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under the patronage of UNESCO and the African World Heritage Fund


Zanzibar Pre-Conference Excursion 29 September -  1 October 2017

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A pre-conference tour has been organized in Zanzibar. During this three day tour you will visit Stone Town, go on a Spice Tour and visit most of Zanzibar's Historical sites. Please find the detailed itinerary below.


1 person, single room (SOLD OUT) 290 USD
1 person, double room  340 USD
2 people sharing a double room  450 USD

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This price does not include:


There are two flights from Dar es Salaam Airport to Zanzibar in the morning of the 29th of September:

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You can also take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar. There are two departures the morning of 29th September:


The cancellation policy for the Zanzibar and post-conference excursion is as follows:

30% is non-refundable and a cancellation, for any reason, will also incur the following charges:

i. More than 55 days before safari date – 25% of total cost

ii. 31 to 54 days before start date – 50% of total cost

iii. 15 to 30 days before start date – 75% of total cost

iv. 14 days or less – 100%


September 29th Arrive in Zanzibar
Pick-up and transfer to hotel

Visit Stone Town, 14.00h – 16.00h
In the early afternoon one of ICAHM's experts will accompany you on a tour through Stone Town, also known as Mji Mkongwe (Swahili for "old town"). Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.

Zanzibar's Stone Town not only captivates us with its natural beauty, but also with its rich tangible and intangible heritage resources. It is a gateway to the world in the past:  it is described in historical writings, and archaeological discoveries link it not only with the Middle East and the Far East (South and Southeast Asia), but also with Africa's vast hinterlands and communities. Because of this, it still serves the role of a vibrant island city that is a doorway to the rest of the world.

Spice Tour, 16.00h – 18.30h
After the visit to Stone Town you will go on a spice tour. This tour will take you to the farmlands just outside Stone Town. there you will see, smell and taste aromatic plants and herbs growing wild or cultivated in kitchen gardens. The expert guided tour is a great way to see the countryside around Stone Town! In the evening there will be a group dinner.

The Zanzibar trade can be thought of in two types: transit trade, which brought ivory, slaves, and copal from the interior of Africa to the coast, and plantation trade, largely of cloves and other spices. Plantation trade grew to be the dominant type in the nineteenth century. Omanis were involved in trade along the East African coast for centuries. As the preeminent scholar of Stone Town, Abdul Sheriff, puts it, they became "indigenized" but retained their international connections. As residents amassed immense wealth, they constructed the most notable structures in Stone Town and on Zanzibar.

September 30th

Kuumbi Cave 09.30h – 11.00h
In the morning we will visit Kuumbi Cav on the southeast coast of Zanzibar. It is the earliest known archaeological site on the island, dating from the Late Iron Age back to almost 20,000 years ago. In the last decade or so, the site has been test excavated by Tanzanian and foreign archaeologists. Research shows the use of a range of animal and plant life (some now extinct on the island), interaction with Indian Ocean networks, and evidence for the early Holocene separation of Zanzibar from mainland East Africa. A small museum displays select finds from investigations.


The House of Wonders and Palace Museum, 13.30h – 15.30h
The House of Wonders and Palace Museum convey the cultural and architectural influences of Zanzibar, Britain, Oman, and Portugal over the centuries. The House of Wonders was once the most modern building in East Africa. The Palace Museum was built by the second sultan of Zanzibar in 1883. The House of Wonders and Palace Museum now present exhibitions dedicated to Swahili culture and highlight its ties to Zanzibar's Omani history. (

Snorkeling, 15.30h – 17.00
Nearby Stone Town, Pange Sandbar and its fringing reef offer opportunities to enjoy the natural heritage of Zanzibar. The location is ideal for snorkeling and viewing marine life. An array of fish species and marine invertebrates populate the vicinity. Local fishermen visit the reef daily to harvest fish and mollusks.


October 1st
Departure from Zanzibar
Return to Bagamoyo for the conference that starts on 2 October.