6 Night Zanzibar Holiday

Historic Zanzibar, Spice Tour, Jozani Forest, Safari Blue, Mnemba Atoll, Nakupenda Beach

  • 6 Night Zanzibar Holiday Package

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6 Nights






From $1,536

Per person sharing

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Full Board

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Day Trips Included

All Ground Transport

All Park Fees

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6 Nights Zanzibar Holiday Package


Immerse yourself in the rich history of Zanzibar with a six-night stay on its enchanting and unspoiled beaches. Engage your senses as you touch, smell, and taste the myriad spices and tropical fruits that define the island. Discover the properties, origins, and various uses of these treasures, from medicinal applications to culinary delights.

Delight your palate with the flavors of traditional Swahili dishes and savor the aromatic notes of spiced tea. This immersive experience allows you to connect with the local culture through its culinary heritage, providing a taste of authentic Zanzibari life.

During your stay, delve into the fascinating colonial past of Zanzibar, uncovering the layers of history that have shaped this unique island. Let each day unfold with new discoveries and cultural insights, making your visit to Zanzibar’s historic beaches an unforgettable journey.

Day 1 of 6: Spice Tour 3hrs Highlights
Upon your arrival in Zanzibar, our team will be ready to welcome you at the airport. A short 20-minute drive will take you to a spice farm nestled deep in Zanzibar’s countryside, where you’ll uncover the island’s fascinating role in the historic spice trade. Afterward, we’ll head to our hotel situated in the vibrant fishermen’s village of Kiwengwa, offering an ideal setting for an unforgettable stay near the beach—the Sea Crest Hotel.

Embark on a sensory journey as you roam through the fragrant spice plantations of Zanzibar, immersing yourself in the scents of a rich and infused past. Led by a friendly and professional guide, this 3-hour tour provides an exclusive insight into the workings of the farms. Today, these plantations serve as a tribute to the island’s colonial history, offering an excellent opportunity to learn about Zanzibar’s tumultuous past.

Depending on the season, you may encounter a variety of spices, including vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemongrass, cloves, ylang-ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, allspice, tamarind, chili, and oregano. With this abundance of spices, your taste buds are sure to tingle.

As an option, indulge in a delightful lunch at the Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge, renowned for its culinary delights. The menu showcases the best of seasonal fruits and spices introduced to you during the tour, enhancing your overall sensory experience.

Day 2 of 6: Jozani Forest 3-Hour Tour Highlights
Embark on a journey to the southern part of Zanzibar, where the captivating Jozani Forest awaits. Immerse yourself in a 3-hour tour through its stunning scenery, embracing the wonder and delight of your natural surroundings. The forest is a sanctuary for numerous endemic species, notably the Zanzibar red colobus monkey.

Explore the mangrove boardwalk elevated above the swamp, offering a unique perspective. Depending on the tide, observe tropical fish darting between the mangrove roots and witness crabs scuttling across the mud. Accompanied by a knowledgeable park ranger, traverse a nature trail adorned with eucalyptus and mahogany trees. Gain insights into the medicinal properties of various plants and learn about the diverse array of animals, birds, and reptiles that call this tropical rainforest home. This immersive experience provides a deeper understanding of the delicate ecosystems within the forest’s various habitats.

Day 3 of 6: Safari Blue Full Day out Highlights
Commence the day with an early start, embarking on a road transfer to reach our fleet of Swahili Dhows at Fumba – a prime location for exploring the wildlife, isolated sandbanks, and rugged island scenery of the Menai Bay Conservation Area.

Once aboard, the day unfolds with activities such as searching for dolphins, sunbathing, and snorkeling amidst vibrant reefs. Explore sandbanks at low tide, indulging in fresh coconut milk and pineapples from the surrounding areas. A delightful collection of Swahili BBQ dishes and exotic seasonal fruits awaits you for lunch, prepared right before your eyes.

Afterward, experience sailing in “ngalawa,” small fishing boats, and visit the 500-year-old Baobab Tree. Conclude the maritime adventure with a final dip before allowing the sails to guide us back. Accompanied by a park ranger, embark on a nature trail lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees. Gain insights into the medicinal properties of various plants and learn about the diverse array of animals, birds, and reptiles that inhabit the various habitats of this tropical rainforest. This immersive experience provides a deeper understanding of the delicate ecosystems within Menai Bay.

Day 4 of 6: Mnemba Atoll in Zanzibar
Embark on an exhilarating journey to Mnemba Atoll, situated on the northeastern coast of the island, renowned as one of the finest snorkeling locations. This atoll provides an effortless descent to approximately 20 meters, boasting an abundance of coral life. The deeper waters attract dolphins, whales, and sea turtles, enhancing the overall marine experience.

Our daily snorkeling excursions at Mnemba Atoll immerse you in a captivating underwater world teeming with schools of tropical reef fish, turtles, dolphins, nudibranchs, and exquisite hard and soft coral formations. In the intervals between snorkeling sessions, relish the opportunity to remain on the boats and savor the flavors of fresh seasonal fruits. This day promises a sensory journey through Zanzibar’s vibrant marine ecosystems, offering a close encounter with its rich underwater biodiversity.

Day 5 of 6: Nakupenda Beach Day Tour Highlights
Indulge in a full-day excursion to Prison Island and Nakupenda Beach, an idyllic tour focused on snorkeling and basking in the sun on one of Zanzibar’s untouched, pristine beaches. This all-inclusive journey comes complete with a delectable seafood lunch, top-quality snorkeling gear, snacks, and convenient door-to-door transport from Zanzibar hotels.

Immerse yourself in the captivating coastal exploration, allowing ample independent time to relish the breathtaking beauty of Nakupenda Beach. The tour promises a hassle-free experience, ensuring you can fully enjoy the splendor of Zanzibar’s coastal wonders without any concerns.

Day 6 of 6: Departure Day
Bid farewell to the enchanting paradise of Zanzibar as you embark on your departure journey.

What does this island holiday cost?


Number of Pax 2-3 pax 4-6 pax 7-14 pax
Price per person $1,896 $1,704 $1,536


Includes & Excludes

Ground transport for all the above days
Full board accommodation
All park fees

All other items of a personal nature
Tips to your guide
Soft drinks other than the mineral water
Alcoholic beverages

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Wibout J – Rijsbergen – Feb 2024

Wonderful safari experience – highly recommended

The two of us had an absolutely wonderful time for almost three weeks on our roadtrip through Tanzania, visiting several parks. We stayed overnight at most lovely and sometimes remote situated tented-camps. The Tanzanian hosts were always very friendly and helpful. We saw the amazing nature, many, many animals and also the culture of the people.

We thank owner Didas and his team a lot for the personal attention, advice and service, in advance and throughout our trip. 

Asante sana to all of you!

Valentina L – Jan 2024

Exceptional Tanzania safari!

First trip of the 2024 with Gladiola Adventure for a Safari in Tanzania parks. Excellent experience!

Perfect organization and added value given by our guide, driver and travelling companion Reggie who gave us so much information about the animals and places visited.

We saw the big five and many other animals.

Gladiola Adventure and Reggie’s support are recommended!
Thank you

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