08:00am – You shall be picked up from the hotel for safari blue. The original and the best, ˹Safari Blue˺ is a full – day excursion using locally made traditional sailing dhows of between 8 to 10 metres in length ,carrying up to 22 passengers plus crew .These passenger – carrying dhows are fitted with outboard engines ,marine VHF radios, gas inflatable life jackets, sunshade, boarding ladder ,waterproof bags and first aid kit with DAN oxygen unit.
The excursion starts at the fishing village of Fumba ,30minutes drive from Stone Town .Fumba is situated in the southwest corner of the an island and is an ideal starting point to explore Menai Bay, designated a conservation Area. The bay has a number of beautiful, uninhabited ,island and sandbanks and is often frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins.
On arrival at Fumba you are gives a briefing and a life jacket demo .You the dhows and set off to explore the bay and search for the dolphins. Dolphins have been spotted at least 85% of these of these trips .Later in the morning stops on a sandbank. Guides, who can safely lead the snorkeling session and show points interest ,accompany you .For beginners or those who are not confidence swimmers ,there are inflatable snorkeling vests and the guides can give tuition .After snorkeling sample a fresh green coconut before sailing to another sandbank for lunch .During the morning a catering boat has gone on ahead to prepare lunch which is served on teak picnic tables set up beneath smart canvas sunshades .Lunch is a traditional Zanzibar meal followed by fruit tasting ,with a selection of different tropical fruit.Coffee and Amarula liqueur are served after lunch .Cold drinks are available throughout the day .
When the tide allows, visit a beautiful mangrove lagoon where it is possible to swim through the mangrove forest .Return to Fumba by sail boat arrive bank at 6pm, in time to see the colorful African sunset.
There are no formal changing facilities at Fumba so please wear you swimming things under your clothes .Bring waterproof shoes for boarding the dhows and bring towels, sunscreen and a spare T- short for snorkeling.
The tours includes Return transfers A buffet seafood lunch comprising (subject to availability): Slipper lobster Two types of grilled fish Chicken Grilled calamari Vegetable /non – dishes by prior request Rice Two sauces – tomato with tamarind and coconut with coriander Large selection of tropical fruit (10-15 types) Beverages: soft drinks mineral water and beer Coffee and Amarula liqueur. 1700hrs –Back from the tour and transferring back to the hotel.