Zanzibar overview

Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja and Pemba.
Come experience the wonders of the beach paradise on the coast. With soft alabaster sand and crisp cerulean waters, you will think you have stepped into a post card.

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  • A Taste of Zanzibar

    A Taste of Zanzibar

    Enjoy the best of Zanzibar in 6 days with an unforgettable experience at the island’s paradise beaches and its famous sites and tours.   ITINERARY Day 1: Arrival at Zanzibar Airport where you will be welcomed with a cold drink and a fresh face towel. Short briefing and transfer to your Stone Town hotel. Take your time to rest or enjoy a walk through the narrow winding streets. Overnight at your Beach Hotel. Day 2: After breakfast, your guide will meet you for a historical walking tour through Stone Town. Afterwards guide and driver take you to a spice plantation, to discover the richness of Zanzibar’s spices and fruits, many of them used for medical purposes. A selection of what you see during the tour, you will taste during a home-made local lunch. In the afternoon you drive to your beach hotel for total relax. Dinner and overnight are included. Day 3: Full day of leisure in the beach resort. Take a swim in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, a snorkeling trip from the hotel or just be lazy and do absolutely nothing on your sunbed. Dinner and overnight. Day 4: An early start brings you to the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village, to view the amazing bottle-nosed and Humpback dolphins, which are sighted during a short boat trip from the village. Kizimkazi is also the site with the oldest mosque in East Africa, dating of the 12th century. After a local Swahili lunch the tour proceeds to Jozani Forest, with the unique Red Colobus monkeys and mysterious mangroves. Mid-afternoon you return to your resort for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Day 5: After check-out in the hotel you can opt whether you still want to hang out at the beach and have an optional lunch there, or you leave already for Stone Town for your last shoppings. Later in the afternoon, board a traditional wooden dhow to enjoy en-route following the coastline from Stone Town a romantic sunset cruise. End the day and your stay with a special local dinner served in the tiny private restaurant Two Tables (the home owner serves you a delicious meal on indeed only 2 tables…). Day 6: Depending on the time of your flight departure, you will be transferred to the airport for your journey home or onwards.   P.S.: The above cost is for double occupancy i.e. two people sharing a room. For single occupancy, that is one person in a room, the cost is N290,450   NOTE: Rates, and Itineraries are subject to change due to availability and without notice. Amount stated is per person for a double occupancy (2 persons in a room)   Cancellation and Refund Policy:
    • 1 month before travel date, there will be a full payment refund minus bank charges.
    • 2 weeks before travel date, 50% charges will be made.
    • Less than 2 weeks to travel date, 100% charges will be made.
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must see in Zanzibar

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More and more tourists pour into Zanzibar Island as time passes. As the number one industry in Zanzibar, tourism contributes the largest chunk into the country\'s economy. There\'s a lot to see and experience in Zanzibar such as the colorful culture, amazing nature and most of all a peaceful and harmonic atmosphere. There are numerous small islands, and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, informally referred to as \"Zanzibar Island\"), and Pemba Island. Located on the island of Unguja is Zanzibar City and its old quarter known as Stone Town. The place is a World Heritage Site and a great historical spot. The main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism, and is sometimes referred to as the Spice Islands. Your visit should definitely not miss the aroma of the Spice Island through the Spice Tour. Pemba is also becoming a well-known Zanzibar holiday spot for its dive sites and is a definite must see - with its vertiginous drop-offs, untouched coral and very abundant marine life. Its a great place to visit and scuba dive. And don\'t forget to explore the water excursion favourites of Snorkeling, Fishing and Safari blue as well as the land excursions tours such as the Slave Trade, Jozani forest, Prison Island, Village Tour among others.
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Food and Drinks in Zanzibar

Lobsters, kingfish, calamaries - prawns, octopus, crabs and squid are just a few of the many types of seafood on offer. It is not surprising that Zanzibar\'s specialties are centered around what is available locally, so take full advantage of the variety of spicy seafood dishes on offer to suit every taste. Coconut also features in many dishes. Meat, Vegetarian and International Cuisines are also readily available across the Island. Visit the inner towns for a local vegetarian breakfast cafe`. Many of the places there also have some of the best Kachori\'s, Bajia\'s and mixes to be found on the island with plenty of hot chilly sauces if one wishes. The breakfast alone is like a proper meal and come well recommended. For drinks try the varieties of Chai teas and coffees on offer, as well as the locally brewed safari and konyagi. Wines and non-alcoholic beverages are always readily available plus a choice of freshly squeezed fruit juices.

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