|January||Peak||Medium||Little to no rainfall||Dry||Sunny & Cloudy||Highly Recommended|
|February||Peak||High||No Rainfall||Dry||Sunny & Cloudy||Highly Recommended|
|March||High||Low||Short Rainfall||Wet & Muddy||Cloudy||Highly Recommended|
|April||Low||Low||Long rainfall||Wet & Muddy||Cloudy||Recommended|
|May||Low||Low||Short Rainfall||Wet & Muddy||Cloudy||Recommended|
|June||Peak||High||No Rainfall||Dry||Sunny & Cloudy||Highly Recommended|
|July||Peak||High||No Rainfall||Dry||Sunny||Highly Recommended|
|August||Peak||High||No Rainfall||Dry||Sunny||Highly Recommended|
|September||Peak||High||No Rainfall||Dry||Sunny||Highly Recommended|
|October||Peak||High||No Rainfall||Dry||Sunny||Highly Recommended|
|November||High||Medium||Little to no Rainfall||Wet & Muddy||Sunny & Cloudy||Recommended|
|December||High||Medium||Little to no Rainfall||Wet & Muddy||Sunny & Cloudy||Recommended|
Welcome to Zanzibar! On arrival at Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, you will be met by our driver guide who will take you on the short, 20-minute transfer to your hotel in Stone Town, the historic quarter of Zanzibar City.
This morning you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel, before meeting our expert local guide for a tour of fascinating Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Over the centuries, many cultures have left their impressions on Zanzibar and it is perhaps in Stone Town where you can most easily see their influences. Your guide will lead you first to the colourful market, awash with exotic smells and buzzing with bartering locals. Afterwards, you will visit the calm of the 19th C cathedral, built on the former site of the slave market after the 1873 abolition of slavery.
As you wander the narrow streets and alleys, you’ll pass the Arab houses with their inner courtyards, hidden behind heavy doors. You can compare their style with the Indian residences, adorned with balustrades and metal railings. Amongst the town’s historic sites are the ‘Tip Tip House,’ the Old Fort and the People’s Palace Museum. Lunch will be taken at the Silk Route Indian rooftop restaurant, with views to the ocean. The Silk Route is full of character, so enjoy the excellent cuisine, perhaps washing it down with a cocktail. In the evening, you will be guided back to your Stone Town hotel for dinner and an evening at leisure.
After breakfast, you can enjoy the morning at leisure. Your Stone Town hotel will provide you with an early lunch, before we transfer you to your chosen beach hotel for the next part of your stay in exotic, enticing Zanzibar. After the delightful chaos of Stone Town, it’s now time to relax and enjoy some real downtime.
Today, you are free to do exactly what you want – and to do as little as you want. After all, you can simply relax by your hotel pool or down on the beach, perhaps under a swaying palm tree. If a day of total inactivity is really not your thing, you can swim or take advantage of one of the activities on offer via your hotel reception.
Today is a second full day for you to relax at your oceanside hotel, have a gentle swim in the sea or to enjoy the more active facilities on offer. Or, of course, you can set out to explore a little bit more of this beautiful island. The reception staff at your hotel will be happy to help arrange any activity or excursion that takes your interest.
After taking breakfast at your hotel, we will transfer you to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport for your onward flight. If you have a later departure, we will arrange for you to have lunch before you leave the hotel.