Zanzibar Beach Extension
Zanzibar (Baraza Beach Resort)
Zanzibar is the ideal place to relax after a Tanzanian safari. Located off the coast of the mainland, it provides the ultimate Indian Ocean experience, with its fascinating historic Stone Town and magnificent white sandy beaches. It’s the perfect place to indulge in world-class water sports including scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing on traditional local dhows. Or of course, if you’re feeling less energetic, you can simply relax and enjoy the 5* Baraza Resort and Spa.
Fly from Arusha to Zanzibar,
3 Nights at Baraza Beach Resort
Fly back to Arusha
Day 1 – Zanzibar – Baraza Beach Resort
Today you will be transferred to the Arusha airport for your scheduled flight to Zanzibar.
On arrival into Zanzibar Airport, you will be met by the Adams & Butler representative and transferred by road to the beach resort where accommodation has been reserved for 3 nights on a full board/All inclusive basis.
Located along the Bwejuu – Paje beach that was named as one of the top 30 in the world by the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler magazine, Baraza is Zanzibar’s most exclusive boutique resort. Baraza Resort and Spa is 5 star all inclusive hotel voted as one of the 60 best new hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveller, a prestigious world wide travel magazine. With just 30 villas, this stunning fully inclusive resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with Swahili arches, intricate hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and intricate brass lanterns; Baraza offers unparalleled standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar.
Day 4 – Depart
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to the Zanzibar airport for your flight back to Arusha.
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa and consists of the Zanzibar Archipelago, off the coast of the mainland. It consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The capital is Zanzibar City, on the island of Unguja and its historic centre is Stone Town, a World Heritage Site.
Zanzibar has beautiful sandy beaches fringed by coral reefs rich in marine life and consequently, offers world-class watersports including scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing and sailing on traditional local dhows. In the capital, Stone Town, The Old Dispensary (now known as the Stone Town Cultural Centre) is a grand four-storey building with decorative balconies. It served as a dispensary during colonial times and has now been restored. The vibrant market is a great place to visit where everything under the sun is bought and sold. Livingstone’s House was built around 1860 for Sultan Majid and is where Dr David Livingstone lived before commencing his last journey to the mainland interior. The House of Wonders was built in 1883 as a ceremonial palace and was the first in Zanzibar to have electric light and an electric lift. Not surprisingly, when it was built, the local people called it Beit el Ajaib, meaning the House of Wonders.
Boutique hotels and resorts
Capital: Although Dar es Salaam lost its status as the nation's capital to Dodoma in the 1970s, it remains the focus of the permanent central government bureaucracy.
Time: Tanzania is three hours ahead of GMT and eight hours ahead of EST.
Money: The Tanzanian Shilling is the currency of Tanzania.
Health: It is recommended that all visitors to Tanzania are vaccinated against Yellow Fever, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Polio. Visitors should also take tablets to protect against the threat of Malaria.
Water: The water in Tanzania is not safe to drink, always drink bottled, sealed water.
Climate: Tanzania has a tropical climate but because of its size, there are regional variations. Zanzibar is hot all year round but February is the hottest time to visit and July and August are the cooler months.