Rhymes of Wilderness

Zanzibar Beach Holidays

The island is a rather underdeveloped affair, with just around 5 main roads connecting back to Zanzibar, the island’s main town, on its western tip. This simplicity makes it an ideal location for individuals who like to do a little exploring since once you get to the beach, you know you’ve gone wrong!

The island is just around 40 kilometers broad and 100 kilometers long from north to south at its widest points. The island itself (Unguja in Swahili) is very small, with a ridge running across it from north to south, with spectacular powder white beaches along its eastern shoreline, surrounded by barrier reefs, and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Stone Town on its western side. A protected barrier reef stretches along its eastern shore, followed by the Indian Ocean. The best beaches, all with coral white sand and softly lapping seas, are found here.

The Zanzibar Channel runs along the western side of the island, and it is here that the major settlement (Zanzibar Town) and the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town are located. While there are a few beautiful beaches along this western border (particularly at Kendwa), this part of the island is not very popular with beachgoers.

Zanzibar can provide all of the attractions that most people desire, such as scuba diving, magnificent beaches, delicious seafood, and much more, thanks to its position, barrier reef, and amazing beaches. The spice tours at one of the tiny farms just outside Zanzibar Town provide a fascinating peek into why this island has become so renowned, and there is a little forest in the interior called Jozani that includes indigenous red colobus monkeys for those who are a bit restless.


Day 1:

Arrival, meet and greet at the Airport, transfer to Tembo House Hotel (or similar hotel). Check in for two nights in a double room, (sea/pool view room) on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 2:

Morning, after breakfast, at 09:00, guided Stone Town tour.

Stone Town was declared as world heritage site by UNESCO. With Tanzania Expeditions guide, you will walk on the footsteps of Arab Sultans of Zanzibar. Discovery of the wonderful labyrinths of Zanzibar, visit of the historical sites, presentation of the Zanzibar doors, their roles and significance. Return to hotel at noon.

Day 3:

Morning, at 09:00hrs, Depart from hotel for spice tour, discovery of spices, fruits, coconut tree climbing, and test some of the Zanzibar fruits. At 12:30hrs ahead to beach hotel (Mapenzi beach resort) over night for one night on all inclusive bases.

Day 4:

Depart from hotel to Airport.

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