Highlights

Tanzania is part of East Africa, the largest of the three (3) countries. It’ s amazing scenery is most evident in its national parks and game reserves

The biggest annual event in Tanzania begins at the Serengeti National Park near the Kenyan border, when huge herds of wildebeests head for greener pastures in Kenya. Starting in April each year, more than 2 million of these animals migrate across the Serengeti’s southern plains accompanied by zebras, antelopes, gazelles, lions and tourists. Tanzanian Independence Day (December 9) somehow pales in significance.
Step out into the vast open plains that dominate much of Tanzania and you suddenly feel very, very small. And so you should. You’ve just joined one of the largest, wildest animal populations in the world. Wildebeest, monkey, antelope, lion, cheetah, crocodile, gazelle, flamingo – you name them, Tanzania’s had great White plunderers shoot them. But these days they use cameras rather than guns. An economically poor country troubled by rowdy neighbours and opportunistic colonial powers, Tanzania offers some of the best wildlife spotting opportunities on the continent. Famous parks such as the Serengeti and Mt Kilimanjaro, or the wonderful crater of Ngorongoro, make many drab towns here well worth the stopover. Then there’s the country’s very sexy appendage – Zanzibar. One of several islands off Tanzania’s coast, this former spice centre simply oozes exotica and scented Persian bath water.

Tour Name CCTT401 -CULTURAL ZANZIBAR
No of Days 5 NIGHTS / 6DAYS
Prices From On request
CountryTanzania
Validity

Day 1 – On arrival at the airport or harbour, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Stone Town. Overnight at the hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis

 

Day 2 – After breakfast depart for a guided tour of Stone Town. This tour commences with a visit to Zanzibar’s colourful market. Alive with the buzz of locals bartering fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, amongst the heady smell of Jack fruit (and many other exotic fruits) we continue on to the site of the cathedral built in 1874. The cathedral signifies a potent time in Zanzibar’s history and stands on the sight of a past slave market, its high altar standing on the exact site of the whipping post. Slavery was abolished in 1873 through a decree passed by the then current Sultan of Zanzibar. From here we visit the residence of the late Sultans of Zanzibar, ‘Tip Tip House’, the Old Fort, ‘Peoples Palace’ and the House of Wonders’, full of intrigue and vivid history from a bygone era. The tour ends with a stroll through the narrow streets of the old stone town, the heart of Zanzibar’s vivacious history with time for shopping. Lunch at a local restaurant. 1500hrs, boat trip to Prison Island, the former prison for slaves and quarantine station for Zanzibar, is an absolute worthwhile experience. Here you will also experience giant tortoises in the wild. Dinner at a local restaurant Return to the hotel for overnight.

Day 3 – After breakfast transfer to Mangapwani village. Visit of the slave caves and chambers. Lunch at Mangapwani Serena Restaurant. The restaurant is located on the outskirts of Zanzibar stone town. The Serena Mangapwani Restaurant and Watersports Centre is a great destination for those looking for somewhere special. Visitors to Mangapwani are offered a fresh seafood barbeque cooked to perfection by Serena’s expert team of chefs. The atmosphere is informal and friendly and the restaurant comprises a series of traditional makuti bandas, all set into a lush hillside overlooking an idyllic beach. At additional costs guests can also enjoy fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, catamaran rides and other pleasant distractions at the well-equipped watersports centre. Late in the afternoon, drive back to stone town. Overnight at the hotel in Stone town.

Day 4 – After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Rates include:
• Transportation,
• Services of multi-lingual driver guide,
• Park entry fees
• Accommodation as mentioned on program
• Government taxes
• 1 litre mineral water per person per day.

Not included:
• Tips and gratuities
• Laundry,
• Drinks and beverages and any other item of a personal nature.
• All prices are subject to change without notice as a result of increased rates or fluctuation of foreign currency, oil prices and from any other unforeseen circumstances.

2 - 6 Days Cultural Zanzibar

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