6 days

Northern Zanzibar Extension

Northern Zanzibar Extension

The beaches, cultural diversity and slave history of the 'spice islands' of Zanzibar

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  • Why we love it

    • Plenty of time to soak up the sun, with safe swimming, excellent snorkelling and diving plus windsurfing and water skiing
    • Gorgeous accommodation at two hotels, with your own swimming pool, fully air-conditioned rooms and private facilities
    • A visit to the spice plantations where you can see rare plant species including the henna bush and the lipstick tree!


    Day 1 - Stone Town

    • On arrival at Zanzibar Airport you’ll be met by our local operator and transferred to the Serena Hotel in Stone Town. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the historic, winding alleyways and streets of Stone Town. Our local operator can advise you on the range of activities available in the area.
    • The Serena Hotel is idyllically located on the sea front of ancient Stone Town, washed by the aquamarine waters of the Zanzibar channel. The Zanzibar Serena Inn is a haven of tranquillity and opulence amongst the bustle of Zanzibar. Faithfully restored and lavishly embellished, the interior design concept is a fusion of authenticity and opulence that reflects the essence of Zanzibar.
    • Satellite TV, air-conditioning, mosquito nets, mini-bar, in-room safe, telephone and en suite bathroom are standard in all rooms whilst the hotel also offers a luxury swimming pool and sun deck.
    Zanzibar Serena Hotel or similar

    Day 2 - Stone Town

    • Today you’ll be free to explore the old town, or simply relax at the hotel.
    • Embark on an afternoon tour of the spice plantations. The tour will give you the opportunity to see and taste a variety of spices (cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, etc.), as well as tropical fruits. Your guide may also introduce you to some rare plant species including the henna bush and lipstick tree before driving you back to Stone Town.
    Zanzibar Serena Hotel or similar

    Day 3-5 - Northern Beaches

    • Today you’ll be transferred to the Northern Beaches of Zanzibar by our local operators where you’ll be shown to your hotel - The Z Hotel.
    • During your time on the North Coast you can enjoy safe swimming, excellent snorkelling, diving and other water sports plus windsurfing and water skiing. There’s also a fitness centre for those who might want to work up an appetite for the excellent cuisine served in the resort restaurant!
    • The resort also offers a swimming pool, water sports and fitness centre, restaurant, bars and shopping bazaar. It’s the perfect place to unwind after the hustle and bustle of Stone Town.
    The Z Hotel or similar
    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 6 - Zanzibar Airport

    • Today you’ll be transferred back to Zanzibar airport by a representative where your tour will end on arrival.
    • You may depart at any time today.
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • All airport transfers
    • The services of an English-speaking local guide for Spice tour
    • Transport
    • All accommodation
    • Meals as indicated

    Not Included

    • Airport departure taxes
    • Visas
    • Meals unless specified in the itinerary
    • Insurance
    • Laundry - available at each property
    • Optional tours or activities during free time
    • Tips
    • Personal items

    Safety Information

    It is recommended that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information prior to your departure.

    Peregrine strongly recommends the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Please leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Most of our hotels will have a safety deposit box, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

    Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and Peregrine makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.

    Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms.

    Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Be aware that traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home.

    While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair or putting it on the ground and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing.

    You may stay at hotels with unfenced pools and no life guard on duty.

    Some hotel balconies don't meet UK standards in terms of the width of the balcony fence being narrower than 10cm.

    Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in the western world or from your home country and not all the transport which we use provides seat belts.

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Trip Code PFZN
Start City: Stone Town, Zanzibar
End City: Stone Town, Zanzibar
Style: Independent

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