ZANZIBAR ISLAND GETAWAY

The gorgeous setting of Zanzibar Island in the Indian Ocean is the perfect getaway to rejuvenate your body and mind after your adventures abroad. This adventure is an amazing deal for the experiences it has to offer. Explore the Historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, snorkel and beachcomb along Nungwi Beach, and soak in all of the beauty of the Zanzibar culture and way of life. We have crafted a loose and flexible itinerary that truly embraces island life; enjoy the ability to choose the pace of each day and the activities that most appeal to you. Whether you choose to snorkel, sail, explore Stone Town, or relax at the resort, you will enjoy a perfectly customizable and relaxing stay on this island getaway.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Adventure

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy

TRIP LENGTH: 4 days/3 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 16

TRIP COST: From

Double Occupancy

$ 1,800

per person

Single Supplement

$ 200

per person

DATES

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This 4-day trip is most often added to a Kilimanjaro Climb or African Safari trip. Exploring and relaxing on beaches in the Indian Ocean is a perfect way to end your vacation to Tanzania.

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.

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival on Zanzibar Island | Transfer to Zanzibar Beach

  • Upon arrival at the Zanzibar airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to the North Coast Beach of Zanzibar. While en route to your hotel, your knowledgeable driver will become your guide, pointing out areas of interest.
  • Enjoy the evening sea breeze and a delicious dinner upon arrival at your accommodations
  • Overnight: Sunset Kendwa or comparable
  • Meals included: D
  • Domestic flight included.

Day 2: Zanzibar Beach (Full Day)

  • Spend the day at your leisure relaxing in a cabana or lounging by the pool. If you’re up for more of an adventure, you can easily book a wide variety of excursions such as scuba diving or snorkeling through your hotel reception.
  • Indulge in local fare for lunch on your own
  • Afternoon at Leisure
  • Overnight: Sunset Kendwa or comparable
  • Meals included: B/D

Day 3: Zanzibar Beach | Transfer to Stone Town

  • After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by our representative and transferred to Stone Town. You can hire a guide to show you around or spend the day exploring this bustling town on your own.
  • Indulge in local fare for lunch and dinner on your own.
  • Overnight: Tembo House or comparable
  • Meals included: B

Day 4: Transfer to Zanzibar Airport | Departure

  • After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by our representative and transferred to Zanzibar airport for your departure flight 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)

*Many guests prefer to arrive before, or leave after, the scheduled itinerary. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply.

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 home 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.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend purchasing travel insurance, which will protect you in the event of an unanticipated cancellation of your trip, and depending on the plan you choose, can refund all the costs already paid (including flights, trip costs, and your payment to us). Please note: you must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. There are three plans that we recommend choosing from: Cavalry, Rip Cord or Harbor. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.

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.