Zanzibar

Tanzania Beach Holiday – Zanzibar Island

The Spice Island Zanzibar, is the jewel of the Indian Ocean offering paradise and everything island dreams are made of.

Pristine sandy white beaches and tranquil turquoise water it’s no wonder this tropical island is a diver’s paradise. A perfect stand-alone escape or the relaxing end to your Tanzania Holiday experience after climbing Kilimanjaro or   the perfect complement to Savanah landscapes of your safari.

Stone Town, the heart of the island, is popular for its historical sites, vibrant flavor, beautiful beaches, and friendly faces. Stone Town the main central town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a vibrant and architecturally impressive rich is diverse cultures, color, and history.

There are excellent site sighting opportunities throughout the city or just relax at a local cafe to people watch and enjoy the tasty fresh seafood or a bustling night market.

Extension Packages:

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Zanzibar is one of the most famous beach destinations in Africa. There are some spectacular beaches on the island, with pristine white sands and clear blue ocean water. These beaches are lined with resorts, from the south, all the way up the east coast and to the northern tip of the island. Activities, which can be enjoyed at additional costs, include scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, stand up paddle boarding or swimming with the dolphins. A day trip into Stone Town is well worth the time where the narrow streets are lined with traders selling everything from artworks to ancient wooden doors, from tie-dye t-shirts to the local Tanzanite jewelry. Although Zanzibar offers a range of activities, many travelers choose to simply relax and unwind after their Kilimanjaro climb. You can sit back enjoying the resort, sunbathe on the beautiful beach and watch the white dhow sailing boats as the local fisherman find their daily catch.

For many people, a trip to Africa is not complete without experiencing a safari. Choosing the Safari & Zanzibar option will allow you to experience the 3 best things, which Tanzania has to offer – Mt Kilimanjaro, Safari & the beach.

 

Option 1: Moshi day trips & Zanzibar

Day 1: This morning you will depart Moshi to Materuni which is one of the few villages of wonder in Northern Tanzania sitting at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The village is blessed full of all the beauty worth visiting whilst on holiday. From in the village, the scenic view of Moshi Town and Mount Kilimanjaro is astonishing. This green village with fresh air from green vegetation welcomes visitors to explore the beauty of the land and cultural heritage of the Chagga people.

A cultural experience such as coffee roasted the traditional way can be added to your hike for a small additional cost of $ 5 per person. Later around 3pm you will be back to Paradise Hostel.

Day 2: This Morning you will depart Moshi to Chemka Hot Springs (Maji Moto). A short but bumpy drive from Moshi are the clear, turquoise waters of the Chemka Hot Springs, an oasis of geothermal warmth that bubbles up from underground. Surrounded by lush forest alive with birdsong and the call of monkeys, the Chemka Hot Springs is an ideal place to ease those tired legs after a strenuous ascent up Kilimanjaro. They’re a little bit of heaven that’s perfect for a day trip, and those warm blue waters invite you to linger, swim or explore.Return refreshed, revitalized and relaxed. At 3pm back to Paradise Hostel.

Day 3: With a very early start (1am) you will commence the journey to Dar es Salaam (the largest city in Tanzania). Your expected driving time is approx 9-11 hours. Arriving in the mid afternoon, you will be taken to the ferry terminal, where you will catch a large ferry across to the island of Zanzibar. This ferry will take approx 2 hours and you will be escorted by a local, English speaking guide. Upon arrival on Zanzibar, you will be met and transferred to Palumbo Beach Resort.

Days 4– 7: Full days to enjoy the resort, bar, ocean or organize additional day trips. This may include scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins, visiting Prison Island or Stone Town. One day trip excursion into Stone Town is included on a nominated day.

Day 8: This morning, after breakfast, you will check out of the hotel for a day trip of Stone Town. From Stone Town you will than be directly taken to the Zanzibar airport for your flight home.

 

Cost: (based on minimum 10 people) : USD $940 per person

To book your spot on this extension package we request an initial installment of $200 to be paid online before 30th April. The remaining balance ($740) is then to be paid in USD cash upon arrival in Moshi before the climb start day.

 

Cost: (based on Less than 10 people) : USD $1,040 per person

To book your spot on this extension package we request an initial installment of $200 to be paid online before 30th April. The remaining balance ($840) is then to be paid in USD cash upon arrival in Moshi before the climb start day.

 

Inclusions:

* Day trips in Moshi as shown in the itinerary

* Accommodation and food @ Paradise Hostel

* One way transport Moshi – Dar es Salaam including English speaking guide.

* Return vehicle transport ferry terminal – Palumbo Reef Resort-ferry terminal

* 5 Nights accommodation at Palumbo Reef including breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Additional costs:

* Drinks.

* Activities and day trips apart from Stone Town, can be booked once in Zanzibar.

* One way flight from Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar price is $290 per person (airline luggage allowance is 23kgs per person, $4 will be charged for each extra kilo) if you wish to upgrade from the bus transport.

 

 

Option 2: Safari & Zanzibar 

Day 1: Moshi – Tarangire

After breakfast you will travel to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is one of Tanzania’s largest national parks and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lions, leopards, cheetahs and up to six thousand elephants. Enjoy your afternoon game drive. Overnight camping within Tarangire National Park

Day 2: Tarangire – Moshi

This morning you will enjoy more game viewing before commencing your drive back to Moshi. Expected driving time between Moshi and Tarangire is approx 3-4 hours each way. Overnight Paradise Hostel

Day 3: Moshi – Zanzibar

This morning you will depart Moshi very early (1am) and commence the journey to Dar es Salaam (the largest city in Tanzania). Your expected driving time is approx 9-11 hours. Arriving in the mid afternoon, you will be taken to the ferry terminal, where you will catch a large ferry across to the island of Zanzibar. This ferry will take approx 2 hours and you will be escorted by a local, English speaking guide. Upon arrival on Zanzibar, you will be met and transferred to the Palumbo Reef Beach resort.

Days 4 – 7: Full days to enjoy the resort, bar, ocean or organize additional day trips. This may include scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins, visiting Prison Island or Stone Town.

Day 8: Zanzibar

This morning, after breakfast, you will check out of the hotel for a day trip of Stone Town. From Stone Town you will than be directly taken to the Zanzibar airport for your flight home.

 

Cost: (based on minimum 10 people) : USD $1,150 per person

To book your spot on this extension package we request an initial installment of $200 to be paid online before 30th April. The remaining balance ($950) is then to be paid in USD cash upon arrival in Moshi before the climb start day.

 

Cost: (based on less than 10 people : USD $1,250 per person

To book your spot on this extension package we request an initial installment of $200 to be paid online before 30th April. The remaining balance ($1,050) is then to be paid in USD cash upon arrival in Moshi before the climb start day.

 

Inclusions:

* Safari park fees, camping fees, vehicles, English speaking driver/guides, cooks, tips all food on safari, drinking water and camping equipment.

* One way transport Moshi – Dar es Salaam including English speaking guide.

* Return vehicle transport ferry terminal – Palumbo Reef Resort-ferry terminal

* 5 nights accommodation at Palumbo Reef including breakfast, lunch and dinner

* Safari Guides, cooks and crew gratuity ($20)

 

Additional costs:

* Drinks.

* Activities and day trips apart from Stone Town, can be booked once in Zanzibar.

* One way flight from Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar price is $290 per person (airline luggage allowance is 23kgs per person, $4 will be charged for each extra kilo) if you wish to upgrade from the bus transport.

 

Option 3: Zanzibar Only (requires a minimum of 10 people)

Day 1Moshi – Zanzibar

This morning you will depart Moshi very early (1am) and commence the journey to Dar es Salaam (the largest city in Tanzania). Your expected driving time is approx. 9-11 hours. Arriving in the midafternoon, you will be taken to the ferry terminal, where you will catch a large ferry across to the island of Zanzibar. This ferry will take approx. 2 hours and you will be escorted by a local, English speaking guide. Upon arrival on Zanzibar, you will be met and transferred to the Palumbo Reef Beach resort.

Days 2 – 7: Full days to enjoy the resort, bar, ocean or organize additional day trips. This may include scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins, visiting Prison Island or Stone Town.

Day 8: Zanzibar

This morning, after breakfast, you will check out of the hotel for a day trip of Stone Town. From Stone Town you will than be directly taken to the Zanzibar airport for your flight home.

 

Cost: (based on minimum 10 people) : USD $665 per person

To book your spot on this extension package we request an initial instalment of $200 to be paid online before 30th April. The remaining balance ($465) is then to be paid in USD cash upon arrival in Moshi before the climb start day.

 

 

Inclusions:

* One-way transport Moshi-Dar es Salaam including English speaking guide.

* Return vehicle transport ferry terminal-Palumbo Reef Resort-ferry terminal

* 5 nights’ accommodation at Palumbo Reef including breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Additional costs:

* Drinks.

* Activities and day trips apart from Stone Town, can be booked once in Zanzibar.

* One way flight from Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar price is $290 per person (airline luggage allowance is 23kgs per person, $4 will be charged for each extra kilo) if you wish to upgrade from the bus transport.

 

Hotel Excursions (payable to the hotel):

The following excursions are on offer from the hotel at additional costs as listed below:
*Spice Tour ($25 per person)
No trip is complete without a visit to one of the island’s notable spice farms. Awaken your senses as you surround yourself among these expansive plantations filled with varieties of spices. Enjoy a sensual insight of ginger, vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper and cloves, and how they are used for traditional and modern medicines and cosmetics, and their influence on the local cuisine.

 

*Safari Blue ($45 per person full day)
The quiet sea and balmy breezes will relax your spirit, as you sail around this beautiful island. Enjoy a variety of cool drinks and speciality snacks, and hopefully be lucky enough to spot dolphins playfully jumping through the clear waters. The beautiful red glow of the sunset on the horizon radiates against the turquoise sea creating mesmerizing views and memories only imaginable in your dreams.

 

*Jozani Forest ($35 per person half day)
This ranger guided walking tour is an excellent introduction to Zanzibar’s only national park, Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park, southeast of Stone Town. Explore the lush flora and fauna of the forest’s nature trail, where you can hope to spot troops of its most famous resident, the Red Colobus Monkey as well as Bush Babies, Sykes Monkeys, Bush Pigs and a wide variety of butterflies and birds.

 

*Mnemba ($45 per person full day)
Surrounded by a coral atoll, swimming and snorkelling can be enjoyed directly from the beach. Fantastic diving with great coral reefs and sheer wall dives are found here where guests can admire the colourful underwater world.

 

*Prison Island ($45 per person full day)
While it never actually housed any prisoners and eventually became a quarantine station for yellow fever it is now best known as a sanctuary for the lovable Aldabra Giant Tortoises. In 1919 the British governor of Seychelles gifted the original 4 iconic residents to the island, and today remains a dedicated foundation to look after these gentle giants. Enjoy lunch and the rest of the day swimming or snorkelling around the sandbars. Just a quick 30-minute boat trip from Stone Town.

 

*Swim with Dolphins ($30 half day)
Dolphin safari offers you the experience of a lifetime, a chance to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. The seashore of the fishing village Kizimkazi is the home of several pods of humpback and bottlenose dolphins.

All the full day tours include lunch

 

Activities are to be Booked and Purchased once at the Hotel.