( 8 DAYS ULTIMATE ISLAND GETAWAY)
8 days & 7 nights of island bliss on zanzibar, pemba & mnemba Expect the following: two of the most exclusive retreats in Zanzibar, high service and cuisine standards, intriguing tour of Stone Town, fantastic diving and snorkelling locations, a seafood fiesta at the famous Blues Restaurant
DAY 1: ARRIVE ZANZIBAR
On arrival at Zanzibar Airport you will be met by our representative (please look for your name on a board) and transferred to Stone Town to Zanzibar Serena where you will overnight. Zanzibar Serena Inn aims to recreate the wondrous atmosphere and grandeur of the past by providing traditional, elegant accommodation. Spacious airy rooms, original stucco décor, ornately carved doors, antique furnishings, ceiling fans, and unique stone baths are featured throughout the hotel. A relaxing dinner is enjoyed at Blues Restaurant. The captivated deck of Blues Restaurant is built onto the original landing site of Zanzibar Sultans, on the waterfront of the Indian Ocean. Blues is the perfect place for great seafood dining and relaxing sunset cocktails. The menu is predominantly seafood inspired, with a selection of local Zanzibar dishes also available on the daily special menu. The bar area has a fantastic atmosphere open late into the night. Overnight: Zanzibar Serena on a bed and breakfast basis.
DAY 2: EXPLORE ZANZIBAR’S SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
Choose from a wide array of tours, including a spice plantation tour, Stone Town historical tour or a visit to nearby Prison Island. Nature lovers can also take the day tour to Jozani Forest, the indigenous home of the Red Colobus Monkey. It is also the last remaining indigenous tropical forest on Zanzibar. Overnight: Zanzibar Serena on a half board basis.
DAY 3: PEMBA ISLAND
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your Zan-Air flight to Pemba. On arrival in Pemba, a representative from Fundu Lagoon will meet you at the airstrip and transfer you to the lodge to overnight for the next three nights. Fundu Lagoon is located on the west coast of Pemba Island, immediately north of Zanzibar. They offer a relaxed, secluded retreat on the shores of the Indian Ocean, which is listed as one of the top diving locations in the world. The resort consists of 20 bungalows spread over an 18-acre site on the beautiful Wambaa Peninsula. The rooms are raised on wooden platforms, all offering stunning ocean views and constructed using luxury tents with traditional Zanzibari roofing to maintain the natural feel of the resort. Overnight: Fundu Lagoon on a full board basis.
DAY 4 & 5: PEMBA ISLAND
Spend your days diving and taking advantage of the activities this spectacular island has to offer. Overnight: Fundu Lagoon on a full board basis.
DAY 6: MNEMBA ISLAND
After breakfast you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your return ZanAir scheduled charter flight to Zanzibar. You will be met and transferred to Mnemba Island. The trip takes approx. 1-½ hours. On arrival at the island you will be transferred to Mnemba Island Lodge. Mnemba Island is a private island and hosts one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It has a stunning location and is truly private. The Island shelters ten “banda” cottages, hand-woven from traditional Zanzibarian palm matting. Hidden in the dappled shade of Mnemba’s tropical beach forest, each banda is completely secluded within its green habitat, spilling onto the soft coral-sand beach. Rest of the day at leisure and after freshening up enjoy a relaxing dinner at the lodge. Overnight: Mnemba Island Lodge on Full Board basis
DAY 7: MNEMBA ISLAND
Today will be spent at leisure and enjoy the offered activities at the lodge. Meals to be enjoyed at the lodge. Overnight: Mnemba Island Lodge on Full Board basis
DAY 8: ZANZIBAR
You will be transferred back to Zanzibar for your own onward arrangements.
END OF TOUR
Included in tour.
- Accommodation and meals as stated,
- All transfers as stated,
- Dinner at Blues Restaurant – set menu,
- Charter flight: ZanAir – Zanzibar/Pemba/Zanzibar (please note fare is current and subject to change).
- On Mnemba Island Lodge: Accommodation, three meals daily, teas & coffee, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, laundry, water sports: 2 dives per day, snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing and emergency medical evacuation insurance.
- At Fundu Lagoon: Mesali Island snorkelling trips, Mangrove canoe safaris and Dhow sunset cruises.
- International flight,
- Local and international airport taxes (US$30.00 per person ex Zanzibar),
- Flight insurance,
- Comprehensive travel insurance,
- Items of personal nature,
The choice of activities on the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mnemba is endless. The cluster of tropical islands are known for its spectacular dives, both scuba and snorkeling. Other activities include kayaking, spice tours, sailing on traditional dhows and windsurfing
The best time of the year to visit Zanzibar is from June to March with the busiest time of the year around January. July to October is perfect for those wanting a bit of privacy. The only two months that might be unpleasant is April and May when it can rain during monsoon season. Extend your stay: to Tanzania for a safari of a lifetime…