Upon your arrival at the Zanzibar International Airport, a representative from the Tembo House hotel will welcome you and drive you to the hotel for a three-night stay. The hotel is located just a 5-minute drive from the Zanzibar port and 8 km from the airport.
On your first full day in Zanzibar, go on a guided tour of Stone Town, a World Heritage site designated by UNESCO in 2000. Stone Town is an old part of Zanzibar City located on Ungula Island and was the former capital of the Sultanate. In the 19th century, it was a thriving business hub for spices and slaves. During your tour, you’ll explore the narrow passageways and ancient coral stone buildings, marvel at the huge carved wooden doors, and learn about the significance of these doors and their role in society. After the tour, return to the hotel for lunch and some relaxation.
On your third day, go on a town tour and visit spice farms to learn about the many ways spices are used in Zanzibar, from food and traditional medicine to cosmetics and spiritual practices. You’ll also have the opportunity to try a variety of indigenous fruits, including durian, mangoes, papayas, pineapples, and bananas. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try your hand at climbing a coconut tree and taste the refreshing coconut water and inner pulp.