Known for its exotic beaches, Zanzibar is the perfect summer destination. Experience the extravagant Swahili culture in this miraculous island, along with an exceptional adventure in the wilderness Raw & Spontaneous.
- Stone Town Walking Tour
- A Boat Excursion to Kwale islands in the protected Menai Bay with Barbecue.
- Spice Tour
- The Rock Restaurant
- Mnemba Island Dhow boat Trip
Please read the Important Notes below the detailed itinerary for info on Visa, required vaccines, and other important information for this trip.
Welcome to Zanzibar
Welcome to the beautiful island of Zanzibar. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by one of our representatives, who will take you to your hotel for checking-in. Get ready to explore the most scenic parts of the island as you explore Stone Town and discover the unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European influences on this unique African Island.
After breakfast, we drive to the port where we start our boat trip with a traditional motorized dhow boat and head to the small uninhabited islands, Miwi and Nianembe or Kwale in the protected Menai Bay, a barbecue of fish and some local dishes, will be our lunch for the day. Depending on the time, you can go snorkeling before or after lunch.
Prison Island & Sandbank
After breakfast, we will take a short walk to the nearest port for our first zanzibari adventure. We will start sailing in one of the traditional Dhow boats to Prison Island. Once there we will get the chance to see the Giant Tortoises (the oldest one is 197 years old!!), Peacocks and Dik-Dik (species of small antelope and the prison ruins from the time when this island was used as quarantine. Later we will sail to Nakupenda Sand Bank where we will relax, swim and snorkel before having lunch consisting of the famous delicious zanzibari sea food!
We'll go back to stone town at around 4 pm where you'll be free for the rest of the day to explore the town.
It’s time to switch from islands to jungles. After breakfast, we will check out from our Stone Town hotel and you will be transferred to the infamous Spice Tour, where you will visit a real spice farm where you can see, taste and smell the freshest products and how they're made. After that, you will get transferred to the infamous Rock Restaurant where you will enjoy its fine cuisine in the middle of the ocean. Later, we will be transferred to Kendwa region where we will check-in our next accommodation.
Today, you have the day free for leisure. Enjoy the white sand and crystal clear blue waters of the Indian ocean! You also have the option to choose one of the optional activities that you'll find in the below Important Notes Section.
Today, you have the day free for leisure. Enjoy the white sand and crystal clear blue waters of the Indian ocean! You also have the option to go kayaking, diving, or stand-up paddling.
Everyone hates goodbyes, but unfortunately your African adventure is over. You will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.
What is included in the tour
- All Accommodation on B&B basis
- A Boat Excursion to Kwale islands in the protected Menai Bay with barbecue.
- Spice Tour
- The Rock Restaurant (Meal not included)
- Mnemba Island Boat Trip
- All Transfers to hotels and tours
- Transfers from/to airport
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary
- Gazef accompanying tour leader
What is NOT included in the tour
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Beverages and drinks
- Visa fees
- International Flights
- COVID-19 PCR test
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than others.
Adventure Leader Description
The Adventure Leader's mission is to make sure you have a smooth experience and to help you have the best experience possible. They will offer recommendations for things to do and see, great local eating venues and help the group interact and get to know each others (most of the time this actually happens on its own). While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge is needed.
Average: 20 pax
Food is an essential part of traveling. Traveling with Gazef we try as much as we can to help you experience the different kinds of food available in each destination. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this at all times though. We usually leave out some of the meals excluded from the itinerary to give you the flexibility to choose what to eat based on your personal preference. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility. Your Adventure Leader will be able to suggest good restaurants during your trip. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited.
Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a mandatory single supplement unless requested. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip.
What to Pack
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. A Packing List will be sent to you as soon as you book the trip. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. Suitcases are not recommended–most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!). You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other belongings.
Tipping is an expected, though not compulsory, component of your tour program. The gesture serves as an expression of appreciation for exceptional service, and amounts given are up to your discretion.
Tipping is one of the most direct ways that you can have a positive economic impact within the African community. Although it may not be customary for you, it is an important source of income for those in the tourism industry. Giving a tip should be a seen as a formal 'thank you', and the action should in no way be awkward.
The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.
It is required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country.
In Africa the dress standard is more conservative than it is in other places. In predominately Muslim countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tanktops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites.