Short trips – Cultural & Sustainable Zanzibar

Cultural & Sustainable Zanzibar –  4 days, 3 nights

Price: $350 p.p. (based on 2 pers sharing)

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More Africa
During this short trip you will stay at More Africa Guesthouse. From here you will experience all excursions.
More Africa Guesthouse is located on the East-Coast of Zanzibar, in the beautiful fishing village of Paje. More Africa Guesthouse is part of More Africa NGO, a special school for disabled children. The guesthouse is non-profit, which means you donate directly to our NGO while staying with us. A once in a lifetime experience!
More Africa Guesthouse has a bar and a restaurant with cold drinks and lovely food!
You will stay in a double room with private en-suite bathroom based on bed and breakfast.

 

Cultural & Sustainable Zanzibar
Zanzibar has a lot to offer when it comes to culture. Also sustainability is getting more and more important on the island. We would like to combine these 2 in 4 days of culture & sustainability during your stay in Zanzibar.

Day 1: Stone Town
The capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Every culture lover will love this diverse city with many Arabic influences. Our guide will tell you all about the rich history of Zanzibar, which is largely characterized by slave trade. You will be taken to the former slave market, the Anglican church, the House of Wonders, the ancient Arab Fort and the birthplace of Freddy Mercury (Queen).
Along the way you get to see everything that Zanzibar stands for. On the largest market in the city, the Darajani, you will discover why Zanzibar is famous for its spices. Also you will visit the meat and fish market on Darajani. The fish is freshly fed by local fishermen and a few times a day it’s auctioned on the fish auction. Then the big sale begins in the many small shops that Stone Town is rich.
Stone Town consists of a maze of small, narrow streets. The guide will take you through all these narrow streets. You can optionally view the view over Stone Town from a rooftop terrace in one of Zanzibar’s hotels.
Already strolling through the small alleys, you will find the most beautiful souvenirs, you see children playing and men playing “bao”. This is a local game that is played a lot.
All that walking makes thirsty, so you can choose to take a break at Zanzibar Coffee House. As the name already suggests, you can drink good coffee here, but there are plenty of other sweets like fresh juices, cake and sandwiches.

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Day 2: More Africa
On this second day you will get an experience from the work More Africa does. Together with our manager you will visit the school. We will tell you everything about what we do, how we work, about sustainable tourism and the do’s and dont’s. After the visit, you will work 2 hours within the NGO. Because of privacy reasons you will NOT work with the children, but you can help with all kinds of other things we do on a normal day, such as watering flowers, making decoration, collecting trash, paint etc etc.

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Day 3: Cultural Bike Tour
On this thirth day we will get a little more active. We will take the bike and cycle through the local villages of Paje and Jambiani. We will also visit a natural cave where we can swim.

Day 4: Seaweed farm (closed on sundays)
On the last day we will visit the Seaweed Centre. This social enterprise offers local jobs to women from Paje. The Seaweed Centre does this by harvesting and by processing seaweed in organic soaps, scrubs and essential oils. You can try and buy all these delicious products at the Seaweed Centre Shop. We will also visit the seaweed farms in order to see the woman working in the farms.

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Included

  • Transport to and from airport/ferry
  • 3 nights accommodation Zanzibar, based on a double room with private bathroom (breakfast included)
  • Stone Town City Tour
  • Guided tour at More Africa
  • Cultural Bike Tour, including visit to the cave
  • Seaweed farm tour

Excluded

  • International flight
  • Touristvisa ($50 per person)
  • Infrastructure tax Zanzibar ($1 pppn)
  • Lunch, Dinner and drinks
  • Other extra expenses