7 Days Stone Town and Zanzibar Beach Safari

The 7 Day Zanzibar beach safari is what we term as the ultimate beach safari that takes you on a journey to Zanzibar, one of Tanzania’s top attractions. This beach safari is a great mix of activity and relaxation by the beach. Clear blue waters, wide sandy beaches, exploring Zanzibar and the historical Stone Town is what you should expect on this safari!

Highlights of the trip

  • Stone Town day tour
  • Blue water safari
  • Relaxing at the beach
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Spice Farm Visit
  • Prison Island Tour

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from the Airport 

The trip will start on this day with pick up from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. Your guide will be aware of your arrival time and will be waiting at the airport to pick you up. After exchanging greetings, your driver guide will then transfer you to your hotel in Stone Town. You will check in at the hotel, relax and have dinner as you look forward to experiencing Zanzibar.

Meal Plan: Dinner

Accommodation: Golden Tulip Stone Town Boutique Hotel (Mid-range hotel)

Day 2: Stone Town Tour and Spice farm tour 

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel you will go on day tour of Stone Town. Stone Town is a magical town that has maintained its historical landmarks so touring the town offers you a feeling of being in a rustic dated town with rich historical landmarks. You will explore different areas of the town with your guide and visit areas like the famous fruit market, Zanzibar museum, the old Anglica church built on the slave market, the site where slaves were auctioned, and explore the streets of Stone town. You will also encounter locals that live in the historical town. The town offers great areas to take photos and capture moments as well. The stone town tour involves walking so make sure you wear comfortable shoes so that the experience is smooth for you.

In the afternoon you will go on a spice farm tour, this is one of the most sought after tours in Zanzibar. The spice farm tour takes you through a spice farm with different kinds of spices, here you get to smell the spices, explore unique spices and even buy some spices if you would like. Spices at the farm include vanilla, cinnamon you have an opportunity to see cinnamon trees, lemon grass spice which has great medicinal benefits and is a common tea spice here, pepper spices and red curry plants that are used to make lipstick.

The farm also has fruits that you are allowed to taste during the tour. Lots of jack fruit trees, avocado trees, custard apples, pineapples, coconut trees and nutmeg fruits. This experience is more like a farm tour but this time you get to learn about the indigenous spices that were introduced by the traders and residents of Zanzibar in the past times. After the tour you return to the hotel at the end of the day, relax and then have your dinner before heading to bed.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Nungwi Beach

On this day you will transfer to Nungwi beach which is one hour and 20 minutes away from Stone Town. The drive to the beach offers you a glimpse into the countryside, you drive through villages and beach towns. On arrival you check into your beautiful resort by the beach. You spend the day relaxing by the beach. You can take a walk to the beach, relax by the swimming pool, and have lunch as you take in the beauty of Nungwi Beach.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Maisha Nungwi Hotel (Mid-range beach hotel)

Day 4: Blue Safari and Sunset cruise

In the morning you will have breakfast at your resort after which you head out for the blue safari which is basically a boat tour. The boat tour happens on a traditional dhow that is beautifully constructed from African mahogany by Zanzibari craftsmen. The boat excursion takes you through the clear blue waters around the islands of Zanzibar, the ride will take you to the spice island and other islands of Zanzibar. If you would like to swim the guide and dhow captain will let you know along the way when you get to a safe area for swimming. Lunch will be served on the boat.

In the afternoon you return to the resort and relax by the beach you can even order a drink or two and enjoy it at the beach or simply relax in the lounge area. In the late afternoon, you will go on a sunset cruise. Sunset cruises in Zanzibar are calm and slow in order to let you enjoy the beauty of the sunset over the expansive ocean. You leave Nungwi at about 4:00 pm and return at 6:30 pm, the cruise is a guided excursion and the cruise is a shared trip with other tourists but not overly crowded. Watching the sunset in Zanzibar while cruising on a traditional dhow is what one would consider as a magical experience! After the cruise you retire to the resort for overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Optional Activity – Visit to Jozani Forest

Day 5: Prison Island Tour

On this day you will have a hearty breakfast at the hotel, thankfully Maisha Nungwi is a quiet lovely hotel with lush gardens and swimming pools so you will relax at the hotel for a bit and then head out for the Prison Island tour. The Prison Island is also known as Changuu Island and the island derives its name from its past attachment to slavery, the sultans of Zanzibar used the island to detain slaves. The Island has a white sand beach where you will take a walk and also spend time learning the history attached to the island from your guide for the day. The tour takes about 3 hours depending on your interests. After this you end your day by returning to your resort by the beach.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Full day of rest and relaxation

Today will be a day of relaxation and taking in the beauty of Nungwi. The choice of how you choose to relax is totally up to you. You can choose to stay in and order room service or choose to head to one of the hotel’s swimming pools and go for a swim. You can also choose to hang out at Maisha Nungwi’s beach bar which has stunning sunset views in the evenings. It will totally be a day of rest that ends with a delicious dinner at the hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Departure

Today will mark the end of your 7 days trip as you will check out of the hotel at the assigned time and the guide will then transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

COST OF SAFARI IN USD

Number of people  

1 PAX

 

2 PAX

 

4 PAX

 

6 PAX

 

8 PAX

 

Cost per person

 

$2989

 

$1876 per person sharing

 

$1720 per person sharing

 

$1670 per person sharing

 

$1588 per person sharing

To book this trip email us at – info@56africatours.com or

Call us at +256 782 251326

Please note that the rates above are subject to change in accordance to hotel rate updates.

The Safari Includes;

  • Fees for Stone Town Tour
  • Fees for Sunset cruise
  • Fees for Blue safari and Prison Island tour
  • Fees for spice farm tour
  • Airport pick up and drop off on Day 1 and Day 7
  • Accommodation for six nights
  • Full board accommodation
  • Transfer fees to and from Nungwi beach

This safari does NOT include;

  • Return Flight expenses
  • Personal expenses during the trip
  • Optional activities
  • Insurance and entry visa fees
  • Tips

 

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