Zanzibar Beach Holidays

Overview

Tanzania Roadside Expeditions has designed 4 and 5 day Zanzibar safari packages that can be an extension to a wildlife safari in the Serengeti or elsewhere throughout Tanzania. The most popular place in East Africa for safari beach holidays is a Zanzibar vacation on the Spice Island Archipelago. The Spice Island Archipelago includes Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia islands. Safari and beach holidays in Zanzibar and its surrounding islands are the ideal place for relaxation on scenic sandy beaches, enjoy water sports, have a dolphin tour, go canoeing, take a dhow cruise , visit spice plantations, see a vast array of aquatic life, and experience night game viewing. Zanzibar tours visit cultural sites at Jambiani and Mangapwani. A Zanzibar tour includes historic sites such as the Old Anglican Church built in 1873 over the slave quarters where slaves were kept prior to being auctioned at the slave market nearby. The Palace Museum in Stone Town was built in 1890 for the sultan’s family and later became his official residence.

Natural animal habitats on Zanzibar and the islands that make up its archipelago include Jozani Forest Reserve where the endangered colobus monkeys live and Changu Island, also known as Prison Island , home to the giant tortoises and diverse species of birds. Along Tanzania’s eastern coastline, enjoy the scenic coast of Kilwa and historic Bagamoya.

4 Day Beach Tour Sample Itinerary

Day 1

You will depart and transfer to Arusha Airport (ARK) for your flight to Zanzibar. The coastal flight departing Arusha is 1:15 hr to arrive at Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met by Tanzania Roadside Expeditions representative who transfer you to your hotel.

Optional activities

There are various activities to do in Zanzibar such as tours of Stone Town to visit colorful Darajani Market, the old Slave Market, Prison Island, Jozani forest, Spice Plantations, and swimming off Zanzibar’s white sandy beaches. The transfer driver will take care of your tours throughout your stay in Zanzibar.

Upon arrival at Zanzibar you have the option of doing of doing one of the following paired activities in Stone Town: Visiting the old slave market and one of the many spice plantations in Zanzibar or visit the culturally rich Darajani Market and Prison Island.

You will stay overnight at one of the following accommodations:

  • Budget: Tembo Hotel
  • Classic: Al Johari Lodge
  • Luxury: Serena hotels

Day 2

After breakfast, you have the options of doing the following activities in Stone Town: Visit the old slave market and one of the many spice plantations in Zanzibar or visit Darajani market and Prison Island. After lunch, you will be picked and transferred to Jozani forest to see the endangered indigenous red colobus monkeys, large crabs and snails and mangrove trees that grow along streams. Late afternoon, you will return to your hotels/lodges located on Zanzibar’s white sand beaches for water sports. You will arrange with our guide what water sports activities you would like to do the next day as they require arranging these activities in advance.

You will stay overnight at one of the following accommodations:

  • Luxury: Bahari View
  • Classic: Ocean Paradise Hotel
  • Luxury: Breezes Beach Club

Day 3

After breakfast, you will begin your day en route to the Indian Ocean’s deep sea areas for water sports. You can have a full day tour at sea or you can take a break at lunchtime and return break to your hotel for a hot lunch and return to the sea afterwards to continue your water sport activities or in your schedule for the rest of your day make depending on your preferences.

You will stay overnight at one of the following accommodations:

  • Luxury: Bahari View
  • Classic: Ocean Paradise Hotel
  • Luxury: Breezes Beach Club

Day 4

After breakfast, you can do water sports or other activities nearby your hotel so that you can have an early lunch prior to taking your transfer to the Zanzibar airport to fly to Dar-es-Salaam for the day room use and early dinner. Afterwards you will depart to the DAR airport to fly back home.

Day use room accommodation

  • Peacock Hotel

5 Day Beach Tour Sample Itinerary

Day 1

You will depart for your transfer to Arusha Airport (ARK) for your flight to Zanzibar. The coastal flight departing Arusha is 1:15 hr to arrive at Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met by Tanzania Roadside Expeditions representative who will take you to your hotel.

Optional Activities

There are various activities to do in Zanzibar such as tours of Stone Town, walking through the colorful Darajani Market, taking a tour of the old slave market, visiting Prison Island, walking through the Jozani forest, visiting a spice plantation, and swimming off Zanzibar’s white sandy beaches. The transfer driver will take care of your tours throughout your stay in Zanzibar.

Upon arrival at Zanzibar, you have the option of doing two of the following paired activities in and around Stone Town which includes: Visiting the old slave market and having a spice plantation tour or visiting the Darajani Market and Prison Island.

You will stay overnight at one of the following accommodations:

  • Budget: Tembo Hotel
  • Classic: Al Johari Lodge
  • Luxury: Serena hotels

Day 2

After breakfast, you have the options of doing the following activities in Stone Town: Visiting the old slave market and one of the many spice plantations or visiting Darajani market and Prison Island. After lunch, we will drive to Jozani forest to see the endangered indigenous red colobus monkeys, large crabs and snails and mangrove trees that grow along streams. Late afternoon you will return to your hotels/lodges located on Zanzibar’s white sand beaches for water sports. You will arrange with our guide what water sports activities you would like to do the next day as they require arranging these activities in advance.

You will stay overnight at one of the following accommodations:

  • Luxury: Bahari View
  • Classic: Ocean Paradise Hotel
  • Luxury: Breezes Beach Club

Day 3

After breakfast, we will begin our day en route to the Indian Ocean’s deep sea areas for water sports. You can have a full day tour at sea or you can take a break at lunchtime and return to your hotel for a hot lunch and return to the sea afterwards to continue your water sport activities or alter your water sport schedule for the rest of your day depending on your preferences.

You will stay overnight at one of the following accommodations:

  • Luxury: Bahari View
  • Classic: Ocean Paradise Hotel
  • Luxury: Breezes Beach Club

Day 4

After breakfast, you will have another full day of water activities and afterwards return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

You will stay overnight at one of the following accommodations:

  • Luxury: Bahari View
  • Classic: Ocean Paradise Hotel
  • Luxury: Breezes Beach Club

Day 5

After breakfast, you can do water sports or other activities nearby your hotel so that you can have an early lunch prior to taking your transfer to the Zanzibar airport to fly to Dar-es-Salaam for the day room use and early dinner. Afterwards you will depart to the DAR airport to fly back home.

Day use room accommodation

  • Peacock Hotel

Included:

Half Board meals and transfers from the airport to hotels and transfer from stone town to Beach hotels.

Not Included:

All flights, all water activities, tips, personal items like cigarettes, alcohol, etc.