6 Day Zanzibar Beach Holiday

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Itinerary Briefing

The magnificent Indian Ocean beaches are among the major tourist attractions in East Africa. The Tanzanian coastline of about 800km fringed with palm trees and white sand, the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, the ancient historical towns i.e.Bagamoyo , Zanzibar (Stone Town) offer a rewarding and fascinating experience for a traveler in quest for the sunny spots of the tropics as well as some coastal history of East Africa.

Itinerary Day Description

Day 1: Arrive in Zanzibar Airport

  • Arrive in Zanzibar, meet by our guide/driver and greet at Zanzibar Airport
  • Transfer to a hotel/lodge at Stone Town
  • Have a Zanzibar tour briefing by our professional guide at the hotel/lodge
  • Leave you to rest and prepare for tomorrow
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/lodge in Stone Town

 

Day 2: Prison Island and Tortoise Tour

  • After breakfast pick up by our driver for Prison Island tour
  • We drive to Zanzibar Stone Town to take our boat to Prison island
  • Prison Island was a former prison for slaves and a quarantine station for Zanzibar and the mainland
  • Once on the island, you have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises
  • You will have time to visit forested interior where you will see a wide variety of birds, colorful peacocks, bats, and beautiful butterflies
  • The beautiful coral reef here, is ideal for snorkeling, and has a lovely white beach for sunbathing
  • This tour is a great way to see some history and wildlife, and also to see Stone Town from the sea
  • As this is the half day trip after 2 or 3 hrs we will take our boat for a ride back
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/lodge in Stone Town

Day 3: Full day Jozani Forest and Dolphins Tour

  • After breakfast we drive to Kizimkazi fishing village for a dolphin tour
  • After arriving we take a motorized boat and start searching for dolphins
  • If we lucky we can use about 5 to 10 minutes cruising on search of dolphins
  • After swimming with them we go to shallow water for snorkelling before getting back to the beach for taking shower
  • Have lunch and a bit of beach leisure
  • After leisure we drive to Jozani forest to see the red colubus monkeys and visit the floating mangrove bridge
  • Jozani has an excellent nature trail and the guides are well trained and informative
  • A walk through this impressive flora and fauna is one of the highlights Zanzibar has to offer
  • After the tour we drive back to a hotel/lodge in Stone Town
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/lodge

 

Day 4: Full Day Stone Town Shopping and Spice Farms

  • After breakfast pick up for City Tour to the historic sites of Stone Town and shopping in the Antique and gift shops
  • A guided town tour takes you through narrow streets of the old Stone Town, where history seems to stand still
  • Visit the House of Wonders, Fredy Mercury House, the Arab Fort, Zanzibar’s bustling market, former slave market, Tip Tipp House, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors and balconies, two cathedrals and many mosques.
  • Have lunch at Mtoni Marine Restaurant and after lunch proceed to Spice farms looking for spices and tropical fruits
  • Thereafter transfer to the beach hotel/lodge
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge/hotel

Day 5: Second full day Stone Town and Spice Tours

  • Another day city tour to Zanzibar’s colorful market
  • Its alive with the buzz of locals bartering fresh vegetables and baskets of tropical fruit, amongst the heady aroma of herbs and spices
  • We will continue to the site of a cathedral built in 1874 then to the Zanzibar Museum, Tippu Tip’s House, the former British Club, the Old Fort and the recently renovated Indian Dispensary
  • Your tour ends with a stroll through the narrow streets of Stone Town
  • Have lunch at Mtoni Marine Restaurant and after lunch we drive to the spice plantations for the spice tour
  • Guaranteed to awaken your senses, we will visit the spice plantations where you will have the opportunity to pick, smell, and savour fruits and spices
  • This is the cheapest place to buy locally made perfumes and oils
  • Thereafter transfer to a hotel/lodge in Stone Town
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/lodge in Stone Town

Day 6: Transfer to Seaport/Airport

  • After breakfast you will be transfer to the Seaport/Airport to catch your flight back home or to continue with your own arrangement

Included Services

  • All Road transfer as per trip itinerary including airport pick up and drop off transfers.
  • 05 days, 4 nights private trip package
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English-speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees as per trip itinerary
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • All accommodation during safari
  • 2 ltr mineral waters per person / day during game drives
  • Domestic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar ONE WAY
 

Excluded Services

  • International Flights & All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari in Serengeti
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation on Zanzibar

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COVID-19 SAFETY AND SANITARY MEASURES NOTICE

Covid-19 Travel Requirements

Traveling to and from Tanzania during Covid-19

The information on this page will be updated regularly as requirements and protocols change. Date of last update: 25/Oct/2021. The information found in the government Travel Advisory No. 8 of 14 Sept 2021 is summarized below:

[ All our Moak Tanzania safari guides have been vaccinated against Covid-19] in brackets

Leaving Home

Your international airline may have pre-boarding testing requirements. Please study the requirements of your airline and international airport(s) carefully. Most of our guests travel through Amsterdam and currently if you have a transfer in Amsterdam you do not need to show a negative NAAT (PCR) test result or rapid test result on arrival in the Netherlands. A transfer is when you change planes and continue your journey within a few hours, and in any case within 1 day without leaving the airport where you transfer. Please make sure to check the entry requirements of your final destination.

Arriving into Tanzania

Tanzania recommends all travelers to fill out a Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form within 24 hours prior to arrival. Follow this link: https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/ to get the form.  Once completed the traveler will receive a completion notification from the Ministry of health containing their Unique Health Code (UHC) which they will show upon arriving. 

[If arriving directly onto Zanzibar, please use this link instead.] In grey background 

[Also, all travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate upon arrival. The test must be a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, with the sample tested within 96 hours of departure to Tanzania.] GREEN COLOR

All travelers arriving from countries experiencing variants of concern/interest or who have traveled through those countries in the last 14 days regardless of route taken, will be subjected to Rapid tests at their point of entry at their own cost.  The Rapid test cost is $10 per traveler  (or $25 per travel if arriving directly onto Zanzibar). This cost can be pre-paid online when you complete your online Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form.

[We strongly recommended to pre-pay to avoid unnecessary queue upon arrival.] RED COLOR

Traveling in Tanzania

While traveling in Tanzania, standard Covid-19 protocols (masking, social distancing, and sanitizing) will be adhered to by your guide and those working in the tourism industry, while in public settings, airports/airplanes, and the common areas of accommodations. All full time Moak safari guides have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Much of your time on safari, social distance from other travelers and when outside will be our paramount goal. However, if you plan to travel in a more populous area like in city or towns, we suggest you wear a mask when social distancing from other people cannot be maintained.

Departing Tanzania

Prior to departing Tanzania, Covid-19 testing (PCR and/or Rapid Test) will be required for most travelers. Please study the requirements of your airline and international airport(s) carefully. Covid-19 testing costs (PCR Test $50+facility fees pp / PCR Test on Zanzibar $80 pp / Rapid Test $10 pp) are the responsibility of the traveler. 

As your tour operator, we will help coordinate proper test timing, location, and test payment.

PCR Test Procedures (General):

  • PCR Tests should be administered no more than 3 days prior to your scheduled departure. 
  • Your Final Summary Schedule will indicate the date when your test should administered.
  • Testing sites will vary based on your specific travel itinerary
  • Testing Fee Payment (Mainland) – Once your appointment has been made, our staff in Arusha will receive your testing payment Control Number (unique number for each traveler). We will make the payment on your behalf and you will reimburse this cost to your guide ($50 per person – cash). Since test requirements are subject to change, reimbursement on site will be the most accurate approach.
  • Testing Fee Payment (Zanzibar) – Once your appointment has been made we will prepay for the test and then forward your test scheduling confirmation on Zanzibar. The location of the test will be based on where you are staying on the island. There are facilities on the east coast as well as in Stone Town. The cost of the test on Zanzibar is $80 per person.
  • Facility Fee Payment – You will be responsible for the facility fee that will be paid on site. This fee will range from $10-20 per person depending on the testing facility.
  • Testing Procedure (day of) –
    • Masks are required at the testing sites.
    • Have your passport available for check in as well as payment confirmation (provided by your guide).
    • Sample collection will take place in the morning. Test collection hours vary at each site.
    • Please expect the process to take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Results – Once the testing process is complete and the certificate is ready, a notification with your results and certificate will be sent from the National Public Health Laboratory – Tanzania () to the email address used during registration (usually your safari consultant’s email unless otherwise specified). You may also check https://pimacovid.moh.go.tz/#/booking (for mainland / northern safari circuit locations) or  https://zanzibarcovidtesting.co.tz/app/home (for Zanzibar) for updates using your passport number to pull up your results. Please note that once the sample leaves the testing site, the testing site will not receive information about results. Should you have any concerns please ask your guide to contact the Regional Laboratory Technologist at +255 713 819 450 (Warda) or +255 715 361 518(Nangai).
    • For travelers departing JRO, a printed copy of your test result will be given to you in Arusha. We will also email you a PDF of the certificate.
    • For travelers departing DAR or ZNZ,we will email you a PDF of the certificate.

Note for travelers returning to the United States :

Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show one of the following:

If you are fully vaccinated: Proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 3 days before travel.

If you are NOT fully vaccinated: A negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel.

This regulation goes into November 8, 2021. We will inquire as to your vaccination status so that we can help you coordinate your testing accordingly.

 

Rapid Test Procedures (updated August 23, 2021)

  • If you are departing on an airline that requires a Rapid Test prior to boarding you need to arrive at your international airport of departure 5 hours prior to departure.
  • All international airports (JRO, DAR and ZNZ) have Rapid Test capacity.
  • Pre-registration is not required
  • Payment of $10 can be made in cash by depositing into the on-site bank.
  • Results are provided within 15 to 20 minutes of taking the test.
  • UPDATE: currently a Rapid Test is NOT required if you are just transiting through Amsterdam (AMS). You still need to be traveling with a valid NEGATIVE PCR test.

Common PCR Testing Sites in the Northern Circuit

  • Arusha Region
    • Arusha Lutheran Center Referral Hospital – daily
      • $25 USD (cash)
      • You can request to have someone come to you to administer the test (this should be pre-arranged)
    • Mt. Meru Regional Referral Hospital – 8 am – 3:30 pm daily
    • FAME Medical Health Center – 8:30 am – 11:30 am daily
      • $15 USD (cash or credit accepted)
  • Mara Region
    • Seronera Airstrip (Musoma Regional Referral Hospital) – 7:00 – 10:00 am daily
      • 20,000 Tshillings (approx $8.60)
    • Kogatende Airstrip (Musoma Regional Referral Hospital) – 8:00 – 10:00 am daily
      • 20,000 Tshillings (approx $8.60)
  • Zanzibar 
    • Global Hospital (Stone Town) – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm M-Sat, 8 am – 12 pm Sun
    • Testing sites on East Coast of Zanzibar  – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm M-Sat, 8 am – 12 pm Sun
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