Zanzibar Island


Zanzibar Island is located off the coast of Tanzania, it is a stunning island with some of the world's best beaches. The old area of Stone Town is fascinating, with a colorful history and vibrant markets. For more information - see the "Destinations Page".

Most tours do end with 4-5 days on Zanzibar, but there are many areas on this island, and it very easy to add a few extra days to explore in more depth.

Generally the Safari's end with 5 days where we stay in Stone Town at a Resort located right on the Beach.

BUT, the best beaches are cross the other side of the island, so for those who want to be pampered this is most certainly a worthwhile extension.

Zanzibar is such a popular holiday destination, and it is very easy to get around. Because of this, generally time spent in Zanzibar is not accompanied by your Guide (me).

If you are interested in extending your time here, please let me know and we can customise your itinerary according to your preferences.

Sample Itinerary extension for Zanzibar

Day 1 - Transfer to Arusha Airport for your internal flight to Zanzibar, arrive in Zanzibar early afternoon and transfer to your Hotel in Stone Town - Afternoon relaxing.

Day 2 - Morning free to explore and book your tours. Most Hotels will have tours you can book, or there are lots of little information centres scattered around. I suggest an afternoon guided tour of the Slave Quarters in Stone Town, make sure you book a guide.

Day 3 - Take a traditional Dhow across to Prison Island, swim with the Sea Turtles and return back to Stone Town.

Day 4 - You could visit the spice markets, the Red Colobus Monkeys, hit the Markets. The options are many.

Day 5 - Transfer across the island for a bit of luxury and pampering.

Day 6 - Swim and relax.

Day 7 - Swim and relax.

Day 8 - Transfer back to Stone Town for your flight home.

As a rough guide for cost, this itinerary extension would involve the cost of 2 additional transfers and 3 additional nights in complete luxury, many of these resorts include all meals. Additional cost would be around $250.00US per person for each additional day, plus at least $150US in transfers, based on twin share itinerary.