The 7 days Zanzibar tour is a perfect get away in Tanzania. It allows you relax off on the white sand beaches, walk through the historical stone town, visit the prison Island, the house of wonders, and have a Spice tour as well as visiting the Old Fort and the Palace Museum.

Day 1: Arrival and Check in

You will meet our company representative on arrival at Zanzibar airport. He will briefly take you through the whole trip as he transfers you to the Stone town for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options:

Luxury – Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Midrange – Sunshine Marine Lodge
Budget – Samaki Lodge and Spa

Day 2: Guided walk in the Stone town

On this day, wake up to a delicious breakfast and have a guided walk through the Historical stone Town. You will walk through the famed Stone town that still stands to showcase history. Walk through the bustling market of Zanzibar, the narrow corner streets passing by different historical buildings and places. Visit the historical cathedrals and mosques. Have local lunch in the local restaurants and in the evening return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options:

Luxury – Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Midrange – Sunshine Marine Lodge
Budget – Samaki Lodge and Spa

Day 3: House of Wonders visit

On this day you will visit the House of Wonders. This was the most modern building in East Africa at the time of its construction. The House of Wonders exhibits the cultural and architectural facts of Zanzibar, Britain, Portugal and Oman over the past centuries. You will have insights into the Zanzibari and Swahili culture. It was the first town to have electricity and an elevator in East Africa. It is the tallest and grandest building in the Stone Town. Standing at the upper flows of the building gives you stunning views of the town and the surrounding.

Accommodation options:

Luxury – Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Midrange – Sunshine Marine Lodge
Budget – Samaki Lodge and Spa

Day 4: Spice Tour and Jozani trip

Have breakfast and go out for the Spice tour, exploring the spice and fruit plantations close to the Stone Town. This will be an in-depth Spice tour giving you detailed information, not only about the spices, but also the herbs that were originally grown here. You will have lunch at the guides’ home to taste the spices grown here.

After lunch you will head to the beach resort, passing by Jozani Forest; a habitat for the rare endemic red colobus monkeys and other monkey species. Then have some relaxation at the beach as you wait on returning back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:

Luxury – Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Midrange – Sunshine Marine Lodge
Budget – Samaki Lodge and Spa

Day 5: Prison Island and Palace Museum

Today you will wake up to a palatable breakfast and visit the Prison Island. Its located about 1-2 hours away from the Stone town. This island portrays the dark history of Zanzibar because it used to be a prison for the stubborn slaves, and when slavery was abolished, it became an isolation island for people with deadly diseases. Today the island is a reserve for East Africa’s oldest giant tortoises.

In the afternoon you will cruise back to the Stone town for lunch and visit the Palace museum. It was built as a home for the Sultan and his family so it serves as a museum for the Sultan families. It is the most historic building in the Stone Town.

Accommodation options:

Luxury – Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Midrange – Sunshine Marine Lodge
Budget – Samaki Lodge and Spa

Day 6: Old Fort and beach relaxation

This is the oldest building in the stone Town and it’s located along the waterfront. It was originally built in the 17th century with a purpose of protecting the island from the Portuguese attack. Visitors here admire the remains of the remains of the Fort. Here you can even buy souvenirs locally made by the natives.

Accommodation options:

Luxury – Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Midrange – Sunshine Marine Lodge
Budget – Samaki Lodge and Spa

Day 7: Departure

In the morning, on waking up, have breakfast and be transferred to Zanzibar airport for a flight back home.