• Adventure, Cultural, Historical, Sightseeing

Transit Zanzibar

  • Tanzania, Zanzibar
  • English

Description

Get lost in the winding alleys of ancient Stone Town, admiring Arab, Persian, Indian, and European architecture and influences. Wander through bustling bazaars and stop at landmarks like the Old Fort and Sultan’s Palace that echo Zanzibar’s rich history as a trading hub. Immerse yourself in tropical abundance at a spice farm tour. Learn how spices like cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and cloves are grown, processed, and used. Taste different spices and enjoy a flavorful and aromatic lunch. Cruise to Prison Island to spot giant Aldabra tortoises, indigenous to the Seychelles Islands. Marvel at the towering, 200-year-old trees in this coral outcrop turned prison. Live out your tropical fantasies with a day of sunbathing, snorkeling, and splashing about in the gin-clear waters of Nakupenda Sandbank. With its white sands and turquoise waters, it’s heaven on earth. Swim alongside gentle sea turtles with a snorkeling excursion at Baraka Aquarium. Observe them glide gracefully through the water up close. Soak up the sunset during a dhow cruise in Kendwa, complete with traditional live music. Swaying palm trees and whitewashed bungalows dot the shore. Venture south to Paje to explore the naturally formed Maalum Caverns and enjoy a seafood lunch with an ocean view. Sip cocktails atop The Rock Restaurant set on a coral rock in the sea. Nearby Kae Funk beach makes for a perfect spot to watch the sun sink into the horizon, cocktail in hand. With its intoxicating mix of cultures, nature, and the ocean, Zanzibar promises an unforgettable getaway.

Itinerary

Arrive in Stone Town. Wander the winding alleys admiring the unique Arab, Persian, Indian and European influenced architecture. Visit the Old Fort, Palace Museum, and bustling bazaars.

Tour a spice farm to see how cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla are grown and processed. Taste different spices during an aromatic lunch.

Take a day trip to Prison Island to see giant Aldabra tortoises and 200-year-old towering trees. Enjoy swimming and a picnic lunch on the beach.

Relax on white sand Nakupenda Beach. Spend the day sunbathing, snorkeling and splashing in the turquoise waters.

Snorkel at Baraka Aquarium, swimming with graceful sea turtles gliding through the clear waters.

In the evening, sip cocktails on a sunset dhow cruise from Kendwa as you enjoy live music.

Explore Paje’s naturally formed Maalum Caverns. Have a seafood lunch overlooking the ocean. End with sunset drinks at The Rock Restaurant.

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