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Where Is Zanzibar; Explore and Discover more about the Island

Where Is Zanzibar; Explore and Discover more about the Island Zanzibar

About Zanzibar Island

 

Zanzibar Island knows as Unguja, is one of two main Islands (Unguja and Pemba) that make up the semi-autonomous state of Zanzibar. It is a partner state in the United Republic of Tanzania, the largest country in the East Coast of Africa. Zanzibar is located in the Indian Ocean, about 35KM off the coast of mainland Tanzania, at Longitude 39 degrees East and Latitude 6 degrees south of the Equator.

The highest point of the Zanzibar Island is 150 meters above Sea level. Up to this moment we answer your question where Zanzibar is. Keep reading and find more about the Island and take your first step to explore and discover Zanzibar Island.


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1 Day Quick Zanzibar Explore
4 days 3 nights
5 days 4 nights
6 days 5 nights
8 days 7 nights
9 days 8 nights

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Island Capital

Zanzibar Town ( Stone Town)

Population

950,000Island size: 1464 square km, 86 km long and only 36 km wide at the largest point

Climate

Tropical, average temp. 25 degrees centigrade throughout the year, long rains in April/May, short rains in October/November while hot dry season from November to March

Time Zone

GMT plus 3 hours

Language

Official languages are Kiswahili and English

Telephone

Country code +255 local area code 24, a few cellular phone companies (Zantel, TTCL, Tigo , Vodacom and Airtel), are now operating on the Zanzibar Island and rental of mobile phones is available for visitors

Currency

Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

Electricity

220 Volts Entry

Documents

You will need a valid passport and a visa depending on the country of origin

Health

Prophylaxis for malaria highly recommended

Airport

Zanzibar International Airport

Driving

On the left-International driving license required

Map

Zanzibar map

 

One Day Tour; 8 to 10hours quick explore of Zanzibar
Itineraries Sample > Beach Holiday Itineraries
Tour Name: Quick Zanzibar Explore Tour
Tour Itinerary: 1 Day 4-8Hours

 

The purpose of this tour is to give you a chance to explore Zanzibar Island by do one excursion like Stone Town tour (or one of your choice) for few hours before you catch your flight or continue with your schedule. This tours is recommended to people who are in hurry who plan to attend an important meeting or who have already attend a certain event(s), and they would need to do one tour before depart.

Day 01: Arrival and Pickup at Airport/Seaport.
Your guide/driver will meet and greet you at the airport/seaport or at tpoint where you are in Zanzibar Island. Then, you will be guiding you to your tour of your choice as per equested in your booking. Your tour will processed for four to eight hours finally driver/guide will take you back to airport/seaport for depart.

This Itinerary package includes;
Excursion shown in the package, all transfers shown in the package and all government taxes (Except Airport tax)

This Itinerary DOES NOT package includes;
Local and Internationals flights, airport taxes, gratuities for guide/driver and all expenses of human nature such as alcohol drinks, phone calls etc, travel and Medical insurances and entry visas.

 

Four Days in Zanzibar; Go Island Tour
Itineraries Sample > Beach Holiday Itineraries
4 days 3 nights in Zanzibar Island


Day 01: Arrive in Zanzibar meet and greet ex Zanzibar airport/Seaport and transfer to Stone town Hotel (BB) ,briefing by our professional guide, overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02: Full Jozani forest and Dolphins tour, at 0600hours you will be picked up from your Hotel for full day Jozani Forest and Kizimkazi Dolphins tour, Lunch at Rock Restaurant. After lunch our guide will take you to explore the nature at Jozani forest, and thereafter transfer to the Beach Resort/Hotel on "HB" Dinner and Overnight

Day 03: Full day Stone Town shopping and Spice Farms, After Breakfast pick up around 08:00 for City Tour-To visit the historic sites of Stone Town and shopping in the Antique and gift shops. Lunch at Mtoni Marine Restaurant and after lunch proceed to Spice farms looking for spices and tropical fruits.

Day 4: Departure, breakfast then you will be transfer to the Seaport or Airport to catch your flight back home or continuing arrangement.


Five days four nights in Zanzibar Island
Itineraries Sample > Beach Holiday Itineraries
4 Nights 5 Days in Zanzibar


Day 1: Arrive at Zanzibar Airport then transfer to Zanzibar Serena Inn in Stone Town, dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn.

Day 2: Stone Town Tour and Spice Tour, after breakfast, take the historical half-day (4-hour) Stone Town Tour or the exotic spice tour.
Late lunch at Zanzibar Serena Inn. Dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn

Day 3: Transfer/Leisure Activities at Blue Bay Resort, After breakfast, transfer (45 min.) by shuttle bus to Blue Bay Beach Resort in East Coast for two days of leisure/activities. Lunch at Blue Bay Resort. Afternoon of leisure and activities; snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, dhow trips, etc. Dinner and overnight at Blue Bay Resort.

Day 4: Full day lisure activities at Blue Bay Resort

Day 5: Depart to Airport, after breakfast or lunch transfer (about 50 minutes) to airport for flight to Arusha, Dar es Salaam or international destination.

All Meals Included


Eight Days travel in Zanzibar
Itineraries Sample > Beach Holiday Itineraries
7 Days 6 Nights in Zanzibar


Day 01: Zanzibar Stone Town Hotel at Leisure, meet and greet ex Zanzibar Airport/Seaport and transfer to Stone town Hotel(BB)
Briefing by our professional guide. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02: Prison Island, After breakfast pick up around 09:00 for Prison Island tour, you will be taken by boat in front of Tembo Hotel you will see tortoise.

Day 03: Full Jozani forest and Dolphins tour 06:00 you will be picked up from Beach Resort for full day Jozani Forest and Kizimkazi Dolphins tour, Lunch at Rocki Restaurant. After lunch our guide will take you to explore the nature at Jozani forest.
Overnight

Day 04: Transfer to Beach Resort/Hotel, after breakfast at 09:00 you will be transfer to the Beach Resort/Hotel on "HB" Dinner and overnight.

Day 05: Full day at leisure

Day 06: Full Day, Stone Town shopping and Spice farms tour. After Breakfast pick up around 08:00 for City Tour to visit the historic sites of Stone Town and shopping in the Antique and gift shops. Lunch at Mtoni Marine Restaurant and after lunch proceed to Spice farms looking for spices and tropical fruits. Dinner & Overnight at the Resort

Day 07: Full day at leisure

Day 08: Zanzibar Departure, breakfast transfer to the Seaport/Airport to catch your flight back home or continuing arrangement.


Nine Days in Zanzibar
Itineraries Sample > Beach Holiday Itineraries
9 Days 8 Nights in Zanzibar

Day 1: Arrive at Zanzibar Airport then transfer to Zanzibar Serena Inn in Stone Town.
Dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn

Day 2: Stone Town Tour/ Spice tour, After breakfast, take the historical half-day (4-hour) Stone Town Tour or the exotic spice tour. Late lunch at Zanzibar Serena Inn. Dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn.

Day 3: Spice Tour & Ruins Sites, After breakfast, take the famous half-day (4 hours) Spice Tour, which starts at Kibweni Palace and ends in Kidichi through spice farms, plantations, ancient ruin sites and the slave caves. Late picnic lunch in Kiungani. Dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn

Day 4: Prison (Changuu) Island Excursion, After breakfast, go on a short boat trip (30 min.) for a full-day excursion on Prison Island (locally known as 'Changuu') West of Stone Town. Take a guided tour around the historic Island; see the old buildings and the endangered giant tortoises. Lunch l on a sand bank at Prison Island afternoon of leisure; swim, sun-bath, dive and snorkel in the nearby coral reefs. Late afternoon return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn.

Day 5 to 8: Transfer/Leisure Activities at Blue Bay Resort, after breakfast, transfer (45 min.) by shuttle bus to Blue Bay Beach Resort in East Coast for two days of leisure/activities. Lunch at Blue Bay Resort. Afternoon of leisure and activities; snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, dhow trips etc. Dinner and overnight at Blue Bay Resort

Day 9: Depart Zanzibar, after breakfast or lunch transfer (about 50 minutes) to airport for flight to Arusha, Dar es Salaam or international destination. All Meals Included

 

Four Days in Zanzibar; Go Island Tour
Itineraries Sample > Beach Holiday Itineraries
4 days 3 nights in Zanzibar Island


Day 01: Arrive in Zanzibar meet and greet ex Zanzibar airport/Seaport and transfer to Stone town Hotel (BB) ,briefing by our professional guide, overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02: Full Jozani forest and Dolphins tour, at 0600hours you will be picked up from your Hotel for full day Jozani Forest and Kizimkazi Dolphins tour, Lunch at Rock Restaurant. After lunch our guide will take you to explore the nature at Jozani forest, and thereafter transfer to the Beach Resort/Hotel on "HB" Dinner and Overnight

Day 03: Full day Stone Town shopping and Spice Farms, After Breakfast pick up around 08:00 for City Tour-To visit the historic sites of Stone Town and shopping in the Antique and gift shops. Lunch at Mtoni Marine Restaurant and after lunch proceed to Spice farms looking for spices and tropical fruits.

Day 4: Departure, breakfast then you will be transfer to the Seaport or Airport to catch your flight back home or continuing arrangement.


Five days four nights in Zanzibar Island
Itineraries Sample > Beach Holiday Itineraries
4 Nights 5 Days in Zanzibar


Day 1: Arrive at Zanzibar Airport then transfer to Zanzibar Serena Inn in Stone Town, dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn.

Day 2: Stone Town Tour and Spice Tour, after breakfast, take the historical half-day (4-hour) Stone Town Tour or the exotic spice tour.
Late lunch at Zanzibar Serena Inn. Dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn

Day 3: Transfer/Leisure Activities at Blue Bay Resort, After breakfast, transfer (45 min.) by shuttle bus to Blue Bay Beach Resort in East Coast for two days of leisure/activities. Lunch at Blue Bay Resort. Afternoon of leisure and activities; snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, dhow trips, etc. Dinner and overnight at Blue Bay Resort.

Day 4: Full day lisure activities at Blue Bay Resort

Day 5: Depart to Airport, after breakfast or lunch transfer (about 50 minutes) to airport for flight to Arusha, Dar es Salaam or international destination.

All Meals Included

 

Four Days Ngorongoro Crater Lake Manyara
Itineraries Sample > Wildlife Safaris Itineraries
4 Days Tours to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara


Day 1: Depart Arusha for Ngorongoro Crater, Lunch in Arusha. Drive to Ngorongoro Crater arriving in the late afteroon.Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Lodge.

Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater, After breakfast, descend down the crater for a full day tour. Picnic lunch on the crater floor. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Lodge.

Day 3: Depart for Lake Manyara , Depart for Lake Manyara National Park, Lunch at the Lodge. Afternoon game drives in Lake Manyara Park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Lodge.

Day 4: Depart for Arusha, Early morning game drive, breakfast and return to Arusha. Late lunch in Arusha all Meals Included
End of Trip

Note;
What's included

Accommodation Full Board (All Meals)
Transportation with Driver/Guide during Safari
Vehicle Supplement Fee for all Parks
All Park Fees

What's NOT included
Costs of a Personal Nature
Tips to your Driver/Guide during Safari
Alcoholic Beverages

 

Four Days Ngorongoro Crater Lake Manyara
Itineraries Sample > Wildlife Safaris Itineraries
4 Days Tours to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara


Day 1: Depart Arusha for Ngorongoro Crater, Lunch in Arusha. Drive to Ngorongoro Crater arriving in the late afteroon.Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Lodge.

Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater, After breakfast, descend down the crater for a full day tour. Picnic lunch on the crater floor. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Lodge.

Day 3: Depart for Lake Manyara , Depart for Lake Manyara National Park, Lunch at the Lodge. Afternoon game drives in Lake Manyara Park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Lodge.

Day 4: Depart for Arusha, Early morning game drive, breakfast and return to Arusha. Late lunch in Arusha all Meals Included
End of Trip

Note;
What's included

Accommodation Full Board (All Meals)
Transportation with Driver/Guide during Safari
Vehicle Supplement Fee for all Parks
All Park Fees

What's NOT included
Costs of a Personal Nature
Tips to your Driver/Guide during Safari
Alcoholic Beverages

 

Blue Safaris Tour; Experience the boat excursion at Minai bay in Zanzibar
Zanzibar > Excursions
Blue Safari Tour


Experience the boat excursion at Minai bay in Zanzibar.
After breakfast we will drive you to Fumba Village on the South West of Zanzibar where you will board a traditional dhow with other guests to experience the beauty of the Minai bay conservation area, and get a chance to see the dolphins, swim at one of the pristine sandbanks, visit the islets and snorkel at the coral reefs.

Safari Blue is a full day trip and includes use of snorkeling equipment with guides and instructors, ice-cold sodas, mineral water and beer, buffet lunch of delicious Zanzibar seafood that includes grilled fish, slipper lobster & calamari. Seasonal fruits and coffee will also be served.

When the tide is high you will also explore the natural lagoon found on Kwale islet, this lagoon is surrounded by a mangrove forest where you will swim for an unforgettable experience.

We round the day off by returning to Fumba by a traditional lanteen sail.


Honeymoon Itinerary; Special moment for you two
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Honeymoon Itinerary

"for that special moment in Zanzibar beaches and Tanzania National parks for you two"

A Honeymoon is so much more than a traditional holiday to celebrate a union by newlyweds somewhere exotic, it is all about indulgence and romance and making it as memorable as can be.

Should you wish to stay in one place and be surrounded by scenic beauty and just enjoy your rest and relaxation; or choose to divide your time to explore this beautiful historic Island location that offers unparalleled charm, culture, unspoiled beaches with natural beauty and crystal clear water? You may also wish to start you honeymoon from Wildlife in Tanzania national parks and end up to relaxation on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar Island.

Then you're in a right place, Go Island Tours & Travel Company is right here for you. This jewel in the Indian Ocean offers something for everyone from all inclusive resorts to custom itineraries to suite your desires.

Experience the romance of the Arabian nights in a restored Stone Town building, with beautiful high ceilings, ornate carvings and furniture's, intricate furnishing and delicious cuisine.
You're Luxury Holiday Specialist in Zanzibar.


Beach Wedding Itinerary; In Zanzibar Island
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Zanzibar Beach Wedding

celebrating a romantic union with a twist in a lifetime

Break away from the normal customs and traditions. Our professional service will offer you unique wedding custom made package from ceremonies on white palm fringed beaches, special ceremonies on an Arabic Dhows or on a sandbank surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean or a historic ruin to set the scene.

Wedding planning can be incredibly exciting or the idea (Zanzibar Itineraries Samples ) might seem daunting, or both. Let us help ease the headache by providing a complete comprehensive service of planning and ideas ensuring that the special day will be the one of dreams, let us give you a Zanzibar unique wedding setting.


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1 Day Tour in Zanzibar quick Zanzibar explore tour
The purpose of this tour is to give you a chance to explore Zanzibar Island by do one excursion like Stone Town tour (or one of your choices) for few hours before you catch your flight or continue with your schedule. This tours is recommended to people who are in hurry who plan to attend an important meeting or who have already attend a certain event(s), and they would need to do one tour before depart..

4 Days 3 Nights in Zanzibar Island
Day 01: Arrive in Zanzibar meet and greet ex Zanzibar airport/Seaport and transfer to Stone town Hotel (BB), briefing by our professional guide, overnight at the Hotel..

5 Days 4 Nights in Zanzibar
Day 1: Arrive at Zanzibar Airport then transfer to Zanzibar Serena Inn in Stone Town, dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn..

6 Days 5 Nights in Zanzibar
Day 01: Zanzibar Stone Town Hotel at Leisure, meet and greet ex Zanzibar Airport/Sea port and transfer to Stone Town Hotel Bed and Breakfast (BB). Briefing by our professional guide, overnight..

7 Days 6 Nights in Zanzibar
Day 01: Zanzibar Stone Town Hotel at leisure, Meet Greet ex Zanzibar Airport/Seaport and transfer to Stone town Hotel bed and breakfast (BB), briefing by our professional guide, overnight at the Hotel..

8 Days 7 Nights in Zanzibar
Day 01: Zanzibar Stone Town Hotel at Leisure, meet and greet ex Zanzibar Airport/Seaport and transfer to Stone town Hotel (BB)
Briefing by our professional guide. Overnight at the Hotel..

9 Days 8 Nights in Zanzibar
Day 1: Arrive at Zanzibar Airport then transfer to Zanzibar Serena Inn in Stone Town.
Dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Inn.

 
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