An ocean of history and all the beauties of the sea in Zanzibar
Besides land tours, the island’s history can be discovered through the ocean that surrounds it, exploring the endless hidden wonders of beautiful sea in Zanzibar, which for centuries has been crossed by traders of different peoples of different cultures, offering a spectacular view on the capital and multiple white intact beaches.
Then why not embark from Stone Town to Prison Island? Seat of an ancient slave prisons, now populated by giant turtles migrated from Seychelles, weighing up to 250 Kg and more than 200 years old.
Nakupenda is a magnificient stretch of sand, ideal for sandbathing or snorkelling between fishes and corals in the sea all around. In addition, you will be served spicy tea, tropical fruits and lunch including fresh sea food and local specialities, for a wonderful day on the beach.
Another possibility to enjoy the sea of Zanzibar is a pleasant exit on typical sailing vessel called ngalawa to reach the Reef of Kiwengwa. Here you can snorkel among sea stars, colorful fishes and corals, or simply, cool off and swim freely within the natural pools. Finally, relax on the sandbar and enjoy fruit snacks and fresh juices.
Diving and snorkelling are also possible in Mnemba atoll, a small coral formation declared marine protected area, that boasts a wide variety of corals and from which you can observe turtles, dolphins, whales and more than six hundred species of colorful fish.
A short visit with experienced instructors will guide you through this paradise for snorkelers and divers.
Finally, history, culture and nature in a trip to Nungwi, old fishing village hosting the natural aquarium of sea turtles.
Here you can attend the various phases of construction of handmade wooden boats called dhows and relax on the beach at sunset, enjoying the full taste of an authentic and exceptional excursion in Zanzibar.