8 Days – Explore Zanzibar and Pemba Island
During this tour you will have chance to explore the Zanzibar Archipelago’s historic highlights, idyllic beaches, and coral reefs on a 7-night tour to Unguja and Pemba Islands that offers a laid-back mix of guided tours and independent time to relax. Included accommodations and transport take care of all the logistics so you can simply enjoy the pace of island life, with a driver to greet you as soon as you touch down at the Zanzibar airport
Day 1: ARRIVAL ZANZIBAR
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by one of our professional office representatives who will take you to Zanzibar Stone Town for your overnight on bed and breakfast. You have this time to relax from your long journey and enjoy the pristine waters of this haven. Stay Overnight at Dhow Palace Hotel on BB
Day 2: STONE TOWN TOUR AND SPICE TOUR
After breakfast, today you will have chance to explore the stone town tour which is the most scenic parts of the island as you head to Stone Town. In stone town you will experience the rich history of the city, after that we head to the bustling markets, alleys and what was formerly a slave market. In the afternoon, we proceed with tour of the countryside to the spice plantations where you will be welcomed by the rich aroma of spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon.
Spices and herbs were originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India. During this tour you will be walking inside of spice farms in Swahili we call them(Shambas) While you are there, you shall see how the spices, herbs and fruits grow and are cultivated as well as more explanations from your guide about how those crops are used in our daily life.
You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava and oranges. After the tour you will enjoy a traditional swahili lunch at the farm. Here is when you can really taste the different ways of using spices.
The tour finishes with a stop at a spice stall selling fresh packaged spices (cash only). In the evening you will be driven to Dhow Palace Beach Hotel for Overnight on BB
Day 3: ZANZIBAR – PEMBA ISLAND
At mid-morning, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Pemba Island. Overnight at Pemba Island on Bed & Breakfast Basis. Pemba Island sometime is known as “The Green Island. This Island lies within the Swahili Coast in the Indian Ocean about 50 kilometers north of Unguja and is the largest Island in the archipelago. Pemba is home to several dive sites, with steep drop-offs, untouched coral and very abundant marine life. Stay Overnight at Misali Sunset Resort on BB
Day 4, 5 & 6 LEISURE AT PEMBA ISLAND ON BB
On these three days of leisure at Pemba Island based on Bed and Breakfast, you will have an option to do a tour of Pemba towns or go to Misali island for snorkeling and diving.
Most of the island, which is hillier and more fertile than Unguja. This Island is dominated by small scale farming. Not only small farming but also large scale farming of cash crops such as cloves are available in this Island. There is a quite large Arab community on the island who emigrated from Oman. The population is a mix of Arab and original Waswahili inhabitants of the island. A significant portion of the population also identifies as Shirazi people.
The most important towns in Pemba are Chake-Chake which is the Capital City on this Island, Mkoani, and Were which as well is the largest city. Pemba is, with the exception of a strip of land along its eastern coast, a very fertile place: besides clove trees, the locals grow mainly rice, coconut, bananas, cassava and red beans (called maharagwe in the Swahili language). Stay Overnight Misali Sunset Resort.
Day 7: PEMBA ISLAND – ZANZIBAR
After breakfast, we take a flight back to Zanzibar Town. As this is your last day, we let you take in the beauty of this island and do as you wish. You can enjoy a cocktail while admiring the sunset, walk along the shore, or simply read a book while enjoying in the beauty that surrounds you. Overnight at Dhow Palace Hotel on BB
Day 8: DHOW PALANCE – AIRPORT
After breakfast and check out from your hotel transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home and this will be the end of your tour.
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