Drive to Arusha and to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Your three days will be spent at the Uroa Bay Beach Resort which is located on the East coast of Zanzibar. Situated directly on a beautiful 400 meter long private white powder sand beach overlooking the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the resort is newly constructed, taking its name from the local village in the same area. The private beach of the resort is raised and equipped with umbrellas and sun beds in local style and during low tide, a sandbar emerges just outside the village. The resort as a whole is atmospheric, intimate and simply stunning.
Spend time at the beach or set off and explore the tropical island of Zanzibar – a true old-world paradise with its eclectic African style, long white beaches, heady spice plantations and rich cultural heritage.
Also on offer are a wide variety of tours and excursions which are part of the Uroa Bay experience, with each one of them being an adventure to relish.
The land excursions will acquaint you with the history, culture, fauna and flora of this pristine Island whilst the Indian Ocean presents a wonderful opportunity for sea-excursions.
For ocean lovers, the choices range from diving to snorkeling, fishing and sailing trips. Some of these are provided in traditional Dhows and powerful speed boats. Sea-excursions can take place from just about anywhere on the Island.
The most popular excursions which can be arranged for you at an extra cost are:
The Spice Tour: – Zanzibar, for centuries famed for its cloves, is still the pre-eminent spice market of eastern Africa. This tour enables guests to touch, smell and tastes a whole world of spices.
Stone Town Tour: This tour takes you to the historical Stone Town, famous for its intricate architecture and rich history. The excursion includes visits to the town market, the Tipu Tip House (where once lived one of Africa’s most colorful buccaneer), the Slave Market (that was the centre of east Africa’s slave trade) the unforgettable Slave Chambers, the National Museum, the High Court of Zanzibar, the Sultans Palace, the House of Wonders and the Old Fort.
Jozani Forest Tour: This tour will take you tothe south east of Zanzibar, right at the heart a beautiful green mangroves forest. The forest is home to a number of endemic species, including the rare Zanzibar Red Colobus monkey.
Dolphin Adventure: This excursion diverts to the southern tip of the Island where Bottlenose and Spinner Dolphins are frequently seen. The trip doubles as an exceptional opportunity to snorkel or just swim in the Indian Ocean. Lunch of a variety of local and seafood dishes is served in one of the many small restaurants on the beach.
The Blue Safaris: This adventurous excursion will take you in a motorized dhow to the south west of the Island. The trip will take you to the mangroves forest, then on to one of the many sand banks for snorkeling before making a stop on the famous Kwale Island where your chance of making new acquaintances with Dolphins is a remarkable 85%.
Lunch on the Island is a sumptuous BBQ affair with local specialties and a choice of homemade local sauces. Late afternoon offers a choice of further snorkeling, swimming or just relaxing.
Overnight: Uroa Bay
Meal Plan: Half Board