Zanzibar used to and still has many references as being known as the “Cuba of Africa” as communist roots run very deep into this unique archipelago located in the Indian ocean off Tanzania.
You’ll begin the tour with us in Dar Es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania as we make our way to Zanzibar by boat arriving in Stone Town. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. During your tour you’ll explore a former slave market, the Lenin Memorial Hospital, meet the students at Ben Bella Secondary School, and watch a football match of Chuoni FC who are proudly sponsored by YPT at Mao Zedong Stadium.
If you’re wondering why Zanzibar has such a rich culture of naming things after communists and African revolutionaries, the Zanzibar Revolution in 1964, which overthrew the Sultan and Arab minority rule, led to the USSR, China, North Korea, Cuba and others recognising the new government as an independent country. Zanzibar was even renamed the People’s Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba. Zanzibar merged with Tanganyika to create Tanzania later that year, largely encouraged by the British to prevent a communist Zanzibar republic.
Combine your Zanzibar tour with us on our Tanzania tour to make the most of our your visit to East Africa.
Wednesday 8th June – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania – Stone Town, Zanzibar
Thursday 9th June – Stone Town
Friday 10th June – Nungwi Village
Saturday 11th June – Stone Town
Sunday 12th June – Stone Town – Dar Es Salaam
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
• Full visa support
• Accommodation in twin share basis
• Breakfasts and lunches
• All entrance fees and football match tickets
• English Speaking local guides and YPT tour leader
• All transport including return ferry and minibus
• Flights to and from Tanzania
• Dar Es Salaam Airport transfer fee $30 USD
• Visa fee (YPT provides full visa support)
• Single supplement ($210)
• Pre-tour or post-Tour accommodation
• Dinners, drinks and personal spending
• Tips for the local guides and drivers
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.