Zanzibar / Zanzibar Top Itineraries

The Zanzibar Experience


Number of People      2                            4               5+
2024/2025 US         $1,320     $1,275     $1,270      $1,250
per person, double occupancy (single supplement US$175)
Listed prices are for guidance only. Since every SENE itinerary is custom-designed and dependent on several factors, the only exact price will be that of your final personalized quote.
4 days / 3 nights
Any time of year, except April and May due to heavy seasonal rains.
For a brief island getaway that hits both the beach (2 nights) for relaxation and Stone Town (1 night) for cultural immersion.
• Sheltered resort overlooking a pristine beach.
• Private guided Stone Town walking tour.
• Rooftop breakfast at your boutique Stone Town hotel.
• Domestic flights to/from Zanzibar included.
Itinerary Overview
Day 1: Arrival. Zanzibar East Coast. Shooting Star Lodge.
Day 2:
Zanzibar East Coast.  Shooting Star Lodge.
Day 3: Zanzibar East Coast.  Zanzibar Stone Town.  Zanzibar Coffee House.
Day 4: Zanzibar Stone Town. Departure.
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival / Zanzibar East Coast
Upon completion of your climb or safari board your island-bound flight from either the Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport. On arrival, you will be met for the 1-hour transfer by private van across the island, through sleepy tropical villages, to the far coast.
On Zanzibar’s east coast, the Shooting Star Lodge is a relaxed and intimate resort nestled on a headland amidst lush tropical gardens with panoramic views across the Indian Ocean. Each sea view cottage has its own veranda overlooking the ocean. The restaurant maintains a longstanding reputation for fine food, a cozy, intimate atmosphere and warm friendly service. The Tanzanian chef specializes in seafood, grills and traditional Zanzibari cuisine, as well as a fine selection of vegetarian dishes. A variety of beach and water activities can be arranged, or just relax in the salt water infinity pool located on the cliff some ten meters above the beach. Shooting Star is a perfect destination for guests looking for peace, tranquility, and relaxation in a tropical paradise.
Overnight: Shooting Star Lodge
Meals: D

Day 2: Zanzibar East Coast
Day at your leisure at Shooting Star.
Shooting Star Lodge

Day 3: Zanzibar East Coast / Zanzibar Stone Town
Breakfast and relaxing morning at the beach before transfer to Stone Town.
Lunch at your leisure followed by an afternoon private guided Stone Town Walking Tour. Stone Town is rich with the history, culture, and architecture of the diverse peoples that have called the island home. A walking tour is the only way to truly experience this ancient city, which exists today much as it did when Zanzibar was a great trading center known the world over for spices, ivory, and slaves. The two and a half hour tour takes you through the streets and back alleys to Stone Town’s famous and infamous spots, including the location of the slave market, Sultans’ palaces, Beit el Ajaib (House of Wonders), the old Arab Fort, artists’ studios, and museums. Feel the rhythm of life in the main marketplace, alive with the chatter of locals bargaining in Swahili and the vibrant palette of colors from the fabrics, tropical fruits, spices, and intricately carved wooden handicrafts.
The Zanzibar Coffee House provides a touch of magic and romance in the heart of Stone Town. The hotel is an exquisitely transformed mansion, originally built in 1885 in authentic Arab style by the Wazir to Sultan Said Bargash, containing harmonious interiors, antique furniture, rich fabrics and traditional Zanzibar four-poster beds. The day begins in the tower top teahouse for breakfast with fresh coffee and homebaked goods from the hotel’s cafe. At the end of the day, as you relax with the sunset and gaze across the minarets, there’s a feeling of timelessness that conjures up a bygone era.
Overnight: Zanzibar Coffee House
Meals: B    

Day 4: Zanzibar Stone Town
Day at your leisure to explore Stone Town until transfer to the Zanzibar airport for your short hop (20 minutes) flight to Dar es Salaam, where you can board your international flight home.
Meals: B

  • All accommodations.
  • All meals as indicated (B,L,D).
  • All activities as indicated.
  • Flight from Kilimanjaro or Arusha to Zanzibar and flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam.
  • Road transfers on Zanzibar as indicated.
Cold beverages and alcohol; all lunches, dinners on days 3 and 4; gratuities to trip leaders, guides, drivers, crew, or other staff; international airfare; airport departure taxes; additional accommodations made necessary by airline schedule changes or other factors; pre-trip expenses such as immunizations, travel insurance, passports, and visas; and any expenses of a personal nature, such as souvenirs and laundry.
Accommodations listed in sample Top Itineraries or in custom draft itineraries SENE creates may not be available on requested dates, in which case we will find a suitable substitute, striving to match the standard of the original.  We reserve the right to adjust the trip price if accommodations change.  Trip prices are based on SENE costs, fees, and supplier prices in effect at the time of booking. SENE reserves the right to alter trip prices should inflation, cost of fuel, labor, materials, or exchange rates change. If the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) raises park fees, or any hotel, lodge, camp, airline, or any other service provider raises their rates, SENE reserves the right to require additional payment from the client.