Tanzanian Adventure Trek 3 – Zanzibar 3 Day Excursion
For those who would like to a relaxing break on the white sand beaches of Zanzibar after their treks to Kilimanjaro or the Safari Adventure. With optional tours to the Stone Town, Spice Markets, Prison Island, etc.
Costs: £325 – Zanzibar 3 Day Excursion - see more info below.
Dates: SAT 14 OCT - MON 16 OCT 2017
Availability: 20 Persons Max
Event Host: Pash +44 (0)[masked]
Zanzibar is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, and several islets. It is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, and 6° south of the equator. Zanzibar Island (known locally as Unguja, but as Zanzibar internationally) is 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, occupying a total area of approximately 650 square miles. It is characterised by beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, and the magic of historic Stone Town – said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.
The Stone Town - may not have a particularly romantic name, but Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, little changed in the last 200 years. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors – there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. You can spend many idle hours and days just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.
Zanzibar’s brilliant white beaches lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean provide the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun and take a break from some busy sightseeing.
The beaches in Zanzibar are a paradise, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages, where the people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years. There are more than 25 fantastic beaches in Zanzibar, and some are so peaceful and remote that the only noise breaking the silence is likely to be the ocean.
3 Star - Zanzibar Hotel (Shared - Twin Room) with Breakfast.
Cost & Payment
It is £325 for the 3-day excursion, to secure your place on this trip we will need £25 deposit (non-refundable and non-transferable) payable via Paypal via meetup.
The deposit to be paid no later than the following dates;
Deposit £300 to be paid before 30th MAR 2017
All deposits to be transferred to the following account
GOA-Group,[masked],[masked] (Nationwide) with your meetup username or fullname as Reference.
The cheapest flights to Kilimanjaro are with Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways currently, priced between £470 - £700.
2x nights at a Zanzibar Hotel (Shared - Twin Room) with Breakfast.
Ferry Crossing (Tanzania to Zanzibar)
Transfer (To and From Hotel)
Group Admin Fee £25 (covers Admin and Meetup costs)
(Does not include flights, lunch or dinner, guide tips or any items purchased during your stay)
Tours of Zanzibar
Stone Town Tour is a half day guided driving trip which also includes short walks that enable you to explore the fascinating historical sites of the old parts of Zanzibar town, the tour will include a visit to the Former slave market (The Anglican Cathedral), the Historical and natural history museums of Zanzibar, the house of wonders, the old fort. The old central market of Zanzibar etc. The tour old central market of Zanzibar etc.
The tour will be arranged the afternoon 1500 hrs to 1800 hrs, giving you time to settle into your accommodation and relax.
Spice Tour tour visits various villages such as Bububu, Kidichi and Kizimbani northwards of Stone town. Clients will be able to see, touch, smell and even taste some of the spices and fruits available on the Island. The trip also offers invitingly attractive photographic scenery on the fruit garden, mud houses thatched with coconut palm leaves and the living style of Zanzibar is in the countryside areas.
Mangapwani Slave Cave is not natural, but cut out of the coral limestone. It is a sort of cellar, more or less a square-shaped cell. It was built for storing slaves by Mohammed Bin Nassor Al-Alawi, a prominent slave trader. Boats from Africa (Tanzania) landed at the nearby beach and unloaded their human "cargo". The slaves were kept here until they were taken to Zanzibar Town or to Oman.In 1873 Sultan Barghash signed the Anglo- Zanzibari treaty which officially abolished the slave trade. Some time after the cave was still used as a place to hide slaves, as an illicit trade continued for many years. Today, the cave itself remains, although the wooden roof under which the slaves were hidden has now gone. There are steps which lead down onto the cavern floor.
Prison Island Special boat trips are arranged either half day or full day to this small resort and it takes thirty-five minutes to reach the Island. Historically Island was used as point of concealment of slaves later became a temporary hospital and a quarantine island especially during the outbreak of contagious diseases in the last century. The Island is endowed with natural features attractive while sand beach for swimming and the colorful coral reef for snorkeling. A number of giant tortoises, durket different birds can easily be seen in the island. The boat will be leaving at the big fig tree at Forodhani in Stone Town.
Jozani Forest Is a half day driving trip to Jozani Natural Forest reserve to see red colobus monkey that are endemic to Zanzibar. These Monkeys are very charming, friendly and easy to take pictures while you can watch feeding and playing in the trees. Also you will have a short walk into the forest to see different types of plants and trees species that are still existing in this forest. Jozani forest is on the Southern part of Stone Town, some 45 min. drive.
Dolphin Tour This is a full day excursion on a traditional dhow and see various species of Dolphins including spinner bottle nose an blue dolphins at a very close range within touching distance. Our Dhows are equipped with sun shelters and modern life jackets. The tour will also takes clients out to the coral reef where can enjoy some of the most remarkable snorkeling. Different species of coral and other marine can also be seen. This tour will include also the transfers to Kizimkazi some one and half drive (70 KM). Lunch will be included and equipment.
North Coast Excursion Is a full day Drive due North into the heart of the local villages to have a thorough insight of the native heritage e.g. copra making. Via Mvuleni water cave, stop by MKOKOTONI VILLAGE market to witness fish auction scene and have your choice of the catch of the day including lobsters. With the admiration of the traditional dhow building nearby, swim and lunch (Bar-Be-Cue) at the marvelous Nungwi Beach.
Swahili Culture Tour
Driven to one of the beautiful and ever Green village to explore the natural culture, tours enjoying a full day excursion of full local activities (Swahili coast culture) coconut palms, thatching baskets, weaving, pottery, grinding millets, rice, coconut rope making, coconut palm climbing, Zanzibar aroma and incense, construction of local homes bread making, spices, banana plantations, seasonal fruits, local Koran classes, local traditional music/songs and dancers.
Equipment & Items
For a detailed list of Equipment and Items required CLICK HERE
Do not forget your swimming costumes to enjoy those lovely beaches.
Rsvping: If you rsvp YES that means you are committed for the dates/times as advertised.
Medical/Air Rescue Insurance Cover
It is essential that you have medical/air rescue insurance cover should anything happen to you whilst travelling with the group.
If you require insurance cover we highly recommend sign up with BMC who specialise in outdoor activities https://www.thebmc.co.uk/insurance
For our Safari Trek select the Trek option.
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We will also be joined by members from GOA - Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain on this trip.
Refunds offered if:
Additional notes: We do not offer refunds - If you are unable to attend for whatever reason, you are advised to advertise on the meetup page and sell your place to those on the Waiting List.
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.