Zanzibar Highlights

Let us go on an adventure to the side of East Africa where the lavish landscapes, wondrous wildlife and the ever passionate people come together to make the music called life.

Details & Itinerary

Day 1 – Nairobi:

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a representative of Akara Expeditions and given a short safari briefing before being transferred to a local hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2 – Nairobi / Zanzibar:

After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the airport for your scheduled flight to Zanzibar.

On arrival, transfer to your Stone Town hotel. Take your time to rest or enjoy a walk through the narrow winding streets.

Day 3 – Stone Town & Spice Farm

After breakfast your guide will meet you for a historical walking tour through Stone Town, followed by a tasteful lunch with Zanzibari specialties in one of the many restaurants in town. Stone Town is an old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses. Stone Town has brought together many different elements of the cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a thousand years. Enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating town, recently and deservedly declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

In the afternoon guide and driver take you to a spice plantation, to discover the richness of Zanzibar’s spices and fruits, many of them used for medical purposes. Zanzibar is known as the Spice Islands and was once the world’s leading producer of cloves. You will be able to see, smell and taste aromatic spices and scented plants including guava, mangoes, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, chillies, black pepper and cinnamon.

Day 4 – Leisure

Full day of relaxing on the beach, lounging by the pool or enjoying water activities offered by your lodge.

Day 5 – Dolphins at Kizimkazi & Jozani Forest

After breakfast take a short drive to Kizimkazi fishing village to view the amazing bottle-nosed and humpback dolphins, which are sighted during a short boat trip from the village. Kizimkazi is also the site with the oldest mosque of East Africa, dating of the 12th century, which is definitely worth a visit.

After a local Swahili lunch, the proceeds to Jozani Forest, with the unique Red Colobus monkeys and mysterious mangroves. The forest lies in a shallow trough in the fossil coral bed between the mangrove filled bays of Chwaka and Uzi. Seasonal flooding and a high-water table have given rise to a unique groundwater forest. It is also home to Syke’s monkeys, bush pigs and nocturnal Zanzibar leopards. The forest also offers a board walk, which leads through the mangrove forests at its southern end, which is an excellent place to spot the rare mangrove kingfisher.

Day 6 – Zanzibar / Nairobi

Depending on the departure of your flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Nairobi.

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At Akara Expeditions, we believe your trip should be designed just for you. The above expedition is an example showcasing available experience combinations that you can use to create your expedition with one of our dedicated Travel Specialists.

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