Zanzibar on a budget (Casa Del Mar)

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Experience the Magic of Zanzibar without breaking the budget on this 7 night stay on one of the ‘Best beaches’ in the world. Casa Del Mar is a simple yet peaceful place to stay on Zanzibar’s coast. Coconut trees, blue water, and white sand all make this an island paradise perfect for rejuvenating yourself after a safari or just a break from city life.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Zanzibar Meals: B
One arrival at the Zanzibar International Airport your will be met by a representative from Albatros Travel and given a short briefing before you head off to the Casa Del Mar where your week of relaxation will start. After checking in and enjoying a seafood dinner on the beach under the stars sleep is calling and is made all the more exciting as you drift off to the sound of the waves.

Accommodation: Casa Del Mar
Day 2 - Zanzibar Meals: B
Today as the sun rises so should you to enjoy the early morning on the beach. After a breakfast of tropical fruit and fresh juice you can relax on the beach or by the newly built swimming pool and watch the Ocean while enjoying a good book under the shade of a coconut tree. After lunch you may feel like a long walk along the beach, the perfect way to end the day.

Accommodation: Casa Del Mar
Day 3 - Zanzibar Meals: B
Today explore the Ocean as you head out to snorkel the shallow waters to see what little gems you can find. After a light lunch before you explore the village and the fish market and return to the hotel in time for an evening drink on the beach before dinner.

Accommodation: Casa Del Mar
Day 4 - Zanzibar Meals: B
This morning is the perfect time to head to Stone town for a tour of the old town. An amazing place with so much to see and do. The tour does take the whole day so you can enjoy lunch at a restaurant in the town before arriving back at the hotel in the early afternoon. Just enough time to enjoy an afternoon swim.

Accommodation: Casa Del Mar
Day 5 - Zanzibar Meals: B
Dhow safari is on the itinerary for today (an extra cost) explore the sea’s in the traditional way with a picnic lunch and drinks. This is an exceptional way to spend the day. After a day of cruising you can return to the hotel in time to spend the afternoon by the pool or on the beach.

Accommodation: Casa Del Mar
Day 6 - Zanzibar Meals: B
The Jozani Forest is very close to the hotel and make for a great morning excursion. The forest is part of the “Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park”, a tropical natural reserve forming an important ecosystem. The high, dense ground water forest is home to the red colobus monkey, a very rare species only found in Zanzibar. A local guide will show you to small colonies of these unusual primates. Other animals to be seen include the blue Sykes monkey, elephant shrews and bush babies. After a morning of exploring lunch will be waiting for you back at the hotel. This afternoon you can wonder into the village to visit the local seaweed farm. Seaweed is planted by women who dry the plants in order to sell them to a factory which makes toothpaste. Another fascinating insight into village life.

Accommodation: Casa Del Mar
Day 7 - Zanzibar Meals: B
Today is your last day in Zanzibar, spend the day relaxing on the beach and by the pool before packing your bags ready to return home. This evening enjoy a last fresh seafood feast on the beach.

Accommodation: Casa Del Mar
Day 8 - Zanzibar - Depart Meals: B
This morning you will be transferred to the international airport in time for your flight home. If you would like to add a safari extension to perhaps the Serengeti or the Ngorongoro Crater then please get in touch and we would be happy to help you organise this.
Included
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Accommodation is a standard room at Casa Del Mar
  • Transfers to and from the airport
Excluded
  • International Flights
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • All drinks
  • travel insurance and Items of a personal nature

Tour starts/ends:

Starts: Unless otherwise stated, most tours start in Arusha. Zanzibar tours start at Zanzibar Airport.
Ends:  See itinerary for details
Note: we can also pick you up or drop you off at the hotel of your choice in the greater Arusha area if you notify us in advance.

Expected group size:

On regular group tours the expected total group size is between 2 and 10 travellers.

Type of vehicles used:

In Tanzania all your transfers and game drives will be in 4x4’s.

Level of ability required:

Although there will be no special strength and fitness requirements, please note that safari lodges situated in remote areas are by their very nature lacking in many of the modern conveniences found in cities. For this reason please be prepared for uneven floors and sometimes challenging access.
You must be able-bodied and have the ability to move independently without help on most of our tours. If you have any specific mobility requirements please contact us beforehand.

Food and dietary information:

The food prepared at the lodges and/or hotels on this tour will be of an international nature and suited to a broad range of visitors. If you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know in advance so that we can inform the lodges and hotels along the route. Alcoholic drinks, unless specifically mentioned in the itinerary, are not included in the price.

Health and vaccinations:

You should speak to your health provider about what vaccinations you will need for your trip to Tanzania. In addition, most doctors recommend taking anti-malarial pills for your visit and following measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitos, such as covering up exposed arms and legs. Lodges will provide mosquito nets over the beds.
If you take any medication, be sure to bring it with you, as well as details of your prescription.
We advise all travellers to take out comprehensive travel insurance before their trip.

What to wear:

Although Tanzania lies in the tropics it can get chilly in the evenings and early mornings. On this trip we recommend that you include the following in your baggage:
- A pair of sturdy lightweight shoes or boots
- Light coloured clothing with long sleeves and legs for the evenings and early mornings
- A hat to keep the strong sun off your head

Baggage and what to bring:

Important note: If your itinerary includes a leg of the journey on a light aircraft then please be advised that the maximum TOTAL weight allowance including hand luggage is 15kg (approx.. 33lbs) and all luggage must be in a soft bag i.e. NOT a suitcase. These rules are imposed by the airlines and we are unable to make allowances.
We recommend that you do not forget to pack the following:
- Insect repellant cream/spray
- Camera and binoculars
- A torch (flashlight)
- A waterproof/dustproof bag

Visa requirements:

Depending on your nationality you will probably need a tourist visa to enter Tanzania for this tour. The current cost of a single-entry tourist visa is USD 50 per person if traveling on a British Passport and $100 per person for an American passport holder (subject to change) Other nationalities vary in fee’s from free to $50, and these can be purchased on arrival, for most nationals, in all major currencies.
For more comprehensive information visit the Project Visa website.

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