Swimming with dolphins from Stone Town
- Observe wild dolphins
- Discover marine life snorkeling
- Visit the oldest mosque in East Africa
All about the trip
Explore Zanzibar’s fascinating wildlife on this 3-hour trip that combines dolphin-spotting, snorkeling, and visit to the oldest mosque in East Africa. You’ll join a guide for a motorboat tour from a coastal fishing village, then don a snorkel to check out the marine wildlife beneath the waves. The shallow coastal waters around Kizimkazi are a favorite hangout for dolphins that come here for the reliable food supply, to nurse their calves, rest and socialize. Several bottle-nose dolphins stay at Kizimkazi all year-round. There are also rather shyer humpback dolphins that put in an appearance here, although their schedule is a little more erratic.
Your adventure starts from the fishermen village of Kizimkazi and you will see a foresight of fishermen at the shore while you are on the motorboat going to view and snorkel and spot some dolphins. Several bottle-nose dolphins stay at Kizimkazi all year-round. The dolphin trip starts very early in the morning, because in the afternoon, as the sun rises and the seawater warms, dolphins dive deep down to escape the heat.
Although dolphin spotting is a popular activity, sightings can not be guaranteed, and actually managing to swim with dolphins is a rare occurrence as it requires time and patience. The dolphin trip may last about two to three hours with the further opportunity to explore land thereafter. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th-century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is therefore worth a visit for both cultural and historical objectives.
What is included in the price
- Experienced professional tour guide
- Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in a private car
- Snorkeling gear (life jacket, mask, and flippers)
- Boat charter
- Transport waiting charge
- All entrance fees
- All taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees
- Fast responsive ambulance services
- Emergency medical crew
- Handling for medical evacuation
What is not included in the price
- Departure tax
- Medical Insurance if needed
- Gratuities for tour guide
- International and domestic flights
- Visa fee (50 USD / 100 USD for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
- Personal expenses
Leave your valuables at the hotel, if possible.
This tour is not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.
Bookings can only be accepted for persons under 15 years of age when accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them.
COVID-19 CLEAN AND SAFE
All vehicles are disinfected regularly after each ride. We have established set protocols that we follow to make sure all of these high touch areas are disinfected in every vehicle. An emergency plan has been designed which can be followed in case of an outbreak. In the event that a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19, we have action plans ready to implement. Medical support is available if required. Not all destinations have the same resources, so we anticipate the needs of our customers should they become ill.
General staff training is in place regarding new protocols to prevent the spread of Covid19.
This training is in various stages:
Initial: containing basic information about the illness, personal hygiene, the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and departmental procedures.
Follow-up: reinforces the basic points and any improvements made. Plus, follows up employees’ concerns and needs.
This activity is organised by Safanta Tours and Travel comp., Chukwani street, P.O.BOX 3651, Urban/West Region, Zanzibar, Tanzania, +255 778 856 362, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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