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Zanzibar Beach Break
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Book today for a Low Deposit of £49pp followed by 4 monthly Direct Debit payments of £438pp (Standard deposit £150pp)
Why book...
  • Wind through Stone Town's narrow alleyways and discover a UNESCO World Heritage that’s steeped in centuries of history and a dark, but intriguing past
  • Savour the smell of cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and more on an optional tour through one of the Zanzibar's spice plantations
  • Spend four nights relaxing on the idyllic shores of Chwaka Bay on Zanzibar's East Coast with easy access to Jozani Forest, Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
Overview Full itinerary

Three-night tour of Stone Town and Zanzibar's North Coast, followed by four-night stay at Chwaka Bay on Zanzibar's East Coast

Jambo - Welcome to the Spice Island of Zanzibar!

This remote, pristine paradise boasts clear blue waters, powder-white beaches, and the heady scent of spices filling the air. During your three-night tour through Zanzibar’s North Coast; discover the blend of cultures in the local cuisine, wander the winding alleyways of historic Stone Town, delight your senses on an optional guided spice tour, or simply relax on one of Zanzibar’s famous beaches.

On day 4 transfer to Chwaka Bay on Zanzibar’s East Coast and check into Filao Beach Zanzibar for your final four nights. This idyllic hotel sits alongside the beach and Indian Ocean. Enjoy a complimentary boat trip to the untouched white sandy beach of Kae and easy access to Jozani Forest, Mnemba, Pungume, and Chumbe Islands; Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Kidichi Spice Farms, Nungwi, Kuza Cave, and Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium. On day 8 you'll transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Day 1Stone Town
Day 2Zanzibar North Coast
Day 3Zanzibar North Coast
Day 4-8Filao Beach Zanzibar
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Day 1 - Stone Town

Welcome to Zanzibar, Tanzania – an archipelago filled with idyllic beaches, vibrant markets, and a varied, and sometimes dark, past. This is a place rooted in slavery, where Arabian sultans once lived and Swahili and Islamic influences blend together to create an exotic island paradise steeped in centuries of history. With no planned activities today, why not throw yourself into the midst of Stone Town’s maze of narrow streets – every twist and turn is alive with an enticing mix of fragrant bazaars, enchanting mosques, and charming ruins? Perhaps head to one of the bars on the seafront and soak up the salty ocean air with a cocktail in hand. Optional activities comprise: Stone Town - Handicraft & Music Urban Adventure or Stone Town - Culinary Urban Adventure.

Day 2 - Zanzibar North Coast

Venture out of Stone Town this morning and drive to the spice plantations for a guided tour to learn all about the history of this town's renowned spice trade. Take the opportunity to touch, smell, and taste various spices – such as cinnamon, vanilla, and ginger – then sample some delicious teas! After lunch, head to the northern beaches, where white sands and sparkling blue seas await. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure – this is the Indian Ocean at its best. Optional activities include: Zanzibar - Dhow Trip and Zanzibar - Snorkelling.

Day 3 - Zanzibar North Coast

Wake up in paradise and enjoy a full day of freedom to indulge in the beautiful island surrounds. Take the opportunity to snorkel in the transparent waters, walk the stretch of powder white sand, and paddle in the bath-like Indian Ocean. Dine on freshly-caught sumptuous seafood or simply relax in a hammock underneath a coconut tree with a good book. There are many other ways you can spend your day – perhaps talk to your leader for any recommendations. Optional activities include: Zanzibar - Dhow Trip and Zanzibar - Snorkelling.

Day 4-8 - Filao Beach Zanzibar

Transfer to Chwaka Bay on Zanzibar's East Coast for your final four nights. Check into Filao Beach Zanzibar which showcases a beautiful combination of traditional grandeur and modern facilities. Nestling in idyllic tropical gardens with views of the Indian Ocean; it is the perfect place to flop and drop for a few days with a plethora of things to see and do, tasty cuisine, and stylish guest accommodation. You can embark on a complimentary boat trip to the untouched white sandy beach of Kae. You'll also have easy access to Jozani Forest, The Safari Blue, Kae Funk, Mnemba Island, Pungume Island, Chumbe Island, Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Kidichi Spice Farms, Nungwi, Kuza Cave, Jumbiani, Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium, and Paje.

The facilities at Filao Beach Zanzibar include: an outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace with loungers and towels, beach with loungers and parasols, restaurant, bar, private dining on the beach, room service, complimentary Wi-Fi, excursions, spa with pampering treatments, kids' club, parking, and 24-hour reception with concierge, laundry facilities, luggage storage, and airport shuttle on request.

Main Restaurant is your daily go-to for freshly-cooked and imaginative dishes from breakfast through to dinner created from fresh local and the finest imported ingredients. Jetty Bar combines Indian Ocean views with socialising, signature cocktails, and a selection of wines, spirits, juices, and mocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. Private candle-lit dinners by the beach can also be arranged featuring colourful delicacies such as a seafood platter, fresh fish, local specialities, and seasonal fruit.

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Guide price is per person. Based on 2 people sharing for 7 nights. Flying from regional airports. Year round departures. Transfers included.
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