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Immerse yourself in the mind-blowing natural landscapes, diverse wildlife, and vibrant cultural experiences offered on the tropical island of Zanzibar. Explore the breathtaking beauty of Zanzibar with Thrillophilia’s Zanzibar tour packages. 

Discover the wonderful destinations of Zanzibar to create lasting memories with your loved ones. With Zanzibar Group Packages, you get expert guides, cosy and well-furnished accommodations and well-planned itineraries. Our packages are meticulously crafted to ensure you explore all the exciting attractions in a limited time. Moreover, if you wish to add any specific experience or activity, Thrillophilia is happy to offer customised packages. 

Pick among an array of Zanzibar packages, your travel experience is enriched as you enjoy a seamless experience in the most romantic places. Capture an enchanting sunset on the white sandy shores of Nungwi Beach or take a boat ride to see giant tortoises on Prison Island. From local sightseeing to beach activities, Thrillophilia helps you curate the best itinerary for a dreamy vacation in Zanzibar. 

Zanzibar promises an idyllic holiday with some of the best beaches like Pongwe, Matemwe and Jambiani to enjoy swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving. You can also travel back in time with a visit to the historic Stone Town or spot some wildlife in Jozani Forest. Book your package with Thrillophilia now and embark on a splendid holiday in Zanzibar. 

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Visa Requirements

While planning a Zanzibar group trip, you should be familiar with the visa requirements and visa application process. Indians are required to present a valid visa before entering Zanzibar in Tanzania. You can apply for an e-visa if you are visiting Tanzania for travel purposes. You can apply on the government website of Tanzania or submit your application in person at the Embassy of Tanzania in New Delhi. It is ideal if you start your application at least 20 days before your trip so that you get your visa in time and have spare time to apply again if it’s rejected for any reason. 

The cost for a visa for Tanzania is approximately INR 7,800 which is valid for 90 days and allows you to stay for a maximum of 30 days in Tanzania. To apply for the visa you need to submit two recent passport-size photos, a copy of flight tickets, a copy of a valid Indian passport and a properly filled and signed visa application. Usually, it takes between 10 to 15 working days to process your visa application. 

Best Time to Visit Zanzibar

Zanzibar promises the perfect tropical getaway with cultural festivals, activities and sightseeing tours that take place throughout the year. With Thrillophilia’s Zanzibar group tour packages, you can enjoy a vacation on this picturesque island by picking the best season for yourself. 

1) Peak Season (June to October): With little rain and pleasant weather, Zanzibar attracts a lot of crowds this season to enjoy a memorable holiday. The average temperature remains between 24 to 29 degrees Celsius making it ideal for sightseeing. Try visiting the notable Zanzibar beaches like Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach for snorkelling and swimming or Mnemba Island to catch the green turtle hatching season. If you are a thrill-seeker, plan a trip to Jozani Forest and be enthralled by the unending views of lush greenery. Take home a cultural experience as well by attending the annual Zanzibar International Film Festival. 

2) Shoulder Season (November to February): This time marks the short dry season with higher daytime temperatures ranging between 24 to 32 degrees Celsius. It is a great time for water sports like diving and kitesurfing with suitable conditions in the sea. You can try visiting Paje Beach for water sports and Kiwenga Beach for leisure. Zanzibar also hosts the annual music festival, the Sauti Za Basura which takes place in February in Stonne Town. If you are a foodie, you will the ripe Boribo mangoes sold in Darajani Market in Zanzibar in January. 

3) Waning Season (March to May): Zanzibar experiences the waning season from March to May. The average temperature remains between 25 to 31 degrees Celsius however, you may have to see some rain during the day. However, it is a great time to avail the best discounts on flights and accommodation and enjoy a budget holiday in Zanzibar. It is the best time to explore museums and historical attractions of Zanzibar like the Palace Museum and Old Fort. You can also plan a trip to the local villages and catch a glimpse of local culture. Eid-ul-Fitr, the Islamic religious festival is also celebrated during this time. 

How To Reach

By Air: The best way to reach Zanzibar from India is by taking a flight. There are no direct flights available from India to Zanzibar. However, you can opt for various connecting flights with one or more stops to reach Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar. Thrillophilia offers various Zanzibar group tour packages where you choose among a range of flights depending upon your preferences. 

Direct Flights: 

To: Zanzibar City

From : Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata 

Airlines: FlyDubai, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Emirates, Air India

Places To Visit On Zanzibar group trip

1. Zanzibar Butterfly Centre: Watch a variety of colourful butterflies at the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre and learn more about their cycle, behaviour and conservation practices. Go on a guided tour of 30-40 minutes with Zanzibar group packages and marvel at an array of butterfly species in their natural habitat. You can roam around the tropical garden and take many pictures of butterflies here.

2. Cheetah's Rock: If you are a wildlife enthusiast, Cheetah’s Rock is one of the must-visit attractions in Zanzibar group tour packages. It is an animal sanctuary and conservation centre where you can get a closer look at the rescued animals, learn their stories or interact with them under staff supervision. You can see wildlife like zebras, lions, hyenas and lemurs on a guided tour. 

3. Nungwi Beach: Hailed as one of the finest beaches in Zanzibar Group Packages, Nungwi Beach is known for its white sand and crystal blue waters. The beach offers a spectacular view of the sunset which is followed by a vibrant nightlife at its bars and restaurants. You can also try swimming, snorkelling and diving here. You can learn about the local culture with a visit to the local village near the beach.

4. House of Wonders: Also called the Palace of Wonders, it is one of the most iconic monuments in Stone Town in Zanzibar. One of the must-visit places for history buffs in Zanzibar Group Tour Packages, House of Wonders is a 19th-century palace converted into a museum. The fascinating museum offers a glimpse of the cultural legacy through artefacts like Swahili garments, David Livingstone’s medical chest, and carved wooden doors inscribed with phrases from the Quran.

5. Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park: Home to the endangered Zanzibar red colobus monkey, Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park attracts many nature lovers and wildlife fans. It is a breeding ground for sea turtles in addition to being home to unique animals such as Sykes monkeys, bush babies, antelopes, squirrels, snakes, geckos and chameleons. While you are hiking through the national park, you can also spot rare birds like guineafowl, hornbills, doves, woodpeckers, robins and vultures.

6. Jambiani Beach: Enjoy a relaxing day out amidst the white sands and turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean at Jambiani Beach. In its tranquil environs, you can escape the clamour of cities with a short stroll, swimming or just a read a book in the shade of palm trees. You can also rent a bicycle to explore the shoreline for the best memories with Zanzibar Group Packages.

7. Forodhani Gardens: One of the most attractive tourist spots in Zanzibar Group Packages, Forodhani Gardens is an oceanside parks that offers many scenic views of the sea. You can enjoy some snacks at the cafes, play with your kids at the park or just relax with your music playlist on the benches. At night, the park sees an emergence of many seafood stalls selling fish kebabs, cassava flakes, hand-pressed sugarcane juice and lobster claws.

8. Nungwi Natural Aquarium: Catch a sight of the marine turtles at Nungwi Natural Aquarium located on Nungwi Beach. Dedicated to the mission of rehabilitating and nurturing turtles, the sanctuary has a natural lagoon area connected with the ocean along with smaller ponds for taking care of baby turtles. You can also volunteer here to collect waste materials polluting the oceans.

Things To Do in Zanzibar Group tour

Checkout the best things to do in Zanzibar:

1. Wander around Stone Town: Visit the UNESCO Heritage Site of Stone Town to admire beautiful architecture, picturesque streets and historical attractions. You can go on a city tour with Zanzibar Group Packages and visit the East African Slave Trade Museum and People’s Palace Museum. Later, you can shop at Darajani Market or see the Old Fort of Zanzibar. You can also relish the local food at restaurants like Bismallah Hanan Fast Food, Lukmaan and Stone Town Coffee House. 

2. Go on a Sunset Dhow Cruise: Embark on a lively dhow cruise to watch one of the most resplendent sunsets of your life with Zanzibar Group Tour Packages. You will cruise on an Arabian dhow (traditional sailing vessel) and witness the mesmerising views of Nungwi and Kendwa Beach. The cruise also entertains you with live music and dance performances in addition to serving tasty local delicacies.

3. Take a Zanzibar Spice Tour: Do you know that Zanzibar is also called Spice Island and you can find out the reason by going on a spice tour? With Zanzibar group packages, you can visit a local spice farm experience, smell and taste the various spices cultivated here. You can see plants of turmeric, cardamon, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and black peppers. The 3-hour guided tour is a great activity for foodies and curious souls who wish to know more about the process and history of spice cultivation.

4. Zanzibar Spice Community Shop: Visit the Spice Community Shop, a local market in Stone Town to browse through a collection of spices. You can find many spices like nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon which you can buy here to take them as souvenirs or to bring the extra flavour in your food preparations. These spices are grown and sourced locally here. You can also shop for handmade soaps, essential oils, and traditional handicrafts.

5. Relax at Kendwa Beach: Unwind yourself away from the urban clutter at the breathtaking Kendwa Beach. You can take along your favorite book to relax at this stunning white beach and marvel at a beautiful sunset in the evening. If you are itching for an adventure, you can also try activities like skydiving, snorkelling and scuba diving. The beach also has many luxury resorts where you can find cosy accommodation and restaurants serving international cuisines.

6. Meet a giant tortoise on Prison Island: Enjoy an adventurous day trip with a 30-minute boat ride from Stone Town to Prison Island to catch a glimpse of the Aldabra giant tortoises. You can learn the history of the giant tortoises which have a life span of more than 200 years. You can also swim in the clear blue waters of the beach, sunbathing and snorkelling on your Zanzibar group trip. 

7. Explore the old fort (Ngome Kongwe): One of the oldest buildings in Stone Town, Ngome Kongwe was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. Also called the Old Fort or Arab Fort, it was constructed to protect Stone Town and later converted into a museum. Since the 1990s, it has become a vibrant cultural centre and hosted many festivals like Sauti za Basura and Zanzibar International Film Festival.

8. Shop at Darajani Market: Offering a lively shopping experience in your itinerary for Zanzibar Group Packages, Darajani Market is one of the central markets in Stone Town. In addition to being a food market, it also sells clothes, shoes, DVDs, electrics and household goods. While you are here, make sure you also try the local culinary offerings like octopus curry at Lukmaan Restaurant and Zanzibari Biryani at the Passing Show. 

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Zanzibar Group Tours FAQs

Are 4 days enough for a Zanzibar group tour?

Zanzibar is a tropical haven which will make you feel like never coming back. To enjoy a blissful escape with Zanzibar Group Packages, you can spend 4 days in to explore all the major attractions of Zanzibar. In a 4-day tour, you can discover Stone Town, explore scenic beaches like Nungwi Beach and Jambiani Beach and take a day trip to Prison Island. 

How much does the Zanzibar group trip cost?

A Zanzibar group trip can cost you anywhere from around INR 80,000 to 1,50,000. Depending upon various factors like how early you book your flights, season of visiting and choice of accommodations, the cost of Zanzibar packages can differ. Thrillophilia offers all-inclusive packages making it a one-stop destination for all travel-related booking for tourists. 

Do I need a visa for Zanzibar?

Yes, you need a visa to go to Zanzibar. You need to apply for a tourist e-visa at the official government portal of Tanzania along with the requisite documents and pay the visa fee. The usual time for processing visa applications for Tanzania is 20 to 30 working days. 

Should you exchange money before going to Zanzibar?

Yes, it is better if you exchange money before going to Zanzibar. You would need to pay a handling fee if you try to exchange currency locally. The local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling, however, US dollar notes printed after 2011 are also used for transactions in Zanzibar. 

What documents one must carry while for Zanzibar Group Tour?

Essential documents which you must carry while you are on the Zanzibar Group Tour include: 

  1. Travel Documents- Copy of Flight Tickets and Boarding Pass. Passport, Visa and ID cards, Proof of Accommodation Bookings, Itinerary Details
  2. Medical Documents: Copy of Medical Insurance, Vaccine Record Card, 
  3. Insurance Documents: Copy of Travel Insurance Plan and policy cover
  4. Other Documents: Driving permit, Academic Documents, Child medical consent, Forex Card

Why Zanzibar is so famous?

Zanzibar is famous for being one of the most idyllic beach destinations in Tanzania on the Indian Ocean. It is home to some of the most pristine beaches like Nungwi Beach, Pongwe Beach, Matemwe Beach and Jambiani Beach. It invites many adventure lovers for a splendid scuba diving experience to explore the rich and colourful coral reefs along the shoreline. Zanzibar Group Packages also help you explore Zanzibar’s history and architecture in Stone Town or discover its wonderful wildlife at Prison Island, Cheetah’s Rock and Jozani Chwaka. 

What are the best beaches visit in Zanzibar?

Some of the best beaches you can see with Zanzibar Group Packages are:

1) Nungwi Beach: Visit Nungwi Beach to capture the picture-perfect landscapes of white glittering sands and turquoise blue ocean. It is located on the northern tip of Zanzibar and promises a remarkable tropical retreat. If you are on a romantic vacation, the sunset will enchant you and the nightlife will keep you excited. You can also take Dhow boat-building lessons from the local fishermen here.

2) Pongwe Beach: Pongwe Beach is located on the eastern coast of Zanzibar and offers stunning views of the ocean during sunrise. The beach has many resorts where you can have a relaxing stay with your loved ones. You can also try activities like Dolphin Tours to Mnemba, Snorkeling, Kiteboarding to Kiwengwa or Paje, Scuba Diving, and fishing trips at Pongwe Beach.

3) Matemwe Beach: Escape the crowds in the beautiful Matemwe Beach on the northeast coast of Zanzibar Island. It is famous for its coral reefs which makes snorkelling and scuba diving top activities here. The laid-back beach is also well-known for dolphin sighting tours and kiteboarding lessons in addition to its pristine white sands. The beach also has many restaurants and cafes where you can try tasty seafood.

4) Jambiani Beach: If you want to swim, snorkel and sunbathe on the coast of the Indian Ocean, Jambiani Beach is the place to go. The beach has ideal swimming conditions with a tranquil vibe. You can stay at one of the beachside bungalows and explore the local villages. Foodies can also try visiting popular restaurants like Blue Oyster and Peter Pan here. 

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