Zanzibar’s colourful history is a saga of travellers and traders, raiders and colonisers. To its shores came Summerians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Indians, Chinese, Malays, Persians, Portuguese, Arabs, Dutch and the British, each leaving behind a legacy of their stay. From the island the great European explorers – Burton, Speke, Livingstone, Stanley – set off for their voyages of discovery into the vast, uncharted wilderness of the great African hinterland. Bantu tribes from the mainland were the first inhabitants of the island, but by 700 AD the Indian Ocean tradewinds had brought Persians and Arabs to its shores.
5 day Zanzibar beach holiday is the best program with full rest at blue bay resort doing some snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, dhow trips, etc.
Day 1: Transfer to the Hotel and Safari briefing
Arrive at Zanzibar Airport then transfer to Zanzibar Serena Inn in Stone Town, Safari briefing, dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn.
Day 2: Stone Town Tour and Spice Tour
After breakfast, take the historical half-day (4-hour) Stone Town Tour, A guided town tour takes you through narrow streets of the old Stone Town, where history seems to stand still. Visit the House of Wonders, Fredy Mercury House, the Arab Fort, Zanzibar’s bustling market, former slave market, Tip Tipp House, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors and balconies, two cathedrals and mosques.After lunch you are transferred to Kizimbani Village for a spice tour. You will have the opportunity to see spices like cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, Nutmeg, turmeric root, actually growing in the plantations. Other tropical fruits such as jackfruit, custard, apple, rambutan, carambola can also be seen and tasted. Furthermore you will see plants like the henna bush, lipstick tree and lemongrass. the exotic spice tour. Late lunch at Zanzibar Serena Inn. Dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn.
Day 3: Leisure Activities at Blue Bay Resort
After breakfast, transfer (45 min.) by shuttle bus to Blue Bay Beach Resort in East Coast for two days of leisure/activities. Lunch at Blue Bay Resort. Afternoon of leisure and activities like snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, dhow trips, etc. can be done (cost for activities on this day are not included on the total cost of the tour, clients will pay for each activities they are interested on spot) Dinner and overnight at Blue Bay Resort.
Day 4: Full Day Leisure Activities at Blue Bay Resort
Full Day at Blue Bay at leisure, The main activities include snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, dhow trips, etc (cost for activities on this day are not included on the total cost of the tour, clients will pay for each activities they are interested on spot). Dinner and overnight at Blue Bay Resort.
Day 5: Transfer to Airport,
After breakfast or lunch transfer (about 50 minutes) to airport for flight to Arusha, Dar es Salaam or international destination
End of Tour
- Meet and greet services
- Safari 4×4 Land Cruisers with pop up roof (maximum 7 clients per vehicle) with Guaranteed window seat
- Unlimited millage of Game drives and crater tour as per the program.
- Services of an English speaking driver-guide and cook
- All accommodation as per the program
Meals – 3 meals in a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
• All park fees and government taxes
- One bottle of mineral water per person per day during game drives
- Visit to the Olduvai George (Entry fees to be paid by clients)
- All items of person nature such as telephone bill, fax, email, laundry etc.
- Tips and gratuities to Driver Guide and Coo
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- International flights and Visas
- Airport tax (pay direct)