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Kicking back on the white sand beaches of the Indian Ocean Coast

Zanzibar offers a serene tropical setting and a rich ancient culture. Traditional sailing dhows ply the waters here, as they have for centuries.

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Zanzibar Extension

Tropical Island Beauty and Indian Ocean Snorkeling

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $1495  
Length: 4 days
Arrive: Stone Town, Tanzania
Depart: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Lodging: 3 nights hotels
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Snorkeling, Cultural Adventures, Sea Kayaking
Trip Level: Optional cultural explorations, swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing

Visa Requirements

A visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting Tanzania.

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Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

Just 22 miles off the coast of Tanzania lies the spice-scented isle of Zanzibar, with its ancient Swahili-Arab culture. For centuries, the Sultans of Oman ruled this tiny island and the Arabic influence is still very strong. Snorkeling, diving, bicycling, windsurfing, and the amenities of the resort's spa are just a few of the many optional activities available. Accommodations in Stone Town are at the Serena Inn; on Days 2-3, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and the sounds and sights of the Indian Ocean with a stay at Breezes Beach Club & Spa, or upgrade to The Palms or Mnemba Island. Early booking is recommended due to limited availability.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Stone Town, Zanzibar / Zanzibar Serena Inn

Fly to Stone Town, capital of Zanzibar. Upon arrival, you are met and driven to the lovely Serena Inn, a haven of tranquility on the seafront in Stone Town. Stone Town’s architectural heritage reflects Zanzibar’s position as a crossroads of trade between Africa and the Arab world. Explore the town on your own, or book an optional spice tour, city tour, or Jozani Forest excursion. Overnight at the Serena Inn...B

Days 2-3
Breezes Beach Club & Spa, The Palms, or Mnemba Island

This morning, your transfer brings you to Breezes Beach Club & Spa (or upgrade to The Palms or Mnemba Island). Breezes Beach Club & Spa and The Palms are both located on an exquisite and unspoiled stretch of white-sand beach on Zanzibar’s east coast, while Mnemba Island is located nearly two miles off the northeast coast of Zanzibar, surrounded by azure waters, and all boast gorgeous Indian Ocean sunsets. These days are free to relax and swim and snorkel in the ocean, or enjoy the amenities of the resorts, which include optional windsurfing, scuba diving, and spa treatments...BD each day (Breezes), BLD each day (The Palms and Mnemba Island)

Day 4
Dar / Depart

Transfer to the airport and fly to Dar es Salaam, where you will be assisted with your homeward-bound flight. A dayroom can be arranged (at extra cost) at the Southern Sun Hotel (available until 6:00 pm) to shower and relax for those travelers with late night flights...B

Extension Cost

Prices valid through December 15, 2016

Serena Inn and Breezes Beach Club and Spa

$1495 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement: $325
Internal airfare: $420 (subject to change)
Please note: A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for this extension.

Serena Inn and Palms Resort

$1995 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement: $520
Internal airfare: $420 (subject to change)
Please note: A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for this extension.

Serena Inn and Mnemba Island

$3995 per person, double occupancy
Internal airfare: $420 (subject to change)
Please note: A 10% non-refundable deposit is required for this extension.

Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • House drinks (at The Palms only)
  • Airport transfers

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

Airfare to/from Zanzibar, meals not specified (BLD), soft drinks, alcoholic beverages (except at The Palms, where house drinks are included), optional activities, airport departure tax, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, optional gratuities to lodge staff, transfer agents, drivers, and guides, additional hotel nights or extra costs that may be necessitated by airline changes.

Zanzibar Serena Inn

Zanzibar Serena Inn

Day 1 (1 night), Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

The Zanzibar Serena Inn occupies two historic seafront buildings that have been masterfully restored. The interiors echo the rich Arabian influences ...
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Resorts in Zanzibar

Days 2 to 3 (2 nights), Tanzania

We stay at one of the following resorts, based on pricing and availability:

Southern Sun Hotel

Southern Sun Hotel (Day Room)

Day 4, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

This centrally located hotel is a comfortable place to spend a few hours before your flight home. You can take a stroll among monkeys and birds in ...
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Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.