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Essence of Zanzibar Extension

Trip Length

Trip Code

6 days PFZESP

Countries Visited

Tanzania

Start City

End City

Stone Town, Zanzibar Stone Town, Zanzibar
Essence of Zanzibar Extension

Why we love it:

Essence of Zanzibar Extension


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Stone Town

Travel time: From Stone Town Airport to Hotel - Approximately 15 minutes

Accommodation: Zanzibar Serena Hotel or similar, Stone Town, Zanzibar

Activities:

Day 2: Stone Town

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Zanzibar Serena Hotel or similar, Stone Town, Zanzibar

Activities:

Day 3-5: East Coast Beaches

Travel time: Approximately 1.5 hours driving

Meals included: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Accommodation: Breezes Beach Club or similar, East Coast - Zanzibar

Activities:

Day 6: Zanzibar Airport

Travel time: Approximately 1.5 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

What's Included

Transport

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Fitness

You do not need any real fitness for this extension.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Tanzania
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders currently require a visa for Tanzania. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Care must be taken to ensure that your visa does not expire before your proposed date of entry to Tanzania (visas are usually valid for three months from the date of issue). It is recommended that visas should be obtained before departure. A visa fee of US$50 is charged to most foreign nationals. A visa fee of US$100 is charged for US citizens.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Tanzania

East Africa - Lonely Planet

Going Down River Road - Meja Mwangi

Flame Trees of Thika - Elspeth Huxley


Important Information

FLIGHTS:
As return transfers are included, please ensure the correct details are provided to Peregrine prior to your departure. A representative will then meet you at Zanzibar Airport on arrival and collect you from your hotel on the final day to transfer you back to Stone Town. If flight details are not provided clients will need to make their own way to and from the airport. A departure tax of US$5 is currently payable at Zanzibar airport if flying domestic, or US$30 if flying international and must be paid in US$ cash.
Please do not expect to use credit cards in Zanzibar: their use and acceptance is extremely limited. In addition, to exchange travellers cheques you must be able to produce your purchase slips to prove the authenticity of your holding.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

27 June 2014


General Contact Details

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