Discover a unique blend of Arabian architecture, Indian flavours, and lively Swahili culture on the "spice island." Explore picturesque Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site; hike in jungles and spice plantations, and relax on palm-lined, white-sand beaches.
The beaches in Zanzibar are a paradise, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages, where the people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years. There are more than 25 fantastic beaches in Zanzibar, and some are so peaceful and remote that the only noise breaking the silence is likely to be the ocean.
At the northern tip of the island are Nungwi and Kendwa approached by a road lined by banana palms, mangroves and coconut trees. Nungwi is the dhow building capital of Zanzibar Island, so it is a good place to see traditional craftsmen at work.
On the west coast of Zanzibar, Mangapwani beach is worth a visit, and to the east are the beaches of Matemwe, Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Uroa, Bwejuu and Jambiani, all with stretches of beautiful white sand beaches.
Day 1. Kilimanjaro - Stone Town Zanzibar
Fly from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar. This afternoon settle into a nice hotel in Stone Town, Zanzibar's historic port town and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 2. Zanzibar
On a morning walking tour of Stone Town, visit the city market, the Old Slave Market site, and the National Museum of Zanzibar. Then discover cinnamon trees and cardamom plants at a spice plantation, or view red colobus monkeys on a walk through Jozani Forest. Later, cross the island to a lovely Beach on one of the island's most beautiful beaches.
Day 3. Zanzibar
Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax at the beach, explore the coast, or swim and snorkel amid the reefs around the island. Tonight, gather for dinner by the sea.
Day 4. Stone Town - Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro - Departure
After a leisurely morning at the beach, transfer to Stone Town to take a morning flight to Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro. Connect with your flights home, arriving the next day.