The Safari Blue & Sands Bank White Sands Beach Relax
Safari Blue has been running great days out in Zanzibar since 1996. Zanzibar Safari Blue starts from 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. These Excursions involve boat tour of which starts in the morning from any Resort in Zanzibar and one should drive to the village of Fumba southern of Zanzibar.
From here the local boats (traditional Dhows, handcrafted from African mahogany) will bring you to the islands of Kwale and other beautiful islands and sandbanks in the Menai Bay conservation area, across stunning turquoise waters! There is a high chance that you see and watch humpback or bottlenose dolphins! The boat stops by at a sandbank, where sun-shades are set up, and you can explore the surrounding reef by snorkeling. For the less confident swimmers there are inflatable safety jackets, and the company of guides. Or you just relax on the sandbank, and enjoy the solitude of being on a sandbank in the middle of the ocean.
After snorkeling fresh drinking coconuts are offered, then you move to the desert island restaurant on Kwale Island, beneath the shade of large tamarind trees. Taste the flavors of Zanzibar, with fresh slipper lobster, all kind of grilled fish, calamari, chicken tamarind and coconut sauces are served, and about 20 different tropical fruits. Cold drinks are available, including mineral water, sodas and beer. After lunch coffee and Amarula are served.
From here you can sail with a ‘ngalawa’, a local outrigger boat, to explore the local fishing traditions that are in use since centuries And you can visit the beautiful mangrove lagoon, and swim in a mangrove forest, if tide permits.Later on you return to Fumba by sail, as the sun sets down, arriving around 5 pm. Later on transfer back to your hotel in Stone town or Resort at Coastal Beach area.