3 Days, 2 nights in Zanzibar

3 Days
From $0
Activity Level
Light
Transport
4X4 Land Cruiser,
Comfort Level
Luxury

Trip Overview

Day 1: Welcome to Zanzibar

Day 2: Exploration of Stone Town

Day 3: Departure

Itinerary

Day 1&2: Welcome to Zanzibar, Explore the Stone Town

When you arrive at the Zanzibar International Airport, a representative from Tembo House hotel will welcome you and drive you to the hotel where you will check-in for two nights.

Zanzibar port is a 5-minute drive and the Zanzibar International Airport is 8 km from the hotel. 

Go on a guided tour of Stone Town which now is a World Heritage site designated by UNESCO in 2000 because it has historic and artistic relevance of how the Swahili culture was influenced in the 19th century by Arab, European, Persian and Indian cultures introduced by foreign merchants and settlers leading to the unique architecture we see today. Stone Town is an old part of Zanzibar City on Ungula Island which was the former capital of the Sultanate and in the 19th century, it was the flourishing business hub for spices and slaves. Discover the wonderful mazes of Zanzibar through narrow passageways that once were historic centers for slaves, ivory and gold that today are a web of craft centers and markets. Walk down endless alleyways, see the ancient coral stone buildings and huge carved wooden doors. Listen to the story that is a presentation of the Zanzibar doors; roles and significances. These doors are now a historical treasure. They are the most striking and give descriptions of the first owners’ occupation and status in society, each carving with its meaning explained by your guide. Don’t forget to take photos. Return to the hotel at noon for lunch and relax at the hotel.

You can take part in other activities though they will be at your own expense.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tembo House Hotel
Day 3: Departure

Enjoy a hot local breakfast and indulge in one activity before being driven to the airport for your flight out

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

AA Safaris has designed a trip for you to visit Zanzibar which is one of the Indian Ocean islands situated on the Swahili Coast that consists of several islands that the local people call the “Spice Islands” however of the four main islands (Ungula, Pemba, Latham and Mafia) three have human population while the fourth is a coral island where seabirds breed. Zanzibar derives its name ‘Spice Islands’ from the islands’ production of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper on a large scale because Zanzibar’s main industries are spices, raffia and tourism. Inhabitants speak English, Swahili, Arabic, French or Italian. Zanzibar’s trademark is its carved wooden doors and stunning architecture that all tell a story which you will explore when you visit Stone Town.

Accomodations

Tembo House Hotel
Tembo House Hotel has most rooms’ balconies overlooking the sea or the pool the beds are made of the unique Swahili style, furniture is wooden and carved with Swahili culture designs only found in Zanzibar. One of the unique room features is the shower and the traditional Hammam bath that is worth a try. At the hotel’s Bahari Restaurant, enjoy both local and international cuisine. Packed lunches can be arranged for you to continue your tour throughout the day without having to return to the hotel till later in the day.

Availability and Prices

Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person (a US$ 150 value)
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • English speaking Ugandan & Tanzanian driver/guide;
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Domestic flights
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages