Thanksgiving 2019 | Nov 23 - DEC 1|
Come experience Thanksgiving in the Motherland with us!!
day 1- arrive in dar es salaam, tanzania
You will arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in beautiful Dar es Salaam, Tanzania!
Our arranged transportation will then take you to our villa. Upon arrival at “Casa de URBN TRVL”, one of the URBN TRVL hosts will greet you and show you to your room.
After you get settled in, we will have introductions and a brief welcome; for those not jet-lagged, we will go out to enjoy our first night of vacation!!
day 2- SAFARI + OVERNIGHT AT NATIONAL PARK
Get up bright and early to leave Dar and head to one of Tanzania’s popular national parks. This will be an overnight trip since the park is a 4-6 hours away from Dar (depending on traffic) and we need time to spot all of the animals during our safari.
Elephants galore, lions, giraffes, huge herds of buffalo, zebras, impalas, wildebeest, birds, crocodiles, and monkeys are some of the animals we will see in their natural habitats.
After a long day of travel and safari, we will retire to our accommodations where we will eat and enjoy a bonfire. A once in a [wild]-lifetime experience for sure!!
day 3- CHANGE LOCATIONS; DAR TO ZANZIBAR!
Depart from the national park in arranged transportation and ride back to Dar Es Salaam.
Hop on a 2hr ferry ride from Dar to arrive at Spice Island aka Zanzibar!
We will be transported to our villas for the rest of the week. Once settled we will chill at the house and keep the good times rolling!
DAY 4- EXPLORE STONETOWN + SPICE PLANTATION
Wake up ready to explore Zanzibar and its historical and lively trading town; Stone Town! We’ll take a walking tour of the vibrant town composed of Arabic, African, Indian, and European cultural influences.
Our journey will take us past sights such as Darajani Bazaar, the House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and the Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe). We will visit the Anglican Cathedral built on the site of the Old Slave Market and the Sultan’s Palace (Beit al-Sahel), also known as the People's Palace and today a museum.
No visit to Zanzibar would be complete without a visit to a spice plantation to dazzle the senses; there’s a reason Zanzibar is also known as Spice Island! Fresh pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and many others will fascinate your taste buds as we walk thru the farm, learning the medicinal properties of these spices.
DAY 5- NAKUPENDA BEACH + PRISON ISLAND
Start the morning at Serena Hotel for the “best lattes in town“. Next stop is the beautiful Nakupenda Beach to swim, relax and enjoy the breathtaking beach. We will then hop a boat back to Zanzibar and go to a different dock for a quick trip to Prison Island!
We will walk by the historic old dispensary, which is a cultural center near the dock for the ferry. See giant land tortoises in Prison Island, aka Changuu Island, with time to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe if desired.
Just a 30-minute boat ride from Stone Town, Prison Island has a beautiful beach, clean water, and fascinating history.
Day 6- THANKSGIVING DAY
We will celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the true spirit of the holiday!! We will relax in the house, enjoy the pool, and each other’s company as our private chef prepares Thanksgiving Dinner.
We will eat our delicious food and jubilate as the spirits will be flowing. After dinner, the tentative plan is to have a party at the house and dance off some of those calories from the Thanksgiving Feast!
Day 7- SAFARI BLUE ADVENTURE
Traditional hand-built wooden dhows (aka boats) will take us on an adventurous excursion to explore the Menai Bay Conservation Area.
Enjoy guided snorkeling (equipment included), swimming in a crystal clear lagoon, a delicious seafood lunch and massive tropical fruit tasting.
Day 8- FREE DAY / SOUVENIR SHOPPING
Today is YOUR day. We suggest using the day to buy souvenirs for friends / family or just relax and soak up the Tanzanian sun-rays as much as you can.
Day 9- ZANZIBAR DEPARTURES
On our final morning, awake in our luxurious villa for one last time, perhaps take one last dip in our pool before checking-out and heading to the airport.
Hopefully, you will have had a fun-filled week with us, realize that URBN TRVL just does it better, and will surely join us on our next adventures!
Round trip private airport transfers
Private Chef prepared Thanksgiving Diner
Lodging in exclusive villa
Above listed activities
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
Tips & Gratuity
Lump-sum Plan (One Time Payment):
• $2,799 per person for single occupancy (1 person in a room, 1 Bed)
• $2,599 per person for double occupancy (2 people in a room, 1 or 2 Beds)
• EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% OFF (Pay by March 31st, 2019)
Payment Plan Options:
Send via PayPal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• $599 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to guarantee your spot (goes towards total price)
• 4 installments of $629 due on Jan 23rd, Apr 23rd, July 23rd, Sep 23rd, 2019 (1-person rate)
• 4 installments of $579 due on Jan 23rd, Apr 23rd, July 23rd, Sep 23rd, 2019 (2-person rate)
Visas & Immunizations
Visas are required for U.S. citizens traveling to Tanzania. The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens obtain visas before traveling to Tanzania, but visas are also available at ports of entry upon arrival. See below for the requirements as well as the fees associated. More information, specific instructions, online forms, locations & hours of operation can be found at: http://tanzaniaembassy-us.org/?page_id=76#visaDescrition
Yellow fever vaccination is required for all travelers arriving from, or having transited through, yellow fever endemic countries. Direct arrivals from non-endemic countries, including all countries in Europe and North America, are not required to show the certificate. If you are traveling directly from the United States and transit through another country, it is NOT REQUIRED.
Vaccines commonly recommended for travelers to Africa include those against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Yellow fever, Malaria Rabies and Meningitis.