The overview

3 days zanzibar beach holiday safari

This 3 day Zanzibar Holiday Tour takes you to the magical Zanzibar Island, which is located off the coast of Tanzania. This beautiful island boasts miles of white sand and clear waters, making it a great choice for visitors who want to experience the tropical island and participate in water activities like snorkeling, diving in the magical coral reefs, and sunset dhow cruise. You will visit Stone Town and discover its twisting lanes, old architecture, and colorful markets. The prison island has a history of being a slave jail. The Jozani forest is known for its uncommon red Colobus monkeys as well as 50 distinct types of butterflies and 40 different species of birds.

The highlights of this safari

  • Stone town tour
  • Spice tour
  • Dolphin swimming
  • Jozani forest tour
  • Prison Island visit
  • Relaxation at the beach
  • Optional Beach sport activities

Detailed Safari

Day 1: Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Stone town and Prison Island for exploration

After breakfast at the hotel, you will go on an exploration of Stone Town, Zanzibar’s fascinating old quarter and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town’s eclectic architecture bears witness to the many cultures that have called this exotic island home, including African, Arab, European, and Indian. Stroll around the busy small streets and admire the antique buildings. Visit the local fruit and vegetable market, seafood market, Tip tipu residence, and National Museum. Visit the House of Marvels and the Old Slave Market, which is now the location of Anglican Cathedral Church, a facility that houses many tributes to the town’s terrible past, including an altar built over the site of the flogging post.

In the afternoon, after lunch embark on a boat ride to jail Island that takes 40 minutes, and there you may immerse yourself in the history of what was once a slave jail. You will be able to meet the big tortoises and have a great time curdling and watering them. After that, you can relax on the beach, sunbathe, and swim. In addition, because there is a reef nearby, you can go snorkeling. In the evening, you will return to a hotel in Stone Town for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 2: Dolphin swimming and visit to the Jozan Park and Mangrove forest

After breakfast, depart from your accommodation and go to the South Coast for a dolphin tour in Kizinkazi, where you will be able to swim among hundreds of spinner and bottle-nose dolphins playing in the seas off Kizimkazi Beach. You will also enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and its turquoise waves, as well as lunch at the beach resort.

In the afternoon, you will visit Jozani Forest, where you will have amazing photo possibilities and views of the uncommon wildlife living in the forest that are generally easy to observe on the trails. You will encounter red colobus monkeys hanging on trees and numerous fish species. You will also see the Mangrove marsh and trek through the Mangrove forest at Jozani. Following that, you will return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 3: Spice tour and departure

Following breakfast, you will meet your guide and embark on a spice and botanical tour. During the tour, you will visit large spice plantations and be greeted by the amazing perfume of various spices such as nutmeg, ginger, and others, as well as taste tropical fruits and purchase ornaments, medicines, and spices from local stands along the plantations. You can also see the Kidichi spa, which was constructed in 1850 by the first Sultan for his wife Sheharzard, the granddaughter of Persia’s Feteh Ali Shah.

You will be transferred from the resort to Zanzibar airport in the afternoon for your planned journey back home, bringing this safari to a close.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Inclusions of this 3 days zanzibar beach holiday safari

  • Airport pickup and drop-off in Zanzibar
  • All ground transportation is provided by a 4×4 safari vehicle.
  • An English-speaking safari guide/driver with extensive expertise
  • Entry fees
  • All meals are included in the itinerary.
  • Enough drinking water for the duration of the journey

All accommodations

3 days zanzibar beach holiday safari Exclusions

  • Flight ticket and international travel visa
  • Gratuity and tips
  • Life insurance during the safari
  • Laundry costs
  • Additional lodging either before or after the safari
  • Optional activities

All other personal expenses such as email fees, airtime, beer, juices, and others