Spend 8 Days and 7 Nights in Zanzibar

8 Days
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4X4 Land Cruiser
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Trip Overview

Day 1: Arrival in Zanzibar

Day 2: Explore Stone Town

Day 3: Guided walk in Jozani Forest

Day 4: Swim with the dolphins

Day 5: Optional activities

Day 6: Fruit and spice Town tour

Day 7: Optional activities

Day 8: Departure from Zanzibar


Day 1 and 2: Welcome to Zanzibar, explore the Stone Town

On your second day in Zanzibar, you will go on a guided tour of Stone Town. This area of the city is now a World Heritage site designated by UNESCO because of its unique architecture and history. Stone Town is known for its narrow passageways and ancient coral stone buildings, and it was once a center for trade in slaves, ivory, and gold. Today, these alleyways are home to craft centers and markets. As you walk through Stone Town, you will also see the famous carved wooden doors that are a historical treasure and tell the story of the city’s past.

The next day, you will go on a tour of the spices and fruits of Zanzibar. The island is known for its production of spices like cloves, nutmegs, black pepper, and cinnamon, and these spices are used in food, traditional medicines, and even in cosmetics. You will visit spice farms and see the various fruits and vegetables grown on the island, including papayas, mangoes, pineapples, and bananas. You will also have the chance to try the “king of fruits,” the Durian, which is known for its unique taste and thorny exterior.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tembo House Hotel
Day 3, 4 & 5: Guided walk in Jozani Forest, Swim with the wild dolphins, do optional activities



On day 3, go on a guided walk through the Jozani Forest. This national park is home to the rare Zanzibar Red Colobus monkey, as well as a variety of other animals such as chameleons, snakes, bush pigs, elephant shrews, suni antelopes, Sykes, Aders’ duikers, blue monkeys, and various bird species like the Zanzibar somber greenbul, white-browed coucal, Fischer’s turaco, and crowned hornbill. Observe these lively animals as they feed, groom each other, and interact in their natural habitat. Some may even pose for your photos.

On day 4, take the opportunity to swim with dolphins at the Kizimkazi village. The most common species in this area, bottlenose dolphins, can often be seen fishing at sunrise and returning to the deep waters later in the morning. Experience the grace and beauty of these animals as they communicate with each other in the ocean. Swimming with dolphins costs around $15-25 and includes the boat and conservation fee, as well as mask and flipper rentals.

Day 5 is a day for optional activities. You can relax at the hotel or take part in activities arranged by the hotel’s tour desk.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Swahili Beach Resort
Day 6 &7: Fruit and spice Town tour, do optional activities

On day 6, go on a tour of the fruit and spice town. Zanzibar is well known for its production of spices such as cloves, nutmegs, black pepper, and cinnamon. These spices are a vital part of daily life in Zanzibar, used in food, traditional medicine, spiritual and cultural practices, cosmetics, and as a major export. Visit spice farms and see the various fruits, vegetables, and coconut trees that are indigenous to the island. Try the “king of fruits,” the Durian, a green and brown fruit with a thorn-covered husk and creamy, sometimes dark-yellow flesh that is eaten at different stages of ripeness. Watch locals skillfully climb coconut trees and enjoy the refreshing coconut water and pulp.

Day 7 is another day for optional activities. You can choose to relax at the hotel or participate in organized activities.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Amaan Bungalows
Day 8: Departure

On day 8, it is time to say goodbye to Zanzibar. After a local Zanzibari breakfast, you will be transferred to the Zanzibar International Airport for your flight out.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: No accmmodation


This trip will take you to Zanzibar, a city known as the “Spice Islands” due to its large scale spice production such as cloves, nutmegs, black pepper, and cinnamon. Zanzibar is home to the extinct rare Zanzibar Leopard, the endemic Zanzibar red Colobus, and the Zanzibar servaline genet. While in Zanzibar, you will have the opportunity to visit the ancient Stone Town, go on a Spice tour, visit Changuu Island and see the giant tortoises, swim with wild dolphins, and go on a nature walk in Jozani forest. You will also have a chance to participate in optional activities and relax on the beach. The only breeze you will feel is the gentle Indian Ocean as you take part in the different activities planned for you. Don’t forget to bring your camera as Zanzibar will offer many sights worth capturing with your lens. You will spend a total of 8 days and 7 nights in this beautiful city.



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. Parked 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. Zanzibar port is a 5-minute drive and the Zanzibar international airport is 8 km from the hotel.
Swahili Beach Resort
Check out of Tembo House Hotel to Swahili Beach Resort in Cabana room at Half board (Or similar hotel) for three nights. Swahili Beach is a hotel located in the southwest of Zanzibar island offering easy access to the beach, Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, Kunduchi Water Park, and Kisauni airport. It has a luxurious architecture that is in Swahili culture style and a big hit for honeymooners.
Amaan Bungalows

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