Zanzibar’s very name is a byword for romantic exoticism. The island’s Indian Ocean air, perfumed with cinnamon and Arabic coffee, caresses travelers from the moment they step off their short flights from mainland Tanzania. Its white-sand beaches and serene resorts are marvelous places to unwind after a lively safari. The meandering streets of Stone Town offer a colorful bit of history and a lot of exciting sparkle to a lovely island experience.
A short flight takes us to our choice of charming accommodations: a hotel in the exotically historical Stone Town district or a romantic beach resort outside of town.
After breakfast with views over the Indian Ocean, we take a walking tour of ancient Stone Town, a World Heritage Site renowned for its fabulously colorful 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.
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.
This option is available on Custom safaris or the following Classic Safaris.
|Park Hyatt||The Residence (HB)|
|Double Occupancy||from $1,850||from $2,197|
|Round trip Airfare Nairobi-Zanzibar||from: $650||from: $650|
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