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Shadows of Africa

  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Independent

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

Discover Tanzania’s beautiful Spice Island, Zanzibar. Enjoy the stunning beaches, sail on a traditional dhow, snorkel with tropical fish and dolphins, see the wildlife in Jozani forest and much more, on this captivating island

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Beach Safari, Coastal Safari
  • You will visit:
    Zanzibar
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Leopard, Colobus Monkey, Dolphin, Marine Life, Forest Pig, Mongoose, Duiker, Sunni, Bush Baby, Tree Hyrax
  • Activities:
    Art Galleries, Beach, Cultural Tours, Historical Tours, Jet Skis, Massages, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Turtle Tracking
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Kisauni, end in Hamamni

Accommodation

  • 2 nights: Fruit & Spice Wellness Resort Zanzibar overlooking beautiful Kizimkazi Bay, with rooms, suites, bungalows and villas. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
  • 3 nights: Uzuri Villas, Jambiani located right on the beach, near the fishing village of Jambiani, with rooms and suites. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
  • 2 nights: Zanzibar Queen Hotel, Matemwe, a five star hotel situated on a stunning coral beach with a huge swimming pool. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
  • 2 nights: The Zanzibari, Nungwi, with rooms, villas and suite, on a coral cliff above a beach on the island’s north eastern tip. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
  • 1 night: Maru Maru Hotel, Stone Town, has an roof top terrace ideal for sunset cocktails and panoramic views of the historic city. Bed & breakfast.

Optional Tours

  • Dhow Boat Trip
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kite Surfing
  • Biking Tour
  • Nungwi Dhow Sunset Cruise
  • Nungwi Cycling Tour
  • Nungwi Fish market
  • Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium

Price Per Person - USD

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 74 Year Round 2+

* Please note all accommodation/acticities on basis of availability.

What's Included

  • All prices are quoted in US Dollars.

  • Meal plan as per description

  • Mentioned transfers are on private basis

What's Excluded

  • Optional Activities

  • Visa

  • International flights

  • Laundry

  • Tips and gratuities 

  • Travel insurance

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Shadows of Africa
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Shadows of Africa‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

ARRIVAL

Welcome to the Spice Island! You will be met by our team member at the airport. He will be holding a sign with your name on it. You will be whisked away to your first beach destination -to relax after your flight and to enjoy your first taste of the famous African hospitality.

Upon request, Shadows of Africa can assist in arranging additional guided tours and day trips.

KIZIMKAZI & SAFARI BLUE

Wake up & enjoy a relaxed breakfast. After breakfast, you will go on one of the classic Zanzibar experiences: A Safari Blue tour.

The Safari Blue experience is an unmissable day tour of the protected waters around the islands of Zanzibar. Sailing in one of the traditional Dhows constructed from African mahogany by Zanzibari craftsmen- you will have the opportunity to see and feel the magic of the African Spice Islands up close and personal.

The tour is packed with activities for all tastes, so whether you want to unwind and watch the nature of snorkel with tropical fish – you are covered.

After a delicious seafood barbeque, you will be brought back to shore – to enjoy the evening as you please.

KIZIMKAZI  – JOZANI FOREST TOUR – JAMBIANI

After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel. On the way to the authentic south-side of the Island you will visit Jozani forest.

The only remaining natural forest of Unguja covers an area of 10 square km. The forest, with trees older than 100 years, is the sanctuary for some very interesting animals, including the Red Collobus monkey, the small Zanzibar leopard, blue monkey, chameleon, mongoose, bush baby, tree hyrax, bush pig, civet, and two small antelope species found only on Zanzibar, Zanzibar duiker and sunni.

After you mini safari you will continue your trip onwards to Jambiani.

JAMBIANI

Today you can just enjoy! Explore the magical island of Zanzibar or choose to spend your time on the beach. Of course you can also enjoy the many water sports that the island has to offer. Take a dip in the azure waters and dream away under the palms

Jambiani has a beautiful 7 km long beach with swaying palms. In contrary to some beaches in the north, this beach has powdery white sand and hardly any rocks or sea-urchins. The broad lagoon of swallow water is perfect for wading, snorkeling and diving and offers an excellent view of the marine. Thanks to its steady sideshore winds, Jambiani is also an ideal spot for wind- or kitesurfing. A high tide it’s nice to swim in the Indian Ocean and at low tide you can enjoy a nice beach walk. 

JAMBIANI

You have one more day to enjoy the south Part of the Island.

JAMBIANI –  MATEMWE

After breakfast you will be picked up for your trip to discover a whole different side of the Spice Island. Today you will set of for Matemwe.

MATEMWE

White sandy beaches, palm trees and the Indian Ocean as far as you can see, that’s Matemwe in north-eastern Zanzibar. The small village is loved by locals and travellers for its seemingly never-ending wide and romantic beach. If you are looking to reconnect with nature and relax far away from it all, Matemwe is your spot to be. Here you will find pristine fishing communities, hosting few tourists and you can truly see the magic that made this Island gain its reputation as a dream spot.

MATEMWE – NUNGWI

This large village at Zanzibar Island’s northernmost tip was once best known as a dhow-building centre. Today it’s the most popular travel destination, thanks in part to the beautiful beach and stunning sunsets. The result: a place where traditional and modern knock against each other with full force. Fishing boats still launch from the beach – a scene unchanged for centuries. But also on offer are more modern delights like a wide variety of restaurants and activities to join.

Spending time relaxing on the beach is of course always a great choice. But, if you are getting restless, there are many things to do around Nungwi. It is safe to walk around and Nungwi is quite an attractive village to explore. We have listed some tours for you that might be interesting – but you can easily explore Nungwi on your own.

A DAY UNDERWATER

Mnemba Atoll, located just a boat ride from Nungwi, is Zanzibar’s famous marine park. It offers a rich variety of aquatic life as well as often Dolphin Encounters. This makes it a great place to spend a day out snorkelling in these beautiful waters. Delight in the chance to see various species of fish, huge corals, and dolphins. Savour a snack on a picture-perfect sandbank and admire the natural scenery

After breakfast, you will hop in your private boat toward Mnemba Island. Depending on conditions, reach the coral reef of the Mnemba Atoll Marine Reserve is up to 20 minutes.

You will return to your hotel before lunch and can enjoy the remainder of the day as you choose.

TROUGH THE SPICE PLANTATIONS TO STONE TOWN 

Today you will pack your bags and say goodbye to the beach! After a leisurely breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and you will start the drive to stone town.

On the way, you will visit one of the famous Zanzibari Spice Farms. You will enjoy a walking tour on a spice farm (shamba). You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chilli, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava and oranges.

The tour finishes with a stop at a spice stall selling fresh packaged spices (cash only). You will arrive in Stonetown before lunch and have all afternoon to discover this mysterious and beautiful town.

ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END

Today is the last day of your adventure. You will be picked up from your resort and taken to Zanzibar Airport in time for your international departure flight.

If you would like to extend your beach holiday – just let us know and we would be happy to design a custom trip for you.

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