Zanzibar: idleness break

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You have a stay in a country in the region without sea (Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda...) and you simply plan to spend a long weekend in Zanzibar before returning home, to enjoy your stay in the region to laze a few days in the sun and rest under the palm trees. What is the best place to do it in such a short time?

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Ae view of the archipelago Zanzibar. Cow on the beach of Nungwy. Jambiani Beach The ramparts of the Old Arab Fort, Zanzibar Town.

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  • Dar Es Salaam
  • Zanzibar Town
  • Kendwa
  • Michamvi
  • Jambiani
  • Kizimkazi
  • Nungwi
  • Mtoni
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Details of the stay: Zanzibar: idleness break - 4 days

Day 1 : Stone Town, the cultural capital

Discover the city of Stone Town: take a guided tour in the morning of the old town to discover the Old Dispensary, the old fort, the Anglican church and the slave prison, the palace of Mtoni... the many narrow streets with sculpted doors and a very authentic atmosphere. In the afternoon, take a boat to Prison Island and snorkel on a beautiful coral reef nearby

Day 2 : Lazing around on the northern beaches

Then head for Nungwi or Kendwa in the north of the island, one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar, as it has no coral reefs. Here, you can swim at any time in the turquoise water, high or low tide without the risk of being pricked with sea urchins or corals. Landscape of a postcard in which one invites oneself to a nap under the palm tree

Day 3 : The South: Pajé and Jambiani

Put away your flip-flops and jersey, heading south of the island, Pagé or Jambiani the most touristic villages. Here, the wind blows enough to kitesurf or windsurf. Great entertainment on the beach for women harvesting cultivated seaweed. The coral reef is wide and the lagoon magnificent. In the evening, dinner at the famous restaurant The Rocks in Michamvi

Day 4 : Space tour, Dolphin tour or Safari Blue

Choose from the island's unmissable tours one or two that you will love to do. The must-see: the "spice tour", which takes you on a tour of a farm where all the spices of the island are grown, very informative. Or the Dolphin Tour in Kizimkazi (where you can admire the village's 12th century mosque) or the Safari Blue, a day of snorkeling in the south of the island

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