This 4 Days Swahili Classic Budget Safaris to Zanzibar focuses on the Stonetown (its capital), as well as on other interesting aspects such as Kizimbani Village and fishing villages. This tour can easily be extended to allow for some time for the beaches of Zanzibar.
Day 1 – Arrival in Zanzibar, Stonetown
On arrival at Zanzibar Airport, you will be met and transferred to Stone Town. Accommodation is on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Day 2 – Full Day Spice Tour
Depart from the hotel for a spice tour, This involves visiting the spices growing areas to see different spices and to learn their nature, uses and taste some of them right on the spot depending on the season. In addition, it involves visits to the famous spices producing area where you can see medicinal, cosmetics, ornamental plants and herbs. Most of the interesting items are cloves, nutmeg, rambutan, lipstick, iodine plant, lemon grass, vanilla, henna, shampoo plant etc.
You will have the unique opportunity to purchase these exclusive spices straight from the source. Finally, you will visit the Kidichi Persian Baths that were built by the first Sultan of Zanzibar named Sultan Said Said Bin Sultan in 1850 and Maruhubi Palace Ruins built by the third Sultan of Zanzibar named Sultan Said Baraghash Bin Said in 1880 which was built especially for housing 99 of his harem. Swahili Lunch at Serena Restaurant in Mangapwani. This is followed by a visit to the Slave Caves. Dinner at a restaurant in town. Overnight at the hotel
Day 3 – Full Day Cultural Tour
After breakfast depart for a cultural tour. Today you will get a first-hand glimpse at the everyday lives and enduring traditions of the Zanzibari people, on a visit to two separate and very special villages and also visit a local School. After Lunch at a Local Restaurant, you return to your Hotel. In the evening, depart from the hotel for a sunset cruise along Stone Town waterfront
Return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 4 – Depart Zanzibar
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight home.