Bid your guides farewell and return by boat to the Mahale airstrip for the flights via Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar, where you will be met and transferred to The Palm Beach Resort. This ancient island was once ruled by sultans and slave traders and served as a stepping stone into the African continent for missionaries and explorers. Aptly knows as the Spice Islands, Zanzibar and the nearby little-known Pemba and Mafia Islands are separated from the mainland by a narrow strait. The islands have some of the best white sandy beaches in Africa and are the perfect spot for a post or pre safari wind-down. The palm trees, tropical forests, colorful coral reefs and Arab dhows act as the perfect backdrop to lazy days of eating fresh seafood, exploring laid-back villages and swimming in the crystal blue waters on these island paradises. It is not difficult to see why Zanzibar is considered to be one of the world’s most romantic honeymoon locations, with many couples choosing to tie the knot here and spend their first few married weeks in paradise!
On day 13, sadly it’s time to depart. Enjoy one last breakfast on the beach before it’s time to return to the Zanzibar Airport for the short hop to Dar es Salaam, where you will be picked up and transferred to an oceanfront hotel where we have reserved a dayroom for you until it’s time to meet your departing flights home.