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Zanzibar Beach and Safari in Tanzania

Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

This amazing safari caters for those who are not fussed about the frills of a luxury safari but still would like to enjoy the magic of Zanzibar island. Live the emotions this beautiful island has to offer to you! Take part in this safari, sunbathe, and bath in the turquoise waters of Zanzibar Beach in northern Zanzibar, and venture forth to Stone Town to learn more about the Zanzibar culture with the assistance. This tour package is a great offer for you to experience a fantastic Zanzibar adventure.

Key information

  • Group size: 1 to 26 persons based on the available dates
  • Children policy: children are allowed on the tour, the minimum age is 2 years old
  • Starting and ending point: Zanzibar Town
  • Languages: English, French and Swahili
  • Entry fees are included.

Highlights

  • Spice and botanical tour
  • Dolphin watching tour in Kimikazi
  • Opportunities to see red colobus monkey and dolphins
  • Explore Stone Town, Prison Island, Kizimkazi, and Jozani Forest
  • All ground transportation included
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Styles


5 days with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Julius Nyerere International Airport (US$20 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (US$20 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
18:00

During the safari, you will be staying at Visitors Inn Hotel and the Gulf Hotel.

Visitors Inn Hotel

Visitors Inn Hotel is located in Jambiani in the region of Zanzibar, just 26 miles from Zanzibar City. The hotel has an outdoor pool and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Guests can enjoy various activities in the area, including snorkelling and biking. The hotel also provides bike rental.

Kiwengwa is 26 miles from Visitors Inn Hotel, and Paje is 3.7 miles from the property. Kisauni Airport is 24 miles away. Every room at this hotel is air-conditioned and features a TV. Certain rooms include views of the pool or garden.

Program

Day 1: Arrival at Zanzibar

After picked up will transfer you to Jambiani at Visitor inn for check in and beach time. Prepare to have your mind blown.

Day 2: Dolphin watching tour and visit to Jozani Chwaka National Park

Today, you will have a morning dolphin watching tour at Kizimkazi. You may swim with hundreds of spinner and bottle-nosed dolphins playing off Kizimkazi beach. Get the chance to experience special natural message in the Indian Ocean, then drive to safari blue for snorkeling and diving then beck to the hotel for Dinner and Overnight at Visitor Inn Hotel.

Day 3: Spice and botanical tour and Stone Town tour

You will have a spice and botanical tour this morning at 8:30 a.m. On this tour, you will see and taste the tropical fruits, spices plantation, or plots in the island. A variety of spices plants are used as ornaments and medicine. Flowers, fruits, and another interesting flora can be seen during spice tour and you will have a visit to Kidichi Persian Baths built in 1850 by the first sultan for his wife Shahrazad (granddaughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia).

At 2:30 p.m. after lunch, you will have the Stone Town tour which will take you around the historical and architectural highlights of Zanzibar which dates back to a century. The tour includes a visit to former slave market site, now stands as Anglican Church built in 1871, town market, the Zanzibar Memorial Museum, House of Wonder built in 1883 (Beit-Al-Ajab), old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian dispensary (cultural center), and Maruhubi Palace Ruins via Living Stone House. Dinner and overnight at Gulf Hotel.

Day 4: Snorkeling at Prison Island

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a boat trip to Prison Island for snorkeling. Snorkeling in Zanzibar is an experience of a lifetime. Unlike many other popular snorkeling destinations around the world, it is still possible to find places that have never been explored along the coast. The many varieties of coral provide a home to thousands of colourful and exotic creatures, including the blue ribbon tail rays, fire fish, and for the “Finding Nemo” fans, clown fish. Dinner and overnight stay at Gulf Hotel.

Day 5: Departure

Embark on a morning tour at the old market to buy your gifts and the tour will end at 11 a.m. After the tour, you will be transferred to the ferry or airport (depending on your flight / boat schedule and departure point).

Location

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25 to 50 kilometers (16 to 31 miles) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba Island.

The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic Centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site. Zanzibar is one of the Indian Ocean islands. It is situated on the Swahili Coast, adjacent to Tanganyika (mainland Tanzania).

The northern tip of Unguja island is located at 5.72 degrees south, 39.30 degrees east, with the southernmost point at 6.48 degrees south, 39.51 degrees east. The island is separated from the Tanzanian mainland by a channel, which at its narrowest point is 36.5 kilometers (22.7 miles) across.

The island is about 85 kilometers (53 miles) long and 39 kilometers (24 miles) wide, with an area of 1,464 square kilometers (565 square miles). Unguja is mainly low lying, with its highest point being 120 kilometers (390 feet). Unguja is characterized by beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs. The reefs are rich in marine biodiversity.

The northern tip of Pemba island is located at 4.87 degrees south, 39.68 degrees east, and the southernmost point is located at 5.47 degrees south, 39.72 degrees east. The island is separated from the Tanzanian mainland by a channel some 56 kilometers (35 miles) wide.

The island is about 67 kilometers (42 miles) long and 23 kilometers (14 miles) wide, with an area of 985 square kilometers (380 square miles). Pemba is also mainly low lying, with its highest point being 95 meters (312 feet).

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free bottled water

Food

During this tour, your daily breakfast is included in the price. For lunch and dinner, Gamily Tours will take you to the best restaurants and order your favorite food and pay by your side.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Hallal
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Beach sport
  • Bike ride
  • Bonfire
  • Canoeing
  • Culture tours
  • Diving
  • Historical site tours
  • Walking safari

What's included

  • Dolphin watching tour in Kimikazi
  • Visit to Jozani Chwaka National Park
  • Stone Town tour
  • Snorkeling in Prison Island
  • Evening tour at Forodhani
  • Spice and botanical tour
  • Visit to Kidichi Persian Baths
  • Services of professional driver / guide and lodge / camp staff
  • All ground transportation
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 liter of bottled water daily per person in the vehicle
  • Government taxes and all entry fees

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional Maasai Village visit
  • Tips for guides and lodge or camp staff
  • Meals (per plate is 15 USD)
  • Personal expenses (drinks, internet, visa, etc.)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) or Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR).

Arrival by boat

Gamily Tours can book a boat for transfer from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam for you.

Airport: Julius Nyerere International Airport Airport transfer available: Julius Nyerere International Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Abeid Amani Karume International Airport Airport transfer available: Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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