10 Days Luxury Zanzibar Safari

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The turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and the breathtaking sunsets are just two of the many reasons to visit Zanzibar on this tour. When you travel to a spice farm, you’ll be able to see, smell, taste, and buy various spices. You can learn about the events that shaped Zanzibar’s history a few centuries ago, when it was a mighty trading center, by visiting any number of the ancient palaces, slave chambers, old forts, craft shops, and museums that dot the island. You’ll meet some locals and learn about Zanzibari culture and customs through these interactions


Day 1: Arrival Day (Welcome to Zanzibar)

Our guide will be waiting to pick you up at the Zanzibar airport or harbor, and then drive you to your hotel in Stone Town, where you can check in for the night and enjoy dinner.

Day 2: Stone Town & Prison Island

The historical Stone Town will be explored on foot after breakfast at your hotel. Stops along the way include the House of Wonders (Beit al ajaib), the Palace Museum (People’s Palace), the Arab Fort, and the Slave Chambers. Visit these landmarks to learn about the people, places, and events that have shaped Zanzibar’s history over the course of several centuries. Stone Town is a labyrinth, and you’ll be able to walk its twisting alleys in the footsteps of Zanzibar’s ancient inhabitants and rulers. Stone Town looks like it hasn’t changed in centuries.

After lunch, you’ll set sail for Prison Island, a former slave prison that is now a quarantine for mariners and merchants who have contracted diseases from the East African interior. The island’s primary draws are a collection of historic slave artifacts and a population of friendly, elderly giant tortoises.

Forodhani Gardens is where you’ll go later that night to eat seafood the Zanzibari way. Stay in your hotel in Stone Town for dinner and the night.

Day 3: Spice Tour

Your day trip from Stone Town will take you to a spice farm run by a local family, where you can sample authentic Zanzibari spices. You can visit spice markets, where you can smell, taste, and buy the spices that bring ships from all over the world to Zanzibar.

You will get knowledge of the spices and their applications in traditional Zanzibari medicine and cooking. Zanzibar’s current spice flora is mostly the result of imports made by the Oman Arabs, who ruled the island for hundreds of years.

The owner of the spice farm will host lunch today, and he or she will treat you to traditional dishes from Zanzibar cooked using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. You should try some of the fruits and spices that are cultivated there. You will be picked up in the afternoon and taken to Nungwi beach, where you can spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.

You will be staying the night at a beachfront hotel in Nungwi and eating dinner there.

Day 4: Nungwi Beach (full day)

After several days of flying to Zanzibar and touring Stone Town and Prison Island, today will be spent unwinding on the beach. Take some time to recharge your batteries before embarking on a series of equally thrilling adventures.

Nungwi beach hotel with dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Dolphin Tour

Today, you’ll spend the better part of the day on a dolphin excursion at Kizimkazi, a town near the island’s southernmost point. Kizimkazi is home to a big population of both bottlenose and humpback dolphins, and swimmers can get incredibly close to these gentle mammals. Visiting Kizimkazi to go on a dolphin excursion is an unforgettable adventure.

In the late afternoon, you’ll be transferred back to Nungwi Beach, where you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

You will be staying the night at a beachfront hotel in Nungwi and eating dinner there.

Day 6: Jozani Forest Tour

Immediately following breakfast, you will go on a journey into Jozani Forest, the final safe haven for Red Colobus Monkeys. With a local guide, you’ll take a hike deep into the jungle to see Red Colobus Monkeys in their natural habitat for the last time. We plan to explore the Mangrove woods and marshes in Jozani.

The amazing plants and animals along the nature trail in Jozani Forest are a highlight of any visit to Zanzibar.

Day 7: Cultural Tour

From your beachside hotel, you’ll travel to the nearby villages of Kizimkazi, nungwi, Paje, or Jambiani to experience local culture, interact with the inhabitants, and learn about their everyday lives. The Island’s diverse Afro-Asian heritage is on full display.

The women of the fishing communities collect seaweed and hunt for oyster shells, while the males go deep sea fishing and sell the catch. It is likely that if you travel to the villages on a Friday, you will witness a traditional wedding ceremony.

During this day, you’ll have the chance to mingle with natives of Zanzibar and learn about their customs and traditions.

Day 8 & 9: Relax at Nungwi Beach

Spend these two days at the beach unwinding, refreshing, and rejuvenating before traveling back home. Depending on your interests and time, you can also participate in a variety of water sports to round out your days. Diving, snorkeling, paragliding, jet skiing, and even beach volleyball are just some of the watersports you can partake in. Late at night, unwind and take in the breathtaking views of the sun setting over the tropical ocean.

Day 10: Departure

You will be taken to Zanzibar Airport on this day to catch your trip home or further to the Tanzanian mainland.

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