Trip style: Standard
Spend days of relaxation in Zanzibar as you enjoy Indian Ocean breeze.
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Day 1: Zanzibar (1B)
On arrival in Zanzibar, spend the remainder of the day exploring Stone Town, the heart of the island. It has an intriguing maze of narrow, cobbled lanes hemmed in by Arabic buildings. The best way to see the Stone Town is, literally, to get lost. You can spend hours just wandering the alleys and squares, drinking potent coffee from pavement vendors, or buying sweetmeats from scores of tiny cafes.
Zanzibar Island, 'the spice island,' has an extremely interesting history and culture as it was the centre of the slave and spice trade in the 1800s. Zanzibar is one of the most fascinating places in East Africa, despite a heavy increase in tourism since the early 1990s. Thanks to an ambitious and far-reaching preservation programme funded by UNESCO and the Aga Khan, many famous old buildings have been restored, or are in the process of being renovated.
Overnight at your hotel.
You will take care of your lunch and dinner whilst in Zanzibar.
Day 2 to 4 Zanzibar (3B)
The following morning we head north to Kendwa at one of Zanzibar's major highlights. Here you can either relax on the idyllic white-sandy beaches, take an optional diving/snorkeling excursion, or take a wander through the village of Nungwi.
Our adventure to Kendwa will be coloured with a visit to the spice plantations . Your senses will be aroused as you will receive a detailed description on the assortment of spices (black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, breadfruit, jackfruit, vanilla, lemon grass) and their various uses. It was the wonderful spice plantations that brought the beginnings of Zanzibar’s infamous slave trade dating back to the 1840’s.
Overnight at Sunset Bungalows on bed and breakfast
Day 5 Depart.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Later be transferred to stone town/airport for your scheduled onward flight.
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