7 Days Dar es salaam city Tanzania and Zanzibar Beach
Africa Tanzania luxurious and extraordinary trip. It gives you exciting places to visit like, Dar es Salaam City, the largest city and business capital of Tanzania. With over six million people, it is the largest city in East Africa and the fifth-largest in Africa.
And at the heart of a luxurious ecosystem, Zanzibar. Lodging will be at an all-inclusive beach resort location at Riu Palace Zanzibar – Nungwi Beach, with a beautiful white-sand beach with crystalline waters that will make you feel like you’re truly in paradise.
Day 1: Arriving at Mwalimu Nyerere international airport
On your arrival at Mwalimu Nyerere International Airport, your Kuwa Huru Tanzania Adventure driver guide will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile, after a short welcome and introduction, you will be offered a bottle of water or cold beer, and transferred to the hotel in Dar es Salaam where you can relax and recover from your journey. Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam Executive Suites.
Day 2: Dar- es – salaam city Tour
Dar es Salaam is the largest city and business capital of Tanzania. With over six million people, it is the largest city in East Africa and the fifth-largest in Africa. On the Swahili coast, Dar es Salaam is an important economic center and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.
According to the United Nations population projection, the city is expected to host approximately 73 million people in 2100, more than the whole population of the country today at 61 million people,
The town was founded by the first Sultan of Zanzibar in 1865 or 1866. It was the main administrative and commercial center of German East Africa, Tanganyika, and Tanzania. The decision was made in 1974 to move the capital to Dodoma and was officially completed in 1996.
In the 19th century, Mzizima (Swahili for “healthy town”) was a coastal fishing village on the periphery of Indian Ocean trade routes. In 1865 or 1866, Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar began building a new city very close to Mzizima and named it Dar es Salaam.
The name is commonly translated from Arabic as “abode (home) of peace”, from Dar (“house”), and es salaam (“of peace”). Dar es Salaam harbor has become the main gateway for the East African corridor as the Port has been offering importation and exportation services to six neighboring landlocked countries. Read more about Dar es salaamu
When you finish your Breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel of choice and start to visit the city with your local experienced Guide. The City Tour takes you to great places of interest to visit such as,
Kivukoni Fish Market
Our first stop will be to visit Kivukoni Fish Market. Many varieties of fish in every shape and size are sold here, both retail and wholesale, to city dwellers, restaurateurs, and people from outside the city who know Kivukoni Fish Market is the best place to buy fish in Tanzania.
Karimjee Hall to National Museum
Next, you’ll visit the National Museum, home to many historical treasures with a wide variety of exhibits including archaeological findings, rock paintings, ancient footprints, the remains of the first humans, and more.
National Museum to Mwenge Carvers Market
The Mwenge Carvers Market is made up of small shops with stands displaying carvings of different kinds, traditional dresses, the Tinga Tinga paints, and more. You’ll be able to browse the stalls, chat with the carvers and buy souvenirs if you wish.
Mwenge Carvers Market to Makumbusho Village
After that you’ll visit the Makumbusho Village Museum which is more interactive than the National Museum, allowing you to get a feel for the whole of Tanzania in a very short time.
Makumbusho Village to Kariakoo Market
Kariakoo is the busiest and most exciting market in Dar es Salaam so you’ll be able to enjoy an authentic Tanzanian shopping experience here.
Kariakoo To Mnazi Mmoja
Mnazi Mmoja is another exciting, vibrant place to visit with strong historical significance. You’ll be able to see the Uhuru Torch which was placed here in 1961 to celebrate Tanzania’s independence from Germany.
Mnazi Mmoja – Lunch time
Lunch will be at one of the beautiful fashionable Hotels where you can experience authentic Tanzanian hospitality and food. After lunch, you’ll visit the Clock Tower and see St. Joseph’s Cathedral which was built hundreds of years ago in the Gothic style.
Day 3: Dar es salaam city
Relaxation day – maybe Leiter in the evening, if you feel like going out for dinner or clubbing, The nightlife is also very busy, with massive clubs and casinos to keep you up all night if that’s what you enjoy.
Day 4: Welcome to Zanzibar
Early departure at the Hotel you stay in Dar es Salaam and drive to the ferry and hop on the boat departing to Zanzibar.
On arrival at Zanzibar Port, you’ll be personally met and escorted by our driver-guide to your Hotel, Riu Palace Hotel in Nungwi Beach – North Coast of Zanzibar, On your way to Nungwi-Riu palace Hotel we will pass by Maasai boma for few minutes to learn their culture, and if you wish you can sing and dance with them just to have fun, to make your trip unforgettable the soon as we finish with Maasai people we will continue to drive to your hotel, where you can relax and recover from your journey, Read more
Day 5: Nungwi Beach,
Relaxation day – enjoy the beauty of the Hotel.
At the Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in one of its three pools, relax under the sun in a lounge chair, or go to the beach and enjoy the private area for hotel guests and if you want to sample the best snacks and appetizers, in the bars of this all-inclusive resort in Zanzibar, the staff will be happy to serve you.
Fun and relaxation are guaranteed during your holiday in this paradise. With the entertainment programs, you can enjoy activities, live shows, and music.
And at the Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar spa, they offer a relaxation pool, hydromassage zone, steam bath, and the best services and treatments so that you can go home from your holiday renewed. Likewise, the most athletic guests have the gym to practice their favorite activities, and also the option of enjoying water sports like kayaking and diving. overnight at Riu Palace Hotel in Nungwi
Day 6: Stone Town – Spice Farms and prison Island Tour
After Breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Stone Town Tour, a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Famous for its winding alleys, bustling bazaars, sultan’s palace, mosques, House of Wonders, Portuguese fort and gardens, and the extravagant merchants’ houses with their remarkably ornate doors,
Its architecture, mostly dating back to the 19th century, reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture, giving a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. For this reason, the town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Start by exploring the Old Slave Market site and Anglican Church, before strolling through the narrow streets towards the City Market. Marvel at the fresh products and fruits and watch how locals buy and sell anything here. Observe the hustle and bustle of the fish auction.
After this, take a sightseeing tour of the main buildings in Stone Town including the Palace Museum and the House of Wonder, which is the largest and tallest building in the town, also known as Bait-al-ajab. Continue to see the Old Fort, Tippu Tip, and of course, the most famous, Freddie Mercury’s House. Also visit the Peace Memorial and Natural History Museum, amongst other attractions.
Next, learn about one of the main industries in the region.
The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island. Zanzibar was one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Tour takes you to an organic farm with a wide variety of plants around the year. You don’t just see, you also touch, smell, and taste. There are many spice farms in Zanzibar and for the next portion of the tour; you will visit a real organic spice farm.
Spices and herbs were originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India.
This tour is a walking tour of a spice farm (shamba). While there, you shall see how the spices, herbs, and fruits grow and are cultivated.
When you arrive, the spice farm guide will describe how the spices are grown and used as medication and flavor in dishes. It will be possible to touch, smell and taste the spices, herbs, and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava, and oranges Directly from plants. Later, take the opportunity to join a cassava leaf harvest, make coconut milk, and practice some cooking. Even more, a coconut tree climber will pick some fresh young coconut fruits for you to try.
Changuu Island (also known as Kibandiko, Prison or Quarantine Island) is a small island 5.6 km northwest of Stone Town, Ungula, and Zanzibar. The island is around 800m long and 230m wide at its broadest point The Island saw use as a prison for rebellious slaves in the 1860s and also functioned as a coal mine.
The British First Minister of Zanzibar, Lloyd Mathews, purchased the island in 1893 and constructed a prison complex there. No prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead, it became a quarantine station for yellow fever cases. The station was only occupied for around half of the year and the rest of the time it was a popular holiday destination. More recently, the island has become a government-owned tourist resort and houses a collection of endangered Aldabra giant tortoises’ now it is more commonly known as the home of Zanzibar’s Giant Aldabra Tortoise colony, some of which are over a hundred years old! Which was originally a gift from the British governor of Seychelles in the late 19th Century.
Once on the island, you have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises; if you have time, you may also like to take a stroll through the forested interior where you will see a wide variety of birds, colorful peacocks, bats, and beautiful butterflies. Keep your eyes peeled too for the shy and elusive Duikers – an unusual tiny antelope species after the prison tour the boat will drive you back to Stone Town, then you’ll be transferred to Nungwi. overnight at Riu Palace Hotel in Nungwi Beach
Day 7: Nungwi beach – at Leisure
Continue enjoying all-inclusive entertainment programs, Fun, and relaxation, today before lunchtime you need to be ready for the transfer to Rock restaurant for your Lunch.
Rock Restaurant is located in front of Michamvi Pongwe beach on the southeast coast of the island, it has sometimes been referred to as the floating restaurant. It is a dining experience with nature and passionately prepared food. they accommodate couples and groups of up to 20 – given enough warning and of course a booking. Overnight at Riu Palace Hotel in Nungwi Beach
Day 8: Departure Day Zanzibar to Dar
After a leisurely morning, it’s time to say goodbye to a beautiful Island of Zanzibar, will transfer you to Zanzibar Ferry to take your boat to Dar es salaam international airport to catch your flight to your destination.
For those who Travel Independently, Please Contact Kuwa Huru Tanzania Adventure and Transportation Can Be Accommodated
- Private City guide
- Boat ticket both way from Zanzibar to Dar es salaam
- All government taxes Â including VAT
- All transfers while in Zanzibar.
- All entries fees as listed in the itinerary
- Pick up from and to the Ferry in Zanzibar
- All tours & excursions in Zanzibar
- Pick up from and to Dar es salaam for those who purchase flight Package with Kuwa Huru
- Dar es salaam city Tour
- International airfares and departure taxes
- Lunch at Rock Restaurant Michamvi
- All items of personal nature such as telephone call, fax, email, etc
- Tips for your service providers and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff, and driver-guide (recommended)