Immerse yourself in some of the best beaches in the world laden with culture and history. Spanning thousands of years, Zanzibar has been home to a myriad of cultural influences from around the Indian Ocean. Experience UNESCO World Heritage Stonetown, snorkel with underwater wildlife, and see the Red Colobus monkey – found nowhere else in the world.
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Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania! Explore the vibrant culture of Stone Town.
Your guide will meet you at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Fly as a group to the island of Zanzibar. Spend the afternoon exploring the beaches of historic Stone Town and immerse yourself in its myriad of cultural influences.
Day 2: Take a walking tour of the "Isle of Spices" followed by a relaxing afternoon at Matemwe Beach.
The day begins with breakfast amidst serene views of the Indian Ocean's endless horizon. Enjoy a walking tour and experience the “Isle of Spices." This great trading center has been known around the world for spices and timber. After lunch, travel north to Matemwe Beach and explore the idyllic white sand beaches.
Day 3: Snorkel amongst turtles, schools of colorful fish, and bottlenose dolphins.
Spend the day on the water exploring the sea. Snorkel among the protected reefs to spot clown fish, green turtles, and starfish. Watch bottlenose and humpback dolphins play off the shore with a chance to swim with these creatures before returning back to Matemwe.
Day 4: Travel to the famed Jozani Forest and search for the red colobus monkey.
Travel south to the enchanting Jozani Forest, the largest remaining mature forest on Zanzibar. Explore the area in search of the red colobus monkey, found nowhere else in the world. Visit the Zanzibar Butterfly Center to experience netted gardens comprised of hundreds of endemic species.
Day 5: Transport back to the airport before saying farewell to your trip mates.
After breakfast, transport to the airport to fly back to Kilimanjaro before the journey home.
Dates & Fees
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where do we meet?
Standard Meeting Places and Times
Start: Kilimanjaro International Airport at 10:00 AM (local time)
End: Kilimanjaro International Airport at 4:00 PM (local time)
This trip begins at Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will fly as a group to Zanzibar. At the Kilimanjaro International Airport early in the day. Custom pickups outside this meeting time can also be arranged for a small fee. To make your travel arrangements for this trip we recommend using a third party travel agent like Travel One or other operator. Detailed meeting place instructions will be sent to you when you are confirmed for the trip.
What is your cancellation/refund policy?
We require a nonrefundable deposit of 10% of the trip fee or $100, whichever is smaller. So, for example, if the trip fee is $250, the deposit would be $25. If the trip fee is $3995, the deposit would be $100.
If you choose to cancel your trip:
For trips in the continental United States:
• 6 weeks prior to start date — we will refund fees paid minus deposit.
• Less than 6 weeks — we will refund 50% of the total trip fee, or 100% of fees paid can be transferred to a future trip.
• Less than 1 week— no refunds will be issued.
For trips outside the continental United States:
• 12 weeks prior to start date— we will refund fees paid minus deposit.
• Less than 12 weeks — we will refund 50% of the total trip fee, or 100% of fees paid can be transferred to a future trip.
• Less than 2 weeks — no refunds will be issued.
In the rare event that WI cancels a trip, or we are unable to serve you, all fees are immediately refunded, including the deposit. Unfortunately, we cannot be responsible for personal expenses such as airline tickets. To protect your investment in your travel plans we recommend purchasing travel insurance. Information on travel insurance is included in your trip confirmation packet. If after registering you wish to switch trips, you may do so subject to availability. Fees may apply.
Under certain circumstances, such as death of a family member, change in health status, loss of employment, etc., we may make exceptions to our refund policies. Please let us know immediately if your plans change!
Do you have a single supplement for Zanzibar?
You can elect to guarantee a single room for the duration of the trip for $595 during the registration process.