Zanzibar Spice Island 2 Weeks Total Chill Out
Blue sky, white beaches, and even bluer water. Two weeks of complete serenity and relaxation at the Zanzibar Queen hotel in Matemwe Beach. Karibu Sana!
Explore the marine world by snorkeling and swimming with dolphins.
Delight your taste buds with local Swahili cuisine from the beachside restaurants; enjoy fresh seafood dishes and traditional Zanzibari meals.
Join tours to nearby spice farms to discover the secrets of Zanzibar’s famous spices.
Encounter a kaleidoscope of tropical fish on a captivating Snorkeling experience. The clear waters provide excellent visibility for a captivating snorkeling experience.
Explore the historical Kuza Cave, a natural cave system, and spend time with the Colombus monkeys in their natural habitat.
If you would like to book any activities in Zanzibar, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can provide you with a list of what is available to book. Check out our other Zanzibar island travel plans, the Wonders of Zanzibar or Simply Zanzibar.
ZANZIBAR AIRPORT | KENDWA ROCKS/SUNSET KENDWA/ZANZIBAR MAGIC BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Arrive at Zanzibar Airport, meet your driver, and transfer to your hotel.
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LEISURE DAYS | KENDWA ROCKS/SUNSET KENDWA/ZANZIBAR MAGIC BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Morning breakfast, a full day of leisure in the hotel, enjoying the sun, and swimming in the Indian Ocean. Look out for views of the beautiful Mnemba Island.
ZANZIBAR AIRPORT | DEPARTURE
Enjoy a half-day of leisure in your hotel – transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Zanzibar Island Excursions
Zanzibar is a stunning archipelago located off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa, and it has a lot to offer travelers looking for a relaxing and unforgettable experience. Matemwe Beach is a perfect destination for anyone looking to relax and unwind in a tropical paradise while also having the opportunity to experience a unique culture and participate in exciting activities. We believe that you should pick this travel plan because:
- We find hotels that are comfortable and at good prices, so you can relax and get the most bang for your buck.
- The hotel is located on Matemwe beach, one of the world’s most beautiful coral beaches.
- Even though this plan focuses on chilling, we can still organize all of the activities that you would want to do on the island so that you avoid stress-picking a tour whose quality we cannot guarantee. Just get in touch with us at email@example.com
Matemwe Beach in Zanzibar is a stunning destination that offers a range of activities for travelers seeking relaxation, adventure, or a mix of both. The beaches are pristine, and Matemwe Beach boasts stunning, unspoiled beaches perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and soaking up the sun. The soft, white sand and crystal-clear waters are ideal for taking a refreshing dip or lounging under the shade of a palm tree. For the adventurous traveler, Matemwe Beach is a prime location for various water sports activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, and paddleboarding. The surrounding villages offer a unique glimpse into the local Swahili culture and provide opportunities to explore the local markets and traditional fishing villages and participate in cultural tours. This area on the island is home to a diverse range of marine life, including dolphins, turtles, and colorful fish, making it an ideal location for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Is swimming in Zanzibar safe?
Swimming in Zanzibar can be safe if proper precautions are taken. Zanzibar is surrounded by beautiful beaches with clear water, making it a popular destination for swimming, snorkeling, and other water activities. However, like any coastal area, there are potential dangers to be aware of. One of the main concerns when swimming in Zanzibar is the risk of strong currents and riptides, particularly during high tide. It’s important to only swim in designated areas with lifeguards present and to pay attention to any warnings or flags indicating dangerous conditions. Another concern is the potential presence of jellyfish and other marine life that can cause harm. It’s a good idea to wear protective clothing when swimming, such as a rash guard or wetsuit, and to avoid swimming during jellyfish season, which typically occurs from December to March. It is also important to be mindful of the sun and take appropriate measures to protect your skin, such as wearing sunscreen and a hat and seeking shade during the hottest part of the day.
When is the best time to visit Zanzibar?
The best time to visit Zanzibar is during the dry season, which runs from June to October. During this time, the weather is generally dry, sunny, and pleasant, with little to no rainfall. The temperatures are also cooler, making exploring the island and its attractions a great time. Another good time to visit Zanzibar is from December to February, during the short dry season. However, this period coincides with the peak tourist season, so expect higher prices and larger crowds. The rainy season in Zanzibar runs from March to May and also from November to early December. The weather can be hot and humid during this time, with heavy rainfall and occasional storms. It’s still possible to visit Zanzibar during the rainy season. However, some activities may be limited, and the sea conditions may not be ideal for swimming and water activities.
What should I know about the different parts of Zanzibar island?
The historic center of Zanzibar City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its narrow streets, colorful markets, and unique architecture. This area offers a range of accommodations, from budget-friendly guesthouses to luxury hotels. Staying in Stone Town allows you to experience the island’s culture and history up close. The northern coast of Zanzibar is known for its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and coral reefs, making it a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. There are a number of beach resorts and hotels in this area that offer stunning ocean views and easy access to water activities. The east coast of Zanzibar is known for its long, sandy beaches and tranquil atmosphere. This area is ideal for relaxation and beachcombing. A variety of accommodations are available, ranging from budget-friendly lodges to luxury resorts. The southern coast of Zanzibar is less developed and offers a more secluded and off-the-beaten-path experience. This area is ideal for those who want to escape the crowds and enjoy a more laid-back atmosphere. This area has a few beach lodges and guesthouses and some local villages to explore.
Do I need vaccinations to visit Zanzibar?
Yes, it is recommended that visitors to Zanzibar receive certain vaccinations before traveling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend the following vaccinations for travelers to Tanzania, which includes Zanzibar: Routine Vaccinations: This includes vaccinations such as measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), and polio. These vaccines are recommended for everyone and should be up to date. Hepatitis A: This vaccine is recommended for all travelers to Tanzania, as hepatitis A can be contracted through contaminated food or water. Typhoid: This vaccine is also recommended for travelers to Tanzania, as typhoid fever can be contracted through contaminated food or water. Yellow Fever: A yellow fever vaccination is required for travelers coming from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission. It is also recommended for all travelers over nine months of age. Other vaccinations to consider include hepatitis B, rabies, and meningococcal meningitis, depending on the length and purpose of your visit and your personal health history and risk factors. It’s important to speak with your healthcare provider or a travel medicine specialist at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to ensure that you are up to date on all recommended vaccinations and to discuss any other health considerations related to your travel to Zanzibar.
Is there a dress code I should remember during my Zanzibar Holiday?
Zanzibar is a predominantly Muslim area, so it’s important to dress modestly, especially when visiting public places or local communities. Women should cover their shoulders, avoid tight-fitting or revealing clothing, and wear long skirts or pants. Men should also avoid wearing shorts, and both genders should avoid wearing beachwear or swimwear outside of the beach or pool areas. When entering mosques, homes, or other religious sites, removing your shoes is customary. It’s a sign of respect, so be sure to bring socks or shoes that are easy to remove. It’s acceptable to wear swimwear on the beach or at the pool areas of your resort or hotel, but avoid wearing it in public areas, such as markets or streets. Women are not required to wear headscarves, but it’s a sign of respect to cover your head when visiting mosques or other religious sites. Zanzibar is a tropical destination with a warm and humid climate, so it’s important to wear comfortable clothing made from breathable fabrics. Light-colored clothing can also help you stay cool and protect you from the sun.
Do I need a visa to visit Zanzibar?
Visitors to Zanzibar who are not citizens of East African Community member states (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and South Sudan) are generally required to have a visa to enter the country. However, visa requirements may vary depending on your country of citizenship and the length and purpose of your visit. Most visitors to Zanzibar will need a tourist visa, which is valid for a single entry and allows for stays of up to 90 days. You can obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport or port of entry in Zanzibar or apply for an e-visa before your trip. The cost of a tourist visa varies depending on your country of citizenship. It’s important to check the latest visa requirements and application procedures with the Tanzanian embassy or consulate in your country before your trip, as requirements and procedures may change without notice. It’s also recommended to apply for a visa well in advance of your trip to ensure that you have enough time to obtain one if needed.
Should I book my Zanzibar island activities before or during my trip?
It’s generally a good idea to book your activities on Zanzibar Island before your trip to ensure that you can secure a spot and plan your itinerary in advance. This is especially important if you’re traveling during the peak season (June to October and December to January), as activities and tours can book up quickly during this time. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your activities on Zanzibar Island. Booking your activities in advance also gives you the opportunity to compare prices, read reviews, and choose the best options for your budget and interests.
Included in the price:
- International flight
- 13 nights accommodation in a standard room at Zanzibar Queen
Hotel or similar on an all-inclusive or half-board basis (according to your booking choice)
- Airport transportation in a private coach to and from the hotel
Price does not cover:
- Personal expenses
- Optional tours or activities
- Any visit or excursion not mentioned in the program
- Gratuity to driver or guide (which is optional)
Rest assured, we’re here to assist with anything not covered in the price. Your convenience is our priority.
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