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Excursion AZ13: Zanzibar
Duration: 2 nights / 3 days

Day 1 Depart with flight or ferry to Zanzibar.
Met on arrival at the airport/port and transferred to Dhow Palace.
Day at leisure in stone town. Optional stone town tour or spice tour.

The Stone town Tour of Zanzibar begins with a visit to Zanzibar's colorful market. Alive with the buzz of locals bartering fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit,amongst the heady smell of Jack fruit (amongst many other exotic fruits) continue  on to the site of a  cathedral built in 1874.  The cathedral signifies a potent time  in Zanzibar's history and stands on the sight of a past slave market. Abolished in 1873 by decree of the Sultan of Zanzibar, the cathedral's high altar stands on the exact site of the whipping post that was in the market.  From here we visit the residence of the late Sultan of Zanzibar, 'Tip Tip House', the Old Fort, 'Peoples Palace' and the House of Wonders', full of intrigue from days of long ago. The tour ends with a stroll down the narrow streets of the old stone town, the heart of Zanzibar's vivacious history

The Spice tour is guaranteed to waken your senses; visit spice plantations where you will have the opportunity to pick, smell & savour fruits & spices that you have probably never seen on the supermarket shelf. Commencing at the ruins of the Maruhubi Palace, via the site of David Livingston's house (one of Africa's greatest explorers) the journey continues north of town towards the Kidichi Persian Baths. From here continue to the rural areas were local farmers live & produce some of the world's most exotic fruits and spices. Cloves, star fruit, 'bulls heart', tangerine trees, lemon grass, mangosteen and lip-stick trees to name but a few are what you can expect to see - according to the seasons. Perhaps you will fancy buying a basket of freshly picked spices to take home with you.
Overnight at Dhow Palace on Bed & breakfast basis.

Dhow Palace is a small yet luxurious hotel is situated in the heart of Zanzibar's historic Stone Town, where East meets West. The hotel lounge has an impressive selection of antique ornaments and furniture, and adds to the relaxed ambience that is a Dhow Palace trademark. All rooms have large balconies overlooking an attractive and cool central courtyard or the swimming pool.

Day 2 After breakfast transfer to Blue Bay Beach Resort.
Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Blue bay Beach Resort in a triple Superior room. Bluebay Beach Resort is situated on one of the finest wide, white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar. Located on the East Coast in an area known as Kiwengwa, the hotel features 88 well decorated and spacious rooms. A comfortable breezy lounge leads to the restaurant, both with views of the pool and the sea beyond. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, flood lit tennis court, fitness center and diving center with water sports including windsurfing and sailing. With more then1000 exotic palms, the sparkling white beach and the azure sea with its coral reef offering particularly warm and safe swimming, the Blue Bay is certainly one of the finest hotels on the island of Zanzibar.

Day 3 Breakfast at the resort. Morning at leisure.
Afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight or port for your ferry back to Dar.