Dhow Experience Tanzania
Safaris Exploration is
done from Fumba - a village on the Tanzanian island
of Unguja, part of Zanzibar. It is located in the southwest
of the island, at the end of the Fumba Peninsula, and
overlooks Menai Bay. Fumba
is the most convenient location for exploring the wildlife,
isolated sandbanks and rugged island scenery of the
Menai Bay Conservation Area)
sailing trip on an Ngalawa
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Dhow Experience is
a cruise on a traditional wooden dhow and is an essential
part of your Zanzibar holiday experience. Glide silently
across the Indian Ocean to the sound of clean white
sails being beaten by the wind.
around the several surrounding islands, and jump overboard
to explore a few. Enjoy lunch on the dhow, and experience
a Zanzibar sunset while out at sea. And if part of you
needs a little reassurance, most of the dhows have inboard
or outboard motors, just in case the wind decides to
leave you at the mercy of a stilled Indian Ocean.
Your adventure starts from Stone Town hotel we you are
picked and transferred to Fumba village, south west
of Stone Town. Fumba is the most convenient location
for exploring the wildlife, isolated sandbanks and rugged
island scenery of the Menai Bay Conservation Area.
Spice Safaris Zanzibar Dhow cruise is not just a day
out on a traditional sailing dhow with good food. You
need to come prepared to get your feet wet, enjoy new
experiences, make new friends and most importantly,
have the most memorable day of your life.
a lookout for both humpback and bottlenose dolphins,
as you explore the Menai bay. Zanzibar
a policy of responsible dolphin watching and are lucky
enough to see dolphins on 90% of our excursions. Explore
the mangrove lagoon hidden inside Kwale island. A swim
through the protected mangrove forest at high tide is
an unforgettable experience.
lunch is served, go Snorkeling in the sparkling blue
water. Menai bay has several naturally occurring sandbanks
with safe swimming and from where you can enjoy great
snorkeling. Lunch includes Seafood.
the flavors of Zanzibar at our desert island restaurant
on Kwale island. Seafood barbecue includes fish, calamari
and slipper lobster served hot from the grill. Then
enjoy a tropical fruit tasting – a gastronomic
delight! “Chakula Chema”!
In the afternoon you have the exceptional chance to
join an experienced crew and sail on an Ngalawa, or
outrigger canoe, made by hand from a single mango tree.
The journey back will be by sail, wind permitting.
* A sailing trip on a traditional dhow
A sailing trip on an Ngalawa
* Tips and gratuities
* All personal purchases
Picnic with Prison Island Tour
day excursion includes something for everyone!
Start your day by visiting the historical
Prison Island. There, tour a prison once
used as a quarantine, befriend an Aldabra
Tortoise and enjoy the panorama of Stone
town viewed from an island!
it’s time to relax on the white sands
of the Pange Sandbank and soak up the Zanzibari
sun. Admire the breathtaking view of the
turquoise waters that surround you and the
birds that loom up above.
is a dream destination! Time for a cool
down? Grab your snorkel and flippers and
go for a swim. This underwater world will
blow you away. Marvel at the tropical fish
that swim amongst the beautiful, live coral
reef that surrounds the Sandbank.
worked up an appetite, sit down and relax
under your own private tent, where a seafood
feast awaits you. Sure to be one of your
favorite days in Zanzibar!
Daily, from 9:30-16:30
half day excursion is perfect for someone
who wants to get off the beach and get a little
more action! Join us as we sail to Prison
Island, also known as Changuu and Quarantine
Island. There, you will find a conservation
area dedicated to the endangered Aldabra Tortoises.
there are babies and juveniles, some tortoises
are up to 180 years old! After admiring our
large, reptile friends, take a tour of the
historical prison, once used to house rebellious
slaves, and later used as a quarantine, sheltering
the island from such epidemics as yellow fever.
a little hot? Why not go for a snorkel in
the crystal clear waters that surround the
island, or go for a swim and relax on the
white sands? On the sail back, we’ll
indulge in some tropical fruits, hoping to
leave you with an extra sweet memory of your
Daily, from 9:30-12:30, or 13:30-16:30
Dhow Cruise Tour
sunset seaside in Zanzibar is an amazing experience.
Watching the sun set in Zanzibar while sailing
the sea is one-of-a-kind! Come with your partner
to turn up the romance or with your friends
and family to see Zanzibar from the ocean’s
forget the sun downers…Every trip includes
refreshing beers chilled to perfection, soda,
water and snacks to boot! For 8 people or
more, you can enjoy the sweet sounds of Taraab
music provided by your own private musician.
As the wind
blows the boat back to shore, we know you
will enjoy the perfect ending to your perfect
day at the beach.
Offered Daily, from 16:30-18:30
Sunset Cruise for Honeymooners Tour
most romantic side of Zanzibar by taking
a sunset sail for two to celebrate your
newly made vows. A perfect start to the
perfect evening, you will enjoy the intimacy
and exclusivity of your own private dhow.
Take in the breathtaking sites of the island
and the magnificence of the African sunset.
butler will serve you canapes, cool refreshments,
and of course, a bottle of bubbly! To spice
up the atmosphere, Original Dhow Safaris
will arrange a private musician just for
a traditional Taarab musician to play sweet,
seductive songs or ngoma drummers to get
the beat going.
The day, after all, is yours.
Dhow Cruise with Dinner Tour
working up an appetite during your Sunset
Cruise, sail into an evening of wining and
dining with a meal that brings a whole new
definition to the term ‘culinary experience’.
from the waves to the rooftop with a luxurious
dinner on top of Jafferji House and Spa.
Located in the heart of Stonetown, guests
are sure to admire the most magnificent
views of a magical city as they dine in
style. After receiving a welcoming ‘mocktail’,
guests will indulge in an exquisite 3-course
dinner, lit only by candles and city lights!
Come experience a side of Stone Town you’ve
never seen before!
a magnificent two hour sunset cruise, sail
into Mtoni Marine, a beautiful restaurant
located on the beach of Mtoni. There, all
guests receive a warm greeting, a welcoming
bonfire and a beautiful table surrounded
by banana leaves and candles. And that’s
just the start! Dinner is a deliciously
refined 3-course menu, with starter, main
course and dessert. You can’t get
much more exotic than this.
groups of 8 or more, enjoy the 5-star treatment
at Mbweni Ruins Hotel and Restaurant! Guests
are dropped onto an amazing jetty with breathtaking
views of the Indian Ocean. From there, they
are led to the historical Mbweni Ruins,
where they will be treated to a mouthwatering
3-course dinner among candlelight. You will
feel as if you’ve gone back in time!
Cruise with Dinner: Offered Daily, from
Booking & Reservations
for Dhow Safaris fleet comprised of five handcrafted
dhows, all based in Stone Town, Zanzibar - Tanzania
Booking Office Tel: +
254 (0) 20 2437871
+ 254 (0) 721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya