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Jambiani to Stone Town South

Jambiani to Stone Town South

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4 days bike holiday from East to West

A scenic route to Stone Town
This 4 days bike holiday take you from East to West via Kizimkazi in the South with a colourful mix of experiences. The bike tour includes some of the best Zanzibar has to offer: dhow sailing, banana forests, villages ending with a top rated Spice Tour. Possibly the reasons that makes this one of our most popular bike holidays.

If you rather go north, check out our cycling holiday Jambiani to Stone Town North.

Route

Jambiani/Kizimkazi/Stone Town/Kianga

Max distance per day

56 km

Min distance per day

14 km

Days on bike

3

Days off bike

1

For whom

For bikers who wants rich experiences in short time

Highlights

Colourful sunsets over the Indian Ocean
Crossing Menai Bay with traditional dhow
Stay in Princess Kholles beautiful house
Sunset over the horizon and the roofs of Stone Town
Spice tour at our favourite family farm

Best time

June-March

Clothing

Shorts and t-shirt. Bring scarf to cover shoulder in the villages and town

Travel companion

Private

Guide

English speaking guide

Price from:

Adults – 795 usd , children – 495

    Tour Plan

    1

    Day 1: Jambiani

    Arrival and swimming

    Transfer to Jambiani. After check in briefing with your guide and bike fitting at The Loop.

    Jambiani has both a nice beach and a vivid village. This makes it especially interesting for you who want to gain insight in Zanzibar’s life in combination with palm fringed beaches. On top of that lots of cozy barefoot bars and restaurants to choose from when you walk on the beach in the warm breeze. The turquoise water is stunning, and when the tide goes out the sand banks surfaces and you can swim in the clear blue “river” that opens up between them.

    Dinner and overnight at The Loop – straight on the beach. With great location in the middle of the village and nice beach and pool you will have a treat.

    www.theloopzanzibar.com

    Dinner, excl.drinks

    2

    Day 2: Kizimkazi

    Discover the life behind the tourist scene

    On the way to Kizimkazi (23 km) on the South West of Zanzibar, will you pass a beautiful authentic village- Makunduchi. Here life is lived without interruption from the tourism scene. Banana forests, mango forests, fruit being sold by the road, kids cheering. Whatever happens long the way we stop to see and taste.

    Kizimkazi is one of three villages where they catch the big fish-marlin, tuna, and swordfish. With a bit of luck you can see the catch of the day and the fish auction. It is tide depending. Mimi the dhow is waiting there to bring you out on the sea for swimming, diving and lunch onboard. After that time for some well deserved rest at this perfectly located hotel overlooking the horizon.

    Karamba Resort is a favorite with all its room facing the sea from your private terrace.

    www.karambaresort.com

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Excl.drinks

    3

    Day 3: Stone Town

    Amazing sunset dinner

    Stone Town- a magic place, is the place for today. Quite some cycling ( 56 km) to get there but you will be helped by a boat trip as you pass Menai bay from Unguja Ukuu. You wlil benefit from a flat road though- Zanzibar has barely any hills. Highest point is 800 m – and there is only one mountain like that. In Unguja Ukuu, surrounded by mangroves, you take a traditional dhow boat over to Fumba. In about a 1,5 hours ride. Your lunch box is eaten on the way- close to the sea or even on the boat sea permitting. Then you have a flat stretch passing a green area before arriving to Stone Town for check in at our absolute favourite Kholle House.

    Stone Town- a mysterious and magical place. You feel the history in its walls when you walk the windy streets. Here Swahili people, Indians and Arabs live alongside and their cultures being mixed together is what makes this place so special. People live their lives on the street and you can follow their lives at the children, rumble, men talk and the women cook.

    18.00 Emerson on Hurumzi is gifted with an amazing tea house now serving as a restaurant with 270 degrees sea view. The dinner, made from locally sourced raw material in season, starts at 19. But you will be there by 18 to enjoy the amazing view and sunset over the roof tops and Indian Ocean. (drinks excl).

    http://www.emersononhurumzi.com/tea-house/

    Overnight at Kholle House – once owned by Princess Kholle, daughter of the last Sultan. Multiple beautiful balconies and a courtyard to enjoy once you are done with discovering all the quirky antiquities the house is filled with.

    www.khollehouse.com

    Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner incl. Excl.drinks

    4

    Day 4: Spice tour on bike

    Today early breakfast to fit in both a Stone Town tour and the Spice tour on bike.

    After the Stone Town tour a short bike ride through town to reach the bus stand. There you load the bikes and travel 20 min to the lush spice farm area- this is to avoid the hectic traffic out of Zanzibar City. A 3 km bike ride before arriving to Haji Abeid- the son of the founder of Abeids Spice Farm. Here you will smell and taste all fruit and spices available at the moment: cumin, ginger, vanilla, lemon grass, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, epper, tamarind, chili, oregano and possibly some others. The wifes and daughter will cook you a lunch based on vegetables from the family plantation.

    Breakfast and lunch. Excl.drinks


    End of your bike holiday around 3 pm

    NOTE that tour ends at the Spice Farm area.


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