Sail around mangroves and snorkel along some of the best coral reefs Zanzibar

Location South – West
Operating days Monday – Sunday
Duration 9 hours
Activity time 08.00 – 17.00
Transportation Private Transfer included
Remark Exact pick-up time will be reconfirmed by your guide

This tour package includes:

  • Private Transportation from / to your place of residence/hotel.
  • Group sharing cruise
  • Lunch and drinks
  • All fees and taxes

‘Safari Blue’ is a full-day excursion using locally made traditional sailing dhows of between 8 to 10 meters in length, carrying up to 22 passengers plus crew. These passenger-carrying dhows are fitted with outboard engines, marine VHF radios, gas inflatable life jackets, sunshade, boarding ladder, waterproof bags and first aid kit with DAN oxygen unit.

The excursion starts at the fishing village of Fumba, 30minutes drive from Stone Town. Fumba is situated in the southwest corner of the island and is an ideal starting point to explore Menai Bay, designated as a Conservation Area. The bay has a number of beautiful, uninhabited islands and sandbanks and is often frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins.

On arrival at Fumba, you are given a briefing and a life jacket demo. You then board the dhows and set off to explore the bay and search for the dolphins. Dolphins have been spotted on at least 85% of these trips.

Later in the morning,you will stop on a sandbank. Guides, who can safely lead the snorkeling session and show points of interest, will accompany you. For beginners or those who are not confident swimmers, there are inflatable snorkeling vests and the guides can give lessons. After snorkeling, sample a fresh green coconut before sailing to another sandbank for lunch. In the morning,  a catering boat already went ahead to prepare lunch which will be served on teak picnic tables set up beneath smart canvas sunshades. Lunch is a traditional Zanzibari meal followed by fruit tasting, with a selection of different tropical fruit. Coffee and Amarula liqueur are served after lunch. Cold drinks are available throughout the day.

As the tide allows, you will visit a beautiful mangrove lagoon where it is possible to swim through the mangrove forest.

Return to Fumba by sail boat and arrive back at 6 pm, in time to see the colorful African sunset.

What is included:

  • Private Transportation from / to your place of residence/hotel.
  • Group sharing cruise
  • All fees and taxes
  • A buffet seafood lunch comprising (subject to availability): slipper lobster,2 types of grilled fish, chicken, grilled calamari, vegetarian/non-fish dishes by prior request, rice, 2 sauces – tomato with tamarind and coconut with coriander, large selection of tropical fruit (10-15 types)

          Beverages: soft drinks, mineral water and beer, Coffee and Amarula liqueur.

Remarks:

  • To wear: comfortable shoes and clothing. Wear your swimming suits under your clothes already as there are no formal changing facilities at Fumba.
  • To bring: Sun cream, sun glass, waterproof shoes for boarding the dhows, towels, spare T-Shirt for snorkeling

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