8 days Zanzibar Beach Holiday Vacation Tour

Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa

  • 8 Days
  • Max People : 10
  • Type of Tour : group/private

8 days Zanzibar Beach Holiday Vacation Tour : Introduction

An 8 days Zanzibar beach holiday vacation tour offers a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion in one of East Africa's most enchanting destinations. Upon arrival in Zanzibar, you'll be greeted by pristine white-sand beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Your 8 days in Zanzibar will be filled with opportunities to explore vibrant coral reefs through snorkeling and diving excursions, visit historic Stone Town to uncover its rich Swahili heritage, and experience local markets and cuisine. You might go on a spice tour to learn about the island's history in the spice trade, or take a boat trip to explore nearby islands. In the evenings, relax at a beachfront resort, enjoy traditional Zanzibari music and dance, and savor fresh seafood. This itinerary is designed for travelers seeking a mix of leisure and discovery in a stunning tropical setting.

Your 8 days in Zanzibar tour Mapped out

Day 1 : Arrival - Stone Town, Day 2 : Prison Island - Jozani Chwaka Forest Tour, Day 3 : Spice Plantations Trip, Day 4 : Snorkelling or Diving at Mnemba Island, Day 5 : Water Sports at Nungwi Beach, Day 6 : Dolphin Tour, Day 7 : A visit to Ngambo Market, Day 8 : Departure.

8 days Zanzibar Beach Holiday Vacation Tour : Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival - Stone Town

Your 8-day trip to Zanzibar will start with a visit to Stone Town, a historic city and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will walk through the streets and alleyways, taking in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city. You will also visit the House of Wonders, a former palace that is now a museum, and the Darajani Market, a crowded marketplace where you can find everything from spices to souvenirs. In the evening, you will enjoy a delicious seafood dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2 : Prison Island - Jozani Chwaka Forest Tour

Your day trip to Prison Island will begin with a boat ride from Stone Town. Once you arrive on the island, you will learn about its history as a former prison and quarantine station. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel or dive in the clear waters off the coast of the island, where you may see a variety of marine life, including coral reefs, fish, and turtles. In the afternoon, you will visit the Jozani Chwaka National Park, home to the rare red colobus monkey. In this lush rainforest with full of different animals and plant species, you will watch the monkeys swing through the trees.

Day 3 : Spice Plantations Trip

Start your day with a tour of the spice plantations in Zanzibar. In these plantations, you will learn about the different spices grown on the island, such as cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and turmeric. From how these spices are grown, harvested, and processed for. You'll even have the opportunity to taste the flavors of some of the spices in a traditional Zanzibari dish, such as a curry. In the afternoon, visit the Zanzibar Coffee Company to know more about the history of coffee production and preparation. You will watch how coffee beans are roasted and ground, and the different types of coffee that are grown in Zanzibar. The terrace at the Zanzibar Coffee Company offers amazing views of the plantations and the Indian Ocean.

Day 4 : Snorkelling or Diving at Mnemba Island

Start your day with a leisurely swim in the Indian Ocean. The warm, clear waters are perfect for a refreshing swim. After your swim, enjoy a beachside massage to help you relax. You can take in the wonderful views of the white-sand beach and the turquoise waters. In the afternoon, take a boat trip to Mnemba Island, a private island with remarkable beaches and clear waters. You can spend the afternoon snorkeling or diving to explore the coral reefs, or relax on the beach and enjoy the sun. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. As you dine, you can watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean.

Day 5 : Water Sports at Nungwi Beach

After breakfast, your guide will take you to Nungwi Beach, which is a most renowned beach in Zanzibar. The beach is known for white sand and clear turquoise waters. It is also a popular destination for water sports lovers, and you can also find a number of fishing villages nearby. The fishing villages are a great place to learn about the local way of life and culture, and you may even be able to participate in some of the traditional fishing activities. In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the many beach restaurants and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Day 6 : Dolphin Tour

you will take a Blue Safari, a boat trip to see dolphins, turtles, and other marine life. The Blue Safari is a great way to see the beauty of the underwater world on Indian ocean. You will watch dolphins swimming alongside your boat, turtles sunbathe on the coral reefs. You will visit the Kizimkazi Fish Market, where you will see the local fishermen selling their catch of the day. You can also buy fresh seafood to take back to your hotel or to cook yourself. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a traditional lunch on the beach. This is a great opportunity to try some of the delicious local cuisine, such as pilau, swahili pizza, and coconut chutney

Day 7 : A visit to Ngambo Market

you will visit the Ngambo Market, a lively marketplace where you can find everything from souvenirs to fresh produce. You will take a cooking class and learn how to make traditional Zanzibari dishes. In the evening, you will enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8 : Departure

you will depart from Zanzibar and fly back home.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Transport during excursions
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All Taxes and VAT
  • Drinking water while on excursions

price excludes

  • Visa and Insurances charges
  • Any other meals than mentioned
  • Any other tours other than mentioned above
  • Personal nature like laundry, telephone calls
  • International Airlines
  • Any tipping

What to Expect on 8 days Zanzibar Beach Holiday Vacation Tour

On 8 days Zanzibar beach holiday vacation tour, you can expect a harmonious blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural experiences. From unwinding on pristine white-sand beaches, where the azure waters of the Indian Ocean invite you to swim, snorkel, or dive among vibrant coral reefs. Visit the historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where winding alleys reveal centuries-old architecture, bustling markets, and a rich Swahili culture. Engage in a spice tour to discover Zanzibar's aromatic legacy and enjoy a visit to Jozani Forest to witness the unique red colobus monkeys. You might also take a dhow cruise to enjoy a sunset over the ocean or visit nearby islands for a change of scenery. Throughout the week, you'll have ample time to relax at your beachfront resort, indulge in fresh local cuisine, and participate in traditional music and dance, creating an unforgettable and immersive island experience.

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