The 9 days holiday in Zanzibar while spending 8 nights stay is a long holiday that will give you more time to enjoy and explore Zanzibar for both of cultural, historical beach and other excursions the visit to the old Zanzibar town and then take a boat for a prison Island, then the boat trip of Safari blue and then visiting the spice farms to enjoy the fresh fragrance and taste of the spices and fruits and visiting the Jozani forest for the red colobus forest walking and tour beach relaxations, playing with the dolphin during the Dolphin tour, Mama seaweed tour, and Tumbatu Island Swahili Cultural tour.
- All tour excursions cost shown in the package
- Pick up and drop off from your Lodging place and tour arrival/departure point
- Services of experienced and professional tour guide
- All taxes and service fees included in the services
- Transfer & Transport waiting charge for the excursions
- Boat cost for the prison island excursion
- Medical insurance for the traveler
- Local and International flights cost
- Tanzania visa cost
- Expenses of a personal nature such as shopping in curio shops
- Airport Taxes
- Gratuities and tips for guide and driver
Day 1: Arrival in Zanzibar
This will be your arrival day in Zanzibar whether via the Marine port or the Airport, you will be picked by the driver and take a drive to your hotel for check-inn stay and meals. The hotel will be either stone town hotel or village beach hotels on your choice while booking.
Day 2: City Stone Town and Prison Island Tour
The day will begin with the Morning breakfast at your accommodation and then a driver together with your guide will pick you from the lodging place and head to the Old historical stone town, at around 9:00Am you will start the walk exploring the old stone town for 3 to 4hrs. You will be walking around the historical, cultural and architectural town of Zanzibar with a century history. The tour will takes you to different places like the former slave market, then stand at the Anglican church built in 1871, town old market, visit the Zanzibar Memorial Museum, the house of wonder built in 1883 (Beit-Al-Ajab), Old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian dispensary (Cultural Center) to Maruhubi Palace Ruins through the Living Stone house. This will then be afternoon where you will find a restaurant for your lunch and rest for your next tour.
At around 2:30pm you will board in a boat for a trip to Prison Island a home of Aldabra Giant Tortoises. The Island has amazing beaches of reef sanctuary for swimming, snorkeling and beach relaxation. After enjoying the clean and clean water sand beaches it will be evening and will take a boat back to stone town and because it is evening you might enjoy the sunset. Reaching the stone town you will head back to your lodging place for your dinner and overnight stay
Day 3: Safari Blue Boat Trip
The day will be fully spent to the tour sailing in the boat exploring the sea. The day will starts with your morning breakfast at your lodging place and then you will leave for the Safari Blue boat trip. Depending on your lodging place you might need a drive to the shore or not. For this full day boating, you will enjoy several activities like sailing, snorkeling, sunbathing at the Kwale Sandbank on a traditional dhow accompanied with the seafood barbecue for lunch. You will be setting a sail exploring the Menai bay from Fumba, Menai it is where the dolphins are sighted mostly. Up on reaching at Kwale Island you will be served a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chickens and coconut rice and here will be the end of the Safari blue boat trip. The tour can either be a private or sharing depending on your number or choice. After the tour you will head back to your accommodation for your evening and overnight stay with dinner.
Day 4: Spice Tour and Jozani Forest tour
The da will start with your morning breakfast at your lodging place and then at around 09:00Am you will be picked drive to the spice farm for the fruits and spice tour. Here you will see, taste the fresh fruits and spices from the farms where you will see the plantations and the spice products. You will get a deep explanation of several spices with their uses as some are used as spices, cosmetics, medicines, fruits and ornaments. Having several spices, Zanzibar is also known as the spice Island.
After the spice farm tour with your lunch, you will then leave the spice farms taking a drive heading to the Jozani Forest this will be at around 2:30pm. At Jozani forest, you will do a walking tour in the natural forest where you will see the famous red colobus Monkeys and then walking through the mangrove forest. After this walking tour you will take a drive back to your Lodging place for dinner and overnight stays
Day 5: Full day beach relaxation
This will be your lazy day and favorable for those who stay at beach hotels, where you will spend your time relaxing and the sand beaches, enjoying the scenery, sun and sand of the beach and some swimming and stay at the hotel. However, when you at the stone town hotel you can enjoy some shopping and walking and then in the evening you can visit the forozani area and enjoy the sunset and you can even opt for the sunset dhow excursion and enjoy the forozani night market for sea foods and other local foods.
Day 6: Dolphin tour
On this day you will play with the marine friend, the dolphins. The day will start with your breakfast at your accommodation then leaving for the dolphin site tour which is a boat tour. There are several dolphin spotting sites and the sites depend on your accommodation place. This is a day trip to Kizimkazi or any other site that start the sail at around 8:30Am. Dolphin tour excursion is an amazing Zanzibar excursion of viewing and swimming with hundreds of spinner and bottle – nose dolphin and playing off the beach where you will experience special natural message in the Indian Ocean. Then and this stunning tour you will then god back to you accommodation for your lunch, relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Mama (Mother/women) Seaweed Tour
This is an ideal excursion during the low tide. The guide and the driver (If a drive in needed) will meet you at your accommodation and gives you the briefing for the tour. This is the tour where toe local Zanzibar women do the planting and trimming, growing, harvesting and drying the seaweed before the production of the end products from the seaweeds. The products from the seaweeds are natural beauty products like soap, body scrubs and massage oils. After the briefing you will then start walking meeting the women busy working of the firm where you can see all the stages to the end products. After the tour you will head back to your Lodging place.
Day 8: Tumbatu Island Tour (Swahili cultural tour)
Othe than Unguja and Pemba, Tumbatu is the third-largest island 14sq km lying in the North West of Unguja Island (Zanzibar). The Island is of a dagger wedge shape. Then the day will be from leaving your hotel and take a drive to Mkokotoni/Nungwi where you will board in a boat for about 30 minutes or an hour from Nungwi. In Tumbatu Island there are Jongowe and Kichangani Village, with the surrounding reef rocks and corals that make the isolation of the Island from the rest of the Island in Zanzibar. The villages in this island are famous and the pride of the Swahili culture which is an authentic and preserved. You will do the walking in the village experiencing an authentic Swahili culture then you will take the boat back to Unguja for your dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Departure
After enjoying your holiday in Zanzibar, this will be your departure day, following your departures time and departure point, whether being at the airport or marine port you will be picked from your lodging place and drive to tour departure point for your return back home or your next journey.