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5 NIGHTS / 6DAYS CULTURAL ZANZIBAR

Highlights

Tanzania is part of East Africa, the largest of the three (3) countries. It’ s amazing scenery is most evident in its national parks and game reserves

The biggest annual event in Tanzania begins at the Serengeti National Park near the Kenyan border, when huge herds of wildebeests head for greener pastures in Kenya. Starting in April each year, more than 2 million of these animals migrate across the Serengeti’s southern plains accompanied by zebras, antelopes, gazelles, lions and tourists. Tanzanian Independence Day (December 9) somehow pales in significance.
Step out into the vast open plains that dominate much of Tanzania and you suddenly feel very, very small. And so you should. You’ve just joined one of the largest, wildest animal populations in the world. Wildebeest, monkey, antelope, lion, cheetah, crocodile, gazelle, flamingo – you name them, Tanzania’s had great White plunderers shoot them. But these days they use cameras rather than guns. An economically poor country troubled by rowdy neighbours and opportunistic colonial powers, Tanzania offers some of the best wildlife spotting opportunities on the continent. Famous parks such as the Serengeti and Mt Kilimanjaro, or the wonderful crater of Ngorongoro, make many drab towns here well worth the stopover. Then there’s the country’s very sexy appendage – Zanzibar. One of several islands off Tanzania’s coast, this former spice centre simply oozes exotica and scented Persian bath water.

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Tour Name  CCTT401 -CULTURAL ZANZIBAR
No of Days  6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS
Prices From  On request
Country Tanzania
Validity

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Pickup from Zanzibar airport or harbour to Stone town hotel. Overnight in Stone Town on Bed & Breakfast basis

 

Day 2 – Depart for a guided town tour. This tour commences with a visit to Zanzibar’s colourful market. Alive with the buzz of locals bartering fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, amongst the heady smell of Jack fruit (and many other exotic fruits) we continue on to the site of the cathedral built in 1874. The cathedral signifies a potent time in Zanzibar’s history and stands on the sight of a past slave market, its high altar standing on the exact site of the whipping post. Slavery was abolished in 1873 through a decree passed by the then current Sultan of Zanzibar. From here we visit the residence of the late Sultans of Zanzibar, ‘Tip Tip House’, the Old Fort, ‘Peoples Palace’ and the House of Wonders’, full of intrigue and vivid history from a bygone era. The tour ends with a stroll through the narrow streets of the old stone town, the heart of Zanzibar’s vivacious history with time for shopping. You will have free time in the afternoon for you to explore further on your own or to relax. In the evening, depart from the hotel for a sunset cruise along Stone Town waterfront. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Stone Town.

 

Day 3 – 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, nut meg, 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 were built especially for housing 99 of his harem. Lunch is included.

After lunch, you will be transferred to the beach hotel on the East coast. Accommodation on Half Board basis is included

 

Day – 4+5 – Spend days at leisure on the beaches of the East Coast or at the resort’s swimming pool. Scuba diving or diving course for beginners are available (at an additional cost) at most of the beach resorts in Zanzibar. Accommodation on Half Basis is included

 

Day 6 – After breakfast transfer to the apt for flight back home.

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