Zanzibar, Tanzania Getaway
Hotel: Serena Hotel , Prime room with view of ocean
Zanzibar is an archipelago of islands - the most famous being Unguja located 25 km from the mainland coast at Dar es Salaam.
The island is famous for its mix of exotic and idyllic beaches, famous spice plantations, history (Stone Town being the capital) and diverse culture.
This archipelago is renowned for clear warm waters, coral reefs, and rich marine diversity making it a perfect under-water destination for snorkeling and diving.
Day 1- Arrival - Meet and Assist.Transfer to Hotel
Enjoy a Swahili Dinner tonight Overnight Hotel
Day 2 - Post breakfast enjoy a Historic Stone Town and Spice Island Tour
Stone Town is the heart of the historical Zanzibar with its old buildings and narrow streets dating back to the Slave Trade era hence a heritage-protected site.
The tour includes a visit to the Darajani town market, the former slave market, slave caves and cells, Forodhani gardens, the house of wonders, Sultan Palace, and the Old Portuguese Fort.
The tour provides a rare experience why Zanzibar is referred to as the Spice Island with a tour of the rural Zanzibar to small-hold farms and plantations where the locals are growing spices such as Vanilla, Nutmeg, Clove, Cardamon, Cinnamon, etc., medicinal and ornamental plants and variety of tropical and local fruits. You get detailed description of the spices and learn how to use the different plants for local dishes, herbal medicine, and traditional ceremonies which are an important aspect of the Zanzibaris life.
Day 3 - A Day out at Pange Sandbank
The enchanting tiny sandy island is located approximately 1 kilometer from the hotel and accessible by boat in just 30 minutes.
Surrounded by the amazing sea, in the most beautiful shades of blue and green water, guests can enjoy spectacular sea views in every direction. Nyange sandbank is 30 minutes further.
This amazing full-day excursion includes something for everyone!
* The day starts by visiting the historic Prison Island. The prison once used
as a seclusion gives a unique opportunity to support the Aldabra
Tortoise; Presently this species is considered vulnerable and has been
placed on IUCN Red List. It is a perfect picture moment as well.
* After that, guests take to sail to the sandbank of Pange. They spend the best
part of the day soaking in the sun or taking a cool plunge in the turquoise
waters that surround them. They can simply relax or take a swim and
snorkel. The underwater world is truly amazing. The tropical fish that
swim amongst the beautiful, live coral reef around the sandbank is a
marvelous sight. After the guests have worked up an appetite, they sit
down and relax while enjoying chilled drinks and can take part in
the preparation of their lunch seafood BBQ. Priceless! Sail back to Stone town.
Day 4 - At Leisure to make use of their Optional Tours like massage treatments and beach dining facilities
Zanzibar Serena Hotel offers a variety of Massage Treatments to help you relax during your stay with them.
In Zanzibar Life is a Beach!
And at Zanzibar Serena Hotel you can seat right by the beach listen to the sea waves kissing the shoreline as you sip on your chilled favorite drink and appreciate an exceptional dining experience.
The hotel has direct access to the beachfront and with the weather collaborating the hotel organizes individual dinners for
the lucky few who opt for a real beach experience. A complete set with its own dining table set right on the beach.
Day 5 - Departure
Post breakfast you will be transferred to the
airport for your onward destination