4 Days/3 Nights Zanzibar The Spice Island is indeed an enchanting island, evoking images of a place of unsurpassed beauty in the minds of the people around the world. With fascinating history to scholars and nonprofessionals alike.
4 Days/3 Nights
Breakfast in Nairobi, and we are off on a flight to paradise. Your hotel, either the Zanzibar Serena or the blue bay Resort, wait quietly in the sun, absorbing its rays as they reflect of the adjacent sea. These hotels especially selected for their exceptionality; immerse the traveler in the romantic atmosphere of centuries gone by. The perfumed air caresses you with the scents of all the spices that have grown in abundance throughout the island time began.
This morning begins with a sumptuous breakfast as you gaze over the Indian Ocean to the endless horizon. A walking tour is the only way to truly experience the town, which exists today much as it did in the years when Zanzibar, the Isle of spices, timber and slaves. The market place is alive with vendors who hawk their exotic wares in a multitude of languages, as many as the intense palate of colors, which mark their fabrics, their spices, their intricately carved wood and other goods for sale. As you move away from the raucous market, the winding streets grow serene and mysterious, with their white washed houses and ornately carved wooden doors and balconies studded with brass. You will visit the Zanzibar museum and the Old Fort. Lunch, relaxed an oh-luscious, and we proceed to spend the afternoon touring the plantations and outskirts of town where cinnamon, cardamom and strong, flavorful Arabic coffees are grown. In addition, of course, we see the cloves, the gold of Zanzibar, the world’s finest and most desired spice, grown here in the very center of the Spice Islands.
There is only one place in the world where you will find the Red Colobus Monkey-and this morning you travel across the island through quaint villages and lush vegetation to this place- the enchanting Jozani Forest. The forest is mesmerizing- you will feel yourself absorbed into another world, a place like no other on earth.
There is time to relax in the luxury of the hotel or lose yourself in the lapping of the waves as they meet the pristine sands. In addition, there is time for another trip to the market place for that fantastically carved teakwood chest or supply of intensely scented clove pomanders for those who remained at home. Today brings farewell to the island and return to the modern-day world of Nairobi.