Independent: Zanzibar Experience

Take an exciting 4-day trip to the beautiful and intriguing island of Zanzibar by stopping through the bustling city of Dar es Salaam to grab the ferry on your way. See the city of Stone Town and visit it’s interesting historical landmarks. Relax and soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches and coral reefs of Nungwi Beach on the north side of the island.

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



Day 1

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 hotel 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 hotel. (Optional bus transfer from Arusha to Dar es Salaam prior to the start of this itinerary - 8 hour duration)


Day 2

Take an early morning shuttle transfer to Nungwi Beach and get settled in to your hotel. 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

Enjoy a full day snorkel trip with box lunch included to one of the many spectacular reefs around the island depending on the climate and season. Stop along the way at a white-sand beach to have a box lunch and soak up the sun. Remember to bring your sunblock and sunhat as you will be on the water all day. Relax with a drink at your hotel and party the night away for your last night on the island.


Day 4

Take a morning shuttle back to Stone Town Ferry Station where you will take a 2.5-hour first class boat ride back to Dar es Salaam where your trip will come to an end. (An optional bus transfer back to Arusha can be organized for you if you wish).

    • Pick-up at hostel and transfer to Ferry Terminal by taxi (included)
    • Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar by First Class Boat
    • Pick-up at Zanzibar boat station and transfer to Hotel in Stone Town (1 night)
    • Shuttle from Stone Town to Nungwi Beach Hotel (2 nights)
    • Nungwi Beach Full day Snorkel Day Tour with Lunch
    • Nungwi Beach Shuttle to Ferry Station
    • Ferry Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

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