Exploring the Isles of Spices
A 4 Day Adventure
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.
ItineraryDay 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
Camps & Lodges
Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Located on the waterfront of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of palaces, forts, ancient dhow harbours, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa's most ancient and most enchanting towns. The hotel has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence.
Camps & Lodges
Baraza Resort & Spa
Architecturally, Baraza itself is a journey through the grand, beautiful designs of the style of Sultans Palaces of Zanzibar. The name Baraza itself means “meeting place” and represents community, social interaction, and relations. The resort used craftsman on the island who were skilled in the art of cement carving. As a result, beautiful diverse handmade designs inlaid in plaster are a feature on all the Villas and buildings.
Dates & RatesLand Arrangements, per person
Departs , returns
|Land Arrangements, per person||Park Hyatt||Baraza|
|Internal Flights||From: $425||From: $425|
Make it Private
Zanzibar can be transformed into a fully private trip for a family or a group of friends. You’ll have your own Tour Director and your pick of departure dates. Contact our experts or your travel advisor to find out how to make this tour a private journey.