Overview

This is a pure Sun & Sand safari. You will enjoy Zanzibar beach and some activities. This trip starts from you landing in Zanzibar being dropped at your beach resort. You will  tour Stone Town, Go on Spice tour, snokerling inthe Indian ocean, Vist the turtles sanctuary  and get lots & lots of sun. Zanzibar City (or Zanzibar Town, often simply referred to as Zanzibar  is the capital and largest city of Zanzibar, in Tanzania. It is located on the west coast of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago

6 Nights 7 Days 21 Oct, 22 Oct, 23 Oct, and more Zanzibar, Mjini Magharibi Region
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • - All ground trasfers.
  • - 5 Night  at The Sands on Half Board (Lunch & Dinner)
  • -1 Night at Jafferji stone Town on Bed & Breakfast.
  • - 1 Full Day Safari Blue or Dolphins & Jozani  Tour.( you choose between this two) with sea food lunch.
  • - Turtle & Nungwi Half Day tour.
  • - Spice & Stone Town tour with lunch.
  • - Amref flying doctors emergency evacuation.
  • - Use of an air conditione vehicle all through.
  • - Use of a professional guide.

 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • - Visa
  • - Travel Insurance.
  • - Local & International Flights.
  • -Souvenirs & Tips.
  • - Personal Expenses.
  • - Tourism Tax- Usd 1 per day to be paid at resort.
Highlights
  • - The Indian Ocean.
  • - White Beach.
  • - Stone Town History.
  • - Turtle Sanctuary in Nungwi
  • - Spice Tour
  • - Dolphin or Safari Blue Tour.
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival.

Upon your arrival & clearance with the immigration( make sure you have your yellow fever card with you). You will be met by our representative who will take you to the resort. Upon arrival check in, Kick off your shoes & relax. Dinner & Over Night at The Sands.

Day 2: Safari Blue/Dolphin Jozani Tour.

Today you will depart for the tour you chose.

1.Safari Blue.

Setting sail on a traditional dhow when visiting Zanzibar could be one of the highlights of your trip!

The Safari Blue trip starts from Fumba the perfect starting point to explore Menai Bay, an official Conser¬vation Area. Home to beautiful uninhabited islands, this area is stunning and frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins.

On arrival at Fumba, clients are given a briefing on the Safari Blue adventure where dolphins are sighted on approximately 90% of trips. The anchor is dropped at Kwale sandbank where sunshades are set up and guests have the chance to go snorkelling in the coral reefs assisted by the guides. After snorkelling, guests are offered refreshments to whet their appetite before heading back to Kwale Island for lunch under the tamarind trees. Drinks are served throughout the day and lunch is a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chicken and rice with a sampling of tropical fruits in season.

After lunch, you can sun bathe, snooze or visit the beautiful mangrove lagoon where depending on the tide you can laze by taking a swim in the warm waters of the lagoon. For the more adventurous guests there is an opportunity to sail in an “ngalawa” – a local outrigger canoe. After this it’s back to Fumba around 5:30pm.

 

2. Dolphin & Jozani Tour.

Kizimkazi is home to large numbers of bottle-nosed and spinner dolphins, beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish.

On arrival, you’re given a short safety briefing and the dos and don’ts when faced with these wild animals. Then, you board a traditional ocean going dhow and set sail on the Indian Ocean in search of dolphins.

You can get as close as 10 to 20 metres away from the dolphins. Kizimkazi Boat Trip Sleek and grey, they jack-knife through the water, sometimes showing off with jumps and twists. In the past, some tourists have been lucky enough to swim and snorkel with these magical animals. However, the dolphins aren’t tame, and can be shy and elusive. Although visitors see dolphins on the majority of outings, there are no guarantees. Whether you’re fortunate enough to see dolphins or not, you can enjoy two hours sailing and taking in the sights of the ocean. There’s superb snorkelling in the pristine coral reef and swimming in the clear, warm water of the Indian Ocean.

You’ll return to the beach for lunch, where you can swim in the shallower waters and talk to the crew, who can tell you sea stories about the one that got away then depart for Jozani tour

Advisable
» Swim wear, towel and water resistant shoes.
» Hat and sunscreen.

Jozani Forest Tour

South of the island, Jozani Forest is a wonder and delight, with tales of Zanzibar leopards, medicinal cures and stunning scenery. Currently under consideration to become Zanzibar’s second World Heritage Site, the Jozani-Chkwa Bay area is a hotspot of biodiversity. The forest is home to a number of endemic species, including the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey.

Your park ranger will take you on a nature trail, lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees and explain the medicinal properties of various plants and tell you about the animals, birds and reptiles that call this tropical rainforest their home.

Troops of Zanzibar Red Colobus monkeys can be found scrambling from branch to branch in search of food. The monkeys have become acclimatised to people and allow you to get close enough to capture them in photographs as they eat, play and jump from the treetops. The mangrove boardwalk takes you above the swamp, where depending on the tide, you can see tropical fish flitting between the mangrove roots and crabs scuttling across the mud. Mangroves play an important role in environmental conservation and is a valuable resource for villagers and community life. Your ranger will explain the different species found in the swamp and their uses.

Tips and Advice:
» Wear comfortable, closed walking or hiking shoes and pants.
» Please do not feed or touch the monkeys.

 

Day 3: Free Day

Today you are free just to laze around, enjoy the resort and the beach. Breakfast & Dinner at The Sands.

 

Day 4:North coast & Turtle Sanctuary Tour.

This a half day tour. And departure will depend on your time choice.

The north coast is the dhow building capital of Zanzibar.

Your drive to Nungwi will take you past the fish markets where you can see freshly caught seafood being auctioned. There’s a stop at the ruins of an old Portuguese settlement where your guide will explain the history of the ruins and the Portuguese conquest of Zanzibar dating back to 1497.

A stop at the blacksmith is also fascinating where tools are still made in the traditional way for constructing dhows. At the construction site, dhows are built in the same way they have for centuries where skilled craftsmen bend the wood to create the dhows. Visitors may be invited to try their hand at this unique craft.

A visit to the Nungwi turtle sanctuary and aquarium follows where ailing turtles are nursed back to health and released into the ocean.

A guided tour of Nungwi village where mamas wrapped in kangas cook over firewood and smiling kids play is a must. Walk down to the beach where you can enjoy an optional lunch at one of Nungwi’s popular restaurants and enjoy some free time sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. The northern tip of Zanzibar offers some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Here the sky turns pink and gold as the sun sinks over the Indian Ocean. Sun downers and a late transfer back to your hotel can be arranged if you wish to stay longer to enjoy the sunset.

Tips and advice
»Swimwear, beach towel and water resistant shoes.
»Sun hat and sunscreen is recommended.

Day 5: Free

You have the day for yourself.

 

Day 6: Stone Town.

After breakfast you will check out bid farewell to the Sands and depart for Stone Town. You may choose to check in at Jafferji House first or just go for the Stone Town Tour with swahili lunch. Over Night at Jafferji House & Spa on Bed & Breakfast.

Stone Town City Tour

Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town.

Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary.

While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in Stone
Town. Explore the markets, seafood and fish piled in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets and neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls.

Children play in the streets in the residential areas, ‘mamas’ sit outside and gossip while the men play board games. An optional stop at The Zanzibar Coffee House provides a rest from the heat and hustle and bustle. A selection of drinks, local sweets & seasonal fruits act as the perfect pick me up for you to continue on your tour.

The City Tour is very flexible and can be adapted to suit your interests and time frame. If you’re a shopaholic, culture vulture or history buff we have something to suit everyone. If you want to hunt for antiques and souvenir shop follow David Livingstone’s time in Zanzibar and walk the path of the slave trade. Your guide can recommend and customize routes and itineraries that will optimise your time and get the most out of your trip.

Tips and Advice

»Closed walking or hiking shoes are recommended.
»Please dress conservatively when walking through Stone Town. Women should cover their shoulders and wear long skirts or trousers.

Day 7: Departure.

Today per your flight schedule you will transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

 

Pickup point
Directions.
Zanzibar, Tanzania View on Map
Amenities & Facilities

Zanzibar

  • The Sands Resort.

Stone Town

  • Jafferji House.