Zanzibar Experience Getaway

4 Nights / 5 Days
From $430 inc: transfers & lodges

Zanzibar’s Stone Town is an exotic, classic multicultural melting pot with a history of multiple cultures embedded in this Indian Ocean port town with a legacy that excites all the senses. Your senses begin to enliven the moment you arrive in Stone Town. You can smell the sea, taste the exotic on the tip of your tongue; cloves, cardamom, pineapples and coconut that ooze softly in the sun. Zanzibar’s flamboyant soul is imbued with cultural piquancy; the passing treads of myriad cultures are evident and discovering the heritage is a pleasure that brings with it a deep understanding on the way of Swahili life and its influence has spanned through the Indian Ocean Coastline and the inlands of East Africa.


Day 1: Transfer to Stone Town / Stone Town Guided Tour / Tembo Hotel (B)
Day 2: Morning Spice Farm Tour / Afternoon at leisure / Tembo Hotel (B)
Day 3: Morning Prison Island Tour / Afternoon at leisure / Tembo Hotel (B)
Day 4: Day Tour to Jozani Forest & Kizimkazi / Tembo Hotel (B)
Day 5: Pick up and transfer to Zanzibar International Airport (B)

Abbreviations: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Trip Includes

  • All transfers in Zanzibar in private vehicle with air condition
  • English-speaking driver guide
  • Bottled water in the vehicle during transfers
  • Meals and accommodations as described in the itinerary
  • A Stone Town guided tour, Spice Farm Tour and Prison Island Tour
  • A day tour to Jozani Forest and Kizimkazi Area on Southern Zanzibar Island
Best for: Families and Couples
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Why we love it

Travelling with family to Zanzibar Island for a holiday getaway is a great opportunity. The people of Zanzibar graciously welcome families and the Island is filled with child-friendly activities, parks and hotels that cater to young kids with care and attention. Zanzibar has long maintained an Old-World charm and very respectful people. The Island has just enough all-inclusive hotels in Stone Town and superb attractions around Stone Town within short driving distances from Stone Town and walking distances to inland smaller villages and marketplaces, which makes Zanzibar well-rounded for families and couples alike.

Safari Itinerary

Stay Route / Destination Meals/ Accommodation
5 Nights

Road transfer from Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ) to Stone Town. Afternoon Stone Town guided tour.

Overnight at Tembo Hotel.

Tembo House Hotel is located on the seafront and is ideally located for exploring Stone Town’s waterfront area, the inner labyrinth streets and historical sites. The hotel has 37 rooms of varying size and comfort. All rooms are en suite and most have balconies overlooking either the beach, or the hotel’s courtyard pool. The breakfast buffet, included in the room price, is basic but generally good. The restaurant serves both local and international dishes. The friendly staff are well trained and helpful and will offer advice on guides and activities. 

Morning pick up from hotel and start the Spice Farm Tour. Afternoon at leisure to relax by the swimming pool or on the beach and enjoy the marine and land activities.

Breakfast and overnight at Tembo Hotel.

A Spice Farm Tour ideally starts at 9:00AM with a short drive to visit Livingstone House the former residence of Dr. Livingstone – famous explorer and missionary. Thereafter proceed on a drive to the Bububu Area where spices, and exotic fruits are grown. Learn how the spices are cultivated and how they are used and enjoy some freshly prepared meals prepared with spices as well as fresh seasonal fruits such as the Rose Apples, Jackfruit or Guavas. Visit the Mtoni and Maruhubi Palace Ruins on your way back to Stone Town.

Mid-morning meet up for the start of the excursion to the Prison Island. Afternoon at leisure to relax by the swimming pool or on the beach and enjoy the marine and land activities.

Breakfast and overnight at Tembo Hotel.

Prison Island Tour is exciting most especially for families with children. The Island is 20 minutes away from Stone Town by boat and has spectacular coral reefs. The highlights include visiting Llyod Mathew’s architecture of the historic building and the coral rag forest within the Island which is home to duiker antelopes, butterflies and weavers but the long-lasting attraction are the Giant tortoises that shuffle through the trees, with the patience that old age brings them. Some of these tortoises are great photo opportunities and to charm the young at heart. 

Day tour to the southern Zanzibar region: Jozani Forest and Kizimkazi area.

Breakfast and overnight at Tembo Hotel.

A day tour to Jozani Forest towards the south of the island, is a wonder and delightful hands-on experience, stunning scenery when walking with a guide through the nature trail, lined with mostly eucalyptus and mahogany trees. The forest is home to a number of endemic species, including the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey. A scenic drive further south leads to the Kizimkazi Village where you can see the local Zanzibari village life, learn about their livelihood activities and enjoy a tasty lunch meal. An optional afternoon Dolphin Tour can be enjoyed before returning to Stone Town.

Scheduled road transfer to the Zanzibar INT Airport (ZNZ) to catch your homebound flight.

Breakfast at the Tembo Hotel.

Zanzibar Experience Getaway: Prices

Ground Transportation, Accommodations, Meals and Activities, Prices based on per person


                                          Each of 2 People         Single Room 

01.11.18 – 15.12.18              $431                          $215
01.04.19 – 15.06.19              $386                          $188
16.04.19 – 30.06.18              $431                          $215

Experiences on Zanzibar Experience Getaway

The unique Africa travel experiences are what remain memorable long after your safari. It’s about the amazing moment when you witness the Wildebeest Migration; it’s about the hour you gazed awe at a pride of lions; it’s about the few hours spent exploring the largest intact caldera that hosts a myriad of wildlife; it’s about the bountiful opportunities you get to capture the iconic landscapes, wildlife, and birdlife as well as the gracious people of Tanzania.

Zanzibar Experience Getaway (Before Safari)

Pre-Tanzania Horizon extra night on full board at Karibu Heritage House with half day game drive and half day walking safari in Arusha NP in non-private (shared) vehicle.