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Zanzibar | White Sandy Beach & Colourful Coral Reefs

With its beautiful sandy beaches, clear turquoise water and colorful coral reefs, Zanzibar is the perfect destination for relaxation after a trekking or safari tour.
On the island, white sandy beaches are complemented by an originality that has still retained its culture, which is shaped by Arab, Oriental and European influences.  For active travelers, Zanzibar offers numerous excursions, including visits to historic Stone Town, Jozani Forest, Prison Island, and spice plantations, as well as bird watching, windsurfing, kite surfing, sea kayaking, and sailing. The island also has fantastic coral reefs that are perfect for diving and snorkeling.

Trip Details

Day 1: Arrival in Zanzibar – drive to Matemwe – northeast coast
You will be picked up upon arrival and driven to your accommodation in Matemwe northeast coast, where you will spend the next four nights.
Experience white sandy beaches, azure blue sea and a fantastic coral reef. Zanzibar is located in the Indian Ocean and consists of the main islands Unguja, known as Zanzibar and Pemba, as well as countless smaller islands. The island of Zanzibar is blessed with natural beauty and rich culture. Warm, sunny climate all year round. Its exciting story with Arab sultans, Portuguese sailors, slave traders and European explorers have shaped the character of this island with its friendly people in a special way. Not to forget the delicious Swahili cuisine with a wide variety of seafood.

Day 2-4: Relaxation on the beach – other activities on the island
You will have time to relax here for the next few days. If you want to be active, there are numerous excursions available, including visits to historic ‘Stone Town’, Jozani Forest, Prison Island and spice plantations. There are also a variety of adventure activities to participate in, including hiking, bird watching, windsurfing, kite surfing, sea kayaking, and sailing. The island also has amazing coral reefs perfect for diving and snorkeling – and you might even be lucky enough to spot dolphins, green turtles and whale sharks at certain times of the year. Overnight at Magic Boutique Hotel, (B).

Day 5: Transfer to the airport – flight back home
Free time until departure. Depending on your flight time, you will be driven back to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) for your international flight home. (B).

We can offer you a range of accommodation options in all categories on the island, ensuring that we find the most suitable accommodation for your needs.

On request, we will be happy to book further nights or organize additional trips in Tanzania (Trekking & Safari).

We reserve the right to make changes to the program due to special events, force majeure or weather reasons.

Legends: B = breakfast | L = lunch | D = dinner

German guided tour
English guided tour

This tour can also be booked for individual travelers at an additional cost or for your group at any date.

Duration: 5 days
Costs: € 690 per person
Group size: min. 2 Persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
€ 200 for single room supplement

What’s included

  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast at Zanzibar

Not included

  • All flights
  • Drinks and meals that are not specified
  • Activities at the island
  • Visa fees (US $ 50)
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance

Visa
To enter Tanzania, a passport that is valid for at least 6 months and a tourist visa are required. The visa for German citizens can be applied for three to four weeks before departure at the Tanzanian embassy (approx. 50 EUR plus postage). Alternatively, the visa is also available when entering Tanzania (50 USD, to be paid in cash on site). We recommend this option; it is less complicated and cheaper. An exit tax of USD 30 is required for international flights from Zanzibar (payable locally in cash).
These visa and passport regulations are valid for the EU countries and Switzerland. Other citizens would like to inquire at the respective country consulate.

Vaccinations
No compulsory vaccinations, in particular no yellow fever vaccination, are required for direct entry from Germany / Switzerland, Austria to the mainland of Tanzania and Zanzibar. This also applies when entering a yellow fever endemic area in transit; as long as the airport is not left during the stopover and the stay is less than 12 hours. However, you should be vaccinated against tetanus, hepatitis A, diphtheria and polio. Hepatitis B and typhoid vaccinations are recommended for long stays.
We recommend that you consult your doctor in good time. Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

Insurance
A travel health insurance (with rescue costs) is essential for your own safety and a prerequisite for booking our trips. In the event of an accident in the mountains or on safari that requires a helicopter, the helicopter will not take off until full coverage of the costs has been clarified.
We strongly recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance. Flights at bargain prices in particular cannot usually be rebooked or cancelled free of charge. In Tanzania there could also be complications with the weather, your health, etc., which would force you to abandon your trip.
We asked ERGO Reiseversicherung to put together different service packages for you. You can book the right travel health insurance for you at https://www.reiseversicherung.de.

It should be noted that geoDiscovery Tours only recommends that its guests book travel insurance through ERGO and assumes no responsibility for the contractual content between the travel guest and the insurance provider. It is up to each guest to book their travel insurance through ERGO or another provider.

Standard of hotels and accommodations
In Tanzania, the hotels we have booked are good and correspond to mid-western standards. The sanitary facilities are clean and functional. The hotel kitchen is adapted to Western eating habits and the food is safe to enjoy. Sometimes there can be power cuts or sometimes no hot water is available. The hotel staff is generally very friendly and makes every effort to ensure the well-being of each guest. The hotels we have booked are as follows:

Arusha: Ilboru Safari Lodge, Mount Meru Hotel, Mount Meru Game Lodge, Rivertrees Country Inn, Arumeru River Lodge
Moshi/Kilimanjaro: Chanya Lodge, Weru Weru, Kaliwa Lodge, Salinero
Karatu: Eileen’s Trees Inn, Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, Endoro Lodge
Manyara: Lake Manyara Serena Hotel, Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Luxury Lodge
Ngorongoro: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Rhino Lodge
Serengeti: Embalakai Camps, Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge, Serengeti Serena Hotel, Lahia Tented Lodge, Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp, Four Seasons Serengeti, Melia Serengeti
Tarangire: Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tarangire Balloon Camp, Tarangire Simba Lodge, Maramboi Tented Lodge
Zanzibar: Spice Island Hotel & Resort , Maru Maru Hotel, Nungwi Dreams, MMelia Zanzibar, the Z hotel, Kendwa Rocks, Zanzibar Serena Hotel, Zanzibar Magic Boutique Hotel, Kholle House

Tour program
The travel program is optimally coordinated for all of the trips we recommend. However, it can happen that roads are closed or impassable without prior notice, that waiting times of several hours arise due to traffic jams or fuel shortages, that access to sites can be closed for various reasons, or other restrictions such as flight delays or even cancellations due to bad weather, strikes, Health of the participants, a pandemic or unfavourable conditions during trekking make the implementation of the travel program difficult or, in the worst case, impossible. However, our local guides are prepared for such situations and will endeavour to carry out all program points to your satisfaction. The inconvenience is usually limited. Nevertheless, it must be pointed out at this point that, for the reasons mentioned, program changes are possible at any time and are not the responsibility of the organizer. Any resulting costs are borne by the traveller. We ask for your understanding.

Flying in Tanzania
Domestic flights in Tanzania may be postponed for days due to limited airspace or weather conditions, or for technical or other reasons. Under these exceptional circumstances, our team will try – in cooperation with you – to relocate the tour to other regions or to organize road transport. The risk of delay and cancellation of these flights is borne by all participants.
In the event of a delay of several days, all participants are personally responsible for changing their flight home at least 48 hours in advance. We are of course happy to help you.

The domestic flights booked by us are:

  • Air Tanzania
  • Precision Air
  • Flightlink
  • Coastal Aviation
  • Auric air

Please note that our trips are not suitable for people with limited mobility.


Trip Details

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Holiday Type: Hotel accommodation
  • Best trekking period: Jan/Feb/Mar/Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep/Dec
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 100 m
  • Group size: Min. 2 persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of onl two persons)
  • Tour guide: Not guided tour
  • Difficulty:
  • Fitness:
  • Price: 690,00 
  • Single room supplement: 200,00 €