Day 1 Arrival
Arrive Zanzibar airport/ harbour transfer to Stone Town Hotel for check inn, at 2:30pm have the Stone town tour takes around the historical culture and architectural important
Day 2 Safari Blue boat trip
While you could spend another day shopping and eating in Stone Town, I recommend getting out on the water today.
Getting ready to snorkel
Stopping at a sand bar
Desert after our seafood feast was a selection of local fruits
Enjoying a fresh coconut out on the water
Dinner at Forodhani Gardens
After you get back from the boat trip, get cleaned up and head to Forodhani Gardens for dinner. In the evening, this public waterfront garden turns into a food market where you can get everything from seafood kebabs to sugar cane juice.
The must-have here is a “Zanzibar pizza,” which is basically just a stuffed crepe cooked to order.
Day 3 Head to the beach
Stone Town is fascinating, but everybody knows you really go to Zanzibar for the beaches.
And when it comes to beaches, you’ll find the best ones on the east side of Zanzibar’s main island. There are several popular cities that people tend to flock to, including Nungwi, Kendwa, and Jambiani.
Nungwi and Kendwa are both at the northern tip of Zanzibar. Nungwi is home to more luxury hotels and beach resorts, while Kendwa is a popular backpacker haunt with weekend beach parties and a monthly Full Moon Party.
Further south along the coast, you’ll find Paje and Jambiani, both backpacker-friendly towns that are less touristy and have beautiful beaches.
Our group stayed in Paje at a budget-friendly beachfront hotel called The Waterfront , which has a pool and a rooftop lounge area, along with air conditioned rooms and a restaurant with beach views. It’s also next door to Mr Kahawa, a popular coffee shop and cafe that’s right on the beach.
The pool at The Waterfront Hotel
Wherever you decide to stay, we recommend spending the rest of your day enjoying the sun and sand! It only takes about an hour to get from Stone Town to the other side of the island.
If you stay in Paje, you can easily while away some time watching kite surfers (or maybe even try it yourself!), as it’s a popular water sport here.
Kite surfers in Paje
Day 4 The Rock and sunset cruise
Have a nice relaxing morning enjoying the beach; maybe grab a paddleboard or kayak and get out on the water, or simply take a walk along the beach.
This afternoon, head to The Rock restaurant in Michamvi-Pingwe. This restaurant is world-famous; you’ve probably seen photos of it at high tide, where it looks like it’s floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
The restaurant isn’t actually floating – it’s built atop a big rock (hence the name), and you can walk out to it at low tide. At high tide, though, you can only reach it by small boat!
Walking out to The Rock at low tide
The Rock at high tide
Full disclosure: The food at The Rock is just okay. But the drinks are great, and the view and overall experience is worth it in my opinion!
After lunch, consider ending your beach stay with another boat trip and then transfer to harbor / airport for departure.
All internal transfers in all tours & excursion
Lunch during tours & excursion
All entrance fees at historical sites and conservation areas
Accommodation in board
All government taxes
Personal spending money for souvenirs etc
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Tips and gratuities to driver/Safari guide (20usd/day – recommended)