Zanzibar, the Spice Island

Zanzibar beach, Tanzania

Zanzibar is a small archipelago in the Indian Ocean

Located off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar consists of three main islands, Unguja, Pemba and Mafia Islands. It is home to a rich and diverse culture influenced over time by its many settlers including the Sumerians, Egyptians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguese, Dutch and British.

Known as the ‘Spice Island’, Zanzibar was once the world’s leading clove producer, and still maintains a strong export market in spices. Today tourism is a growing sector as more people visit the fantastic scenery and fusion of cultures available on these islands. It also offers some of the best diving experiences in East Africa and the historic Stone Town old city which has remained virtually untouched for the last 200 years. A guided walk through the narrow streets of Stone Town, a World Heritage site, is included during your stay on the island.

Your beachfront resort & spa is on the peaceful south-east coast of the island. Optional activities include snorkelling, diving and boat trips, a tour of the island’s spice plantations and a guided bush walk in the Jozani National Park to see endangered Red Colobus monkeys which are endemic to Zanzibar. The resort’s spa offers massages and beauty treatments.

This beautiful island is the perfect end to your African adventure and can be added to any of our Tanzania or Kenya safaris.

Starts & Ends: Zanzibar airport

Itinerary

You will be met on arrival at Zanzibar airport and transferred to your hotel in Stone Town.

Enjoy a guided walk through the narrow streets of this historic old town, which was the main slave trading point in the early 19th century, before your transfer to Breezes Beach Resort & Spa on the south-east coast of the island. Afternoon at leisure before dinner and overnight.

Spend the next two days at leisure enjoying all the facilities at Breezes Beach Resort & Spa. Relax at the pool, or stroll on the beautiful beach.  Water sports or a treatment at the hotel spa are available at an additional cost.

Optional tours include a Spice tour or a guided walk in Jozani Forest to see red Colobus monkeys which are only found on Zanzibar.

On Day 5 transfer to Zanzibar airport to join your onward connection.

Tour includes

  • 1 night in historic Stone Town, breakfast only
  • Guided half day walk through the narrow streets
  • 3 nights at Breezes Beach Resort & Spa.
  • Meals on half board (breakfast & dinner) basis.
  • Zanzibar airport transfers on arrival and departure.

Not included:

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not included above
  • Tips & gratuities

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At a glance

  • Destination(s)

  • Tour Pricing

    Priced from: NZD2,950.00 per person
  • Tour Length

    5 days
  • Travel Dates Available

    Daily departures
  • Tour Highlights

    • Spend a night in historic and colourful Stone Town
    • Guided half day walk through the narrow streets
    • 3 nights at a beautiful beachfront resort

     

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