East Africa by Intrepid Travel

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zanzibar zanzibar beach break independent 5 days ex stone town departs daily subject to availability itinerary day 1 stone town arrive in zanzibar an island with a rich history and a truly relaxed atmosphere the resort physical culture shock is situated a short distance from stone town it is located right on the beach where you can relax under palm trees and swim in the indian ocean all the rooms are en-suite with hot and cold water and have air conditioning the resort also has a wonderful restaurant and bar enjoy optional activities such as island tours snorkelling and scuba diving among the fascinating array of coloured coral and bright tropical fish at the nearby coral reefs days 2-4 beach resort travel into the interior of the island and visit a spice plantation see and smell a wonderful variety of spices including cardamon cinnamon cloves black pepper and nutmeg sample tropical fruits like jackfruit breadfruit pineapples bananas and coconuts which have all been introduced to the island over the centuries the remainder of the stay is free time to explore the island or simply relax zanzibar town is a great place to explore with many interesting relics from the time of the sultans and a 16th century arab fort day 5 stone town return to the airport and bid farewell to the exotic island of zanzibar · relax on idyllic beaches · savour the smells of spice plantations · explore the markets of zanzibar town darrell wade founder zanzibar is a wonderful place the beaches are world renowned but to me the real treasure is wandering down the narrow alleys of the old town smelling spices of a by-gone era clear waters of zanzibar megan hassett accommodation beach resort 4 nts transport minibus meals 4 breakfasts budget allow us$150 for meals not included departs daily subject to availability notes round trip airport to hotel transfers are included so please advise flight details at time of booking trip code yaz zanzibar exotic spice island independent 5 days ex stone town departs daily subject to availability itinerary day 1 stone town arrive in zanzibar and transfer to a resort near stone town day 2 spice tour enjoy exotic smells and flavours at a spice plantation in the interior of the physical culture shock island see a wonderful variety of spices including cardamon cinnamon cloves black pepper and nutmeg and tropical fruits jackfruit breadfruit pineapples bananas and coconuts this is a great chance to gain an insight into the island s rich culture and history the afternoon is free to explore the many wonders of zanzibar town or relax and enjoy the excellent facilities of the resort days 3-4 beach resort travel to a beach resort on the north-east coast of the island stay on the palm-fringed beach where long stretches of white sand reach into the warm waters of the indian ocean built using largely local materials such as coral limestone and mangrove timbers the resort offers thatched accommodation in traditional style rooms facilities include a restaurant bar swimming pool a fitness centre and a 5 star padi dive centre the offshore reef has a fascinating array of coloured coral bright tropical fish and excellent snorkelling and diving on largely unexplored sites there are also many other water sports on offer including surfing and water-skiing while deep-sea fishing may also be arranged on request subject to availability day 5 zanzibar airport there s time for an early morning swim before transferring to zanzibar airport after breakfast · relax on the beach near stone town · enjoy a tour of spice plantations · chill out at a luxury beach resort zanzibar `exotic comes to mind when i think of zanzibar wandering through aromatic spice bazaars and ornate doorways or along pristine beaches there is something fascinating around the corner aimee maddox sales consultant zanzibar sunset steve cutting accommodation resorts 4 nts transport minibus meals 4 breakfasts 2 lunches 2 dinners budget allow us$150 for meals not included departs daily subject to availability notes round trip airport to hotel transfers are included so please advise flight details at time of booking trip code yas 14 for trip notes availability and more enter the trip code at www.intrepidtravel.com