6 Days Beaches to Zanzibar and Pemba Islands
Overview Explore the Zanzibar Archipelago’s historic highlights, idyllic beaches, and coral reefs on a 7-night tour to Unguja and Pemba Islands that offers a laid-back mix of guided tours and independent time to relax. Included accommodations and transport take care of all the logistics so you can simply enjoy the pace of island life, with a driver to greet you as soon as you touch down at the Zanzibar airport. Combine two islands to see more of the Zanzibar Archipelago Tours feature historic Stone Town and spice farms Save planning time by booking a cost-effective package Enjoy some included meals, and use independent lunches to go farther afield.
ITINERARY DESCRIPTION BY DAY
Day 1 : Arrival in Zanzibar
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will take you to Zanzibar Stone for your overnight on bed and breakfast. You have this time to relax from your long journey and enjoy the pristine waters of this haven. Meals: D Accommodation: Dhow Palace Hotel
Day 2 : Zanzibar Stone Tour
After breakfast, get ready to explore the most scenic parts of the island as you head to Stone Town. After experiencing the rich history of the city, we head to the bustling markets, alleys and what was formerly a slave market. In the afternoon, we proceed to a tour of the countryside to the spice plantations where you will be welcomed by the rich aroma of spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Meals: B,D Accommodation: Dhow Palace Hotel
Day 3 : Flight to Pemba Island
At mid morning, transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Pemba Island. Overnight at Pemba Island on Bed & Breakfast Basis. Pemba Island, known as “The Green Island” lies within the Swahili Coast in the Indian Ocean about 50 kilometers north of Unguja, the largest island in the archipelago. Pemba is home to several dive sites, with steep drop-offs, untouched coral and very abundant marine life. Meals: D,B Accommodation: Misali Sunset Resort
Day 4 : Leisure at Pemba Island
On leisure at Pemba Island on Bed and Breakfast. There is an option to do a tour of Pemba towns or go to Misali island for snorkeling and diving. Most of the island, which is hillier and more fertile than Unguja, is dominated by small scale farming. There is also large scale farming of cash crops such as cloves. There is a quite large Arab community on the island, who emigrated from Oman. The population is a mix of Arab and original Waswahili inhabitants of the island. A significant portion of the population also identifies as Shirazi people. The most important towns in Pemba are Chake-Chake (the capital), Mkoani, and Wete, which is the largest city. Pemba is, with the exception of a strip of land along its eastern coast, a very fertile place: besides clove trees, the locals grow mainly rice, coconut, bananas, cassava and red beans (called maharagwe in the Swahili language). Meals: D, B Accommodation: Misali Sunset Resort
Day 5 : Flight back to Zanzibar Town.
We takes a flight back to Zanzibar Town. As this is your last day, we let you take in the beauty of this island and do as you wish. You can enjoy a cocktail while admiring the sunset, walk along the shore, or simply read a book while you take in the beauty that surrounds you. Overnight at hotel in Stone Town on Bed & Breakfast. Meals: D, B Accommodation: Dhow Palace Hotel
Day 6 : Transfer to Airport
Transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home. Meals: B Accommodation: Can be arranged at an extra cost
PRICE INCLUDES PRICE EXCLUDES • Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Hotel before and after the climb,
• All Park gate fees, camping fees.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters, and cook
• Salaries for the mountain crew.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Water for washing up daily
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs)
• Chemical Portable toilet
• Flying Doctor Service
• Flights and airport taxes
• Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cook
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine.