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How to Spend 3 Days in Zanzibar - page 4

How to Spend 3 Days in Zanzibar

This Tanzanian island known for its prominent place in the ancient spice trade, is a dream destination for travelers who want to bear witness to the melding of cultures and the influence of history—all while taking in some serious tropical sun. While far-flung beaches may be worth a longer stay, three days in Zanzibar allows visitors just enough time to sample what makes this island one of East Africa’s most popular destinations. 

Day 1: Explore Stone Town on Foot

Often referred to as Mji Mkongwe—the Swahili word for old tone—Stone Town is the oldest part of Zanzibar and home to some of the island’s most historic sites. Wander the narrow streets lined with pastel-colored mosques and old-school structures that showcase Persian, Indian and European influences. Sample tangy tamarind juice from one of the local vendors serving cold glasses from street carts before getting lost in the maze of cobble streets too tiny for cars to pass through. 

Day 2: Delve Into History

After wandering Stone Town, spend a day exploring some of Zanzibar’s most historic sites. Hire a guide and venture into the birthplace of princess Salme. Follow in the footsteps of her royal Arabian family while visiting what remains of the Persian baths, courtyard and botanical gardens in this ruined wonder. Afterwards, head to House of Wonders, where artifacts from the island’s long and colorful history are on display. Get a better sense of how the long ago past, as well as the present culture, have shaped Zanzibar as a unique destination. Then head to the Old Fort for a live performance of traditional dance and music. 

Day 3: Tour the Spice Island

Zanzibar is known for its spices, so no trip to this East African island is complete without embarking on one of the famous spice tours. Take a guided journey to some of the famous plantations that produce cloves, henna, rose apples, guava, cinnamon and vanilla. Learn about the medicinal purposes of potent herbs and how the history of the spice trade influenced the development of modern Zanzibar. Take in rural scenery while talking to local farmers and sample a traditional home-cooked meal as part what will likely be a memorable part of any visit to Zanzibar.

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2 Day safari to Mikumi departure from Zanzibar

2 Day safari to Mikumi departure from Zanzibar

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Mikumi is a town in Morogoro region adjacent to the National park bearing the same name. This park is in the southern part of the country as opposed to the popular northern parks of Serengeti and Ngorongoro. It is at the cross roads to the Ruaha river valley and Kilombero sugar factory, and the southern highland regions of Iringa and Mbeya. It is near the larger town of Kidodi. Kidodi is near a railway station and junction of the Tanzania Railway Corporation.
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  • 2 days
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Full-Day Stone Town and Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar

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Full-Day Stone Town and Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar

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Immerse yourself in Zanzibar’s dramatic history on a full-day, guided tour of Stone Town and Prison Island. Explore on foot and by boat for a comprehensive overview of the area, learn about local culture, architecture, and wildlife, and enjoy the convenience of round-trip hotel transfers.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Dolphins and Jozani Forest Reserve Wildlife Tour from Zanzibar

Dolphins and Jozani Forest Reserve Wildlife Tour from Zanzibar

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Explore Zanzibar’s fascinating wildlife on a 7-hour outing that combines dolphin-spotting, snorkeling, and a pristine forest reserve. You’ll join a guide for a motorboat tour from a coastal fishing village, then don a snorkel to check out the marine wildlife beneath the waves. Next, head to Jozani Forest Reserve, Zanzibar’s only national park, where old-growth forest is home to the endemic red colobus monkey, as well as hyrax, bush babies, and dozens of species of birds.
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  • 7 hours
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Full-day Prison Island and Nakupenda Sandbank with Lunch buffet

Full-day Prison Island and Nakupenda Sandbank with Lunch buffet

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This tour is one of our most recommended in Zanzibar that includes the two (2) must-do activities in Stone Town; Prison Island (Quarantine Island) and Nakupenda Sandbank and you can stay at any of these places as long as you wish. At Prison Island you will learn the history of the Island, the former Quarantine Station also you will be able to see the Animals; Aldabra giant Tortoise, dik-diks, peacocks, etc. Trees and plantations, Zanzibar doors, Prison ruins, and much more. Nakupenda Sandbank is one of the biggest sandbanks in Zanzibar. At Nakupenda you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling, relaxing at the calmest water, the lunch Buffet that you selected (Seafood or Vegetarian), and much more. This is a lifetime experience that you will not want to miss on your Zanzibar holiday.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Menai Bay Sailing Trip from Zanzibar

Menai Bay Sailing Trip from Zanzibar

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Sail to Menai Bay in a traditional wooden dhow sailboat on a full-day tour from Zanzibar, and spend the day exploring marine wildlife, islands, and white-sand beaches. You’ll come to shore to swim and snorkel, drink from fresh-picked coconuts, and enjoy a seafood lunch on an island. This Menai Bay sailing tour is a great chance to spot some of Zanzibar’s bottlenose and humpback dolphins, and it includes pickup and drop-off at Zanzibar hotels.
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  • 7 hours
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Mnemba island snorkeling tour

Mnemba island snorkeling tour

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Increase your chances of spotting some of Tanzania’s rarest marine life during a snorkeling tour that takes you to some of the best wildlife-watching spots around Mnemba Island. You’ll get a different perspective of the coastline from the water and stay refreshed with snacks and drinks throughout the day.
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  • 4 hours
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Paje Beach & Blue Lagoon Half Day Tour in Zanzibar Lunch Included

Paje Beach & Blue Lagoon Half Day Tour in Zanzibar Lunch Included

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Discover Paje Beach and the Blue Lagoon on a tour that combines a pristine, white-sand beach with spectacular snorkeling. From hotel transfers to the included lunch, snorkeling equipment, and snacks, the tour takes care of the details so you can focus on sun, sand, and a brilliant coral reef, where you'll find a rainbow of tropical fish just beneath the surface.
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  • 6 hours
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Stone Town Walking Tour in Zanzibar

Stone Town Walking Tour in Zanzibar

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Discover Zanzibar City’s UNESCO-listed historic center on a Stone Town walking tour that explores Zanzibar’s history and distinctive architecture, from a bustling local market to a Sultan’s palace-turned-museum. Sightseeing on foot mean you can leave cars behind while following Stone Town's most narrow, winding streets, and group size is limited to 10 people for personalized service from the guide.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Nakupenda Beach Tour

Nakupenda Beach Tour

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Nakupenda beach, tour Zanzibar iconic whitest sandbank. The beach boasts of fabulous sandbanks and a beautiful coastline, ideal for snorkeling, swimming & sun bathing. You will also chance to visit prison island see, touch, feed and take pictures of the Aldabra Giant Tortoise at Prison Island.
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  • 7 hours
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Safari Blue Zanzibar - Full day

Safari Blue Zanzibar - Full day

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Safari Blue is one of our most recommended tour from Stone Town, where you get experienced more of an Indian Ocean.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Ngorongoro and Tarangire 3-Day Safari from Zanzibar

Private Ngorongoro and Tarangire 3-Day Safari from Zanzibar

If you want to experience African wildlife on your next trip to Zanzibar, consider booking this three-day excursion to Ngorongoro and Tarangire. You'll fly to the mainland, where you'll get the chance to explore Tarangire National Park on safari, spend time in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and visit Mto Wa Mbu village before flying back to Zanzibar.
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  • 3 days
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Zanzibar Luxury Jet-ski Safaris: Departure from Paje Zanzibar

Zanzibar Luxury Jet-ski Safaris: Departure from Paje Zanzibar

Discover the incredible coastline of Kendwa Zanzibar while jet skiing. You will feel an adrenaline rush in your veins as you navigate the pristine waters of the Kendwa coast on your jet ski. Your jet ski will holds 110 horse power but is also very safe. You will be free to choose whether you want to jump in the waves or simply relax along the Coast of Tumbatu Island as you enjoy the view. Embrace the freedom of the sea and get extreme emotions in the crystal clear waters of Kendwa beach. You do not need any previous experience, and before entering the water your friendly and experienced staff will provide you with a lesson. Once you feel safe, you will be free to venture out and explore
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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01 Night 02 Days Safari in Selous Game Reserve: Departure from Zanzibar

01 Night 02 Days Safari in Selous Game Reserve: Departure from Zanzibar

Visit Selous Game Reserve from Zanzibar! Discover Virgin African Bushes with Big Five. Book 02 Days 01 Night Package now and enjoy Free night, return flights from Zanzibar, hotel pickup and drop off, meal plan upgrade, and Boat ride over Rufiji River.
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  • 2 days
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4 Days Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar itinerary

4 Days Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar itinerary

This package includes two most prominent wildlife areas in Tanzania; the Serengeti National Park of the wildebeests migration and big cats fame and the Ngorongoro Crater known for its high concentration of wild animals in the a very small area of around 21 Kilometers diameter but still an area where you can spot all the Big 5.
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  • 4 days
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Day Trip to Selous National Park from Zanzibar or Dar es salaam

Day Trip to Selous National Park from Zanzibar or Dar es salaam

The Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest protected game reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour, take in the highlights on a day trip by flying into the park from either Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam. With guided morning and afternoon game drives, you’ll explore the grasslands, lakes, and rivers, and have chance to spot the Big 5, as well as giraffes, hippos, wild dogs, and zebra.
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  • 11 hours
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$699.00
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A Taste of Zanzibar - 6 Days

A Taste of Zanzibar - 6 Days

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Widen your perspective of Zanzibar on a private 6-day tour of the island, with hassle-free round-trip transfer allowing you to seamlessly tick off highlights including Stone Town, Jozani Forest, and the island’s scenic coastline in just one trip. Benefit from your driver-guide’s personalized attention on a private tour while avoiding hidden costs with accommodation and meals included as per itinerary.
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  • 6 days
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3 Days Selous Game Reserve Fly From Zanzibar

3 Days Selous Game Reserve Fly From Zanzibar

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Most of the reserve remains set aside for game hunting through a number of privately leased hunting concessions, but a section of the northern park along the Rufiji River has been designated a photographic zone and is a popular tourist destination. There are several high end lodges and camps mainly situated along the river and lake systems in this area. Rather difficult road access means most visitors arrive by small aircraft from Dar es Salaam, though train access is also possible.
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  • 3 days
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Zanzibar Sunset Cruise At Stone town & Nungwi

Zanzibar Sunset Cruise At Stone town & Nungwi

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Zanzibar sunset cruise on a boat dhow. Enjoy stunning sunset views as you cruise along the coast with music,drinks and light snacks will be served. Departing from Stone town & Nungwi daily
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  • 3 hours
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Kwale Island Dhow Sailing Tour from Zanzibar with Seafood Lunch

Kwale Island Dhow Sailing Tour from Zanzibar with Seafood Lunch

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Sail to Kwale Island in a traditional dhow sailboat on a tour from Zanzibar, and enjoy a full day of snorkeling coral formations, exploring mangroves, and swimming a natural lagoon with clear green water. You’ll sit down to a special grilled lunch of lobster, crab, squid, octopus, and tuna with Zanzibar-style sauces, then enjoy a spread of fresh tropical fruits. This full-day trip to Kwale Island is a perfect chance to see Zanzibar at its most pristine, traveling under sail for a truly authentic island experience.
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  • 8 hours
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Wildlife Safari Adventure to Saadani National Park

Wildlife Safari Adventure to Saadani National Park

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1) Discover the unique experience from Zanzibar to Saadani National Park to see Wildlife Animals. 2) Free transport we offer for pick-up and drop off all locations in Zanzibar
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  • 12 hours
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$350.00
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Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani Forest Tour

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Make a visit to Zanzibar’s wildlife-filled Jozani Forest as easy and rewarding as possible on a private tour. Stride the boardwalks through eucalyptus trees as you look for the forest’s red colobus monkeys, black monkeys and other animals; and learn all about the reserve and its species from your ranger guide. Then, take the mangrove boardwalk to spot tropical fish, lizards, butterflies and sunbirds. Your tour includes round-trip transfers and entry fees for your convenience.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Zanzibar Dhow Cruise day adventure, sea sports at Kwale Island, very memorable

Zanzibar Dhow Cruise day adventure, sea sports at Kwale Island, very memorable

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Get the most out of your trip to Zanzibar and embark on a relaxing full-day cruise. Board a traditional, wooden dhow boat and stop along the way to swim, snorkel, explore, and sunbathe. See a 500-year-old baobab tree, relax on a sand bar, tuck into a tasty Swahili barbecue and more over the course of the day.
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  • 7 hours
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$153.85
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Zanzibar Exclusive 05 Days Private Excursions Package

Zanzibar Exclusive 05 Days Private Excursions Package

Let the rich cultural tapestry of Zanzibar allure you over the Indian Ocean on a 05-day tour from Zanzibar. Accompanied by an expert guide, visit five of the Zanzibar’s most enchanting sightseeing to delve into the history and culture of Zanzibar; absorb the romantic atmosphere of Safari Blue; marvel at the medieval architecture of Stone Town; see the structural wonders of Sultans Palace; witness the imperial majesty of House of Wonder; and discover the atmospheric delights of Kendwa Beach, hailed as the top ten beach in the World. Hotel pickup and drop off, guided tours and all round-trip mentioned are included in this tour.
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  • 5 days
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$450.00
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Stone town & Spice Tour

Stone town & Spice Tour

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Explore Stone Town(the heart of Zanzibar).Visit Spice Farms walk around the herb and spice plantations, tasting and smelling various spices
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  • 7 hours
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$65.39
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