Zanzibar lies between 4 degrees south and 6 degrees south of equator. The word ‘’ Zanzibar “is derived from the old form “Zenjbar” which meant the Eastern Coast of Africa. It is probably a Persian word “ Zenj or Zanj “ means black and “ Bar “ means the land. These Persian settlers also left their mark upon the natives of the region, for these was certain amount of intermarrying.
Zanzibar is the Archipelago in Indian Ocean and was the political and economic key to East Africa, which comprises two main islands, Unguja and Pemba with small habitable ones. Unguja is the main one with the Head of the State and named as Zanzibar is about 85 Kilometers long and 39 Kilometers wide.
Pemba is 72 Kilometers long and 25 Kilometers wide. The highest point of Zanzibar is 120 meters above the sea level.
The capital of Zanzibar, located on island of Unguja as Zanzibar Town and it is cultural and historic Swahili City State and it is also located about 36 kms off the coast of mainland Tanzania.
Until 2002 Zanzibar had population of about 981, 754. Since the population growth is running about 3 % every year, it is now probably 1.2 million habitats in Zanzibar. Most of these habitats are practicing Islam of about 90 % , the rest are Christians and some Hindus.
Choose our 7 Day Safari Beach Holiday in Zanzibar to enjoy one of the cosmopolitan islands with ethnic Africans and some colored, Indians, and few Chinese. Majorities are Africans and some colored, Indians, and few Chinese. Kiswahili is widely spoken to whole Zanzibar’s and English is the second one but not spoken to every body
Zanzibar has a tropical climate with seasonal variation.
December – March is hot and humid.
April – mid of June is wet because of long rain.
July – August is dry and breezy
October – November is the short rain season.
Zanzibar Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 Safari to Arusha. Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania. You will
meet us at the airport and pick up with private transfer to Arusha at Moivaro Coffee Lodge
we will gather in the evening for a pre-Zanzibar briefing .We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 1 Safari to Zanzibar. Arrival at Zanzibar Airport anytime you will meet us at the airport and pick up with private transfer to Stone town at Swahili House for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2 your program starts with a morning visit by walk on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!
Dinner and overnight stay at Swahili House in Stone town.
Day 3 Spice tour & Jozani Forest. Today you go on an excursion to the spice and fruit plantations close to Stone town for the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch at our guides’ home, where you can taste the spices and fruits. After lunch we take you to your beach resort.
On the way you pass Jozani Forest, the last habitat of the rare endemic Red Colobus Monkey. With a local guide you stroll through Jozani Chwaka National Park and look at the rare monkeys. If you wish you can even wander down the boardwalk to the fascinating Mangrove Ecosystem. .
Dinner and overnight stay at Fumba Beach Lodge
Day 4 at leisure. Relax and unwind and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Dinner and overnight stay at Fumba Beach Lodge
Day 5 Jambiani Village Safari. In the morning you drive along the coast. Passing the fishing villages of Bwejuu and Paje you reach Jambiani, a fishermen village on the East coast of Zanzibar. We offer a cultural village tour to visit villagers working in different professions. Our guide tells about the history of the village, you will visit a traditional herbalist, who will show you the local medicines, herbs and their uses, a visit to a local organically plantation on coral stone, where farmers cultivate under difficult circumstances, and seaweed farms run by woman. A good chance to learn about the unique culture and the diverse environment of Zanzibar’s villages and to meet the friendly Waswahili people. We will show you real life, not images designed for tourists. Dinner and overnight stay at Kichanga Beach Lodge
Day 6 Dolphin Safari. One day you go to an excursion to Kizimkazi. Situated on the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins, which can be a very rewarding experience. We are doing this trip in the afternoon to avoid the crowds of tourists in the morning, which in big numbers disturbing the dolphins.
Dinner and overnight stay at Kichanga Beach Lodge
Day 7 Departure. Transfer to Zanzibar Airport.
Inquire prices for Zanzibar 7 days Itinerary” we will send you two price options based on Lodges and Resorts classes for your best selection.
Zanzibar 7 days Itinerary includes
- All Arrive and Departure Transfers
- Flight tickets from Arusha to Zanzibar
- Flight tickets from Zanzibar to Nairobi Airport.
- All accommodations on bed, dinner & breakfast
- Tours as per itinerary
- International airfare & flights
- All items of a personal nature
- Airport departure tax
- Travel insurance
- Visa and Passport fees
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages