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From Kendwa: Mnemba Boat Trip and Dolphin Snorkel Adventure

1. From Kendwa: Mnemba Boat Trip and Dolphin Snorkel Adventure

09H00 we pick you up at the Nungwi or Kendwa by boat and start cruising by searching the dolphins and swimming with them as we head to Mnemba conservation area, after reaching Mnemba conservation area we start doing snorkeling around the coral reefs, then if there is low tide we cruise to the sandbank. 13H00 We take you back to Nungwi or Kendwa beach and drop you of to the nearest beach of your hotel

Zanzibar: Nungwi Turtle Aquarium Guided Half-Day Trip

2. Zanzibar: Nungwi Turtle Aquarium Guided Half-Day Trip

Discover all there is to know about sea turtles at Mnarani Aquarium in the small village of Nungwi. Get a chance to feed and swim with the turtles in their natural lagoon pond. Find out how the aquarium rehabilitates sea turtles once they have recovered any injuries caused by being caught in nets. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Zanzibar and be driven to the village of Nungwi on the northern tip of Zanzibar Island. Near the lighthouse, visit Mnarani Aquarium and its turtles with your guide; Mnarani means the "place of the lighthouse" in Swahili. Discover a large, natural tidal pool in the coral rock behind the beach where the turtles swim. It was initially set up to rehabilitate and study marine turtles caught in fishing nets. The project was developed to ensure that local baby turtles were also protected. Buy some seaweed from the turtles' carers to feed them or get into the pool for a closer encounter to swim with them. Learn all about the rehabilitation project and the efforts to protect local baby turtles. Gain an insight into the life cycle of turtles, their food, and more.

Zanzibar: Jozani Forest, Kuza Cave & Blue Lagoon

3. Zanzibar: Jozani Forest, Kuza Cave & Blue Lagoon

Spend an exciting and active day out and about in Zanzibar with this full-day combo package, ideal for couples and families. Save time and optimize your traveling experience with this private tour option. Visit many famous sights around Zanzibar including Jozani Forest where you will interact in close proximity with beautiful and friendly Red Colobus Monkeys. Enjoy some snorkeling and take time to explore the pristine coral reef at Blue Lagoon Atoll Zanzibar. Discover Starfish Beach, a quiet and relaxing starfish spot great for both kids and adults. Explore the amazing natural atmosphere of Kuza Cave Jambian. Visit The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar and savor some delicious food with one of the most iconic views of Zanzibar.

Zanzibar: North Coast and Turtle Sanctuary Tour

4. Zanzibar: North Coast and Turtle Sanctuary Tour

The most popular beaches of Zanzibar are in Nungwi. This is mostly because the tides do not have such a huge impact on the beach. But, did you know that Nungwi is also the capital of local dhow manufacturing? Find out all about how these impressive sailing vessels are made and get the chance to see local craftsmen in action. Later, enjoy lunch including one complimentary drink at a local restaurant. After that, experience a real turtle sanctuary. Here, turtles are treated and healed of any illnesses before being released to the ocean. Get the chance to swim with these incredible animals and feed them.  All fees paid here contribute towards turtle welfare and the education of tourists on their impact on the local environment.

From Zanzibar: Nyerere National Park Game Drive with Lunch

5. From Zanzibar: Nyerere National Park Game Drive with Lunch

Set off on a day trip from Zanzibar for a game drive in Nyerere National Park. Spot the game reserve's diverse wildlife, including rhinos, hippos, giraffes, elephants, and more. Relax safe in the knowledge that your transportation and food are sorted for the day. After pickup from your hotel, you will be driven to Zanzibar airport, where you will meet your guide for your safari briefing and assistance with check-in. Then, board your flight to Mtemere airstrip, right by the main entrance to Selous Game Reserve/Nyerere National Park. Then, start your safari, keeping your eyes peeled for the diverse wildlife of the Mimbo, including African bush elephants, south-central black rhinos, hippos, lions, African wild dogs, giraffes, zebras, and crocodiles. Take a short break for your safari bush lunch before getting back to the action. Finally, head back to the airstrip to catch your flight back to Zanzibar, where your driver will return you to your hotel. Itinerary: Hotel pickup 6:00 AM-6:30 AM: Flight 6.45 AM: Start safari game drive 1:30 PM: Lunch 3:30 PM: Finish safari game drive 4:15 PM: Fly back to Zanzibar

Zanzibar: Swim with Turtles Sanctuary Tour

6. Zanzibar: Swim with Turtles Sanctuary Tour

Begin your turtle sanctuary tour at the northernmost end of Nungwi Beach at the Zanzibar Swim with Turtles Sanctuary. Meet your knowledgeable, friendly guide who will tell you all about the sanctuary, and the efforts to nurture and rehabilitate the marine turtles. Get the chance to meet, feed, and swim with the turtles and take plenty of photos. Learn about the delicate marine ecosystem it strives to maintain through its conservation pond and natural aquarium. This is a great educational opportunity for adults and children alike. Discover how the turtle conservation pond is a natural lagoon separated from the Indian Ocean by a few meters of old reef rocks, but the tide within the lagoon is a clear indication that the connection with the ocean is open. A wooden pier was built on one half of the lagoon, allowing better access to the Sea Turtles, and offering a second information pavilion as well as a small interaction platform. If you come in February, you can join an annual release party held when injured turtles that have been rehabilitated are released back into the ocean.

Mnemba: African Maldives Day Tour with Lunch

7. Mnemba: African Maldives Day Tour with Lunch

Prepare to be captivated by the exquisite allure of Mnemba Island. Embark on a remarkable day of sightseeing in the serene natural beauty of the African Maldives. Relax on your journey with hotel pickup and lunch included. Your adventure begins as you board a boat at Nungwi beach or muyuni beach . Set sail to the dolphin spot, where you'll have the exhilarating opportunity to swim and frolic with these magnificent creatures . It's an enchanting encounter with nature you won't soon forget. Next, your destination is Mnemba Island, a haven for underwater enthusiasts. Dive into the crystal-clear waters for an awe-inspiring snorkeling experience, surrounded by vibrant marine life and stunning coral reefs. After your aquatic adventures, unwind on the island's pristine beach while relishing a selection of fresh, tropical fruits. Let the tranquility of the surroundings wash over you. As the day unfolds, sail back to Nungwi beach, taking in the picturesque coastal views. It's a serene journey that allows you to savor the beauty of Zanzibar's coastline. Recharge with a sumptuous lunch at an ocean-view restaurant, where you can savor delectable dishes while enjoying the soothing sound of waves lapping at the shore. Finally, your unforgettable day concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Zanzibar: Baraka Turtle Aquarium Tour with Hotel Transfers

8. Zanzibar: Baraka Turtle Aquarium Tour with Hotel Transfers

Hop aboard a comfortable car at your accommodation in Zanzibar in the morning and relax as you guide takes you to the Baraka Natural Aquarium. Use your included ticket to gain access to this sanctuary where turtles enjoy access to a beautiful lagoon with turquoise waters. Have the option to feed the turtles, snap photos of them enjoying their habitat, or go for a dip while surrounded by these fantastic creatures. Feel good knowing that you are supporting the rehabilitation of turtles that have been purchased from fishmen or injured. Meet these majestic creatures before they are released back into the wild. Return to your accommodation in Zanzibar in the early afternoon with unforgettable memories of the time that you spend with the turtles.

Zanzibar: Airport Transfers

9. Zanzibar: Airport Transfers

Book a Zanzibar Taxi while in Zanzibar, never worry about how you're getting somewhere with us. Get around the North / South or even east cost of the Zanzibar You'll choose the pickup area you want to be taken in and your drop-off destinations. On this transfer, you'll enjoy a reliable private taxi while in Zanzibar. Driven comfortably in a private, air-conditioned vehicle This a perfect choice for travellers coming in from the airport. Choose the area you want to be driven to and from where. No worries about the prices we range from 20$ - 50$. SEE OUR POPULAR PRICES VIA DESTINATIONS : Airport - Stone-Town 20$ Airport - Bububu / Chuini / Kama 23$ Airport - Uroa / chwaka 50$ Airport - Paje / Jambiani/Michamvi 50$ Airport- Matemwe / Kiwengwa / 50$ Airport - Nungwi / Kendwa 50$

Zanzibar: Sunset Dhow Cruise

10. Zanzibar: Sunset Dhow Cruise

Get a truly unique view of the Zanzibar sunset whilst cruising on a traditional wooden Dhow. Embark on an evening tour that will introduce you to Zanzibar's rich landscape, traditional delicacies, and music. Start your adventure wiht a convenient pickup from your accommodation. After a short drive, board your traditional dhow and discover the a history rooted in the Arab and Indian merchants that began exploring East Africa many centuries ago. Sip on a refreshing drink and take in the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, while the gentle sway of the boat and the sound of the waves are lapping against the hull. The Dhow Boat sunset cruise is ideal for couples, families and friends alike. Experience quality moments or just relax after another jam-packed day on the coast of Zanzibar.

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4.4
(44 reviews)

We had the chance to enjoy the dolphins for over an hour. majestic spectacle. Very nice snorkeling too, not to mention the fruit platter in the middle of turquoise water. only small miss for the support... change of plan at the last minute due to lack of other late customers

Really fantastic day out! Ahmed our guide was very knowledgeable and made our day very enjoyable. we’ve had a few trips while in Zanzibar and he was easily the best :) dj halid was also great driver for the day, thank you both!

We loved swimming with the dolphins! It was a once in a lifetime experience for all of us. We felt our guides were kind to the dolphins and didn’t intrude on them like other guides did.

The experience was incredible! Several boats provide the same service, but I would always book with them if I could go back. Thank so much Ludovic, it was an amazing experience!

Haven't had this much fun in a very long time Very good driver with