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3 Indian Ocean islands 

11

days
Safari: Tanzania

3 Indian Ocean islands 

This island getaway to Mafia, Pemba and Zanzibar is ideal for honeymoon couples or anyone looking for white beaches and lots of diving, snorkeling and other ocean activities

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This journey, which takes in the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia, is ideal for honeymooners who enjoy beaches and islands, or anyone who delights in diving, snorkelling and exploring island life. Other activities might include game fishing, kite surfing of swimming with dolphins. If your interest is more artistic, you'll enjoy the old markets and Arab architecture of Stone Town, Zanzibar, as well as its Tinga Tinga art.

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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

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Dar es Salaam, arrival

When you arrive at Dar es Salaam International you'll be transferred to Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel, where you'll spend the night on a B&B basis.

Meals: Breakfast
Transport: Included

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Mafia Island, your flight there

A 10:45am flight from Dar local airport will get you to Mafia island’s Pole Pole by lunchtime. Enjoy your first afternoon relaxing and enjoying the island and Marine Park. Overnight at Pole Pole Eco Resort, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Start exploring

There are lots of things to do and see on Mafia island. Try scuba diving, snorkeling with whale sharks (October to March) or visit Marimbani sandbank, which makes you feel as if you're in the middle of the ocean. Visit the ruins on Chole island, just off the main island, or experience sea turtle hatching on some beaches between the months of June and September each year.

Please note that your activities and excursions aren't included in your room rate and that if you intend to visit Marine Park, the fees are payable to the authorities on Mafia island when you arrive at Pole Pole. Overnight at Pole Pole Eco Resort, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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4

Diving, snorkelling relaxing

Relax, decide what you feel like doing today and enjoy the island's beauty and tranquility. Mafia island is the best and easiest place to go snorkelling and diving if you enjoy these activities. Overnight for your last evening at Pole Pole Eco Resort, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Pemba Island, your flight there

You'll fly from Mafia island to the unspoilt Pemba island north of Zanzibar. Your flight departs at 12:30pm and will have you at Pemba by 3pm. Pemba is the prettiest of the three islands and also the least visited. There are only two places to stay, and Fundu Lagoon is the better option. Settle into your room on the western side of the island, then enjoy the afternoon before taking in the sunset. Overnight at Fundu Lagoon, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Pemba Island, to yourself

Pemba island is famous for its diving of the gaps and walls that fall into the deep Pemba channel. The channel is also used for game fishing and is a wonderful area to explore. Make the most of your day and discuss your activities with the on-site dive and activity company Dive 710. Their knowledge of the diving and snorkeling sights is useful and they have the right equipment to get you to and from your dive, snorkel, fishing or the turtle beaches quickly. Overnight at Fundu Lagoon, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Gaps, walls and tranquility

If you're an experienced diver then Pemba has wonderful options. A lot of water moves through the Pemba channel and there are wonderful drifts looking at coral walls and gaps. Enjoy your time in this award-winning private resort under canvas. Spend your last night on Pemba at Fundu Lagoon, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Zanzibar Island, finally

Take the noon flight from Pemba back to Zanzibar, where you'll arrive at 12:45pm in time for lunch at your Stone Town Hotel. You'll be driven to the exclusive Anna of Zanzibar on the east coast of the island. This small boutique hotel has only five rooms so you'll enjoy privacy and exclusivity. Overnight at Anna of Zanzibar, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Explore the east coast

Zanzibar’s Stone Town has a unique energy. If you enjoy markets and old Arab architecture, spend some time in Stone Town to enjoy the scenery and the hustle and bustle of the narrow streets and colourful Tinga Tinga paintings. You can also indulge in ocean activities and or even kite surfing. Kizimkazi Bay is renowned for swimming with dolphins and beautiful sunrises. Overnight at Anna of Zanzibar, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Stone Town and its narrow streets

The last day of your island holiday is spent relaxing, taking pictures of Stone Town and enjoying the last of the colourful streets and local markets. Also, do some curio and souvenir shopping. Overnight at Anna of Zanzibar with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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11

Fly Home

Transfer to Zanzibar airport for your flight back to Dar es Salaam. From here you'll transfer to Dar es Salaam International airport to connect with your flight home.

Please note that we can also design this itinerary to start and end at Zanzibar International.

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