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4 Nights in Historic Zanzibar’s pristine beaches

4 Nights in Historic Zanzibar’s pristine beaches

Embark on a delightful 4-night journey with Gladiola Adventure in the enchanting setting of Zanzibar’s historic pristine beaches. Engage your senses as you touch, smell, and taste the abundance of spices and tropical fruits, unraveling their properties, origins, and diverse uses in both medicine and culinary creations. Immerse yourself in the local culture by sampling authentic Swahili dishes and savoring spiced tea. This immersive experience extends beyond flavors, allowing you to delve into the captivating colonial history of Zanzibar. Let Gladiola Adventure be your guide, ensuring a memorable exploration of this culturally rich and picturesque destination.

Itinerary

Day 1 of 4

Spice Tour 3hrs Highlights

Upon your arrival in Zanzibar, we’ll warmly welcome you at the airport and swiftly transport you on a scenic 20-minute drive to a spice farm nestled in the heart of Zanzibar’s countryside. Before reaching our vibrant hotel in the fishermen’s village of Kiwengwa, The Sea Crest Hotel, we’ll unravel the island’s pivotal role in the historic spice trade. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable stay near the beach, where the Sea Crest Hotel provides an ideal destination. Explore the fragrant spice plantations of Zanzibar, inhaling the aromatic essence of a rich past. Accompanied by a friendly and knowledgeable guide, delve into an exclusive 3-hour tour, gaining insights into the farms that now serve as a tribute to the island’s colonial history. This presents a unique opportunity to learn about Zanzibar’s turbulent past. Depending on the season, encounter an array of spices, including vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylang-ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, allspice, tamarind, chili, and oregano. The abundance of spices will surely tantalize your taste buds. Opt for an optional lunch at the Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge, renowned for its culinary delights, featuring the best of seasonal fruits and spices introduced during the tour.

 

 

Day 2 of 4

Jozani Forest 3-Hour Tour Highlights

Embark on a journey to the southern part of Zanzibar, where the enchanting Jozani Forest awaits. Immerse yourself in a captivating 3-hour tour, surrounded by breathtaking scenery that allows you to connect with the wonders of nature. The forest is a sanctuary to numerous endemic species, notably the Zanzibar red colobus monkey. Traverse the mangrove boardwalk, elevated above the swamp, providing a unique vantage point to observe tropical fish darting among the mangrove roots and crabs scuttling across the mud, depending on the tide. Accompanied by an experienced park ranger, follow a nature trail adorned with eucalyptus and mahogany trees. Gain insights into the medicinal properties of various plants as your ranger shares their knowledge. Throughout your stroll, discover the diverse array of animals, birds, and reptiles that inhabit the various ecosystems of this tropical rainforest.

 

Day 3 of 4

Safari Blue Full Day out Highlights

Embark on an early morning adventure as we take a road transfer to reach our fleet of Swahili Dhows at Fumba, strategically located for exploring the wildlife, secluded sandbanks, and rugged island scenery of the Menai Bay Conservation Area. Upon setting sail, our day unfolds with dolphin watching, sunbathing, and snorkeling amidst vibrant reefs. During low tide, explore the sandbanks on foot and savor the freshness of coconut milk and pineapples sourced from the surrounding areas. A delectable lunch awaits, featuring a variety of Swahili BBQ dishes and exotic seasonal fruits prepared right before you. Afterward, experience a unique sailing journey in “ngalawa,” small fishing boats, visit the ancient 500-year-old Baobab Tree, and indulge in a final dip before the sails gracefully guide us back. As you traverse a nature trail lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees, your park ranger will enlighten you about the medicinal properties of various plants. Delve into the fascinating world of animals, birds, and reptiles that inhabit the diverse habitats of this tropical rainforest.

Day 4 of 4

Prison Island 4-Hour Tour Highlights

Before You Go, remember to bring swimwear, a towel, water-resistant shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Please do not feed or touch the tortoises at Prison Island.

Full Description:
Embark on a visit to Prison Island and Nakupenda Beach, a full-day tour dedicated to snorkeling and sunbathing on one of Zanzibar’s pristine beaches. This comprehensive tour includes a seafood lunch, snorkeling gear, snacks, and door-to-door transport from Zanzibar hotels, ensuring a hassle-free day of exploring the coast with ample independent time to enjoy beautiful Nakupenda Beach.

Set out on a day trip to the scenic and secluded Prison Island from Stone Town, Zanzibar. Merely 3.5 miles (6 km) from Stone Town, this small island housed a prison complex constructed in the late 1800s during British colonial rule, which was never utilized. Presently, the island is a sanctuary for tortoises. Depart from Stone Town for a 20-minute northwest ride to reach Prison Island.

Upon arrival, indulge in excellent snorkeling opportunities before encountering the island’s tortoises up close. For the more adventurous, explore hiking trails or take a refreshing swim in the warm, crystal-clear waters. Bask in the tropical sun on the white sandy beach, savoring the seclusion before boarding the boat back to Stone Town.

Pricing

Number of Pax 2-3 pax 4-6 pax 7-14 pax
Price Per Person $1,300 $1,168 $1,052
Included
Ground transport for all the above days
Full board accommodation
All park fees
Excuded
All other items of a personal nature
Tips to your guide
Soft drinks other than the mineral water
Alcoholic beverages

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