Exploring the Isles of Spices
Zanzibar. Its perfumed air caresses travellers with scents of the spices that have grown in abundance throughout the island since time began. Exotic and enchanting, this Indian Ocean isle allures travellers with a personality and pace all its own—just a short hop from mainland Tanzania, but a world away. The name alone conjures a romantic daydream. Meandering streets are lined with whitewashed houses and reminders of Swahili influence; the air is redolent of the spices grown here for centuries. From the lush Jozani Forest to bustling Stone Town, Zanzibar is an island paradise ripe for exploration.
Day 1 Nairobi or Arusha to Zanzibar
A flight takes us to our choice of enchanting accommodations: a hotel in the exotically historical Stone Town district or a romantic beach resort outside of town.
DAY 2 Stone Town and Spice Plantations
After breakfast looking out at the Indian Ocean, we take a walking tour of ancient Stone Town, a World Heritage Site renowned for its fabulously colourful marketplace. After a languid lunch, we’ll head out to a plantation where cinnamon, cardamom, and intense Arab coffees are grown. And, of course, we’ll see cloves—the gold of Zanzibar —perhaps the world’s most desired spice.
Day 3 Jozani Forest
We head east across the island, through set-piece villages and lush island vegetation to enchanting Jozani Forest, home of the rare red colobus monkey and the unusual tree-dwelling hyrax.
Day 4 Departure
This option is available on Bespoke safaris or the following Classic Safaris.
- The Micato Grand Safari
- The Hemingway Wing Safari
- The Stanley Wing Safari
- Tanzania Spectacular
- The Heart of Kenya & Tanzania
- African Splendour
|Land Arrangements, per person 2017||Park Hyatt||Baraza|
|Internal Flights||From: $425||From: $425|
|Land Arrangements, per person 2018||Park Hyatt||Baraza|
|Internal Flights||From: $600||From: $600|