Dolphin Adventures Tanzania
Dolphin Exploration and spotting location in Zanzibar
is in Kizimkazi village located on the Southern coast
of Zanzibar Island where you can see both bottle-nose
and humpback dolphins. Kizimkazi village is located
about 50 Kilometers from Stone Town and 20 Kilometers
to the east coast of Zanzibar.)
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a few pods of dolphin that have their respective territories
around Zanzibar and that can be spotted close to shore.
With a little luck, you might even spot them off the
coast of Stone Town.
most popular dolphin spotting location in Zanzibar though,
is undoubtedly Kizimkazi, where you
could see both bottlenose and humpback dolphins. The
north-east of Mnemba Island is another decent dolphin-watching
spot, and either of these could afford you the incredible
sight of hundreds of spinner dolphins putting on one
of their famous acrobatic displays in which they launch
into the air and spin around.
village of Kizimkazi is located in the far south of
Zanzibar Island. The shallow coastal waters around Kizimkazi
are a favorite hangout for dolphins who come here for
the reliable food supply, to nurse their calves, rest
and socialize. Several bottlenose pods (of up to 150
individuals) stay at Kizimkazi all year-round.
There are about 50, rather more shy humpback dolphins
that put in an appearance here, although their schedule
is a little more erratic. Although dolphin-spotting
is a popular activity, sightings aren't guaranteed and
actually managing to swim with dolphins is a rare occurrence.
trips last two to three hours and the best time of year
to see these extraordinary mammals is between October
Dolphin Day Tours/ Trips
Dolphin Tour will
take you to one of the earlier capital of the Island
(Kizimkazi) where traces of an Old Shirazi settlement
(probably a fort) may be seen in an enclosure surrounded
by a wall near the seashore.
the walled enclosure is an ancient mosque where an inscription
records that the mosque was built in A. H. 500 (A. D.
1107) by a Sheikh Seyyid Abi Amran, who appears to have
been a local ruler. Out-side the mosque is a well and
graves of Sheriffs (descendants of the Prophet).
will then proceed to a small fishing village where you
will be taken for a boat ride (in a motorized local
boat) in search of dolphins (85% chances). Lunch will
be served at Kizimkazi Zanzibar.
is a full day excursion using locally made traditional
sailing dhows of between 8 to 10 meters in length. The
dhows 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. They also have public
liability and marine insurance.
starts at the fishing village of Fumba, 30 minutes 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 a Conservation Area.
The bay has a number of beautiful uninhabited islands
and sandbanks and is frequented by humpback and bottle
arrival at Fumba, we get a briefing on the day and a
life jacket demo. We then board the dhows and set off
to explore the bay to find the dolphins.
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 clients.
beginners or those who are not confident swimmers, we
have inflatable snorkeling vests and our guides can
give tuition. After snorkeling we offer fresh green
coconuts before we move to our desert island restaurant
for lunch. During the morning our catering boat has
gone on ahead to prepare a delicious barbecue lunch,
which is served on teak picnic tables set up beneath
the shade of some tamarind trees.
is a traditional Zanzibar buffet and includes grilled
fish, slipper lobster, squid, chicken, rice, tamarind
and coriander sauces which are all served hot from the
grill. A gastronomic fruit tasting follows with a selection
of between 10 to 15 different tropical fruits.
drinks are available throughout the day and include
mineral water, sodas and beer. Coffee and Amarula liqueur
are also served after lunch. Later, we also offer the
chance to sail in an “ngalawa” with our
experienced crew. 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 5.30 p.m. in time to see the colorful
advises clients that there are no formal changing facilities
at Fumba so please wear your swimming things under your
clothes. Toilets are available on the desert island.
We also advise clients to bring waterproof shoes for
boarding the dhows and to bring towels, sunscreen and
a spare T-shirt for snorkeling.
Dolphin Tour Include:
A guided tour of southern Zanzibar
* A boat trip off the coast
* Lunch at Kizimkazi
Dolphin Tour Exclude:
Tips and gratuities
* All personal purchases
Booking & Reservations
for Zanzibar Dolphin Exploration and spotting location
in Zanzibar in Kizimkazi village located about 50
Kilometers from Stone Town and 20 Kilometers to the
east coast of Zanzibar - Tanzania Contact:
Booking Office Tel: +
254 (0) 20 2437871
Mobile : 0721-242-711