Whether enjoying the buzz of the city life or the relaxing “sound of the cosmos” by the beach, you will have it all! During this tour you will get an in-depth knowledge of Stone Town and its surroundings, go on a blue safari discovering the Indian Ocean, taste fruits and spices during a spice-tour and visit Jozani Forest. To conclude your stay, you will relax on the white sandy beaches in the eastern part of the island.

You spend the first three nights in Stone Town in Antonio Garden Hotel and the following three nights near Paje in Sahari Zanzibar, located right by the white sandy beach.

Day 1:

Welcome to Zanzibar! Upon arrival at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) or any other point of arrival on the island, you will be welcomed by your driver. Together you transfer to Antonio Garden Hotel. After you have checked in, the rest of the day is at your free disposal and can be used for exploring the place or relaxing.

Day 2:

Good morning, it is 09:00am and today you will discover Stone Town, the old center of Zanzibar City. You will thus have the chance to discover one of the historically, culturally and architecturally most important corners of the island, with centuries of history!

To start your visit, you will learn about Zanzibar’s former position in international slave trafficking and visit the ancient slave market site. On its main square nowadays stands an Anglican church, which is part of this excursion. You will also discover the nearby located new market where you can buy fresh fish, fruit and spices among others. The Peace Memorial Museum, the House of Wonder built in 1883 (in Arabic: Beit-Al-Ajab) and right next to it the Old Arab Fort as well as the Palace Museum and Livingstone House are equally worth a visit. After lunch you continue by car to the Maruhubi Palace Ruins which are located outside of the city center.

Day 3:

As the day before, you leave your hotel after breakfast at 9:00 am again. Today you go on a special type of safari, into the blue!

You spend a full day sailing, snorkeling and sunbathing on a traditional dhow (traditional sailing boats used to sail the Indian Ocean). Setting sail from Fumba, you will explore Menai Bay where you can often sight dolphins. When dropping the anchor at Kwale sandbank, you can go snorkeling and discover the coral reefs. At Kwale Island you will be served a seafood barbecue including grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chicken and coconut rice. To conclude your sailing trip, the boat passes by a stunning natural lagoon where there is opportunity to swim. After you return to Antonio Garden Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4:

After breakfast you leave your hotel to go on a “Spice Tour”. During this tour you will discover and taste tropical fruits and spices from plantations. These plants are not only used for eating but also as ornaments and medicines. If you allow for enough time (around three hours) you will have the chance to discover state-owned as well as privately-owned plantations.

Afterwards you continue to Jozani Forest, located in the center-south of the island. During your walk across the forest you will discover different types of animals, notably the Red Colobus Monkeys. In the late afternoon you continue to Sahari Zanzibar, which is located right by the white sandy beaches near Paje in eastern part of the island.

Day 5 & 6:

These two days you will spend relaxing by the beach and pool of Sahari Zanzibar. You can optionally go snorkeling, kite surfing or jet-skiing or simply discover the village by foot. Breakfast and dinner are included in your stay for your comfort.

Day 7

After a good night’s sleep and after finishing breakfast, you will check out of your hotel. If you have further activities planned, you can continue your individual travel program accordingly. Alternatively, your driver will drive you to the harbor or airport at the appropriate time and you will travel home. Have a safe trip!

You can optionally add days to relax on the white sandy beaches of Paje or Nugwi to any of our Zanzibar packages. If you would like to skip any activity or only relax on the beach, please let us know.