FTMOM 58 – Island Paradise(10 Days)
Day 1: Nairobi – Mombasa
Morning flight to Mombasa. Transfer to Serena Beach Hotel after a tour of the city of Mombasa and lunch. Dinner and overnight at this first class beach hotel.
Day 2-5: North Coast
At leisure either relaxing by the beach, engaged in watersports or exploring the nearby nature trails and historic ruins.
The Island of Lamu, Kenya
Day 6: Mombasa – Lamu
Afternoon flight to Lamu after a lunch cruise on the Tamarind Dhow. Dinner and overnight at a Lamu Hotel.
Day 7 – 9: Lamu
The day is spent at leisure. Accommodation in Lamu is on full board basis.
Day 10: Nairobi
Morning flight to Nairobi. Transfer to your hotel. Evening dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant before proceeding to the airport for your flight back home.
3 Days Zanzibar Beach Safari Holiday
Day One: Mombasa / Zanzibar
Early morning after breakfast you will transfer from your hotel to the Mombasa airport for one hour flight to Zanzibar. On arrival at the Airport you will drive to your lodge for check in and an afternoon at leisure with exploratory options Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day Two: Zanzibar
Spend the day at the Island with a variety of optional activities. These will include the spice tour, Jahazi forest, Stone town tour, Scuba diving, and snorkeling. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day Three: Zanzibar – Mombasa
Leave with the morning flight to Mombasa where the safari ends
End of 3 day Zanzibar Beach Safari Holiday- 3 days
ZANZIBAR ISLAND HOLIDAY
Most prominent of the Spice Islands, Zanzibar has a potent mix of history, legends and unique cultures. Visually stunning with exceptional natural beaches and the haunting architecture of Zanzibar town, the island has lured travelers to its shores for centuries. Its past was dominated by merchants, rulers, explorers, scholars – today tourism is playing a key role. Zanzibar provides the perfect compliment to an East African safari.
Zanzibar is famous for being a major producer of cloves, and infamous as being a slave entry-port, the old stone town of Zanzibar has a fascinating labyrinth of narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed, coral-rag houses with overhanging balconies and magnificently carved brass studded doors, shops, bazaars, mosques, courtyards, squares etc. Outside town there are more ruined palaces, Shirazi remains, Persian baths, and magnificent palm fringed beaches with warm clear water, ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAY TOUR:
Day 1: Nairobi – Zanzibar, Stone Town
Take a Kenya Airways / Precision Air flight from Nairobi to Zanzibar Airport on the Spice Island of Zanzibar. Met and assisted. Transfer to your overnight cultural Stone Town Hotel, Zanzibar Serena Inn on half board, D.
Day 2 & 3: Zanzibar, Beach holiday
After breakfast, take a guided Stone Town tour to include Spice Plantation trip. Take a road transfer to your beach resort booked on half board accommodation for two nights with leisure and private beach relaxation, Ocean Paradise Beach Resort or Breezes Beach Club & Spa, B,D.
Day 4: Zanzibar – Nairobi
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Nairobi (either morning or afternoon dependent on your departure flight schedule). There is a departure tax of $25 per person payable direct in cash. Connect with your flight home.
Zanzibar tour cost includes:
-Roundtrip airfare, Nairobi – Zanzibar – Nairobi
-Half board accommodation
-Guided tours of Stone Town and Spice Plantation
Excluded in the Zanzibar beach trip price:
-Departure taxes in Zanzibar, US$ 25 per person
-Personal items and any optional excursions
EXCURSIONS IN ZANZIBAR
Zanzibar City Centre, Stone Town Tour – Half Day
The half-day city tour visits Zanzibar’s colourful market, which exudes a heady smell of herbs and spices. Other sites visited include the Anglican Cathedral, which stands in silent testimony on the site of one of the last open slave markets in the world, the residence of the late Sultan of Zanzibar; ‘Tip Tip House’. The Old Fort and the House of Wonders – all locations rich in antiquity and full of intrigue from the days of long ago. The tour ends with a romantic stroll along the narrow lanes of the Old Stone Town.
Spice Tour – 4 Hours
The spice tour is guaranteed to sharpen your senses. Drive through the countryside to visit spice plantations – with an opportunity to pick, smell and savour exotic fruits and spices.
Jozani Forest – 4 Hours
Jozani is the only remaining natural forest on Ungunja Island. Covering an area of 10 sq km it consists of high forest, swamp forest and evergreen forest. It provides an important refuge for the remaining Ungula fauna such as the rare Red Colobus Monkeys, small Zanzibar Leopard and two antelope species – the Zanzibar Duicker and Sunni.
Changuu Island is a historical island once used for the detention of recalcitrant salves. Today Giant Tortoises, some over 100 years old, act as unlikely vigilantes over the island. The beach is superb and the crystal clear sea excellent for swimming, snorkeling, fishing and diving. This trip is perfect to while away a complete day.
Situated on the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins, which can be a very rewarding experience. We are doing this trip in the afternoon to avoid the crowds of tourists in the morning, which in big numbers disturbing the dolphins. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is thus worth a visit for both natural and cultural reasons.