Day 1 - Arusha to Zanzibar
Mar
5
10:00 AM10:00

Day 1 - Arusha to Zanzibar

After breakfast at Gibb’s farm with our group, we will bid them adieu and head to the airport via private transfer for a 12:30pm Air Excel Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar. We will snack on a boxed lunch en-route during our short trip to this exotic island. Once we land on Zanzibar, Zuri’s hotel team will meet us at the airport to for private transfer to this fabulous resort.  Spend the afternoon relaxing in paradise.

Each evening, we will meet up at the bar before dinner for a drink and casual talk by our academic host Adam Tooze who will paint the historical backdrop of this island—from the Age of Exploration when the Portuguese Empire was the first European power to gain control of Zanzibar to the country falling into the hands of the Sultanate of Oman, to the Arab slave trade, to the British Empire, to the Zanzibar Revolution all the way to today. Adam’s talks will inform our understanding of the culture and architecture all around us.   

We will tuck into dinner as a group after our first beachside history lesson.  Once at Zuri, all meals will be served at the hotel and included in the trip. You’ll have no reason to want to venture elsewhere: the ingredients from the local garden make each dish a delicacy.

ZURI ZANZIBAR HOTEL & RESORT (B, L, D)

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Day 2 – Why hello there, white sandy beaches!
Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

Day 2 – Why hello there, white sandy beaches!

There’s no denying it - Zanzibar and Zuri are paradise on earth, and the days in this haven are yours to enjoy as you wish without schedules or alarm clocks. Do as much or as little as you like. Take your pick of activities including boating, snorkelling or diving. We will be more than happy to help you arrange everything in advance - we can even organize for you to ride your very own dhow! If lazing about is the order of the day, there are few better places on earth to relax as the pristine beaches of Zanzibar, whether hanging out on a comfy lounge chair with a good book or swaying in a hammock under a palm tree. Be sure to take a stroll along the white sand beaches or lay back by the pool, cocktail firmly in hand. Indulge in the hotel’s wonderful spa services, which can be booked directly with the Zuri, or we can book it for you.   

Choose to have your lunch today whenever suits best and spend the afternoon at leisure. We will meet up this evening for our casual history-by-the-beach talk with Adam Tooze. Dinner is on your own whenever you please – may we suggest a sunset tête-à-tête meal?

ZURI ZANZIBAR HOTEL & RESORT (B, L, D)

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Day 3 - Beach Days Continue
Mar
7
10:00 AM10:00

Day 3 - Beach Days Continue

Our leisurely beach days continue, for you to enjoy as you please.  During our last evening in Zanzibar, Adam will prepare us for our upcoming tour of mesmerizing Stone Town, a UNESCO world heritage site and buzzing cosmopolitan town. Dinner as a group will follow, as we bid paradise at Zuri farewell.

ZURI ZANZIBAR HOTEL & RESORT (B, L, D)

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Day 4 – Stone Town; Dar es Salaam; Home
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Day 4 – Stone Town; Dar es Salaam; Home

Say goodbye to the beaches and spend the day in historic Stone Town with its striking architecture before heading back to mainland Tanzania; from where you will eventually catch your departing flight home. 

On a private guided tour of Stone Town, you will visit the House of Wonders, a palace built in the 1880's that has since housed the headquarters of the colonial administration, a school and finally, a museum. We will also learn more about the island's tainted history as a slave and ivory trading capital.

Lunch is on your own in Stone Town along with one last stroll. Our guide will direct us to some lovely rooftop restaurants in town.

Finally, we will travel together to the airport and catch a 3:00pm Coastal Air flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam. Our local hospitality team will meet us at the airport for private transfer to the Hyatt Regency’s “Kilimanjaro Hotel”, where we will have the chance to rest up before our flights back to the United States. Closer to your departure time, you will be picked up for private transfer to Dar es Salaam airport. Please note there is no early check-in available at this airport, so spend the day unwinding at the hotel until the very last minute. We recommend a meal at one of the great restaurants at The Kilimanjaro– enjoying dinner in the garden or a drink on the rooftop with a view!

Safe travels home and see you again soon!

THE KILIMANJARO HOTEL (Breakfast at Zuri)

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