ZANZIBAR & SOUTH AFRICA TRIP DESCRIPTION

Zanzibar, or the ‘black coast’, is a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa. Zanzibar consists of a variety of small islands and two larger ones. The main island of Zanzibar is identified as Unguja or Stone Town and the second large island is known as Pemba.

Zanzibar City is the Capital of Zanzibar and home to Stone Town, a World Heritage Site and historically referenced as the trade center for the East African Slave Trade.   In addition to Zanzibar’s beautiful beaches, Stone Town is known for its winding lanes, carved doorways and 19th-century landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace.

South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world as it is nestled on the southern most tip of Africa, perfect for unforgettable sunrises on the ocean overlooking mountains and terrains. Get ready to change your perspective on life as we travel to the top of Table Mountain and also to the heart of the Soweto Uprising, home to Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and the Hector Pieterson Museum. Your trip to South Africa would not be complete without a trip to the Zulu nations where we will prepare food, dine and talk with Zulu natives.

TRIP ITINERARY

DAILY ACTIVITIES*

Day 1 | Arrive to Zanzibar and Unwind!

Today we will travel to the beautiful island of Zanzibar. Relax, unwind and take in the amazing breeze of this beautiful island once referred to as zang-bâr signifying “Black Coast’.

After getting settled into your hotel room, we will take a sunset evening cruise and sip a glass of wine while watching the African sunset over the Indian Ocean.

MEALS | All Meals Included

ACCOMMODATIONS | Shared Hotel Room

CITY | Zanzibar

Day 2 | Spice Farm

Wake up to breakfast on the rooftop of your hotel and afterwards your personal Away to Africa driver will pick you up to travel into town for your Spice Tour where you will smell, taste and learn of the various fruit and spices of Zanzibar. End the tour with some cold, fresh coconut water and enjoy a hearty lunch while engaging with our new friends of Zanzibar.

Following the Spice Tour, we will head back to Stone Town where your personal guide will teach you the history of Zanzibar serving as a transit for slaves in the East African Slave Trade. After visiting the House of Wonder, Old Fort, Palace Museum and traveling through Narrow Street, we will head to the the north coast to the town of Nungwi, where you will lodge at a bungalow overlooking the water.

Day 3 | Safari Blue Tour

Enjoy waking up in your beautiful lodging overlooking the ocean and take time to relax or read a book before we travel Southwest to Fumba Village where you will go snorkeling on our guided, Safari Blue Tour.

Travel to different sandbanks, eat fresh fruit and view the beautiful coral and fish as you snorkel before the sandbar disappears upon sunset.

Afterwards, you will travel via boat to Kwale Island and have a special seafood lunch of calamari, octopus, prawn, king fish, rice and chips specially prepared for you. Following lunch we will head to view the natural lagoon and head back to the shore. We will have dinner at the infamous ‘The Rock’ restaurant.

Day 4 | Sherehe Ya Ufu (Beach Party)

Today is a day for relaxation and fun as we spend the afternoon enjoying the sun and listening to music for our Away to Africa Beach Party. Take time and reflect on your visit to Zanzibar. Join us for yoga, read a book, play futbol or volleyball, sleep on a hammock or sip on a few drinks… whatever you wish to do under the sun,
is your choice. Away to Africa will provide all drinks in addition to your option of lunch on the
beach.

Day 5 | Namkelekili Mzantsi (Welcome to South Afrika!)

Today we will travel to the Mother City of Cape Town, South Africa. After landing at Cape Town International Airport, your private Away to Africa driver will transport you to your beautiful lodging overlooking South Africa’s mountains.

You will have the option to unwind and take in South Africa’s fresh air and enjoy a nice glass of wine with a homemade South African meal.

Day 6 | Cape Town’s Freedom Fighters & Community Outreach

Join us for an early sunrise and breakfast. Today you will spend your day on a cultural excursion visiting Robben Island, the jail where Nelson Mandela was once held as prisoner and Robert Sobukwe Memorial.

After breakfast you will meet Away to Africa’s extended family. We will take a quick train ride into the town of Langa and then go on a bicycle tour throughout Langa Township. We will enjoy a heartwarming meal while listening to music and the history of Langa. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to spend a couple of hours in the afternoon volunteering in the community of Cape Town through our affiliate community outreach program.

Day 7 | Table Mountain & Wine Vineyards

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure as we take a cable car up one of the oldest mountains in the world, Table Mountain. You will have the option of taking a brief tour on the top of the mountain or take time to yourself to enjoy the view. Don’t forget we will have a personal tour guide who will take pictures of you and the views throughout your entire journey so feel free to get lost in the view!

Relax, dine, and sip on South Africa’s wine of your choice as we tour two of South Africa’s wine vineyards before we head back to Cape Town for dinner.

Day 8 | Revolution in Johannesburg

Enjoy a breakfast this morning and afterwards we will take an early flight to
Johannesburg and prepare for a day in the heart of Jo’burg, Soweto. We will learn about the history of Apartheid at the Apartheid Museum and then head to Soweto to explore Hector Pieterson Museum and Nelson Mandela’s home.

Afterwards, you will have the option to join us at Ragga Reggae nights to enjoy some authentic Reggae music in Africa!

Day 9 | Safari at Kruger National Park

Today we will take a drive to one of South Africa’s largest and greatest Safari’s, Kruger National Park. With mountains standing in the backdrop, you will enjoy a day of viewing Africa’s Big 5: Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants and Buffalos. You will also experience hundreds of other mammals who make their home in Kruger National Park such as vultures, eagles, and storks.

Day 10 | Neighbourgoods Market and Day 1 at AfroPunk

Take your time relaxing before we head to brunch at Neighbourgoods Market, Jo’burg’s infamous food market with a selection of food from around the world. Have a glass of wine while enjoying the sounds of melodic live music performed by local South African bands. After taking some time to yourself, prepare for the first night out on town at AfroPunk Johannesburg. With headliners such as Solange and Anderson .Paak, you know you are in for a sweet musical selection!

Day 11 | New Years on Constitution Hill at AfroPunk

This morning you will have the option to take some time to yourself, attend yoga or church, create a vision board for the New Year or enjoy time with other travellers as we reflect on the Blessings of 2017. Away to Africa will host a catered brunch with our extended South African family before bringing in the New Year of 2018 at AfroPunk on Constitutional Hill.

Day 12 | Depart Mama Afrika

Take time and reflect on your visit to Mama Afrika while enjoying breakfast. Afterwards we will head to the airport for your departure home.

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4 NIGHTS | 5 DAYS IN ZANZIBAR

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3 NIGHTS | 4 DAYS IN JOHANNESBURG

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6 NIGHTS | 7 DAYS IN SOUTH AFRICA

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ZANZIBAR & SOUTH AFRICA TOUR PRICING
$5,250.00/person*
This price is for one guest traveling in a shared room. Single supplements are available for an extra cost.
2 COUNTRIES | 11 NIGHTS | 12 DAYS
DECEMBER 21, 2017 - JANUARY 1, 2017
*pricing is contingent on purchase timing.

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AWAY TO AFRICA PAYMENT PLANS

TRIP INCLUSIONS

  • Flights from Zanzibar to Cape Town and Cape Town to Johannesburg*
  • All Lodging Accommodations
  • All Meals throughout the entire Zanzibar tour. All Meals throughout the entire
    Johannesburg tour. Breakfast throughout entire Cape Town tour. Lunch for Township Tour in Langa, Cape Town.
  • An Away to Africa Tour Representative that travels with you 100% of the time on the ground during the duration of the tour
  • Entry Fees into all Excursions (Spice Tour, Safari Blue, Dolphin Tour, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Wine Vineyard Tour, Safari, a Township Tour on bikes, Apartheid Museum, Nelson Mandela Museum, Hector Pieterson Museum, AfroPunk Weekend Celebrations, all lounges we attend as a group)
  • All Transportation Costs which includes Personal Driver and Airport Pickup & Drop-off
  • Phone Chip (Option to Rent Local Cell Phone)

*Pricing is contingent on the time which tickets are purchased.

TRIP EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights
  • Incidental and personal expenses which includes but is not limited to: taxi rides outside of tours, personal telephone calls on hotel phones, hotel room charges, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
  • Lunch & Dinner on Cape Town Tour with exception of Township lunch mentioned above.
  • Alcoholic Drinks