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SWAHILI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: visit, learn and practice with the locals

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SWAHILI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: visit, learn and practice with the locals

There is no best means to learn a language other than mingling with its native speakers. This package puts a special emphasis on Swahili courses provided by native speakers in a local setting where learners will have an extraordinary opportunity to practice with locals. Different other activities are planned to help learners practice while enjoying themselves with different attractions that the archipelago has got to offer. This package is recommended to anyone who wished to not only learn the Swahili as a language and a culture but also to practice it in a friendly local environment.

DAY 1

Archipelago City Tour

Morning 3 hours course of Kiswahili. Lunch served at Lukman / Archipelago, and a city tour. Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA, B/B.

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DAY 2

Swahili class- Kidichi Spice

Morning 3 hours Kiswahili class, drive to Kidichi Spice Farm. We will have lunch(Included) at the farm, then a spice tour. Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA, B/B.

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DAY 3

BiKhole and Mwinyimkuu ruin

Morning 3 hours class of Kiswahili, lunch(not included) at Lukman / Archipelago, visit of several ruins at Bi Khole, Mwinyimkuu ruins, Chuini ruins later on will end up at Mtoni palace ruins for musical concert an Dinner. Over night in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA, B/B.

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DAY 4

Afternoon leisure on the bea

Morning 3 hours Kiswahili, lunch(not included) at Lukman / Archipelago, afternoon at leisure in Stone Town. Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA, B/B.

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DAY 5

Pete Village-Butterfly farm

Morning 3 hours Kiswahili lunch(not included) at Lukman / Archipelago drive to Pete village for visiting basket makers activities,Butterfly Farm, then continue to Jozani Forest and Mangrove board walks. Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle basic class or SUZA, B/B. Read more

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DAY 6

Mchangani Village-Swahili pr

Morning drive to Mchangani Village for 2 hours Kiswahili practice and agricultural activities and experience local lifestyle(getting the glimpse of peasant farming way of life), lunch(included). Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA, B/B.

Hotel in Stone Town
DAY 7

Safari blue aka Sea Adventur

Full day Safari Blue including lunch. Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA, B/B.

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DAY 8

Drive to Uroa

Morning 3 hours Kiswahili, then drive to Uroa, lunch(not included) at restaurant in Uroa, drive to spirit cave and meeting with medicine man after. Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA, B/B.

Overnight at a Hotel in Ston
DAY 9

Drive to Mwangapwani caves

Morning 4 hours Kiswahili, lunch(not included) at Lukman / Archipelago, drive to Mangapwani Caves. Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA, B/B.

Hotel in Stone Town
DAY 10

Prison Island Boat ride

Morning 3 hours Kiswahili, lunch(not included) at Lukman / Archipelago, boat excursion to Prison Island. Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA,

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DAY 11

Portuguese ruins and caves

Morning 3 hours Kiswahili, lunch(not included) at restaurant en route, drive to Fukuchani village and visit Portuguese ruins and caves, here you will learn a short history of Portuguese in Zanzibar. Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA, B/B. orning 3 hours Kiswahili, lunch(not included) at restaurant en route, drive to Fukuchani village and visit Portuguese ruins and caves, here you will learn a short history of Portuguese in Zanzibar. Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA, B/B. Read more

Hotel at Stone Town
DAY 12

Trip to Sandback

Morning 3 hours Kiswahili, lunch including boat trip to sandbank (picnic). Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA,

Hotel in Stone Town
DAY 13

Dolphins visit at Kizimkazi!

Early morning visit to the dolphins in Kizimkazi, lunch(included) at restaurant in Kizimkazi, and visit the old mosque in Kizimkazi with Kizimkazi caves. Dinner at restaurant of student’s choice in Stone Town, hotel high / middle / basic class or SUZA, B/B.

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DAY 14

Swahili classes finishing

Upon completion of your programme, there are various options that we always propose our clients: •Your holiday is finished, we bring you to the airport. •You will stay at the beach for another one week, and we bring you to your hotel. •You will continue to the island of Pemba and spend a week there on cultural tours and / or snorkeling and diving. We bring you to your flight there. •You will continue to the Tanzanian mainland and go on safari and / or cultural exploration. We will bring you to the airport for your flight there. You may want to check out our various offers for safaris, cultural tours on the Tanzanian mainland, and tours on Pemba! Read more

Departure

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Stone Town

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • Each guest is given a phone device with a Tanzanian number with a TZS -5,000 worth of credit upon arrival at ZNZ airport

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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We loved the gorilla trek experience in the volcanoes. Thanks Lobelia ​ Tours and Travel Agency, my husband and I had great moments in Rwanda. ​ Your attention to details is incredible. We will surely come back!

Olivier Heinen, Germany

I have travelled to Rwanda a couple of times and know the country quite ​ well - yet there are situations where I like to benefit from Lobelia ​ Tours' great experience and excellent network. Most of all when it comes ​ to the question of transportation in some more remote areas, which can ​ be difficult to reach if you are traveling individually and without your ​ own vehicle. If you need a Mototaxi to pick you up at an appointed time ​ in the middle of nowhere, these guys are going to arrange it for you ​ (and much more)! Their office is located centrally in Kigali and ​ dropping in while planning your next trip is never a waste of time! Read more

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