Zanzibar has since left behind some of its past history of being the main port for Indians, Arabs, Persians and Portuguese traders to become one of the favorite beach goers’ paradise in the world. It’s most tranquil, coastal location now receives thousands of holiday makers each year. Travelers from all corners of the globe come to stroll on the soft beaches that have powdery white sand that sink below their feet. The gentle sea waves of the crystal clear turquoise water, most amazing sunrises and sunsets, the top class resorts and warm and genuine hospitality makes it a perfect destination for discerning travellers. Surprisingly the Island is not only about the beach but has a good number of adventurous activities for travelers including exploring the historical Stone Town, the aromatic Spices tour, Jozani Forest, as well as opportunities to get immersed in the local culture and traditions through arranged visits to the local villages.
This 7 days program will give one a chance to enjoy what the island and islanders offer to the guests. This program will work for those visiting the island after or before the safari or Mount Kilimanjaro climb as well as those who will fly in specifically for few days on the beach to unwind from their normal lives.
You will be transferred to Arusha coming from one of the parks and this will be either by road or a flight. You will then fly out from Arusha Airport at noon to be landing at the magical islands of Zanzibar by late that afternoon. Upon your arrival at Zanzibar airport, you will be met and get a private road transfer to ‘Zanzibar Serena Inn’ located nearby. Idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours, and bright bazaars. The hotel is a haven of tranquillity and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa's most ancient and most enchanting towns. You will check in and spend the evening at leisure before enjoying your dinner and overnight in this lovely facility.
After breakfast you will meet your private guide and you will be heading for your guided tour of the ‘Stone Town’ whereby by foot you will discover the ‘Narrow Streets’ architecture, daily life and places of interest in the historic and fascinating old city and later enjoy shopping in the Bazaars and other souvenir and antique shops found in the old city’s streets of Zanzibar. This tour will be followed by lunch in one of the restaurants found within this World Heritage area. The evening will be spent at leisure back at the hotel and you will enjoy the amenities on offer as well as the superb setting the hotel enjoys. For these 2 days all main meals will be included in your room rate.
After breakfast, you will check out and be picked up late this morning for a ‘Spices Tour’ which will be done in one of the authentic local villages and this will be followed by a delicious Swahili lunch at the end of the tour. This tour will be a great opportunity to make you understand why Zanzibar is also fondly known as the 'Spice Island'. Zanzibar is one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. This tour takes you to on organic farm with wide variety of plants all the year round. You don’t just see, you also touch, smell and taste. Here is when you can really taste the different ways of using spices. The tour finishes with a stop at a spice stall selling fresh packaged spices if you wish.
Then you will get a 1 hour private road transfer to your lovely facility found at ‘Nungwi’ on the northern tip of the island. You will spend the rest of the evening settling into your ‘Deluxe room’ before having dinner later on and then retire for the night. ‘Sandies Baobab Beach Resort’ takes its name from the majestic, century old Baobabs, found dotted around the compound, making it a unique tropical oasis immersed in nature. It features the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to one side, lush green forest to the other, and just a hint of spice in the warm and fragrant tropical air. Your stay here will be on All Inclusive basis.
After breakfast, enjoy your day either at leisure at the resorts beach front having a well-deserved rest or enjoying other resort’s and sea activities. There are numerous sports and entertainment activities that are on complimentary basis and some are optional and could be booked and paid for directly at the resort. Please check with the reception about the list of the activities available onsite as well as within the vicinity of the property plus other excursions that could be done in Zanzibar including scuba diving and deep sea fishing among many more.
Another full day of leisure to be spent enjoying the wonderful sunshine and Zanzibar’s white sandy beach. Or optionally have an excursion to enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing or a Dolphin tour among many other available excursions which can be arranged directly from your resort.
Another lovely day in the paradise spent enjoying a lot of leisurely beach time and assortment of activities on offer.
You will enjoy the morning at leisure before having a late breakfast. You will then check out and get a road transfer back to Zanzibar International Airport ready for your flight back home later in the day.
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The trip was absolutely perfect! I could use all the adjectives to describe each moment of it, but I would still run out of them. We LOVED every moment of it.
We had the most fantastic trip! It was full of adventure, excitement, some scary bits (lions in the night), and beauty.
We truly enjoyed the trip, and really appreciate your help in organizing the trip, and then modifying the activities for me at last moment. You were helpful and so friendly through the process,
Just wanted to let you know, we had a really great trip! Our flights worked out. Our guide from Timeless Travel was college educated in wildlife management and he was excellent.
Thank you for your contribution to this and for assigning your best guide to this group – it obviously worked!
Back to France after a great Tanzania week.