7 Days Zanzibar Paradise
Day 1: Arrival Day
As you arrive at Zanzibar airport or harbour, you will be met by our guide who will drive you to your hotel in Stone Town for dinner and overnight accommodation.
Day 2: Stone Town & Prison Island
After breakfast in your hotel, you will head to the historical Stone Town where you will learn about the events that made Zanzibar a place of great historical significance. You will see the House of Wonders (Beit al ajaib), the Palace Museum(People’s Palace), the Arab Fort and the Slave Chambers amongst many other attractions. You will see and walk winding alleys as they did many years ago when Zanzibar was a mighty trading power. In the afternoon, you will sail to Prison Island; the island was meant to be a prison for slaves but it was later turned into a quarantine for sailors and traders suffering from serious ailments from the East African interior. The main attractions on the island are old and friendly giant tortoises as well as a historical slave museum. At the end of the day you will head out to Forodhani Gardens where excellent cooked Zanzibari seafood is served; here you will experience Zanzibar’s nightlife. Dinner and overnight accommodation at your hotel in Stone Town.
Day 3: Spice Tour
On this day you will visit a spice farm where you will see, smell and taste the spices that have earned Zanzibar the name “Spicy Islands”. You will learn about the spices and their use in traditional medicine and cooking. Zanzibar has over forty aromatic spicy plants that were introduced to the island by the Oman Arabs over two hundred years ago. Lunch will be served in the spice farm where you will get a chance to taste the spices and fruits grown in the farm. Later in the afternoon, you will head out to Nungwi beach where the rest of the day will be spent at leisure on the beach. Dinner and overnight accommodation at your beach hotel in Nungwi.
Day 4: Nungwi Beach (full day)
This day will be spent relaxing at the beach after days of traveling to Zanzibar and excursions around Stone Town and Prison Island. Relax, refresh and rejuvenate before heading out for a serious of similarly exciting excursions. Dinner and overnight accommodation at your beach hotel in Nungwi.
Day 5: Dolphin Tour
Today half of the day will be spent on a dolphin tour at Kizimkazi village which is on the southern tip of the island. Bottle-nosed and humpback dolphins can be found in large numbers at Kizimkazi; here you can swim very close to these amazing peaceful sea creatures. A dolphin tour at Kizimkazi is a truly rewarding experience. Late in the afternoon, you will be driven back to Nungwi beach where the remainder of the day will be spent at leisure on the beach. Dinner and overnight accommodation at your beach hotel in Nungwi.
Day 6: Jozani Forest Tour
After breakfast, you will head out for a tour inside Jozani Forest which is the last remaining sanctuary of the Red Colobus Monkeys. You will stroll inside the forest with a local guide where you will get a chance to watch the Red Colobus Monkeys in their last wild sanctuary. At Jozani, will also visit the Mangrove swamps and walk around the Mangrove forests. Jozani Forest has an excellent nature trail that takes you through impressive plants and animals; this tour is definitely one of the highlights of a Zanzibar tour.
Day 7: Cultural Tour
On this cultural tour, you will head from your beach hotel to the villages of Kizimkazi, nungwi, Paje or Jambiani; you will meet the locals and have the opportunity to see how they engage in their daily economic and social activities. You see the intermingled Afro-Asian culture and traditions of the Island. In the fishing villages, local women seaweeds and search for oyster-shells; while men engage in deep sea fishing and selling what they gained from the sea. If you visit the villages on a Friday, you will most likely get the opportunity to see a traditional wedding ceremony (they are mostly done on Fridays). On this day get to interact with the local people of Zanzibar and will also get a glimpse of their culture and ways of life.
Day 8 & 9: Relax at Nungwi Beach
These two days will be spent relaxing at the beach; relax, refresh and rejuvenate for the two days before heading back home. You can also complement the days by engaging in a number of water sports demanding on your personal preferences. Watersports available at your disposal include diving, snorkeling, paragliding, jet skiing and beach volleyball. Late in the evenings relax and enjoy the magnificent sunsets as the sun sets across the turquoise tropical ocean.
Day 10: Departure
On this day you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight back home or for a connecting flight to the Tanzanian mainland.