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Zanzibar Escape

Discover Zanzibar Escape
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The best season for this departure is July—October
• Peak seasons: Mid-Summer through the Fall • Peak months: July, August, September and October

Safari Overview
Come and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and an all-inclusive first-rate culinary experience while staying at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach resort in the heart of enchanting gardens, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Experience the best of Zanzibar Island and its unforgettable historical sites of the "Old Stone Town." The finest snorkelling and scuba diving locations are found in Zanzibar while its "Spice Island" offers exotic scents and flavours unique in the world that will fascinate you.
6 days
5 nights
  • Safari Highlights:
  • Escape to Zanzibar for 6-days with luxurious accommodations following your Safari tour.
  • Zanzibar is the best kept secret in the Indian Ocean, with its fascinating history and magnificent beaches.
  • The Old Stone Town is the “old city,” and yet the cultural heart of Zanzibar, offering several historical sites to be discovered on this wonderful island.
  • Referred to as the “Spice Island”, Zanzibar offers a plethora of fresh vegetation to be seen, tasted and smelled.
  • Delight in a Spice Tour and enjoy an excursion to Stone Town while staying at Zanzibar Serena Hotel.
  • Pamper yourself and relax for 3-days at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Resort in the heart of enchanting gardens, overlooking the Indian Ocean.
  • Capture colourful sightings under the sea when snorkelling and scuba diving, retreat to deep sea fishing*, and recline at the beach enjoying coconut juice under the beautiful sun.
  • Embark on several excursions* and cruise the seas, whether sailing, windsurfing, or canoeing.
*Some excursions are all-inclusive while others are subject to an additional cost.
Please refer to the services page at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Resort for more information.

Itinerary
Safari Extension: Discover Zanzibar Escape
Day 1
Escape to Zanzibar
Return from your main safari tour. Lunch will be in Arusha and then in the afternoon you’ll be transferred to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Overnight will be at Zanzibar Serena Hotel (or similar), a luxurious bed and breakfast.
About Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Zanzibar Serena Hotel - Zanzibar
Idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa's most ancient and most enchanting towns. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence, setting it apart as one of the finest hotels in Zanzibar. [learn more]

Day 2
Stone Town and Spice Tour
Enjoy a morning excursion to Stone Town and after lunch delight in a Spice Tour. Overnight will be at Zanzibar Serena Hotel (or similar), a luxurious bed and breakfast.
About Stone Town
Stone Town

Stone Town


The heart of Zanzibar, Stone Town is the only functioning historical city in East Africa and is much the same today as it was 200 years ago. A city within a city, Stone Town is the oldest section of Zanzibar Town, and is made up of winding lanes and unique stone houses, many of which feature magnificent carved doors and overhanging fretwork balconies. Most of Stone Town is a World Heritage Site and the historical sightings are endless. [learn more]

About The Spice Tour
The Spice Tour

Spice Tour

A visit to the ‘Spice Isle' would be incomplete without taking in the famous ‘Spice Tour' around some of the spice farms of the area. Cloves are the most widely-grown spice as well as nutmeg, lemon grass, black pepper, cardamom and cinnamon, all of which can be seen growing in the spice plantations alongside numerous exotic tropical fruits. The organized tour stops to see and smell and taste the tropical fruits and spices, plus offers information on what they may be used for. It usually ends with ginger tea in the afternoon. Visitors can also purchase spices and spice oils at very economic prices. [learn more]

Days 3-5
Beach Resort and Excursions
Drive to Diamonds Mapenzi Beach (or similar) for 3-days of relaxing with the option of scuba diving and/or snorkelling. Dinner and overnight will be at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach (or beach resort of your choice).
About Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach - Zanzibar
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach - Zanzibar
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach in Zanzibar is a resort in the heart of enchanting gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. Walk down Kiwenga Beach to experience an evocative atmosphere, unforgettable landscapes and an all-inclusive high quality culinary experience. Come and experience the best of Zanzibar, enjoy the scents and flavors unique in the world that will fascinate you, just like the fantastic sunsets that only this island can offer. The all-inclusive formula allows you to enjoy every moment of your holiday without any thought, accompanied by our highly qualified staff that will satisfy all your requests. [learn more]

Optional Activities Offered at the Resort
Optional Activities Offered at the Resort

Optional Activities Offered at the Resort

A wide range of activities are organized on a daily basis for guests of Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Resort. Begin by pampering yourself at the Mvua African Rain Spa with the skilful hands of our experts. If a place on earth exists where you should practice water sports, this place is Zanzibar. Whether you decide to sail along the coast while watching the beauty of the nature surrounding you or windsurfing with a fresh breeze through your hair, you will appreciate the various possibilities that the island offers. A plethora of resort activities include sailing (lessons available), windsurfing (lessons available), canoeing, and snorkelling. Guided trips can be organized upon booking. In particular, you may enjoy a taxi service to Stone Town, choose from our itineraries and excursions, snorkelling adventures at Mnemba Marine Park, diving excursions and deep sea fishing with transport to the west coast. [learn more]

Day 6
Return Home
Enjoy this morning at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to Zanzibar Airport for a flight to Dar Es Salaam Airport to connect to your International flight back home.
  • Inclusions:
  • Respective accommodations or similar as indicated.
  • At Zanzibar Serena Hotel, meal plan is bed & breakfast.
  • At Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club, meal plan is all-inclusive.
  • Coverage of excursion to Stone Town and Spice Tour.
  • Coverage of scuba diving and snorkelling at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club.
  • All transfers as shown.
  • Local flights Arusha, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam.
  • Exclusions:
  • Optional excursions and activities other than listed in the itinerary.
  • Tips to your driver, guide, waiters and porters.
  • Water, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Meals, other than specified.
  • Any other items not mentioned on the inclusions list.

Accommodations
Our Discover Zanzibar EscapeFeatures Luxury Accommodations

Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Zanzibar Serena Hotel - Zanzibar
Idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa's most ancient and most enchanting towns. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence, setting it apart as one of the finest hotels in Zanzibar. [learn more]

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach - Zanzibar
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach - Zanzibar
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach in Zanzibar is a resort in the heart of enchanting gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. Walk down Kiwenga Beach to experience an evocative atmosphere, unforgettable landscapes and an all-inclusive high quality culinary experience. Come and experience the best of Zanzibar, enjoy the scents and flavors unique in the world that will fascinate you, just like the fantastic sunsets that only this island can offer. The all-inclusive formula allows you to enjoy every moment of your holiday without any thought, accompanied by our highly qualified staff that will satisfy all your requests. [learn more]

Destinations
Discover the Best Kept Secret in the Indian Ocean
Stone Town

Stone Town


The heart of Zanzibar, Stone Town is the only functioning historical city in East Africa and is much the same today as it was 200 years ago. A city within a city, Stone Town is the oldest section of Zanzibar Town, and is made up of winding lanes and unique stone houses, many of which feature magnificent carved doors and overhanging fretwork balconies. Most of Stone Town is a World Heritage Site and the historical sightings are endless. [learn more]

The Spice Tour

Spice Tour

A visit to the ‘Spice Isle' would be incomplete without taking in the famous ‘Spice Tour' around some of the spice farms of the area. Cloves are the most widely-grown spice as well as nutmeg, lemon grass, black pepper, cardamom and cinnamon, all of which can be seen growing in the spice plantations alongside numerous exotic tropical fruits. The organized tour stops to see and smell and taste the tropical fruits and spices, plus offers information on what they may be used for. It usually ends with ginger tea in the afternoon. Visitors can also purchase spices and spice oils at very economic prices. [learn more]

Optional Activities Offered at the Resort

Optional Activities Offered at the Resort

A wide range of activities are organized on a daily basis for guests of Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Resort. Begin by pampering yourself at the Mvua African Rain Spa with the skilful hands of our experts. If a place on earth exists where you should practice water sports, this place is Zanzibar. Whether you decide to sail along the coast while watching the beauty of the nature surrounding you or windsurfing with a fresh breeze through your hair, you will appreciate the various possibilities that the island offers. A plethora of resort activities include sailing (lessons available), windsurfing (lessons available), canoeing, and snorkelling. Guided trips can be organized upon booking. In particular, you may enjoy a taxi service to Stone Town, choose from our itineraries and excursions, snorkelling adventures at Mnemba Marine Park, diving excursions and deep sea fishing with transport to the west coast. [learn more]

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