TRAVEL TO ZANZIBAR & SOUTH AFRICA DESCRIPTION

Away to Africa is excited to announce this special tour which combines two of our favorite countries in one package; Zanzibar and South Africa.

Endless miles of white sand and blue oceans welcomes you as we journey to Zanzibar for the beginning of your trip.Enjoy excursions such as snorkeling, swimming with fish and turtles in the clear blue sea, and a sunset cruise on the Indian Ocean.The only thing left for you to do is grab your sunglasses and a refreshing drink then join us for some fun in the sun on the beach in Zanzibar!

Away to Africa is looking forward to ringing in the New Year in Johannesburg, South Africa on Constitution Hill for AfroPunk festivities. In addition to attending AfroPunk, you will definitely enjoy voyaging through Johannesburg as we travel to a Safari to view the Big 5, learn of the apartheid regime and Africa’s Freedom Fighters at the Apartheid Museum, view the city over dinner and drinks at a rooftop lounge, and have and relax with some of our South African friends and family as we have lunch at Neighbourgoods Market in the city.Wrap up the week as we enjoy the sounds of Solange, Anderson Paak and other great musicians while ringing in the New Year of 2018.

ZANZIBAR & SOUTH AFRICA TRIP SPECIFICS

START | Zanzibar

FINISH | Johannesburg

COUNTRIES | Zanzibar & South Africa

PHYSICAL | Easy

AGES | 18+

GROUP SIZE | Minimum 8 people

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ring in 2018 in Zanzibar & South Africa

Day 1 | Travel 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 | Single Room

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.

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

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.

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

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.

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

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.

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

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.

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

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.

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

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!

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

Day 9 | Safari at Pilanesberg National Park

Today we will take a drive to one of South Africa’s most fascinating game reserves, Pilanesberg 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 Pilanesberg National Park such as vultures, eagles, and storks.

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

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 before we spend time with Soweto Beat Street African Dancers. 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!

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

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.

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

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.

MEALS | Breakfast Included

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* PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE TRAVELER AT ANY NOTICE TIMING. AN AWAY TO AFRICA REPRESENTATIVE WILL CONTACT EACH TRAVELER TO NOTIFY OF ANY CHANGES.

CURRENTLY OFFERING THREE ADDITIONAL VARIATIONS OF THIS TOUR PACKAGE

4 NIGHTS | 5 DAYS IN ZANZIBAR

Perfect to Escape the Winter!

Dec. 21 – Dec. 25, 2017

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4 NIGHTS | 5 DAYS IN JOHANNESBURG

Short & Sweet Getaway for 2018!

Dec. 28 – Jan. 1, 2017

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6 NIGHTS | 7 DAYS IN SOUTH AFRICA

South African Celebrations for 2018!

Dec. 25 – Jan. 1 2017

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ZANZIBAR & SOUTH AFRICA VISA INFORMATION

All American, Canadian, British and Jamaican passport holders who possess a valid, up to date Passport which does not expire within the six (6) months from date of travel, can enter South Africa without a Visa.

All American, Canadian, British and Jamaican passport holders who possess a valid, up to date Passport which does not expire within the six (6) months from date of travel, can obtain a Visa on arrival in Zanzibar (Tanzania).

Required Vaccinations: Yellow Fever Vaccination is required to enter into Zanzibar (Tanzania).

VISA INFORMATION

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
*Contact Us to Assist with THE Purchase of International FlightS.

Additional Information

Country 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.

Community Outreach Programme

Away to Africa is proud to incorporate our Community Outreach Programs into the itinerary for each country.When traveling to Africa many people always think of what they are looking to take away from their visit to the continent and Away to Africa would like for each of our guests to consider what they can contribute to Africa as well.

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