5 Day Zanzibar Tour

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Zanzibar, spanning across 2640 square kilometers is a captivating archipelago situated in the Indian Ocean, near Tanzania is a place of beauty and cultural significance. With its azure waters and stunning landscapes spread across islands like Unguja and Pemba, Zanzibar has been a destination for explorers throughout history. It's renowned, as the "Spice Islands". Often referred to as the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean."Zanzibar's allure is as varied, as its landscape offering a captivating mix of beaches vibrant coral reefs and the historic Stone Town recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, beyond its beauty, Zanzibar's true enchantment lies in its tapestry shaped by centuries of trade, migration, and colonial influence.

Stepping onto the shores of Zanzibar feels like entering a world where time stands still—where ancient traditions coexist harmoniously with life and every corner has a tale waiting to be shared. From the markets of Stone Town to the villages of rural Unguja Zanzibar invites visitors to uncover its hidden treasures and embrace its warm and welcoming spirit. Come with us on an adventure to unveil the mysteries of Zanzibar, where paradise awaits at every turn and the splendor of the Indian Ocean converges, with Swahili hospitality. 


Discover the streets of Stone Town, where you can visit landmarks, like the Sultan's Palace, the Old Fort, and the House of Wonders. 

Immerse yourself in Zanzibar's spice heritage with a guided tour of spice plantations that grow cloves, vanilla, cinnamon, and other fragrant spices. 

Take some time to relax and enjoy the breathtaking beaches of Zanzibar—whether you prefer swimming, snorkeling or simply soaking up the sun. 

Don't miss out on visiting Prison Island, which is home to a sanctuary for Aldabra tortoises. 

Embark on a guided nature walk through Jozani Forest—a protected area filled with flora and fauna—including the red colobus monkeys. 

Immerse yourself in culture by visiting villages where you can partake in activities like cooking classes and drumming workshops. 

Indulge in Swahili meals that showcase fresh seafood spices and locally sourced ingredients. 

Take in the architecture of Stone Town—a captivating blend of Arab, Persian, Indian, and European influences—with its mosques, churches, and historic buildings.

Be sure to witness mesmerizing sunsets over the Indian Ocean while dining at a restaurant.


When you arrive at Zanzibar International Airport, Stone Town our team will warmly greet you. Welcome you to the island. We will then transport you to your hotel, which is located in the heart of Stone Town. The historical capital of Zanzibar. Once you have settled into your accommodation we will take you on a guided walking tour of Stone Town. Get ready to explore the winding streets, lively markets, and breathtaking architecture that await you. 

During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to visit landmarks, like the Sultan's Palace, the Old Fort, and the House of Wonders. Immerse yourself in the history and vibrant atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening treat yourself to a Swahili dinner at a local restaurant where you can savor authentic flavors and indulge in unique dishes, from Zanzibari cuisine.

Start your day with breakfast before embarking on an exploration of Zanzibar's rich spice heritage. Join a guided tour of the island's spice plantations to uncover the secrets behind growing and harvesting cloves, vanilla, cinnamon, and other exotic spices. As you wander through the surroundings you'll have the opportunity to visit a spice farm engage with farmers and savor the taste of freshly picked spices and fruits. 

Afterward make your way, to one of Zanzibar's beaches for an afternoon filled with relaxation and thrilling adventures. Whether you prefer swimming in crystal waters snorkeling amidst coral reefs or simply unwinding on the soft sandy shores prepare to be captivated by the sheer beauty of Zanzibar's coastline. Conclude your day with a beachfront dinner accompanied by a sunset.

Begin your day with a boat excursion, to Prison Island renowned for its past and as a safe haven for Aldabra giant tortoises. Take the opportunity to explore the island engage with these creatures and gain insights into the conservation initiatives focused on safeguarding their existence. Back in Stone Town embark, on a guided tour of the city's mesmerizing Arab-influenced architecture, which encompasses mosques, churches, and historic edifices.

Embark, on a journey into the heart of Jozani Forest, a natural sanctuary that houses a wide variety of native plants and animals. Accompanied by a guide take a stroll through the forest marveling at the majestic trees and the symphony of wildlife sounds. Keep an eye out for the red colobus monkeys, which are exclusive to Zanzibar, and gracefully swing among the treetops. Afterward, delve into the fabric of Zanzibar by visiting a local village. Interact with locals engage in traditional activities, like cooking classes or drumming workshops, and relish in a delectable Swahili lunch prepared using fresh local ingredients.

As your incredible adventure, in Zanzibar draws to a close indulge in a breakfast at your hotel. Take a moment to ponder over the wonderful experiences you've had. Depending on when you need to leave you might have the chance for some shopping or sightseeing, in Stone Town. When it's time to say goodbye our team will escort you to Zanzibar International Airport for your journey parting with wishes and cherished memories of your time spent in this captivating island paradise.

Included & Excluded Items in the Trip Package


  • Accommodation

  • Transportation

  • Guided Tours

  • Meals

  • Entrance Fees

  • Beach leisure


  • International Flights

  • Travel Insurance

  • Visa Fees

  • Optional Activities

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Personal Expenses

Best Time to Visit Zanzibar

Typically Zanzibar has a climate, with two seasons; the dry season and the rainy season. The best time to visit Zanzibar for travelers is during the season, which usually lasts from June to October. This period offers skies, abundant sunshine, and low humidity levels creating conditions for beach activities, water sports, and outdoor exploration. The sea remains calm during this time making it ideal for snorkeling, diving, and swimming. Visitors can also have exciting wildlife encounters as dolphins and turtles are often spotted.

Another great time to visit Zanzibar is during the season in January and February. Although temperatures may be slightly warmer compared to the season this period still provides pleasant weather with minimal rainfall. It's an opportunity to bask in the sun on Zanzibar's beaches explore cultural attractions on the island and engage in outdoor adventures, like spice tours or boat cruises.

On the side Zanzibar goes through two rainy seasons; the long rains occurring from March to May and the short rains happening between November and December. During these times the island receives levels of rainfall which leads to intense downpours and higher humidity. Although the rainy season can still provide sights like green landscapes and fewer crowds it is crucial to be ready for wet weather and possible interruptions, to outdoor activities.

Transportation Arrangement

The transportation arrangements, for the 5-day Zanzibar tour are carefully planned to ensure a comfortable experience for all participants. When guests arrive at Zanzibar International Airport our team warmly welcomes them. Smoothly transfers them to their accommodations in Stone Town. Throughout the tour, we provide comfortable vehicles with drivers to take you to various attractions like spice plantations, beaches, and cultural sites. For group transfers and excursions, we usually use air-conditioned vehicles that can accommodate plenty of passengers and have space, for luggage storage.

These vehicles offer a range of comforts to ensure a journey. They are regularly maintained to provide transportation. On the day of departure, we make sure our guests are safely driven back, to the airport ensuring a continuation of their journey. Our transportation services are designed to enhance the experience allowing guests to fully enjoy the beauty and culture of Zanzibar without any concerns, about logistics.

Guide Arrangement

During the 5-day trip, to Zanzibar we provide knowledgeable guides who will enhance your exploration of the island's attractions and ensure a fulfilling experience. Our guides are experts who have an understanding of Zanzibar's history, culture, and natural wonders. They are fluent in English and possibly other languages making communication clear and interactions seamless throughout the tour.

Throughout your excursions, your guide will be offering commentary sharing context, and sharing interesting anecdotes about each place you visit. They are there to answer any questions you may have provide recommendations and prioritize your safety and comfort.

Whether it's exploring the streets of Stone Town or discovering the spice plantations and pristine beaches your guide will bring each destination to life with captivating stories and historical background.

Essential Packing List While Visiting Zanzibar


Lightweight and breathable clothing

Swimwear and cover-ups

Comfortable walking shoes or sandals

Flip-flops or beach shoes

Hat or cap for sun protection


Lightweight rain jacket

Personal Items

Sunscreen with high SPF

Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.)

Hand sanitizer or wet wipes

Personal medications and basic first aid kit

Travel adapter and charger for electronic devices

Camera or smartphone for capturing memories


Passport and photocopies of important documents

Travel insurance documents

Cash in local currency (Tanzanian Shilling)

Portable umbrella

Food available in Zanzibar Tour







Rice Dishes:

Pilau Rice

Coconut Rice (Wali wa Nazi)



Coconut Curry

Swahili Chicken Curry

Beef Curry

Octopus Curry

Bread and Pastries:




Mkate Wa Kusuka (Braided Bread)

Snacks and Desserts:


Bhajia (Potato Fritters)

Kachumbari (Tomato and Onion Salad)

Kaimati (Sweet Dumplings)

Viazi Karai (Spiced Potato Wedges)

Kashata (Coconut and Peanut Brittle)

Bokoboko (Rice Pudding)


Fresh Coconut Water

Tropical Fruit Juices

Spice Tea (Chai)


Vegetarian and Vegan Options: 

Discover a variety of dishes made from plants and meals, for vegetarians so that people of all preferences can savor the rich and diverse cuisine of Zanzibar.


Begin your adventure at a hotel situated in the center of Stone Town. Immerse yourself in the culture and rooted history of Zanzibar's capital city all while relishing in the comfort and elegance of our accommodations. Make the most of our facilities and personalized service as you delve into the local markets and explore the remarkable historical sites located just a short distance from your hotel.

Your beachside accommodation will be at a resort. Situated along the shores of Zanzibar our resort offers rooms or bungalows with stunning views overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Spend your days basking on beaches taking refreshing dips in crystal clear waters and immersing yourself in an array of water sports and activities. In the evenings delight your taste buds with cuisine from our restaurants that blend flavors with international dishes.

About Meal

In Zanzibar, the local currency is called the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). It is recommended to exchange your currency either at the airport upon arrival or, by using ATMs in places like Stone Town. Although credit cards are commonly accepted at hotels, restaurants, and larger stores it's always an idea to have some cash with you, for purchases and transactions.

Commonly, vaccinations such as hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and yellow fever may be recommended.

Swahili is the language of Zanzibar; however, English is widely spoken, in tourist areas. Our guides and staff are fluent in English as well as other languages to ensure clear communication and assistance throughout your tour.

Tipping is not mandatory when visiting Zanzibar. It is a practice to give tips to guides, drivers, and service staff when they provide service. Usually, this tip amounts to, around 10-15 % of the bill or a small sum, in the currency.

If you find yourself in an emergency or require assistance while on the tour, our team is here to help. We have all the information about hospitals, clinics, and emergency services. Our guides are well-trained to handle situations and prioritize your safety and well-being throughout the tour.

For the experience, it is recommended to visit Zanzibar during its season, which typically spans from June to October. During this period you can anticipate skies, sunny weather, and low humidity. These conditions make it perfect for engaging in beach activities and exploring the island.

The 5-day Zanzibar tour offers a range of activities for you to enjoy. These include guided tours of Stone Town, spice plantations, and Jozani Forest. You will also have opportunities for beach visits. Engaging experiences within local villages.

We offer accommodation options tailored to suit preferences and budgets during the tour. These may include boutique hotels located in Stone Town resorts offering views of the ocean, eco-lodges that promote sustainability practices cozy guesthouses providing a homely atmosphere, as well, as luxury villas for those seeking an indulgent experience.

The tour package offers breakfast at the accommodations and a variety of meals that showcase the cuisine and seafood from Zanzibar. Lunches and dinners might feature dishes such, as pilau rice, coconut curry, and fresh seafood.

During the tour, you will have access to air-conditioned vehicles for transfers between the airport accommodations and tour destinations. There will be guided walking. Boat trips are included for specific activities.

The tour is designed to accommodate solo travelers, couples, families, and small groups. The activities cater to interests and ages to ensure an experience for everyone.

While our comprehensive itinerary covers a range of experiences we do offer activities or add-ons upon request. These can include spa treatments, additional excursions, or special dining experiences.

We recommend packing breathable clothing along with swimwear. Don't forget essentials, like sunscreen, insect repellent comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and a reusable water bottle.