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Caption: Dhow, Zanzibar
Caption: Local women & children, Zanzibar
Caption: Nutmeg, Zanzibar
Caption: Colourful shop front, Stonetown
Caption: Iconic wooden doorway, Stonetown
Caption: Sunset, Zanzibar

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Activity level: Level 1 Involves some moderate physical activity over short periods of time, such as short walks, on relatively level surfaces and gentle terrain.
Destination: Exotic Zanzibar - Extension to Tanzania Safari
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Flight information: Flights will be arranged from London Heathrow Airport [LHR] for the Tanzania Safari then from Zanzibar International Airport [ZNZ] on Day 5 of the extension to London Heathrow Airport [LHR]
Pickup location: Arusha Airport, Tanzania

Overview

24 - 28 Feb, 2024 - SOLD OUT

Extend your stay on the beautiful Spice Island of Zanzibar, its exotic history and white sand beaches

Change your safari outfit for something lighter, swap your boots for sandals and head for wonderful Zanzibar.

Here, the stunning white sandy beaches are shaded by palm trees. The shallow turquoise sea leads to coral reefs for great snorkelling and diving. We'll also visit Stonetown, the island's capital - a wonderful fusion of cultures and Swahili coastal island life. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore Stonetown's narrow streets, noticing the Indian, Arab, Persian and European inlfuence over the centuries,

Itinerary

Itinerary summary: DAY 1 - Welcome to Zanzibar
DAY 2 - Discovering Stonetown and to the coast
DAY 3 - Day at leisure
DAY 4 - Day at leisure
DAY 5 - Farewell Zanzibar
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DAY 1 - Welcome to Zanzibar

At the end of your Tanzanian Safari, you'll be transferred to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar.

On arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel in Stonetown.

The evening is free at your own leisure.

Included meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Maru Maru Hotel, Stonetown, Zanzibar 

DAY 2 - Discovering Stonetown and to the coast

After breakfast, depart on a guided tour of historic Stonetown, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The walking tour begins with a visit to Zanzibar's colorful market alive with the buzz of locals bartering for fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, before continuing to the cathedral, built in 1874.

The cathedral signifies a potent time in Zanzibar's history and stands on the sight of a past slave market. Abolished in 1873 by decree of the Sultan of Zanzibar, the cathedral's high altar stands on the exact site of the whipping post that was in the market.

From here we visit the residence of the late Sultan, Tip Tip House', the Old Fort, Peoples Palace' and the House of Wonders', and the Hamamni Persian Baths. The tour ends with a stroll down the narrow streets of the old Stonetown, the heart of Zanzibar's vivacious history.

Lunch is included today. For centuries, trade and migration have left their mark on Zanzibar, resulting in one of the richest and most diverse food cultures in East Africa.

After luch you will be transferred to the stunning white sandy beach on the South East Coast of Zanzibar Island. Relax into your tranquil beachside surroundings and enjoy dinner this evening.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Kisiwa on the Beach, Paje, Zanzibar  

DAY 3 - Day at leisure

After breakfast you have a whole day at our own leisure

The resort offers a variety of day excursions which can be arranged by the resort's reception desk:

Choose from options such as a Spice Farm Tour, dolphin sightings, exploring Jozani Forest National Park, a visit to Prison Island to see the giant tortoises or a host of water sports.

Enjoy dinner at the resort this evening

Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner 
Accommodation: Kisiwa on the Beach, Paje, Zanzibar 

DAY 4 - Day at leisure

Today, enjoy a full day at leisure making the most of the hotel's facilities and the relaxing surroundings.

In the evening, dinner will be at the resort.

Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner 
Accommodation: Kisiwa on the Beach, Paje, Zanzibar 

DAY 5 - Farewell Zanzibar

Time flies when you're relaxed and unfortunately it's time to say goodbye to Zanzibar.

Check-out and transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your onward flight home

Included meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: None 

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More information

What's includedWhat's not includedImportant information

What's included

  • ATOL Protection
  • Return international economy flights from London Heathrow Airport [LHR] to Kilimanjaro Airport [JRO] for the main Tanzania Safari then return from Zanzibar Airport [ZNZ] to London Heathrow [LHR]
  • One way economy domestic flight: Arusha [ARK] - Zanzibar [ZNZ]
  • Meet & Greet at Zanzibar Airport on arrival
  • Transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • All activities, visits and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Tour Director from The Big Journey Company as well as the local tour guide (subject to minimum group size being reached)

What's not included

  • Transfers on arrival or departure, to/from the airports, outside of the journey dates
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Visas, travel or medical insurance
  • Any personal items and anything not mentioned under included in price above
  • Any meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Any optional activities offered
  • Any COVID tests or related entry & exit requirements

Important information

  • Vaccinations are recommended for this tour. Please consult your doctor for advice.
  • UK Passport holders require a visa to visit Tanzania
  • Please let The Big Journey Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour.
  • Check in is after 2-3pm and check out is before 10am unless otherwise specified in the itinerary.
  • Cancellation 90 – 0 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 100%. It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday.
  • Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking. The Big Journey Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability and space is limited.

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