Full Day Tour;
This is absolutely different experience that someone must experience in Zanzibar. Think of the Africa boat Safaris, it is something one might not resist to take, it comes to you & why not to go? All that Burdani Expeditions has truly gone extra miles away to organize adventures that will make your holiday to Zanzibar the most memorable.
The original and the best "Safari Blue" is a full day excursion using locally made traditional sailing dhows of between 8 to 10 meters in length. We currently operate 6 passenger-carrying dhows that are finished to the very highest standards and 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, 30 minutes’ drive from Stone Town. Fumba is situated in the southwest corner of the island and an ideal starting point to explore Menai Bay, designated a Conservation Area. The bay has a number of beautiful uninhabited islands and sandbanks and is frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins.
On arrival at Fumba clients are given a briefing on the day and a life jacket demo. We then board the dhows and set off to explore the bay and find the dolphins. We are lucky enough to see dolphins on at least 85% of our trips. Later in the morning we stop on a sandbank where we set up sunshades and fit the clients with snorkeling equipment. We have a large range of sizes and good quality equipment. Guides, who can safely lead the snorkeling session and show points of interest, accompany the visitors. For beginners or those who are not confident swimmers, we have inflatable snorkeling vests and our guides can give tuition.
After snorkeling our team offer fresh green coconuts before you move to another sandbank for lunch. During the morning our catering boat has gone on ahead to prepare lunch which is served on teak picnic tables set up beneath smart canvas sunshades.
Lunch is a traditional Zanzibar meal and includes a selection of grilled fish, slipper lobster, squid, rice, tamarind and coriander sauces and barbecued chicken. A gastronomic fruit tasting follows with a selection of between 10 to 15 different tropical fruits. Cold drinks are available throughout the day and include mineral water, sodas and beer. Coffee and Amarula liqueur are also served after lunch. When the tide allows we visit a beautiful mangrove lagoon where it is possible to swim through the mangrove forest. We return to Fumba by sail and arrive back at 6 p.m. in time to see the colorful African sunset.
We advise clients that there are no formal changing facilities at Fumba so please wear your swimming things under your clothes. We also advise visitors to bring waterproof shoes for boarding the dhows and to bring towels, sunscreen and a spare T-shirt for snorkeling.
What is included in the tour
- Pickup and drop-off from your hotel
- Entrance fees
- Transport waiting charge
- Experienced professional tour guides
- A magical day exploring manai bay conservation area in a traditional wooden dhow.
- Guided snorkeling
- Watching dolphin at play
- Going ashore on the powdery sandbank
- Swimming at the secret spot in the hidden mangrove leggon.
- Snorkeling along the coral reefs, explore the pristine islets.
- Enjoy the short trip with your boat to Kwale Island.
- You will enjoy the lunch fit for Kings from an Island in the Indian Ocean with grilled fish, calamari and e.c.t, chicken, flies and rice and vegetable (Lunch is subjecting to the catch of the day).
- Later sail back to Fumba and meet the shuttle back to the hotel.
You will set off towards the Safari Blue - Wake up early in the morning pack up your breakfast then the driver will drive you to Fumba village and get prepared where you will hop on a traditional dhow boat to sail to the breathtaking Menai Bay home to a cluster of the beautiful, uninhabited island by using motorized boats to the Kwale Island. In the late afternoon you drive back to the hotel and overnight