Day-1 (3rd August)
Arrival and pick up from International airport, Zanzibar. Drive to Stonetown and check into hotel Mizingani seafront, a 2 minutes walk from Sultan’s palace ( now converted into a museum). A leisurely walk on the seafront and visit to Forodhani park closeby. Overnight at Mizingani hotel.
Meal Plan – DInner
Day-2 (4th August)
After breakfast, half day walking tour of the Old Stone Town.Get to know Zanzibar’s diverse cultural fabric among the 19th-century buildings of Stone Town, the island’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you visit landmarks such as the House of Wonders, the Sultan’s Palace, and the Darajani Market, discover how the city reflects a rich mix of global influences
Set out from your hotel with your guide and travel into the heart of Stone Town, the oldest section of Zanzibar City. As you navigate your way through winding streets marked by buildings with elaborately carved doors and elegant verandas, learn how Arab, Indian, Persian, and European influences have blended with local Swahili traditions to shape the city’s architecture and history.
Survey the hustle and bustle of the Darajani Market, which retains the lively atmosphere of the bazaars that took place on the island for centuries. Then, discover a dark reminder of the city’s past as you step into former slave chambers, which stand as the sole remnant of what was once a slave market.
Next, delve into the history of the sultans who once ruled Zanzibar at the Sultan’s Palace, which was built in the late 19th century. Next door lies the House of Wonders, a grandiose second palace that currently houses the National Museum of History and Culture. After browsing exhibits dedicated to Zanzibar’s multicultural heritage, wrap up your tour withtime for shopping before lunch at one of the restaurants in Stone town.
After some rest in the hotel, take off on a three hour tour (at 15.00 hours) to the picturesque and secluded Prison Island from Stone Town,Zanzibar. This small island is just 3.5 miles (6 km) from Stone Town, and was the site of a prison complex built in the late 1800s during British colonial rule. The prison was never used, and the island is now home to a tortoise sanctuary.
From Stone Town, take the 20-minute ride northwest to arrive at Prison Island. Once there, enjoy some great views before seeing the island’s tortoises up close.
If you are feeling active, feel free to explore one of the hiking trails, or go for a refreshing swim in the warm and crystal clear waters. Soak up some of the tropical sun on the white sandy beach and enjoy this secluded spot before taking the boat back to Stone Town. Dinner at one of the multi cuisine restaurants in Stone town. Overnight at Mizingani Hotel.
Meal Plan- B,L,D
Day-3 (5th Aug)
After an early breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed for dolphin watching tour. This is a morning excursion from Kizimkazi village.
Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of the Bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which are sighted (if you get
lucky)following a short boat trip from the village. The dolphins are very friendly and playful. The best part is getting into the water and play with them.
After dolphin watching boat ride ( approximately 2.0 hours), proceed to Nungwi beach, the northernmost tip of the island and check into Amaan beach bungalows / equivalent for lunch. Afternoon can be spent walking on the beach/ swimming. You will go for sunset cruise in the evening between 4.30pm- 6.30pm.
Dinner and overnight at Amaan beach bungalows hotel.
Meal Plan- B,L,D.
Day-4 (6th Aug)
Wake up at 5.00am and walk across(30 minutes walk) the village to go on the other side of the island to witness the dazzling sunrise over the Indian ocean at 6.00am. After spending about an hour at the beach, walk back to the hotel for breakfast.You will spend the whole day at Nungwi and Kendwa beaches – swim/walk on the beaches.
Meal Plan – B,L, D
Day-5 (7th August)
Check out from the hotel after breakfast and drive to Jozani forest. Jozani Forest is best known for its Red Colobus monkeys, which are
endemic to Zanzibar. There are about 6000 red colobus monkeys residing in Jozani Forest.
After visiting the Red Colobus, you will walk across to the Pete-Jozani Mangrove Boardwalk. It entwines through coral thicket vegetation,
mangrove forest and across a creek. You walk through mangrove forest which is extremely crucial to Zanzibar’s ecosystems, providing a habitat for many lizards, snakes and birdlife as well as preventing the coastal erosion. Total duration of the walking tour of Jozani forest is about 2.5 hours. 9.30am to 12.00noon.
Later drive to the Pingwe beach and check into your hotel Milele Beach Resort for lunch.
Rest of the day and the evening chill out and enjoy the wonderful Bwejuu beach while listening to local music. Dinner and overnight at Milele Beach Resort.
Meal Plan :- B,L,D
Day-6 (8th August)
Enjoy the dazzling sunrise early morning on the eastern coast (Pingwe Beach). Later check out of the hotel after breakfast and drive to the International Airport ( 60 minutes drive) to catch your flight back home.
Meal plan:- B