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 or exploring your neighborhood at your own pace before the group assembles in the evening for a briefing session on the upcoming activities 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.

Accommodation: Kisiwa On The Beach / Paje, “Starehe” Garden View Villa, based on half board.

Prepare for a full day by the sea, sailing on Mimi the Dhow which, with its traditional ambience, will take you back in time.

After breakfast, you will sail off from Kizimkazi towards Pungume Island (a 1.5-hour journey, during which you will enjoy relaxing on the deck). At the island, you will stop at the coral reef – one of Zanzibar's top 3 snorkeling spots – for a few hours of snorkeling. Later, you will continue to the island’s famous deserted beach known as Sandbank. There, you will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch full of local flavors (sea food, local specialties, and exotic fruits) that will definitely impress you.

After lunch, you will still have enough time at the beach to rest, swim, or merely enjoy the breathtaking views, before returning to your hotel for the night.

Duration: 7 hours

Accommodation: Kisiwa On The Beach / Paje, “Starehe” Garden View Villa, based on half board.

Free time in Zanzibar is never enough! So we have added a free day in the itinerary to give you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the island at your own pace. Relax in the exotic ambience of your hotel, swimming and sunbathing.

Accommodation: Kisiwa On The Beach / Paje, “Starehe” Garden View Villa, based on half board.

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 (reknowned 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: known not only for its extraordinary location, but also its fabulous menu 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. The area is 44 sq. km, 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 the forest’s impressive flora and fauna is one of the highlights Zanzibar has to offer.

Accommodation: Kisiwa On The Beach / Paje, “Starehe” Garden View Villa, based on half board.

After breakfast, you will bid the seaside goodbye as you will head to the airport for your departure back home. On the way there, you will stop at the Spice Plantation for an introduction to the secrets of the island’s aromatic treasure.

For centuries, Zanzibar's cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom and other spices, medicinal and ornamental plants, as well as tropical fruits attracted traders from 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! You will also 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 flights.

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

Recommended departure time: after 5 pm.