NANC58 Day 22 – 24: Stone Town (Zanzibar Excursion)

October 22, 2014
Andrew Walton
Just a happy guy who loves travelling, loves Africa and feels that travelling changes you forever.

Stone Town, (Zanzibar Excursion)

We wake up early today in order to depart from Bagamoyo and make our way to Dar es Salaam, where we will board a local ferry that carries us from Dar es Salaam to the capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town. Our first evening is spent in Stone Town exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also many spice and seafood markets to take a look at. There are a variety of activities to participate in over the next few days. Your guide will be able to assist you with booking these.

The following morning we embark on a spice tour with a local guide. Going forth, you have the afternoon free to spend at your leisure. Join one of the many optional activities such as fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and many more ocean safari options.

Due to the dominant Islam religion in Zanzibar, conservative clothing should be worn to most places except on the beach, where your regular clothing and swimsuits are acceptable. It is recommended that women wear t-shirts and knee-length shorts or skirts in town. The Islamic religion frowns upon the showing of arms above the elbow or legs above the knee. Shoulders should also remain covered and no revealing necklines are acceptable. Men’s clothing is less restrictive, allowing them to wear shirts and shorts. However, on the beach or in our resort, there are no dress codes other than the regular ones adhered to in most pool/public areas.

If you happen to be visiting Zanzibar during the month of fasting (Ramadaan), please speak to your local guide about the customs adhered to during this period. Regular eating times during the day are forbidden and most locals will be sure to make you aware of this. Majority of shops and restaurants will be closed during Ramadan, but it is acceptable as a foreigner to have meals at hotels or resorts. Your guide will be able to inform you of what is appropriate and when.

On the last day of our Zanzibar excursion we explore the stunning Jozani Forest and once again you have the afternoon free for optional activities.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Amaan Bungalows (Day 1 & 2) Africa House Hotel (Day 3)
Facilities: En-suite ablutions. Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Bagamoyo to Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Meals: Breakfast x2, Lunch x3, Dinner x3
Included Highlight: Zanzibar Excursion, Stone Town city walk, Spice tour, Jozani Forest
Optional Activity: Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Village Tours and more

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