7 Days – Zanzibar Luxury Escape
Zanzibar Luxury Tours is a comprehensive program that offers a variety of activities, including beach leisure, spice-tasting tours, visits to historical sites, and forest hiking tours. It is designed to give you an authentic experience of the Zanzibar culture. The program includes all-inclusive accommodation in top-notch hotels such as Nungwi Beach, which features a stunning white-sand beach with crystal-clear waters, providing a taste of paradise.
Day 1: Welcome 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 Before dinner will meet again for pre-program Briefing.
Day 2: 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 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.
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. 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 3: Stone Town 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.
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, and then you’ll be transferred to Nungwi. overnight at Riu Palace Hotel in Nungwi Beach
Day 4: 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 5: Jozan Forest and Spice Farms
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 the Jozani forest tour, is that the height of the trees and the palms are just outstanding! Jozani is also famous for rare red Colobus monkeys and even harder to spot – the Zanzibar Sykes’ monkey, a very rare monkey species unique to Zanzibar.
Along with Red Colobus 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 Colobus 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.
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. The 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, 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. Dinner and overnight at Riu Palace Hotel on Nungwi Beach
Day 6: Dolphin Tour
Early At 06:00 in the morning, you’ll be picked for a dolphin tour, Dolphins can be found at Kombe, Tangini, West Garden, Kichwani, or nearby Mnemba Island, those areas are located northeast of Zanzibar Island with no big crowds of tourists, you will spot groups of 10-30 dolphins so closer and around this area and they are more than 1000 Dolphins.
Although dolphin spotting is a popular activity, sightings aren’t guaranteed 100%, and managing to swim with dolphins is a rare occurrence, like with other wild animals spotting dolphins requires time and patience as they are not confined in a cage or a zoo, there are at Open-sea, where they can go anywhere, they are in their natural environment. The Dolphin tour lasts for two to three hours.
Lastly, we will go to the Sandbank located near Mnemba. The water near the Sandbank is incredibly clean and so flat. It looks like a natural pool. It is the best place for relaxing.
OPTIONALS – For those who wish for an exciting day out in the sea but aren’t divers, both our bases at Nungwi and Kendwa have all your watersport needs covered, A) Snorkeling (B) Parasailing (C) Jet skis (D) Kiteboarding (E) Waterskiing. overnight at Riu Palace Hotel in Nungwi Beach
Day 7: Departure Day
After a leisurely morning, it’s time to say goodbye to the beautiful Island of Zanzibar, will transfer you to Zanzibar International Airport to catch your flight to your Destination
- Luxury accommodations
- All-inclusive/full-bar meals in Zanzibar accommodation
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern touring vans in Zanzibar
- Services of English-speaking driver-local guide in Zanzibar
- Culturally guided sightseeing which includes entrance fees and cultural immersion
- All government taxes Â including VAT
- All transfers while in Zanzibar.
- All entry fees as listed in the itinerary
- Pick up from and to the Airport in Zanzibar
- All tours & excursions in Zanzibar
- Lunch during tours & excursions
- International airfares and departure taxes
- All items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, faxes, emails, etc
- Tips for your service providers and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff, and driver-guide (recommended)
- Laundry services