ZANZIBAR ISLAND ADVENTURE

The gorgeous setting of Zanzibar Island on the Indian Ocean is the perfect getaway after your adventures abroad.  Historic Stone Town and Nungwi Beach provide visitors with a relaxed pace and a chance to sit back enjoy their surroundings.  Snorkeling and beach combing along miles of pristine beaches will rejuvenate your body and awaken your spirit.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Adventure

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy

TRIP LENGTH: 4 days/3 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 16

TRIP COST:

Getaway – From $1,450/person

Classic – From $1,900/person

Luxury – From $2,300/person

All Inclusive – From $2,900/person

*all prices based on double occupancy
*Flights from JRO are included for all trips

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the historic Stone Town, a World Heritage Site.
  • Extend your stay in Africa to experience the island life in Tanzania.
  • Relax on white sand beaches and enjoy the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival on Zanzibar Island

  • Charter flight from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
  • Transfer to Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
  • Overnight: Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
  • Meals included: D
  • Domestic flight included.

Day 2: Choose Your Favorite

  • There are a variety of activities at the resort to choose from
  • Relax, sail, snorkel or beach comb along the crystal clear waters
  • Overnight: Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
  • Meals included: B/D

Day 3: Lighthouse and Turtle Preserve

  • Visit the lighthouse and interact with gentle giants–turtles of all age and size at the sea turtle preserve
  • Overnight: Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
  • Meals included: B/D

Day 4: Stone Town Tour & Departure

  • After breakfast, travel to Stone town and spend the afternoon exploring, shopping, enjoying the town before catching an afternoon flight back to Arusha (JRO) for your international departure home
  • Domestic Flight Included
  • Meals included: B

HUMAN OUTREACH PROJECT

One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we travel. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe, and connecting trekkers with voluntourism opportunities in local communities. We have a number of diverse projects in Tanzania that WWTrek guests can get involved with.

The Kilimanjaro Kids Community is HOP’s proudest achievement. This 4-acre orphanage sits in the shadow of Kilimanjaro and currently houses 12 Tanzanian children and 4 full-time staff. HOP has also been working at the Makuyuni Primary School to provide daily school lunches for the school’s 850 children, supporting the Mama Na M’toto women’s empowerment group in the village of Mto wa Mbu, as well as providing start-up funding to one of our long-time porters for his business, Bima’s Rice and Beans.

TRAVEL NOTES

Best Time of Year to Travel:

The most popular timeframe to visit Zanzibar is June through October, during the cool, dry months of spring. Though Zanzibar is a beautiful place year-round.

Arrivals & Departures:

You will arrive and depart from the Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ)

Customs, Visas, & Immigration:

Upon clearing customs in Tanzania, you will be required to purchase a 12-month multiple-entry tourist visa for $100. Please bring cash, as exact change is required. In addition, you will need a one-hundred dollar bill that is less than ten years old. Please keep your landing card (received in flight) and a pen handy for customs. You can complete a visa application (contact your country’s embassy for requirements) prior to your arrival, or fill one out at the airport. After you purchase your visa and clear customs, a World Wide Trekking representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge.

*Please Note: You will need a passport valid for more than six months after your trip. Make two copies of your passport. Leave one at hime and bring the other with you to Tanzania in case of an emergency. Ensure you provide a color copy of your passport to WWTrek 90-days prior to your departure date. Carry two extra passport photos when you travel.

Gratuities:

During your stay on Zanzibar you will have the opportunity to explore and choose your own adventures. You should plan to tip any service person that helps you, 10% for taxi drivers and restaurant staff is the norm. Check to see that gratuity is not already included in the bill. Remember, if tipping in US dollars, when calculating the exchange rate; be careful not to tip too much. As you know, tipping is your option and a reflection of the quality of service you receive.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Zanzibar Island:

Zanzibar is semi-autonomous region consisting of a string of islands 15-30 miles off the mainland coast of Tanzania. The Zanzibar Archipelago offers the perfect place to enjoy a beach vacation in a culturally rich and fascinating place. In the historic Stone Town you will sense the clash between African, Arab, Persian, Indian, and European cultures from influences during the height of the spice trade and slave trade. This unique culture, architecture, and history earned Stone Town its UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition in 2000. The beaches of Zanzibar provide the perfect island playground, whether you look forward to diving, snorkeling, sailing, beach-combing, these white sand beaches and turquoise waters will not disappoint.

Zanzibar Capital:

Zanzibar City

Time Zone:

East Africa Time Zone – UTC+03:00

Money:

The official currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling abbreviated TZS. TZS replaced the East Africa shilling in 1966. Currency exchangers subdivide the shilling into 100 senti and it is written as x/y where x is the amount over one shilling and y is the senti. Due to the fluctuating exchange rates, we recommend searching online to find out the current rate.