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.
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
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)
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
Stone Town, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Snorkeling, Cultural Adventures, Sea Kayaking
Optional cultural explorations, swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing
A visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting Tanzania.