Independent: Zanzibar Experience

Go back in time on the island of Zanzibar where you can wander the ancient streets of Stone Town to visit historical landmarks such as the Sultan’s Palace and the old fort. Learn about the dramatic history of this island that played an important role in the spice and slave trades of the 1800’s. Go snorkeling on the north side of the island and enjoy the tropical beaches of Nungwi where travellers congregate to enjoy the sun and beautiful landscapes.

  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Supplier Tour ID: DARDES/201138
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Finishes: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Dar Es Salaam



Day 1

Dar es Salaam - Stone Town
Your exciting Zanzibar island experience begins in bustling city of Dar es Salaam, meaning “the abode of peace” in Arabic, where you will be transferred to the Ferry Terminal to take your 2.5-hour first class boat to the island of Zanzibar.
Upon arrival to Stone Town you will be transferred to your accommodation where you can relax and take advantage of the afternoon to explore this ancient town, which was once home to the former Zanzibar Sultanate, the center of the spice and slave trades in the 1800’s.
Take a walk to the marketplace, the old fort and the Sultan’s Palace of Wonders along the seafront promenade. Have a taste of flavorful Arabic food before resting up for the night at your accommodation.
An optional bus transfer from Arusha can be organized for you if you wish for an extra $75 USD.


Day 2

Stone Town - Nungwi Beach
Take an early morning shuttle transfer to Nungwi Beach and get settled in to your accommodation. Walk around this tiny town on the northern end of the island and soak up the Bohemian vibe. Awe at the beauty of the sea as you take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters.


Day 3

Half-Day Snorkel Day Trip from Nungwi Beach (L)
Enjoy a half-day snorkel trip (from around 8:00am-13:00pm) to one of the many spectacular reefs around the island. Remember to bring your sunblock and sunhat as you will be on the water. Relax with a drink (at your own expense) at your accommodation and party the night away for your last night on the island.


Day 4

Nungwi Beach - Dar es Salaam
You will be transferred to the Ferry Station in the morning, where you will take a 2.5-hour first class boat ride back to Dar es Salaam where your amazing trip will come to an end.
An optional bus transfer to Arusha can be organized for you if you wish for an extra $75 USD.

    • Roundtrip First-Class Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar with Accommodation Transfers
    • Transfer from Stone Town to Nungwi
    • 3 Nights in Budget Accommodation:
    • 1N Stone Town
    • 2N Nungwi Beach
    • Meals: 1 Lunch
    • Half-Day Snorkel Trip from Nungwi

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