Zanzibar Sample Classic 3 Days Exotic Travel Plan
Overview Lying in the Indian Ocean 35km off the coast of mainland Tanzania, and just six degrees south of equator, the archipelago of Zanzibar is one of Africa’s best-known and most enticing destinations.
Comprising the islands of Unguja and Pemba, along with a number of smaller isles and coral atolls, the very name evokes images of an exotic laid back paradise replete with coconut palms, multi-coloured coral reefs and, of course, miles and miles of white sands lapped by warm, translucent turquoise waters.
═►Day 1: Zanzibar
City Tour 3 Hours EVENING GUIDED WALK
This guided tour begins by taking to a spice markets then continue with leisure walk through the narrow streets of the Stone Town (old part of Zanzibar Town) where most of the houses date back to more than one hundred and fifty years. You will have a chance to see a lot of exotic small bazaar, design of Zanzibar doors and doorsteps, leisure centres and evening life. You will then walk to Forodhani garden to see open spiced food sellers (kebab barbeque) and House of Wonders and Palace Museum by night. Dinner and overnight Shangani Hotel.
═►Day 2: Prison Island and Nakupenda-Isles Sandbank
i: Prison this tour include a visit to the historic Prison Island with its giant land tortoise. The island was formerly owned by an Arab and used for confinement of refractory slaves. It was bought by General Mathews and the jail (goal) which still stands was build in 1893 and hence the name PRISON ISLAND. While on the island you will be able to swim, sunbathe and snorkel.
Ii Nakupenda Sandbank this guided tour takes 20 minutes from Stonetown you can find a sand bank amazing and a wonderful backdrop to explore with flippers and mask! There no problem for the tide as in the rest of the island and a relaxing day guaranteed! Swimming at this sand-back is highly recommended and it is worth so take in with you the swimming clothes. Dinner and overnight at Shangani Hotel.
═►Day 3: Dolphin, Jozani & Spice Tour
- Dolphin Tour This tour will take you to one of the earlier capital of the Island (KIZIMKAZI) where traces of an Old Shirazi settlement (probably a fort) may be seen in an enclosure surrounded by a wall near the seashore. Near the walled enclosure is an ANCIENT MOSQUE where an inscription records that the mosque was built in H. 500 (A. D. 1107) by a Sheikh Seyyid Abi Amran, who appears to have been a local ruler. Out-side the mosque is a well and graves of Sheriffs (descendants of the Prophet). You will then proceed to a small fishing village where you will be taken for a boat ride (in a motorized local boat) in search of dolphins (85% chances).
- Jozani Forest This guided tour will take you to Jozani natural forest; the smaller trees and shrubs make several sub-canopies under the highest canopy. You will walk through the nature trail of the forest which is a habitat for many species of animals, and birds. It is famous for its Red Colobus Monkey; the rare specie. The Zanzibar RED COLOBUS has been isolated from its mainland counterparts for at least ten to fifteen thousand years, thus producing a distinct sub-species with different calls, eating habits and coat patterns. Jozani Forest has become the last stronghold in the world for this particular type of
- Spice Tour. This guided tour offers a look at small farms in the rural area that grow cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, cardamom and other spices, medicinal and ornamental plants, and tropical fruits. This tour provide a rare experience to prove why Zanzibar is referred to as the “Spice Island.
► What IS included? ►What is NOT included?
*Airport transfer *Accommodation
*Excursions *Meals unless specified
*English Fluent Guide/Driver *Flight Tickets
*Private motorboat *Entry fees
*Seafood lunch *Tips
*airport pick up/drop off