Tanzania Yoga Safari: Budget Zanzibar Extension | 4 Days

Southern Ugunja: Dole | Kizimkazi | Jozani Forest | Jambiani Village | Menai Bay

This extension features an idyllic beach retreat in the southern part of Zanzibar’s main island, known locally as Ugunja. Activities include plenty of time for beachside yoga and self-care at the lodge spa, a visit to Jozani Forest, a cultural tour of Jambiani Village and service visit to the local primary school, and a traditional dhow safari with tropical lunch on the beach.

Itinerary

Destination: Zanzibar; Dole; Kizimkazi

Accommodations: Karamba Zanzibar

Activities: Transfer to Zanzibar; Spice farm tour; Yoga; Spa treatment (optional)

Transit Times: Flight from Seronera to Zanzibar – 2.5 hrs; ZNZ to Dole, 25 mins; Dole to Kizimkazi 1 hr, 15 mins

After breakfast, you will be driven to the Seronera airstrip to board your flight to the magical island of Zanzibar, which lies just off the coast of Tanzania, for a sublime conclusion to your East African holiday. After arriving at Zanzibar airport, you will be met by an Adumu Safaris representative and taken 16 km to a rural Spice farm for a signature spice tour. Zanzibar is known as the “Spice Island”, a name that evokes a romantic past infused with the particular aroma of cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and lemongrass. Today, these and many other spices, herbs, and tropical fruits are cultivated on the same plantations that have been producing them for centuries. A Spice farm tour will take you on a walk through the plantation to sample a variety of mouth-watering tropical fruits and spices. The tour additionally includes a bit of history with a visit to the Kidichi Persian Baths and the Maruhubi Palace Ruins. After the tour, walk to the outdoor kitchen to prepare a sumptuous Swahili meal using many of the spices and fruits you have just sampled, with the guidance of an expert Zanzibari home cook. Afterward, continue south to the fishing village of Kizimkazi in Menai Bay (the largest conservation area in Zanzibar) on the southwest coast where lies Karamba Zanzibar, a tropical paradise­ of Palm trees, Banana trees and a lush garden with local flowers, white sandy beaches, sparkling clear warm water in­ turquoise lagoons and colorful coral reefs teeming with abundant marine life. Check into your seafront cottages and enjoy some time relaxing at the lodge. Yoga is a perfect afternoon activity led by the lodge’s instructor or by your own group in an intimate setting of open atmosphere overlooking the Indian Ocean, which will induce relaxation and inner stillness to emerge. Hari om. Afterward, you might want to indulge in an Ayurvedic spa treatment or massage followed by a swim in the infinity pool or the ocean. The dolphins in Menai Bay of Kizimkazi are known for being habituated to humans, so swimming here means an opportunity to swim with these playful, friendly creatures! Dinner featuring homegrown produce is in the lodge restaurant followed by amazing sunsets and stargazing. Sleep to the sound of waves lapping outside your door.

Destination: Zanzibar; Kizimkazi
Accommodations: Karamba Zanzibar
Activities: Yoga; Jozani Forest Reserve; Jambiani Village Tour and Service Visit; Snorkeling (optional)
Transit Times: Kizimkazi to Jozani, 30 mins; Jozani to Jambiani, 30 mins; Jambiani to Kizimkazi, 30 mins

After a morning yoga session and relaxed seaside breakfast, you will be driven 28 km to the lush Jozani Forest Reserve, which offers a unique variety of land animals such as the indigenous red colobus monkey, the blue Sykes monkey, and the adorable bushbaby. You are also likely to see some of the 50 butterfly species, 40 bird species, and several species of snake. Next, head to Jambiani Village for a tour and service visit. These community-based and led tours are different from day to day since village life also varies, but you will gain a glimpse into rural coastal life, and you are sure to witness the seaweed farming and production of local handicrafts that are always going on there. Visit the village school, meet the children, and distribute donations that you raise before your trip, if you wish. Proceed to a village mama’s house where she and her friends will show you how they make a Swahili style lunch with the fresh abundance the island has to offer. Return to Karamba to simply relax by the pool or at the beach. If you’re a snorkeling aficionado, head out to some of the best coral reefs in the world to spot multitudes of colorful fish and other sea life. The late afternoon is also a great time for a group yoga session. Later on, enjoy a beach dinner with more sunsets and stars, and more waves lulling you to sleep. 

Destination: Fumba Beach
Accommodations: Karamba Zanzibar
Activities: Dhow safari with sandbank yoga 
Transit Times: Kizimkazi to Fumba Beach, 1.5 hrs; several hours sailing leisurely; walk from Menai Bay to Lodge

 

Wake to the sound of waves and step out onto the sand for a nice stretch! After a tropical breakfast, set sail into Menai Bay where you can glide alongside pods of dolphins, which local conservation efforts have allowed to flourish. Mid-morning, land on a powdery sandbank and enjoy a yoga practice in the sun under the clear Zanzibari sky, then snorkel over two different reefs, both offering a variety of pristine marine life. After working up an appetite, the Kwale Island “restaurant” is ready and waiting for your arrival where you will feast on a freshly prepared tropical buffet. Taste 10-15 of Zanzibar’s exotic fruits, and sip on Amarula and coffee. Mid-afternoon, discover all that Kwale island has to offer: sail on a traditional ngalawa canoe, explore the mangroves, climb an ancient baobab, witness the coral formations, swim or lounge the afternoon away on a day-bed on the beach. Finally, in late afternoon when the day is done, the crew hoists the lateen sail as you make a leisurely voyage back to Kizimkazi as the sun sets on your glorious day in paradise. Beach dinner with more sunsets and stars, and more waves lulling you to sleep.

Destination: Dar es Salaam; International Departure
Activities: Morning free time; International departure home
Transit Times: Drive to ZNZ, 1 hr; Flight to DAR, 30 mins

After breakfast and, perhaps, another swim or spa service, check out of the lodge by lunch and head to the airport to fly from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam, where you will board your international flight home. Kwaheri!

Beach Holiday Include:

  • Flight to ZNZ; Pick up/drop off at airport
  • All-Inclusive Accommodation at Karamba
  • All-inclusive alcoholic beverages and sodas
  • Government Taxation

  • All cultural excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Plentiful drinking water (mineral water)
  • Flying Doctor services in Tanzania
  • Service charges
  • Adumu Impact Fund

Beach Holiday Exclude:

  • International airfare & flights
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Personal health insurance
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended and offered upon making your deposit)
  • Laundry services, unless provided by the lodges

  • Alcoholic beverages & sodas, except at select camps and lodges (all-inclusive beverages optional for additional cost)
  • Optional massages and spa services
  • All items of personal nature
  • Gratuities to local guides and lodge staff

Please note: Adumu Safaris makes every effort to customize your safari itinerary in order to cover areas where wildlife habitats are known to be plentiful during the season and precise time of year that you are traveling. However, since wild animals move freely in their environment, we cannot absolutely guarantee sightings of every species. We also use our best effort to provide the lodging set out in this itinerary, but occasionally there are circumstances that occur which require lodging substitutions. We reserve the right to make comparable lodging substitutions or upgrades whenever necessary or in your best interest to do so. Fortunately, we have vetted all of our lodges and stand by their ability to provide an amazing accommodation experience.

Cost:

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To reserve this trip we require $500 per person. The remainder is due 59 days before departure. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted. We will send a secure payment link when you are ready to confirm this trip.

NB: During the global pandemic, our deposit policy and payment schedule are extra flexible. We can discuss flexible terms prior to booking. 

Please inquire about special pricing for instructors and travel agents.

Please note that we offer these variations to demonstrate some of the ways that we can modify an itinerary to suit your preferences (destinations, activities, level of luxury, type of accommodations, length of stay, budget, etc.). If none of these options looks best for your group, we are more than happy to gather more information from you and customize the perfect trip. You can call us at +1 530 574 9519 or email us at to discuss this itinerary or others on our website.

Karibu Africa!
The Adumu Safaris Team