Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival at the ZNZ Kisauni Airport, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative who will drive you to your hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing before reassembling in the evening for the trip briefing and a Welcome Dinner.

Note: Only one group transfer from the airport to the hotel is included in the price. Timings will be advised in due course. Additional transportation can be arranged at an extra cost.

Overnight at RIU Palace Zanzibar, Junior Suite Garden View (all Inclusive) or similar.

After breakfast, you will head to the northern tip of Zanzibar (a 45-minute drive) where you will board a private wooden dhow that will take you to the Mnemba Island Atoll. The beauty of this tropical atoll is mind-blowing! Enjoy some tasty Swahili snacks with a freshly prepared tropical fruit platter along with a selection of tea and water on board. Oh, and along the way, there is a good chance that you will see dolphins!

Upon arrival at the Mnemba Atoll, you will anchor in a lagoon with crystal clear waters, where you can enjoy one of the best snorkeling experiences that Zanzibar has to offer. Enjoy the shallow reefs, swim, or just relax and soak up the sun. When back to the secluded Muyuni beach, you will be served a freshly prepared seafood BBQ lunch.

Note: guests are not allowed on the Mnemba Island itself as it is a private lodge.

Overnight at RIU Palace Zanzibar, Junior Suite Garden View (all Inclusive) or similar.

You asked for extra free time to enjoy the beauties of Zanzibar? We hear you!
Relax in the exotic ambience of your hotel, swimming, sunbathing, or engaging in any of the activities offered:

SPORTS:
Gym Riu Fit, group fitness activities (several times per week).
Stand up paddle surfing (SUP), kayaking and snorkeling.
Steam bath and whirlpool bath.
Scuba diving and scuba diving school (additional cost applies).

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME:
Daytime programme (several times per week)
Shows, RIU evening programme or live music (several times per week)

ADDITIONAL ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES IN NEARBY FACILITIES (ADDITIONAL COST APPLIES):
Assorted water sports.
Bicycle hire, 3 km.


Overnight at RIU Palace Zanzibar, Junior Suite Garden View (all Inclusive) or similar.

After an early breakfast, you will head to Michamvi on the Southeast Coast, from where the boat departs for the Blue Lagoon (lowest tide 12.21).
The Blue Lagoon is next to the famous The Rock restaurant (known for its amazing cuisine); from there, it is just a short boat ride to the snorkeling area where you will have the opportunity to observe a vast amount of tropical fish or even starfish.

After this memorable snorkeling expedition, you may choose to lunch at The Rock: a world-famous restaurant, known not only for its extraordinary location, but also its fabulous food inspired by the local resources, and a combination of Zanzibar and Italian flavors (note that the cost of lunch is not included in the itinerary).
In the afternoon, you will embark on a Jozani Forest Adventure.

Jozani Forest is the last area of indigenous forest in Zanzibar and part of the Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. It is home to roughly one-third of the remaining endemic Kirk’s Red Colobus monkeys, one of Africa's rarest primates, and many other species of animals and plants. Jozani Forest is 44 sq. km large, that is, about 3% of the whole island, and includes groundwater forests, coastal forests, grassland, as well as mangroves and salt marshes on the coast. It provides a habitat for a wide variety of mammals, birds, and butterflies. A walk through this impressive flora and fauna is one of the highlights Zanzibar has to offer.

Overnight at RIU Palace Zanzibar, Junior Suite Garden View (all Inclusive) or similar.

Today you will enjoy a walk through the Spice Plantation on your way back to the airport. During the spice tour, you will get introduced to the secrets of this aromatic world. For centuries, Zanzibar's cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom and other spices, medicinal and ornamental plants, as well as tropical fruits attracted traders across the Indian Ocean. Some of the different plants you will encounter during this 3- to 4-hour tour include the henna bush, ylang-ylang, the lipstick tree, iodine plant, cocoa, cassava, dasheen cocoyam and – yes, Zanzibar coffee! Explore the island’s abundance of mouth-watering tropical fruits like jack fruit, pineapples, bananas, green coconut (madafu), durian, love apple (matufaa), rambutan (shoki-shoki), soursop (mabungo) and starfruit (carambola).
The tour includes lunch in a private, rural ambience and an optional stopover at the ruins of the Kidichi Persian Baths (ruins).

Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight back home.

Note: One group transfer is included in the itinerary. Additional transportation can be arranged at an extra cost.

Recommended departure time: after 5 pm.

Optional Extension: Exploring Stone Town

In the afternoon, and after dropping the rest of the group at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Stone Town.

In the evening, you will enjoy a dinner with live Taraab music at Emerson On Hurumzi Rooftop Teahouse.

Overnight:Park Hyatt Zanzibar / Stone Town,Park View King or similar.

After breakfast, prepare to explore Stone Town through a private, heritage walk. During a 3-hour tour through the narrowest streets in the world, you will gain a good understanding of the fascinating history of Zanzibar’s capital, and you will observe how several civilizations that passed by the city (Arabs, Indians, Yemenis, Persians, Portuguese, British, Chinese and others) blend with the African traditions, shaping a unique culture.

You will start with a visit to Stone Town’s colorful main market in Darajani, bustling with locals selling fresh vegetables and tropical fruits, before you continue to the site of the former slave market and the Anglican cathedral built in 1873.From there, you will visit the palace of the former Sultan of Zanzibar, the 'Hamamni Persian Bath', the Old Fort which is next to the 'House of Wonders' and many other buildings that reflect the variety of cultural influences.

There are distinctive features of Arab and Indian urban architecture to discover at every turn, such as the famous Zanzibar doors, elaborately carved with verses from the Q’ran (Arab) or ornaments likeplants and animals (Indian), further enhanced with brass studs, quaint balconies and verandas, small hidden gardens, saints’ graves, and much more.

Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight back home.

Recommended departure time: after 5 pm.