Day 1: Arrival – Airport transfer
Day 2: Proposed full Day Safari Blue Excursion or Have the day at Leisure
Day 3: Stone Town City Tour
Day 3: Departure from Zanzibar
DAY 1: ARRIVAL – AIRPORT TRANSFER
Upon arrival at the Airport, Meet & Greet with our driver/guide who will be holding a board with your names inscribed on. You will then be driven to your hosting beach resort/Hotel. Depending on your time of arrival have the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner & Overnight.
Activities: Airport transfer
DAY 2: PROPOSED FULL DAY SAFARI BLUE EXCURSION OR HAVE THE DAY AT LEISURE
A full day excursion on traditional sailing dhows, Safari Blue starts from Fumba, the perfect starting point to explore Menai Bay, an official Conservation Area. Home to beautiful uninhabited islands, the area is stunning, frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins.
On arrival at Fumba, clients are given a briefing on Safari Blue and then you board your dhow and you are off to explore the bay. Dolphins are sighted on approximately 90% of trips. Anchor is dropped at the Kwale sandbank, where sunshades are set up and guests have the chance to go snorkeling in the coral reefs, helped by the guides.
After snorkeling, you’ll be offered refreshments to whet your appetite before heading to Kwale Island, for lunch under the tamarind trees. Drinks are served throughout the day and lunch is a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chicken and rice, with a tasting of tropical fruits.
After lunch, you can sunbathe, snooze or visit the beautiful mangrove lagoon. Depending on the tide, you may be able to take a swim in the lagoon. For the adventurous, join the crew to sail in an ngalawa, a local outrigger canoe but be careful not to tip the boat! Then it’s back to Fumba for around 5:30pm.
Advisable: Swim wear, towel and water resistant shoes for walking over coral, Water resistant bag for cameras and other valuables, Sunscreen and Hat.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Activities: Safari Blue excursion
DAY 3: STONE TOWN CITY TOUR
(Half Day Trip 09:00 – 12:30hrs)
Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary.
While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in Stone Town. Explore the markets, seafood and fish piled in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets and the neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls. Children play in the streets in the residential areas, mamas sit out and gossip while the men play board games. An optional stop at The Zanzibar Coffee House provides a rest from the heat and hustle and bustle. A selection of drinks, local sweets & seasonal fruits act as the perfect pick me up, for you to continue your tour.
The City Tour is very flexible and can be adapted to suit your interest and time frame, if you are a shopaholic, culture vulture or history buff. If you want to hunt for antiques and souvenir shop, follow David Livingstone’s time in Zanzibar and walk the path of the slave trade, your guide can recommend and develop routes and itineraries that will optimize your time and get the most out of your trip.
Advisable: Closed walking or hiking shoes, Please dress conservatively when walking through Stone Town, Women should cover their shoulders and wear long skirts or trousers
DAY 4: DEPARTURE FROM ZANZIBAR
(At a given time depends on your flight schedule) After breakfast, you will be provided with a transfer to the airport Via Stone Town for a short tour and window shopping in souvenirs & antique shops, then transfer you to Airport for your flight back home.
The Excursion above includes:
- All airport transfers
- Al l Ground Transfers in Zanzibar
- Activities mentioned above
- Meals on Half board: Breakfast and Dinner
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Tips or gratuities to guide/driver
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Laundry services
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Any other item not included in the itinerary