7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS ZANZIBAR

7 Days

ZANZIBAR BEACH, CULTURE AND SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Zanzibar, an enchanting archipelago nestled in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of mainland Tanzania. Comprising Unguja and Pemba islands surrounded by smaller islets, Zanzibar boasts a rich history and vibrant culture that beckons explorers from around the globe.

Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the island’s unique ambiance and charm. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleys, vibrant markets, and colorful bazaars of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the island’s spice plantations and discover its legendary reputation as the “Spice Island,” sampling aromatic cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla along the way.

Indulge in relaxation and adventure on Zanzibar’s pristine beaches, where you can dive into warm, azure waters teeming with marine life or simply unwind on soft, sandy shores. Embark on island-hopping adventures to explore the enchanting islets surrounding Zanzibar, each offering a unique glimpse into the island’s natural beauty and biodiversity.

Whether you’re snorkeling, diving, or simply lounging, Zanzibar’s beaches offer endless opportunities for rejuvenation and exploration. Bid farewell to the magical island of Zanzibar, carrying with you memories of unforgettable experiences and the warmth of Zanzibar’s hospitality.

Experience the allure of Zanzibar’s cultural treasures and natural wonders with Serengeti Heroes Safaris. Reserve your adventure now and set off on a journey of discovery unlike any other.

1 Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax +
$3120$3120$3007$3007$2922

NOTE: Accommodation Prices included are shared packages.
  • 1 Pax = Single room, No Sharing
  • 2 Pax = Twin or double occupancy Sharing
  • 3 Pax = Triple occupancy Sharing

Please contact us for room upgrades, single supplement, child price and any activity requests.

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Overview

Embark on an extraordinary journey to Zanzibar, where ancient charm meets breathtaking natural wonders, with our meticulously curated 7-day tour package. Your adventure begins with a warm welcome as you arrive at Zanzibar airport or harbor and are whisked away to the luxurious Gran Melia Hotel, where comfort and elegance await.

Day 2 invites you to delve into the rich tapestry of Zanzibar’s history with a captivating Stone Town Tour. Wander through narrow alleyways lined with centuries-old buildings, visit the former slave market site now transformed into an Anglican church, and explore iconic landmarks such as the House of Wonder and Old Arab Fort. Then, embark on a sensory journey with a Spice Farm Tour, where you’ll discover the secrets of Zanzibar’s renowned spices amidst lush plantations and fragrant gardens.

On Day 3, set sail on the sparkling waters of Safari Blue for an exhilarating full-day adventure. Cruise along the pristine coastline, encountering playful dolphins in Menai Bay and snorkeling among vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Indulge in a sumptuous seafood barbecue on Kwale Island’s white-sand beaches, followed by leisurely swimming in a tranquil lagoon.

Day 4 invites you to uncover the secrets of Prison Island, home to majestic Aldabra Giant Tortoises. Spend a half-day exploring this idyllic sanctuary, where turquoise waters beckon for snorkeling and serene beaches invite relaxation. Later, transfer to your beachfront hotel for a blissful evening by the sea.

Days 5 and 6 are dedicated to unwinding amidst the splendor of Zanzibar’s pristine beaches. Bask in the sun, take refreshing dips in the azure waters, and savor delectable cuisine at your leisure. Whether strolling along the shore or indulging in rejuvenating spa treatments, these days offer ample opportunities for rest and rejuvenation.

On Day 7, bid farewell to Zanzibar as you depart for your onward journey, leaving behind cherished memories of a magical island retreat. Our experienced guides will ensure a seamless transfer to the airport, allowing you to reminisce about your unforgettable Zanzibar adventure as you journey homeward.

Areas to Visit

  • Stone Town
  • House of Wonders
  • Sultan's Palace
  • Forodhani Market.
  • Prison Island
  • Melia Zanzibar

Itinerary

The group arrives at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ). Our welcoming staff will meet you when you arrive in Zanzibar and take you to your lodging in Stone Town. Upon arrival at Zanzibar airport/harbour, you’ll be transferred to the luxurious Gran Melia Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: GRAN MELIA HOTEL

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Embark on a captivating journey through the historical Stone Town with a guided tour, exploring its cultural and architectural heritage. Visit iconic sites such as the former slave market site, town market, House of Wonder, and more. Later, delve into the island’s rich spice heritage with a Spice Farm Tour, discovering a variety of tropical fruits and spices. Return to Melia Hotel Zanzibar for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: GRAN MELIA HOTEL

wifiWiFi  Laundry service   Swimming Pool  SpaSpa   Restaurant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Experience adventure on the high seas with a full-day excursion to Safari Blue. Sail on a traditional dhow, snorkel in coral reefs, and indulge in a seafood barbecue on Kwale Island. Marvel at the beauty of Menai Bay and enjoy swimming in a natural lagoon before returning to Melia Hotel Zanzibar for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: GRAN MELIA HOTEL

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the fascinating Prison Island, home to Aldabra Giant Tortoises, on a half-day boat tour. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, and beach relaxation on this picturesque island sanctuary. After the tour, transfer to the Beach hotel for check-in and overnight stay.

Accommodation: GRAN MELIA HOTEL

wifiWiFi  Laundry service   Swimming Pool  SpaSpa   Restaurant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend a leisurely day with your partner, swimming and relaxing at Melia Hotel Zanzibar. Enjoy the pristine beach and indulge in a delicious lunch at the hotel. Relax and unwind amidst the tropical surroundings.

Accommodation: GRAN MELIA HOTEL

wifiWiFi  Laundry service   Swimming Pool  SpaSpa   Restaurant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your blissful retreat with another day of relaxation at Melia Hotel Zanzibar. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings, enjoying the hotel’s amenities and beachfront ambiance.

Accommodation: GRAN MELIA HOTEL

wifiWiFi  Laundry service   Swimming Pool  SpaSpa   Restaurant

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7 :
DEPARTURE

Bid farewell to Zanzibar as you transfer to the airport for your international flight, depending on your departure schedule. Our guide will ensure a smooth transfer, leaving you with cherished memories of your Zanzibar getaway.

Breakfast

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ);
  • Transfer to a hotel in Zanzibar and back to the airport;
  • Experienced English-speaking guide;
  • 24/7 phone support;
  • All entrance fees as in accordance with the itinerary;
  • All accommodation under your program;
  • Two meals per day on safari as identified in the Itinerary;
  • Air Ambulance Service by AMREF Flying Doctors;
  • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee;
  • Medical kit;
  • Wet wipes.
  • Drop-off at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ);

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Air tickets (International and Domestic flights);
  • Visa fee;
  • Meals before and after the tour;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Optional Tours and Activities;
  • Any visits or excursions not listed in the itinerary
  • Insurance;
  • Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car).

Frequently asked Questions

Why visit Zanzibar?

Explore the enchanting archipelago of Zanzibar with Serengeti Heroes Safaris, nestled in the Indian Ocean off Tanzania’s eastern coast. Unguja, fondly known as Zanzibar, is the largest island boasting pristine beaches, secluded forests inhabited by rare monkeys, and coastal spots frequented by playful dolphins. Dive into the ancient charm of Stone Town, where narrow stone streets whisper tales of a rich history.

From endless turquoise beaches in the north and west to thrilling surf spots in the southeast, Zanzibar offers a myriad of experiences. Delve into the island’s past with a spice plantation tour, wander through the lush Jozani Forest, or embark on an exhilarating deep-sea fishing expedition. Encounter giant tortoises on Prison Island, some spanning over 150 years of age, or simply unwind with a massage and sundowner drinks on the sandy shores.

Immerse yourself in Zanzibar’s cultural tapestry, influenced by Arabian, Portuguese, and Indian heritage. Admire intricately carved doors and furniture, and savor the intense flavors of local spices infusing cuisine and coffee. While Zanzibar may feel like a world apart, it remains an integral part of Tanzania, adding depth to your exploration of this remarkable country.

Let Serengeti Heroes Safaris curate your unforgettable Zanzibar experience, seamlessly integrated with your mainland wildlife adventures in Tanzania’s iconic National Parks.

What is the best time to visit Zanzibar for a beach safari?

Selecting the optimal time for a safari in Zanzibar hinges on your preferences. Zanzibar experiences warm weather year-round, but the best time for a beach safari is during the dry season, from June to October and January to March. This period offers clear skies, calm seas, and ideal conditions for beach activities.

Conversely, the rainy season, spanning April to May and November to December, presents a lush landscape with fewer visitors and potential lodge discounts. Transition periods like late March, early June, late October, and November offer a harmonious blend of favorable weather and a quieter experience, striking a balance between good conditions and reduced tourist numbers.

How can I ensure a smooth and enjoyable beach safari experience in Zanzibar?

To make the most of your beach safari in Zanzibar, book your accommodation and activities in advance, stay hydrated, and embrace the laid-back island vibe. Be open to new experiences and immerse yourself in the beauty of Zanzibar’s stunning beaches and vibrant culture.

What water activities are available during a beach safari in Zanzibar?

Zanzibar offers a plethora of water activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kite surfing, and dolphin watching excursions. These activities provide opportunities to explore the island’s vibrant marine life and pristine coral reefs.

Is it safe to swim in the ocean in Zanzibar?

While swimming in the ocean is generally safe, it’s essential to adhere to local guidelines and swim in designated areas with lifeguards present. Additionally, be cautious of strong currents and heed any warnings from local authorities.

Can I explore other attractions besides the beach during my Zanzibar safari?

Yes, Zanzibar offers a wealth of cultural and historical attractions, including Stone Town, spice plantations, Jozani Forest, and Prison Island. These attractions provide insight into the island’s rich heritage and natural beauty.

Can I use a drone on safari?

Individuals without regular visitor status are prohibited from operating drones within Tanzania’s national parks. However, those engaging in filming projects can seek special permissions, a procedure that usually spans 3-4 months and involves additional expenses. Attempting to bring a drone into Tanzania without the requisite permissions may result in customs officials confiscating the device upon arrival.

Is there internet coverage on Tanzania safari?

Our safari vehicles are equipped with Wi-Fi; however, it’s important to acknowledge that coverage may be limited in the more remote sections of national parks. Wi-Fi is also available in hotels and lodges throughout Tanzania, although the connection in these locations may occasionally experience interruptions.

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7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS ZANZIBAR