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What's Included
• 4ngt B&B accommodation on the magical Spice Island (3ngts at Kendwa Beach and 1ngt in historic Stone Town).
• One way ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar.
• Return transfers from Stone Town to Kendwa.
• Spice Tour.
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Safari Overview

Zanzibar offers white palm fringed beaches and fun beach bars, warm waters for snorkelling and scuba diving amongst colourful corals and tropical fish, and the richness and colour of the Swahili culture, history and traditions so evident in traditional Stone Town. NB: this trip can be booked for any departure date

Safari Add-ons


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Budgeting Summary


The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price covers:

Four nights bed and breakfast accommodation on the magical Spice Island, three at Kendwa Beach and one night in historic Stone Town. Including transfers

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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: U$55-U$200

Some clients spend more, some less. The above is a typical estimate selecting from the following main choices during this tour. Do re-check your budget looking at what might tempt you. A friendly reminder as well that the below list provides an approximate guide only for the most popular excursions currently available for this tour. Excursions are operated by local operators and authorities and their pricing is out of our control (June 16).

Scuba diving (single dive) off kendwa US$65
Prison island with the aldabra tortoises US$25
Spice tour US$20
Sunset cruise, from US$30
Jozani forest tour to see the red colobus monkeys incl transfers and entry, from US$40
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Spending Money

You will also need spending money to cover drinks, lunch and souvenirs. The recommended spending money for the Zanzibar Island stay is: U$100 - U$200

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Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 - 9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure as well you have adequate pages in your passport for each country you visit. Up to 2 consecutive blank pages can be required. If you have dual nationality you can only use one passport for the entire trip, whilst bringing both is wise as a back up. More information can be found in the different country listings on the FCO website under entry requirements.

Below is an estimation of current visa requirements and their costs. If your passport is not detailed below please dont hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

Visas for most passport holders including British, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, South African, German, French, Canadian and American passport holders can be arranged in Africa on route.

Visas can only be paid for in US Dollars cash.

This information is given as a guide only. Visa requirements can change without prior notice. We recommended you also check your personal current visa requirements with the relevant embassies well in advance before you travel.
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
Australian - - - $50 - - - - - -
New Zealand - - - $50 - - - - - -
South Africa - - - $60 - - - - - -
Canadian - - - $50 - - - - - -
American - - - $100 - - - - - -
British - - - $50 - - - - - -
German - - - $50 - - - - - -
Dutch - - - $50 - - - - - -
Irish - - - $100 - - - - - -
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Other exciting ADD-ONs

Pre and post safari please click here.

Remember you then need to budget for flights, insurance, vaccination costs and any equipment you might need such as a sleeping bag.

Any queries? Call our office on +44 (0) 208 742 0226, email us at or skype us on skypeabsoluteafrica

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Before You Go

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Zanzibar Island".

This information has been developed over 30 years of experience overlanding in Africa.

It includes all you might need to know to prepare for this trip and more. We know many people love to plan their trip in detail and we hope you will find lots of "stuff" in here to help!

We also send out personal updates about 6 weeks before departure to all participants heading out on each departure date. This includes final confirmations of pre safari transfers and accommodation and other details relating to your specific travel arrangements so you can check all is as you need.

We recommend once booked on a to trip that you periodically check back here as this information is regularly updated. It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the news area of this site.

And if you are not excited enough about heading to Africa already, check out our facebook page, listen out for our tweets and keep up to date with our blog to stay up to date with all that is happening on the road on the trucks.

Overlanding in Africa is a very different destination from your usual package holiday! You may find some information in this dossier different from what you expected. Whatever your question don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help so feel free to get back to us.

We are more than happy to advise as to what is the best plan for your particular Africa travel needs.

Give us a call, or skype or email. We look forward to planning your trip to Africa with you.

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