Why this itinerary?
The main island of Zanzibar is Unguja and is essentially made up of two key attractions – Stone town and it’s beaches. This itinerary allows you to see both – Zanzibar Explored!
Zanzibar certainly captures the imagination and is world renown as the spice island and a staging point for many early expeditions into the African Continent from the likes of Dr Livingstone to the likes of Burton and Speke. Stone Town was The staging point for these expeditions. This itinerary gives you the opportunity to visit Stone Town where you can take a variety of historic tours and then head out to the coast to relax or enjoy diving one of the great dive sites. Perfect for a short stay and this itinerary can be extended!
Stone Town and it’s historic sites and absolute maze of shops. Relaxing and for the more active – opportunities to dive or snorkel.
DAY 1 – ARUSHA / STONE TOWN
From Arusha Airport you connect with the schedule flight to Zanzibar. On arrival you are met and transfer to the Zanzibar Serena for a late lunch. In the afternoon you can book an optional historical tour. Dinner can be taken at any one of the number of restaurants in town (contact us for recommendations). Overnight Emerson’s Spice (bed & breakfast)
DAY 2 – STONE TOWN / MATEMWE
In the morning there are options for optional tours of the spice groves or Jozani forest before transferring north for lunch at Matemwe. Set on the north eastern tip of Zanzibar, Matemwe is superbly situated for access to great dive sites and also a great retreat to relax. Overnight Matemwe Bungalows (breakfast – lunch – dinner)
DAY 3 – MATEMWE
Optional activities or relax at the lodge. Note extra days at Matemwe can be requested. Overnight Matemwe Bungalows (breakfast – lunch – dinner)
DAY 4 – MATEMWE / DEPART
In the afternoon you transfer to Zanzibar airport to connect with a schedule flight to Dar es Salaam. Here you are met and transferred to International departures. Note that earlier departures can be accommodated for and day rooms in Dar es Salaam can also be booked to minimise time spent at the airport.
(lunch only – request day rooms in Zanzibar if you want to maximise beach time or in Stone Town, or leave on the earlier flight and take a day room in Dar es Salaam. Also consider swapping round the itinerary to end in Stone Town)
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