Island of Zanzibar
Relaxation, sport, cultural heritage...
Key points of the trip:
You'll find an impressive choice of hotels on the island. All price ranges are possible, from small guest houses to villas with private swimming pools. Our advisors are here to help you make your choice. We offer accommodation that we know and can guarantee.
Stone Town is the historic quarter of Zanzibar. It takes its name from its unique architecture: the old houses in the heart of the town were built using coral stone and were recognised as part of Zanzibar's heritage by UNESCO in 2000. The narrow streets are teeming with small craft shops.
Zanzibar certainly evokes in everyone's mind a legendary spice trading post of the past. Arab merchants, and in particular the Sultan of Oman, were quick to see the potential of its fertile land and advantageous geographical location. Agriculture in the archipelago is important, particularly the cultivation of cloves.
The best beaches are on the east coast of the island. We recommend that you spend at least 3 nights there. Each beach has its own specific characteristics and we can discuss together which one will best suit your stay. The north is more festive, the south more family-oriented. The north is renowned for diving, the south for kite surfing.
To reach the island after your safari on the mainland, we can arrange your internal flight. You can fly to Zanzibar from Arusha or even from the Serengeti airfield for even more comfort. The island has a well-connected international airport on the west coast.
An extra day or two? Another island? An extended safari in the north or south of the country? It's all possible! This trip can be modified in every way, according to your wishes. Your tour must be just right for you. Our advisors are here to help you build the trip of your dreams, step by step.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL ON THE ISLAND
To reach the island of Zanzibar, you can fly from Arusha or Dar Es Salam. You can also take a taxi from the national park airfields in Arusha and Dar. It is also possible to fly directly to or from the island on an international flight.
Overnight in the old town of Stone Town by the sea, with breakfast.
DAY 2: STONE TOWN
In the morning, visit with an English-speaking guide to the old town of Stone Town.
Discover the House of Wonders, the market, the fort and the imposing carved wooden doors with huge copper nails. Lunch at lyour eisure in town.
In the afternoon, departure by boat for Prison Island, where you will meet the island's hundred-year-old tortoises. At the end of the afternoon, a driver will take you along the coast to your hotel on the beach.
Overnight in the old town of Stone Town by the sea with breakfast.
DAY 3: SPICE FARM
Morning departure with an English-speaking guide to visit a spice farm: manioc, cloves, nutmeg... what an exotic scent!
Transfer to your seaside hotel on the east coast of the island.
Overnight in a hotel with swimming pool by the sea, on the east coast, with breakfast.
DAY 4: BEACH
Free day on the seafront. There are plenty of activities on offer: snorkelling, diving, kite surfing, boat trips, picnics on a sandbank, cycling around the island, swimming with the dolphins... The possibilities are endless.
Overnight in a hotel with swimming pool by the sea, east coast, with breakfast.
DAY 5: BEACH
Second free day on the coast. We recommend a minimum of 2 days / 3 nights at the beach to really get the most out of it. Of course, there is no maximum!
Night in a hotel with swimming pool by the sea, east coast, with breakfast.
DAY 6: RETURN
Your driver will take you back to Zanzibar airport. You can catch a flight back to Europe directly from this airport with a number of airlines.
6-day trip from US$570 per person based on 2 adult participants in low season.