare Red Colobus Monkey (pictured opposite), which is endemic to Zanzibar. These monkeys are full of character, and roam freely. They can also be seen at very close quarters just outside the reserve’s perimeter and are incredibly photogenic. Jozani is home to other species including Syke’s monkey’s, small buck and bushpigs. The elusive Zanzibar leopard (last sited several years ago) is said to feed here at night – perhaps this is why the reserve is only open during the day?! Jozani has an excellent nature trail and the guides are well trained and informative.


DIVING

Zanzibar is reputed to have some of the best diving in the world, and the coral reef structures that surround the Island ensure that the marine life is abundant. Good visibility (20 – 60 metres) and a year-round average water temperature of 27°c ensure that you enjoy your Zanzibar diving experience, and also present an ideal opportunity for learning to dive or upgrading your diving qualification.

STONE TOWN

Take a tour through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace), Dr Livingstone’s House and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! A trip to the site of Sultan Barghash’s harem at Marahubi should also be included and rounds off an insight into Zanzibar’s huge history and vibrant culture. Stone Town has some excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts to choose from.

PRISON ISLAND

Once the site of a gaol for misbehaving slaves, the island lies just off the old stone town. It is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkeling, and has a lovely white beach for sun-bathing. It is also home to a family of giant tortoises, imported from the Seychelles in the late 19th century. This island is ideal for a day-trip with refreshments available throughout the day. It also has a small restaurant where you can enjoy freshly caught fish.


ZANZIBAR EXTENSION ITINERARY – SPICE TOUR & BEACH HOLIDAY

TRIP SUMMARY

Duration: 5 nights/6 days

Parks Visited: Stone Town, Spice Plantation, Northeast coast of Zanzibar

Level of Accommodation: Deluxe/Luxury

 

From Arusha you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar. You will be met by one of the hotel driver’s who will transfer you to Stone Town’s Tembo Hotel for your first two nights in Zanzibar.
You will go on a morning tour of Zanzibar’s UNESCO World Heritage site, Stone Town, until lunch time. Stone Town, Zanzibar’s capital, features narrow streets and historic Arab influenced buildings. The best way to see Stone Town is literally by getting lost. You can spend hours and hours just wandering the alleys and squares, drinking potent coffee sold by pavement vendors, or buying sweet meats from scores of tiny cafés. After lunch there will be a spice plantations tour, followed by dinner and your. Overnight stay at Tembo Hotel.
Transfer from your hotel to Nungwi Village for 2 nights at Ras Nungwi and your complete and blissful beach relaxation. The coast features lovely beaches and beautiful, vibrant coral reefs.
The coast of Zanzibar is like a dream: Dolphin safaris, long, sparkling white beaches, crystal lagoons protected by coral barrier reefs, and literally millions of coconut palms swaying in the tropical breezes. Zanzibar is one of the most fascinating places in East Africa. Breakfast and dinner will be served at your hotel, Ras Nungwi.
TRIP SUMMARY Duration: 5 nights/6 days Parks Visited: Stone Town, Spice Plantation, Northeast coast of Zanzibar Level of Accommodation: Deluxe/Luxury DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3. Transfer to Zanzibar’s Northeast coast DAY 4 & 5: Beach Relaxation DAY 6. Transfer to Zanzibar Airport Transfer to Zanzibar airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport/Kenyatta Airport where you will catch your flight back home.
Airfare: JRO-ZNZ USD $180 per person ZNZ-JRO USD $180 per person USD $360 round trip per person Flight fare is a subject to be changed at any time Transfers: From Airport to Stone Town: USD $20 per car From Stone town to Northeast coast: USD $60 per car From Northeast coast to Airport: USD $85 Per Car Accommodations (2009 Rates): Tembo Hotel $120 per room per night (double occupancy) Ras Nungwi $290 per room per night (double occupancy)