Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island on Africa’s east coast
Zanzibar is so much more than one could expect – it is other world…From the snaking, medina-like streets to the celestial blue waters, the island is so incredible.
Our seven day Zanzibar experience offers great opportunity to get the best of Zanzibar still making sure you have pure relaxing days before you fly out.
Spicy Tour in stone town
Zanzibar island itinerary
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Day 1 – Stone Town
Arrive in Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site whose winding streets are straight out of Aladdin. Our advice for your first few hours? Just stroll. Take photos of the famed Zanzibar doors, enjoy a traditional Zanzibar lunch in this town, pop into a few shops.
A word of warning to ladies traveling to Zanzibar – you may want to dress conservatively while in Stone Town. While Zanzibar as a whole is predominantly Muslim, Stone Town is more conservative than the rest of the island.
Afternoon: In the afternoon, we can arrange a walking tour for you. Most walking tours will take you to sites like the Old Fort and Christ Church Cathedral.
Evening: Have dinner at the magical Tea House Restaurant, located on top of the Emerson on Hurumzi Hotel. Make sure to make reservations in advance! And arrive at 6 p.m. to watch the sun set over Stone Town and to enjoy a few sundowners.
Overnight in Stone town.
Day 2: Stone Town to Jambiani Beach
Note – before you leave Stone Town, take out cash from an ATM. There are no ATMs on Zanzibar outside of Stone Town.
Jambiani Beach is a small village on the Southeastern coast. It’s relaxed and laid-back, and less touristy than other parts of the island.
Overnight in Jambiani Beach
Day 3: Jambiani
There’s not a lot to do in Jambiani, but that’s kind of the beauty of it. You can take a half-day cooking class at Tangawizi Bistro, learn how to play bao at Coral Rock, or just swim to your heart’s content in the beautiful aqua waters.
Basically it’s just pure relaxing.
Day 4: Lunch at The Rock Restaurant
You can’t go to Zanzibar and not have lunch at The Rock Restaurant! The Rock Restaurant is a tiny restaurant perched on a rock in the Indian Ocean, and it’s only a twenty-minute drive from Jambiani.
Basically: Leisure days
Day 5: Jambiani to Nungwi
Next, head to Nungwi for the island’s best beaches – picture miles of white sand and turquoise waters. Nungwi is more touristy than Jambiani but it’s for a good reason – the beaches are much better, and it’s nearby the island’s best dive spots and much more activities
Day 6: Snorkel or Dive Mnemba Atoll
The best snorkeling and diving on Zanzibar is at Mnemba Atoll. Mnemba Atoll is a beautiful reef with strong currents, so it’s the perfect place to try drift-diving.
Note to all scuba divers – make sure to give yourself more than 24 between your dive and your flight!
Day 7: Airport
Leisure breakfast then transfer to airport for your next destination