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Zanzibar Experience

June 25 to July 1, 2023

Zanzibar Island is a jewel in the ocean, surrounded by beaches that rate among the finest in the world. Our experience starts in Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is believed to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa. Zanzibar is well known for its spices and often referred to as the Spice Island. After experience Old Stone Town we will journey to our beach resort to enjoy the tropical beauty of this idyllic island. This is a prefect addition after a Tanzania safari.

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 2 Nights Deluxe Stone Town Accommodations
  • 4 Nights Luxury Beach Resort Accommodations - All Inclusive
  • Breakfast Daily, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinner
  • Sunset Cruise in Zanzibar
  • Welcome Dinner in Zanzibar Stone Town at the Beach House Restaurant inclusive of 2 Signature Cocktails
  • Zanzibar Stone Town and Spice Island City Tour
  • Mnemba Island Excursion
  • Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Airport Transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Women's Travel Tour Host
Itinerary
Day 1
Women's Travel Club Zanzibar Experience
Welcome to Zanzibar!

Fly from Arusha to Zanzibar. Arrive to a welcome Coconut Drink (Madafu) and Flower Garlands. Transfer to Zanzibar Stone Town Hotel for Check in. Afternoon at Leisure to enjoy the facilities the Hotel has to offer. In the evening you will enjoy an evening sunset cruise. Thereafter you will be transferred to the Beach House Restaurant for a Zanzibar 3 course welcome dinner inclusive of 2 beverages per person.

Zanzibar Know as the Spice Island the beautiful island of Zanzibar conjures images of perfect, palm-swayed beaches, white sand, billowing sailing boats and smiling locals. The jewel of Africa's 3,500km Swahili Coast, as a base for traders from the African Lakes region, India, and the Arabian peninsula, Zanzibar became a long key hub on ancient trade routes: slaves, spices, ivory and more all passed through Zanzibar, bound from the continent for Arabia and beyond. This lead to Zanzibar becoming a cultural melting pot – still in evidence today, in the Omani-style buildings, in the polyglot Kiswahili language and the diverse dishes on the restaurant menus. All this together makes Zanzibar a fabulous place to explore as well as a dream to relax and unwind.
Sunset cruise in Zanzibar is an exciting experience as you will get a good glimpse of wonderful scenes of the Indian Ocean, along the Stone Town shore line as you sail in a traditional Arabian Dhow. Get to Enjoy a Memorable, soothing evening with light sea breeze as the sun sinks into the Indian ocean starting to paint the town with its pastel amazing colors, taking the sea view passing around house of wonders, palace museum, old dispensary, custom house etc.
Accommodations: Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Zanzibar Experience
Zanzibar - Stone Town

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast, pick up and set out on a Stone Town excursion, spin through and get to experience the wonders of Zanzibar. Explore the highlights of Stone Town and get to see the most interesting places and learn the meaning of being "Swahili"

Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral. While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in Stone Town. Explore the markets, seafood and fish piled in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets and neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls. Children play in the streets in the residential areas, 'mamas' sit outside and gossip while the men play board games.
In the afternoon, In the afternoon, transfer for Lunch in the Rooftop Tea House Restaurant. The highest rooftop Tea House restaurant in Zanzibar is located in Emerson on Hurumzi Hotel and has breathtaking 360° views of Stonetown and the Indian Ocean. Seating is on cushions by a low table or on regular height seats, all with views over Stone Town and the sea. In the afternoon, different lunch platters, either with a variety of vegetarian, fish or seafood dishes are prepared by the chefs.
Thereafter proceed for the Spice Tour which takes you to Zanzibar's organic natural side of Tropical Spice Garden, Taste and dazzle seasonal spices and a variety of fresh fruits. In days past, Zanzibar was known as a spice island, exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom to the world. The spices were brought over from Asia and South America and flourished in Zanzibar's tropical climate. Nowadays the plantations are a tribute to the island's past, swapping spices for tourism and combining both in a spice tour, one of the most popular excursions on the island. Walk through the spice farm with your guide; touch, smell and taste different spices and tropical fruits. Try to guess one spice or fruit from the other, from the crushed leaves, the fruit, shoots, vines and creepers crawling up the trees. Learn about their properties, their origins and their use as medicines and in food and drink. A visit to a spice farm village gives you an insight into local life and the opportunity to try some Swahili dishes, taste the fruits in season and try some spiced tea. Depending on the season you are visiting, you can find anything from vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylang ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, allspice, tamarind, chilli, oregano and more! Fruits can include banana, pineapple, jackfruit, custard fruit, oranges, star fruit, tangerine, passion fruit, mango, avocado, pear, papaya, grape fruit and many others.
Accommodations: Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Zanzibar Experience
Zanzibar - Beach Resort

Enjoy breakfast and transfer to a beach resort for a day of leisure to enjoy the facilities the resort has to offer. The Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar is located on Nungwi Beach, a beautiful white-sand beach with crystalline waters that will make you feel like you're truly in paradise. This all-inclusive hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania, offers you an all-inclusive holiday with the exclusive services of RIU Hotels & Resorts.

At the Riu Palace Zanzibar you can enjoy a refreshing dip in one of the three pools, relax under the sun in a lounge chair, or go to the beach and enjoy the private area for hotel guests. When it comes to gastronomy, you have the main restaurant where you can enjoy buffet breakfasts with show-cooking stations, and three themed restaurants that serve exquisite dishes. And if you want to sample the best snacks and appetisers, the staff in the bars of this all-inclusive resort in Zanzibar will be happy to serve you.
Accommodations: Riu Palace Zanzibar

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Zanzibar Experience
Zanzibar - Beach Resort

Enjoy another free day at our beautiful Beach Resort. Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar is a top beach destination known for its powdery white sand, crystal blue waters, and exotic flora and fauna.

Today you may want to take advantage of the spa at our resort. the spa at this hotel in Zanzibar offers a relaxation pool, hydromassage zone, steam bath and the best services and treatments so that you can go home from your holiday totally renewed. The beach area also offers a great selection of water sports.
Accommodations: Riu Palace Zanzibar

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Zanzibar Experience
Zanzibar - Mnemba Island

Early morning breakfast, pick up from the resort and transfer to Mnemba Island for some of the best wildlife-watching spots, enjoy the beautiful and amazing corals reef and get a chance to snorkeling and swimming with the colorful fish.

During this excursion an experienced crew looks for dolphins; and once they find them, they try and give the customers opportunity to swim with them. The dhows arrives at Mnemba Kitchwani coral reef, for the first snorkeling session. This amazing reef, with steep slopes offers some great underwater topography and a chance to see some big fish. Snorkeling session normally takes is roughly 45-60 Minutes. During snorkeling a snorkel guide is also in the water, pointing out anything of interest. Depart Kitchwani Reef, and head to Mnemba Coral gardens, on the northern side of the atoll. The travel journey is 20 minutes. Snorkeling at the Mnemba coral gardens for another 45-60. These coral gardens are home to many species of aquarium fish, and stunning soft and hard corals.
Accommodations: Riu Palace Zanzibar

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Zanzibar Experience
Zanzibar - Beach Resort

Enjoy another perfect day in paradise as you relax or take advantage of the many activities available at our beautiful resort. In the evening we will get together for a farewell dinner.
Accommodations: Riu Palace Zanzibar

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Zanzibar Experience
Depart

Time to say good-bye to this beautiful country and fabulous friends you have made along the way. Transfer to the airport for your flight home as needed.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $5559 CAD per person (sharing) - Approx. $4400 USD
Single Occupancy - $7149 CAD per person (your own room) - Approx. $5600 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Payment of $300 CAD due at time of booking
Second payment of $1500 CAD due on December 15, 2022
Final Payment due - March 15, 2023

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Extend your Stay

Tanzania Safari
Join the women’s travel club for a fabulous tour of one of Africa’s premier destinations, Tanzania! This tour features a full immersion into the incredible abundance of biodiversity and sweeping vistas of the mighty Serengeti landscapes while learning about the local Maasai culture. A truly bucket list event awaits you in the from of a hot air balloon ride over the majestic plains followed by a champagne breakfast! A little part of your heart will always remain in Africa after this magical 12-day tour!

Tanzania Details

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 6 ladies
Maximum - 13 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare - Arriving Arusha, Departing Zanzibar (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages not at all inclusive resort
  • Gratuities on not included meals and personal expenses
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • COVID restriction related expenses

 

Hosted by:

Women's Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women's Travel Club tour host is your tour conceierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women's Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is TBA.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) - Flight departs for Zanzibar at 9:00 AM on June 25. Those not continuing from our Tanzania tour should arrive a day prior.
Depart from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Zanzibar (ZNZ)

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

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Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Zanzibar - Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Park Hyatt Zanzibar

5 Star Luxury in the Heart of Stone Town. Sitting majestically on the beachfront in the heart of Stone Town, a designated UNESCO heritage site, Park Hyatt Zanzibar. The hotel provides the ultimate haven amongst Stone Town’s labyrinth of winding alleys, bustling markets, mosques, and famed Zanzibari doors, featuring magnificent ornate wooden carvings. The town’s key attractions are easily accessible by foot including Forodhani Gardens, the Old Fort, the Old Dispensary, the Peace Memorial Museum, the Palace Museum, and the House of Wonders.

Women's Travel Club Zanzibar - Riu Palace Zanzibar
Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar

The Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar is located on Nungwi Beach, a beautiful white-sand beach with crystalline waters that will make you feel like you're truly in paradise. This all-inclusive hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania, offers you an all-inclusive holiday with the exclusive services of RIU Hotels & Resorts.