A trip to Zanzibar is a great way to relax after climbing Kilimanjaro or after your adventure safari. Kuwa Huru Adventure Tanzania provides an all-inclusive 3 days Zanzibar getaway package with four different levels of lodging to choose from.
Day 1: Arrive in Zanzibar – Prison Island Tour
On arrival at Zanzibar International Airport you’ll be personally met and escorted by our driver-guide to the fashionable Hotel in Stone Town. After check immediately the fun begin you’ll start your tour to
Changuu Island, also known as Prison Island, is just off the coast of Stone Town, Zanzibar. Now a tourist attraction, – earning its name as a former prison for slaves and a quarantine station for Zanzibar and the mainland, nowadays the island gives you the chance to escape for some peace and quiet. It is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkeling, and has a lovely white beach for sunbathing. This tour is a great way to see some history and wildlife,
The island lies just off the Old Stone Town, prison island is where slave was been kept after remain from the market, it is also a home to giant land tortoises that were imported from Seychelles in the late 19th century. Now it is more commonly known as a home of Zanzibar’s Giant Aldabran Tortoise colony, some of which are over a hundred years old! This endangered species came to Zanzibar as a gift from the government of the Seychelles.
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. you will have chance of doing snorkeling at the island .after prison tour the boat will drive you back. Dinner and overnight at Dhow palace hotel .
Day 2: Jozani Forest/ Dolphin and Spice Farms Tour.
Spend the day at the Island with a variety of optional activities. the most popular dolphin spotting location in Zanzibar is in Kizimkazi village, located on the Southern coast of Zanzibar Island where you can see both bottle-nose and humpback dolphins. Dolphin tour is best very early in the morning, because in the afternoon as the sun rises sea water tends to become warm, therefore dolphins dive deep down the sea bottom to escape heat, Early At 06:00 in the morning you’ll be picked up to south coast of Zanzibar for dolphin tour, Although dolphin-spotting is a popular activity, sightings aren’t guaranteed 100%, and actually managing to swim with dolphins is a rare occurrence, like with other wild animals spotting dolphins require time and patience as they are not confined in a cage or a zoo, they are in their natural environment.
Dolphin tour last for two to three hours. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is thus worth a visit for both cultural and historical reasons. The dolphin trip can be combined with Jozani Forest, as the forest is on the way to Kizimkazi we pass through the forest on the way back from dolphin tour. We will stop for Lunch in one that beach restaurants, Where by later you will continue with your Itinerary.
The forest is 2,512 hectares (6,207 acres) in size and was declared a nature reserve in the 1960′s. Jozani forest is a natural pharmacy, an amazing source of natural remedies! Every plant or tree cures something. What is so beautiful about Jozani forest tour, that height of the trees and the palms are just outstanding! Jozani is also famous for rare red Colobus monkeys and even harder to spot – Zanzibar Sykes’ monkey, a very rare monkey species unique to Zanzibar. Along with Red Colubus Monkeys you can expect to see Bushbaby, 50 different species of butterflies and 40 species of birds. This forest is one of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world of the red colubus monkey.
Wonderful photo opportunities and sightings of these rare creatures living in the forest reserves are possible on the pathways. Our guides are also naturalists and nature lovers will have a wonderful time in the nature reserve.
After Lunch you will continue to Spice farm visit spice plantations where you will have the opportunity to pick, smell & save our fruits & spices that you have probably never seen on the supermarket shelf. Commencing at the ruins of the Maruhubi Palace, via the site of David Livingston’s house (one of Africa’s greatest explorers) the journey continues north of town towards the Kidichi Persian Baths. From here we continue to the rural areas were local farmers live & produce some of the world’s most exotic fruits and spices. Cloves, star fruit, ‘bulls heart’, tangerine trees, lemon grass, mangosteen and lip-stick trees to name but a few are what you can we expect to see – according to the seasons. Perhaps you will fancy buying a basket of freshly picked spices to take home with you It is full day, back to hotel around 18:30. Dinner and overnight stay at Dhow palace hotel Half board.
Day 3: The Safari blue
The original and the best “Safari Blue” is a full day excursion using locally made traditional sailing dhows of between 8 to 10 meters in length. We currently operate 6 passenger-carrying dhows that are finished to the very highest standards and fitted with outboard engines, marine VHF radios, gas inflatable life jackets, sunshade, boarding ladder, waterproof bags and first aid kit with DAN oxygen unit. We also have public liability and marine insurance.
The excursion starts at the fishing village of Fumba, 30 minutes drive from Stone Town. Fumba is situated in the southwest corner of the island and an ideal starting point to explore Menai Bay, designated a Conservation Area. The bay has a number of beautiful uninhabited islands and sandbanks and is frequented by humpback.
Day 4: Departure Day.
Depending on your flight schedule and departure time, before departure time your guide will take you for the walking tour in Stone Town, which is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 then you will be transferred to the Airport to take a flight. If you are flying out from Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, we will arrange a connection, to catch your flight buck home, don’t forget to Come Buck. The Rest of the Group will continue to climb Kilimanjaro.
- All transfers while in Zanzibar.
- All entries fees as listed in the itinerary
- All accommodations on bed, dinner & breakfast
- Pick up from hotel to Airport for flight
- All tours & excursion
- Lunch during tours & excursion
- International airfare & flights
- All items of a personal nature
- Airport departure tax
- Travel insurance
- Visa and Passport fees