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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)