Zanzibar Cultural Tour

Discover the charms and mystery of the Spice Island


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The Catholic cathedral

The Catholic cathedral

Day 1: Arrival

You will be picked up at Zanzibar airport or harbour to be transferred to the Tembo House Hotel. Overnight with Bed & Breakfast.

Day 2: Stone Town Tour

A guided town tour takes you through narrow streets of the old Stone Town, where history seems to stand still. Visit the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum, Dr. Livingstone's House, the Arab Fort, Zanzibar's bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors and balconies, two cathedrals and mosques. You will have free time in the afternoon to explore Stone Town further on your own or to relax. In the evening, take a sunset cruise along Stone Town waterfront. Stop at Forodhani gardens for a glance at the evening life. Dinner at a local restaurant.  Overnight as before.

Market scene

Market scene

Day 3: Spice Tour

After breakfast, you are transferred to Kizimbani Village for a spice tour. You will have the opportunity to see spices like cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, Nutmeg, turmeric root, actually growing in the plantations. Other tropical fruits such as jackfruit, custard, apple, rambutan, carambola can also be seen and tasted. Furthermore you will see plants like the henna bush, lipstick tree and lemongrass. Visit the Kidichi Persian Baths built under the first Sultan of Zanzibar named Sultan Said Said bin Sultan in 1850 and the Maruhubi Palace Ruins built in 1880 which were built especially for housing 99 of the third sultan's harem. Lunch is included. After that, you will be transferred to the Karafuu Beach Hotel on the East coast. Accommodation on Half Board basis.

Tembo House Hotel

Tembo House Hotel

Days 4-5: East Coast

Spend two days at leisure on the beaches of the East Coast or at the resort's swimming pool. Scuba diving or diving course for beginners are available (at an additional cost). Two overnights at the Karafuu Beach Hotel. Accommodation on Half Board Basis.

Day 6: Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. End of services.

Services included

  • Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation with an English speaking driver/guide or naturalist guide
  • Sightseeing programme as in the itinerary

Services not included

  • Airport or border transfers ? unless stated otherwise on the itinerary
  • Visas (currently 50.00 USD per person)
  • Tips
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • Any internal flights and departure taxes (within Tanzania)
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, telephone, postage etc
  • Holiday (Christmas, Easter) and other seasonal surcharges

Optional Services

  • Prices indicated are p.p. with 6 travellers
  • Prices p.p. with 1-5 travellers on demand
  • Low Season: 01.04. - 30.06.08
  • High Season: 07.01. - 31.03.08
  • Peak Season: 01.07. - 30.11.08


  • A prepayment of 35% has to be paid directly after reconfirmation. Final payment becomes due 45 days before starting date of the tour.





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Duration: 6 Days

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