Wave goodbye to our trusty overland truck – we're getting the ferry over to palm-fringed paradise. Dump your stuff at the hotel and don your Birks. It's time to explore. If you want a local insight, opt for a guided city tour and wander around the Old Fort, mosques, palaces, bazaars and winding alleyways of this UNESCO Heritage–listed city.
Can you smell that? That'll be the spices. Head out on an optional spice tour to learn more about the fragrant vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, ginger and nutmeg that are grown here. Or spend your free time doing your own spontaneous this-is-what-I-came-for thing. Tonight, dinner is up to you – but if you need some suggestions, your expert Trip Leader knows all the best local eats. (B)
You've seen the Insta version of Zanzibar's white sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters – now you've got two full days to experience it for yourself. Don't waste a second. After a short drive to the northern beaches, we'll get stuck into some of the best optional extras. Ready to find Nemo? Explore some of the top snorkelling spots in the area.
We're talking over 500 marine species, including the odd turtle or dolphin (if you're lucky). Or head off coast to check out the giant sea tortoises on Prison Island. There's even a dhow cruise (think: traditional wooden boat) with your name on it, if you want. When in Zanzibar, right? (B)