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The Swahili Classic package will help you discover the history and culture of Zanzibar. You also spend some time at the beach. Zanzibar’s history is connected with its earlier role as a transit market for slaves and ivory. Zanzibar is a fusion of cultures and African Arab and Persian influences are prominent. You will see ruins of palaces and ancient mosques’, a Sultans harem, and the Mangapwani slave caves. In addition you will get to eat a Swahili lunch and take a half-day cultural tour. Your stay will be at Tembo House, an elegant hotel located on the sea front of Stone Town- the cultural heart of Zanzibar.
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Tour Length: 03 Nights
Day 1 - ARRIVE ZANZIBAR
On arrival in Zanzibar you will be met by our representative and transferred to Tembo House Hotel in Stone Town.
Tembo House Hotel is an elegant hotel located on the sea front of the Stone Town, Zanzibar Island. Zanzibar International Airport is 10 km away. All rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with oriental and traditional Zanzibar ornaments, antiques and furniture. All rooms are air-conditioned and have telephone, satellite TV, mini bar and en-suite bathrooms. The hotel has a restaurant featuring local and international cuisine, bars and a gift shop. Tembo House is based on Bed and Breakfast basis.
Overnight at Tembo House Hotel
Day 2. SLAVE MARKET, PALACE & MANGAPWANI BEACH
After breakfast depart to the former Slave market for a guided tour of the site. Afterwards drive to Maruhubi Palace ruins. The palace was built by Sultan Barghash in 1880 to house his harem but burnt down in 1889. Among the ruins you will still be able to get a feel of the former grandeur of this palace. Your guide will show round the Palace, the fishing village and the dhow shed. You afterwards drive to Mangapwani village. Located in Unguja, the name means “Arab shore” since a wealthy Arab owned the sea front and was known to deal with slave trade. There are a couple of slave caves in the area, most notable being the “Coral Cavern”, which is a very popular tourist attraction. Enjoy a Swahili lunch at Zanzibar Serena Hotel in Mangapwani.
After lunch, spend the afternoon at leisure Mangapwani beach. At 1600 hrs, depart from Mangapwani aboard a local dhow and Sail back to Stone Town. You will have dinner at Blues Restaurant.
Overnight at Tembo House Hotel
Day 3. ZANZIBAR - CULTURAL TOUR
After breakfast depart with picnic lunch boxes for a half-day cultural tour at Kizimbani village.
Dinner and overnight at Tembo House Hotel
Day 4. DEPART
After breakfast check out and transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home.
The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons. A price reduction is available for numbers above two persons
- Meet and assist at the Airport on arrival
- Transfer from Airport to Tembo House Hotel on arrival and from hotel to airport on departure
- All meals are included as indicated in itinerary
- Excursions as per the Itinerary
- Accommodation is based on standard rooms
- Includes government taxes and surcharge
- Extras at the hotel i.e. telephone, laundry and extra meals & drinks
- Any flights
- Tips to porters and drivers etc
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