8 Day Zanzibar Explorer Beach Holiday. - 8 Days

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Day 1
Day 1: Arrival - Historical Tour, Stone Town

After arriving to Zanzibar airport/ harbor we will transfer you to Stone Town Hotel for check inn at the Maru Maru Hotel. Enjoy a couple of hours at the Livingstone Beach Bar, which is a lazy beach side restaurant. In the afternoon we enjoy a guided Stone Town tour. We will take you around the historical culture and architectural important town of Zanzibar. The tour includes a visit to former slave market site, now stands as Anglican Church built in 1871 and also a tour to town market. We will also visit the Zanzibar Memorial Museum, old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian dispensary (cultural centre) to Maruhubi Palace ruins via Living Stone House. Dinner and overnight at the Maru Maru Hotel, Stone Town.

Accommodation: The Maru Maru Hotel, Stone Town

Included Meals: None.

Included Drinks: None.

Included Highlights:

  • Meet and Greet at Airport/Harbor.
  • Transfer to Maru Maru Hotel.
  • Tour and orientation briefing.
  • Guided Historical Tour of Stone Town.
  • Overniht at The Maru Maru Hotel.

Day 2
Day 2: Dolphins at Kizimbazi and Jozani Forest Tour - Miachamvi Beach

Today after an early breakfast we head to Michamvi Beach where you will spend the next two days of your tour. En-route to Michamvi Beach we stop at Kizimkazi Beach where you can swim with hundreds of spinner & bottlenose dolphins playing off Kizimkazi beach and give you chance to experience special natural message in the Indian ocean. After lunch we drive to Jozani Forest Safari for red Colobus Monkeys, natural forest, and mangrove forest the living species of fish underneath. Visit Zala Park to learn on how local people become creative to protect the natural living reptiles, In the late afternoon we check in at Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort where we spend the next two nights.

Accommodation: Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Included Drinks: None.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Maru Maru Hotel.
  • Transfer to Kizimkazi Beach.
  • Swim with Dolphins and Snorkeling.
  • Lunch included.
  • Transfer to Jozani Forest.
  • Jozani Forest Safari.
  • Transfer to Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort.
  • Dinner and overnight at Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort.
  • Day 3
    Day 3: Michamvi Beach, Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort.

    Today you have the full day to relax at Michamvi Beach - here, the sand is sparkling white and the sea is gentle, perfect to swim during high tide. The resort has a lovely little pool that let us cool down when the tide was low. We spent the day relaxing by the beach, sipping a few cocktails and swimming in the sea…doing things that you do on a beach vacation. Later in the evening, wear your evening clothes and head out for dinner at The Rock with a very romantic setting and ambiance.

    Accommodation: Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    Included Drinks: None.

    Day 4
    DAY 4: Michamvi - Nungwi.

    After our two nights at Michamvi, it is time to move our base to the little town of Nungwi. Nungwi is located at the Northernmost tip of the island where we will spend the next two nights at The Essque Zalu. This super premium property has cute little African huts, infinity pool and a restaurant, which allows you to watch sunrise and sunset from the same spot! Walk on the beach at low tide and try to find the red Zanzibari starfish.

    Accommodation:The Essque Zalu.

    Included Meals:Breakfast & Dinner.

    Included Drinks: None.

    Included Highlights:

    • Breakfast at Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort.
    • Transfer to Nungwi Beach.
    • Dinner and overnight at The Essque Zalu.

    Day 5
    Day 5: Nungwi and Mnemba Island

    Today we explore the underwater world of Mnemba Island on a half day snorkelling trip to see some healthy corals and lots of dolphins. The half day tour typically starts at 9 am and ends by 1 pm. Enjoy the rest of the day in your resort … getting the perfect tan.

    Accommodation: The Essque Zalu.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Included Drinks: None.

    Included Highlights:

    • Breakfast at The Essque Zalu.
    • Dhow trip to Mnemba Island.
    • Half Day Snorkeling Tour.
    • Picnic Lunch on Mnemba Island.
    • Dhow trip to Nungwi Beach.
    • Dinner and overnight at The Essque Zalu.

    Day 6
    Day 6: Nungwi - Spice Tour - Stone Town.

    Today we move from Nungwi Beach back to Stone Town with an excursion to the spice and fruit plantations for the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special spice tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine, cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for a delicious lunch at our guides’ home, where you can taste the spices and fruits.

    Back in Stone Town potter around UNESCO world heritage site of Stone Town, admire the carved doors, some of which, are about a hundred years old and shop to your heart’s content. Pick up a painting or a miniature Zanzibari door…whatever catches your fancy. Or awaken the experimental soul in you and get a black henna tattoo done…or your hair braided. ‘Feel’ the real Zanzibar.

    Accommodation: The Maru Maru Hotel, Stone Town.

    Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

    Included Drinks:

    Included Highlights:

    • Breakfast at The Essque Zalu.
    • Transfer to Stone Town.
    • Spice Tour.
    • Lunch at guide's home.
    • Overnight at Maru Maru Hotel.

    Day 7
    DAY 5: Prison Island.

    Today we have a full day to explore Prison Island. Is a relaxation excursion that takes half-day on the beautiful island off the Zanzibar Town The use of the island has changed overtime. Although it was originally built as a prison it was never put into that function. Later it was used as a quarantine of slaves for the whole of East Africa. The remnants of the built are still visible. The island offers a stunning view of the Town especially during the night; there is very beautiful minor sandy beach where swimming on the crystal waters is marvelous. The coral reefs surrounding the island provide an opportunity of snorkeling. This is also a home of the giant tortoise, which is now under strict conservation. A short-guided tour around the island will provide the real picture. We return back to Stone Town in the afternoon for your last night stay at The Maru Maru Hotel.

    Accommodation: Maru Maru Hotel.

    Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

    Included Drinks: None.

    Included Highlights:

    • Breakfast at The Maru Maru Hotel.
    • Water transfers to and from Prison Island.
    • Prison Island Tour, lunch included.
    • Overnight at the Maru Maru Hotel.

    Day 8
    Day 8: End of Tour.

    Depending on your flight schedule and departure point you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport to take a flight back home. If you are flying out of Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, we will arrange a connection flight for you to catch your flight back home.

    Accommodation: None.

    Included Meals: Breakfast Only.

    Included Drinks: None.

    Included Highlights:

    • Breakfast at The Maru Maru Hotel.
    • Transfer to Zanzibar Airport.
    • End of Tour.

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    Price From USD $ 1,989/person sharing
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    Total $ 1,989 USD

    Trip Facts

    • Romantic Beach Holiday
    • 8D-ZEBH/2019
    • 8 Days/7 Nights
    • Zanzibar Airport
    • Zanzibar Airport
    • Luxury Lodges
    • Transfers, Hiking, Dhow Trips, Snorkeling, Culture
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