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Spicy Zanzibar Holiday – TZS4
Explore historical Stone Town, Prison Island, Maruhubi Palace, and Mangapwani village on this spicy Zanzibar Holiday itinerary. Known as The Spice Islands, Zanzibar was used as a major trade route by Persian and Portuguese traders before becoming under the control of The Sultanate of Oman and eventually under the British Empire. Learn some history while visiting plantations, bask in the sun or go diving in the marvellous Indian Ocean. 4 days Stone Town to Stone Town.
On arrival at the airport or harbour, you will be met and transferred to your Stone Town hotel. Overnight at the hotel is on Bed & Breakfast basis.
After breakfast, depart for a guided tour of Stone Town. This tour commences with a visit to Zanzibar’s colorful market. Alive with the buzz of locals bartering fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, amongst the heady smell of exotic fruits, we continue on to the site of the cathedral built in 1874. The cathedral signifies a potent time in Zanzibar’s history and stands on the sight of a past slave market, its high altar standing on the exact site of the whipping post. Slavery was abolished in 1873 through a decree passed by the then current Sultan of Zanzibar. From here we visit the residence of the late Sultans of Zanzibar, ‘Tip Tip House’, the Old Fort, ‘Peoples Palace’ and the House of Wonders’, full of intrigue and vivid history from a bygone era. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old Stone Town, the heart of Zanzibar’s vivacious history with time for shopping. At 1500hrs, we take a boat trip to Prison Island, the former prison for slaves and quarantine station for Zanzibar, an absolute worthwhile experience. Here you may also experience giant tortoises in the wild.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
This morning, we will proceed to Mangapwani village via Maruhubi Palace ruins, with a visit of the slave caves and chambers. Lunch is at Serena Mangapwani Restaurant. The restaurant is located on the outskirts of Zanzibar stone town. The Serena Mangapwani Restaurant and Watersports Centre is a great destination for those looking for somewhere special. Visitors to Mangapwani are offered a fresh seafood barbeque cooked to perfection by Serena’s expert team of chefs. The atmosphere is informal and friendly and the restaurant comprises a series of traditional makuti bandas, all set into a lush hillside overlooking an idyllic beach. Guests can also enjoy optional fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, catamaran rides and other pleasant distractions at the well-equipped watersports centre. Late in the afternoon, we will drive back to Stone Town and your hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.