Zanzibar Kiwengwa, Tanzania

The limestone caves are incredible snorkeling destinations. Photo: Timo Dersch

Auf der Insel gibt es zahlreiche spannende Ausflüge und Aktivitäten. Von Sightseeing bis Wassersport, von mysteriösen Tropfsteinhöhlen bis zu einheimischen wilden Tieren – machen Sie einen unvergesslichen Tagesausflug mit uns, Sie werden es nicht bereuen.

Los geht es vom Resort Strand des RIU Palace und das Boot bringt Sie direkt zur Küste der Tumbatu Island. Hier finden Sie ein perfekt für das Schnorcheln geeignete Korallenriff. Unsere Guides helfen Ihnen bei ihren Schnorchelgängen und zeigen Highlights wie zum Beispiuel Meeresschildkröten, Seepferdchen oder Korallen.

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Das Riff ist flach genug um es auch mit dem Schnorchel erkunden zu können. Photo: Timo Dersch

Das Boot ist immer überdacht. Wir empfehlen trotzdem Sonnencreme, ein Strandtuch, eine Mütze und eine Sonnenbrille mitzubringen.

Wir starten unsere Ausfahrt direkt vom Strand in Kiwengwa, oder vom RIU Palace Hotelstrand, von wo aus wir mit dem Boot zum Meeresschutzgebiet des Mnemba Atoll hinüber fahren.

Die Fahrt benötigt uns von Kiwengwa zwanzig Minuten, vom RIU Palace aus 1, Stunden und 45 Minuten.

Die lokalen Delfine können beim Fressen und Spielen beobachtet werden. Photo: Timo Dersch

Das Schutzgebiet ist der beste Ort des Archipels um zu Tauchen, oder zu Schnorcheln und dabei das Riff mit seinen tausenden Farben und Lebensformen zu entdecken. Die Chancen auf Große Tümmler, die freundliche Delfinart, sind groß. Auch Schildkröten sind auf den Trips keine Seltenheit.

Unsere Guides helfen Ihnen bei ihren Schnorchelgängen und zeigen Highlights wie zum Beispiel Meeresschildkröten, Delfine oder Korallen.

Das Boot ist immer überdacht. Wir empfehlen trotzdem Sonnencreme, ein Strandtuch, eine Mütze und eine Sonnenbrille mitzubringen.

Die Tour startet direkt vom Nungwi Beach. Von hier aus segeln wir mit dem traditionellen Dhow Boot entlang der Küste und genießen wie die Sonne im Meer verschwindet.

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Ein Sundowner auf dem Dach eines Dhows. Was für eine magische Erfahrung.

Es werden tropische Früchte und Aperetifs serviert. Genieße deinen Cuba Libre während die Crew traditionelle Swaheli Lieder singt. Einfach perfekt um den Tag ausklingen zu lassen. Und wer möchte springt von Bord für eine kleine Runde Sonnenuntergangs-Schwimmen.

Wir empfehlen Ihnen ein Strand-Handtuch mitzubringen.

zanzibar sandbank nakupenda

Eine komplett menschenleere Sandbank.

Nakupenda bedeutet “Ich liebe dich” in Swaheli. Das ist auch das Motto für unsere Sanbank-Ausfahrt. Die romantische Sandbank ist komplett einsam und abgeschottet , mitten im Meer. Genieße einen romantischen Strandspaziergang und anschließend die Leckereien die wr mitgebracht und bereits unter einem Zelt vorbereitet haben. Eine perfekte Ausfahrt für Turteltäubchen.

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Die Insel vom Meer aus betrachtet.

Changuu Island (auch als Kibandiko, Prison oder Quarantine Island bekannt) ist eine kleine Insel, fünfeinhalb Kilometer nordwestlich von Stone Town. In then 1860er Jahren war sie eine Gefangeneninsel für rebellierende Sklaven und fungierte auch als Korallenmine.Später wurde das Gefängnis zu einer Krankenstation für Gelbfieber. Mittlerweile ist die Insel ein Touristen-Resort und berühmt für ihre riesigen Landschildkröten die einst ein Geschenk der Seychellen waren.

An Aldabra giant tortoise from Zanzibar

Eine Aldabra Schildkröte auf der Gefängnisinsel

Während des Ausflugs besichtigen wir das ehemalige Gefängnis, spazieren um die Insel, gehen mit den Schildkröten auf Tuchfühlung und wer möchte kann sich jederzeit abkühlen oder schnorcheln gehen. .

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Der Jozani Chwaka Bay Nationalpark ist ein 50 km2 großer Nationalpark.

The Zanzibar red colobus, Procolobus kirkii (its population count is about 1000) found in the park, a rain forest species (unlike the black-and-white colobus found in other regions of Africa), is also known as Kirk’s red colobus, named after Sir John Kirk, the British Resident of Zanzibar who had first brought it to the attention of zoological science. It is now adopted as the flagship species for conservation in Zanzibar. Other species of fauna found in the park are the Sykes monkey, bush babies, more than 50 species of butterfly and 40 species of birds.

Kirk's red colobus of Zanzibar

Kirk’s red colobus of Zanzibar Photo: Timo Dersch

The nocturnal Zanzibar tree hyrax, which has four ‘toes’ on its front feet and three on its back, is said to be the first hyrax species that has acclimatized to the forest.

The sea grass beds of the Chwaka Bay, fringed with mangrove forests, are important breeding grounds for marine organisms, including open sea fish species. The mangroves are also good breeding grounds for birds. An Integrated Conservation and Development (ICD) planning for the area is under consideration. The bay is also proposed to be declared a Ramsar Site and is placed on the Tanzanian Tentative List for World Heritage Sites to recognize its unique natural and cultural assets with due consideration of proposed conservation efforts.

Our tour will guide you through the forest to see the magnificent wild animals and through the mangroves.

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Enjoy a day at sea – with a best of the South of Zanzibar program.

This full day excursion starts from Fumba and takes you to the South coast to enjoy a day at sea. You will sail in a dhow and snorkel near some beautiful coral reefs (on Kwale sandbank). Sometimes dolphins are spotted on this tour. After a seafood lunch and a little relaxing on the beach, you will visit the mysterious mangrove forest and Baobab tree.

blue safari zanzibar

Enjoy a day at sea – with a best of the South of Zanzibar program.

Local people on a street in Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar.

Local people on a street in Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar.

Historical City tour

Zanzibar used to be the business centre of East Africa, trading in spices, ivory and slaves. It was ruled by the Portuguese, the Arabs and the English. The old town is a maze of narrow streets with a lot of interesting historical buildings like the Old Fort, the House of Wonders, the Palace, and the former Slave market. Apart from the scooters and mobile phones you may feel that you are taking a walk in the past.

Local people on a street in Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar.

Local people on a street in Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar.


Local people on a street in Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar.

Local people in a market and coffee place in Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar.

Incredible snorkeling opportunity: Fukuchani Cave

Incredible snorkeling opportunity: Fukuchani Cave. Photo: Timo Dersch

Fukuchani cave is located 15 minutes south of Nungwi. It is a historical site with ancient ruins from the Portugese as well as an amazing limestone cave with stalactites and stalagmites. You can snorkel in the fresh water lake in the cave and see the submerged stalagmites under water. An amazing natural site.

Incredible and mysterious site: Kuza Cave

Incredible and mysterious site: Kuza Cave. Photo: Timo Dersch

Kuza Cave is located in Jambiani in the South of the island It is an amazing limestone cave with stalactites and stalagmites. You can snorkel in the fresh water lake in the cave and see the submerged stalagmites. In addition to the amazing natural site the locals offer cultural shows and cooking classes close to the site.

 

Mnarani, meaning ‘place of the lighthouse’ in Swahili, is located at the northern tip of Zanzibar Island in the small village of Nungwi near the lighthouse that marks this landmark. The pond is actually a large, natural tidal pool in the coral rock behind the beach. It was originally set up to rehabilitate and study marine turtles that had been caught in fishing nets, and the project developed to ensure that local baby turtles were also protected.

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You can even feed the turtles with sea weed. Photo: Timo Dersch

The Sea Turtle lagoon is a natural lagoon separated from the Indian Ocean by a few meters of old reef rocks… but the tide within the lagoon is a clear indication that the connection with the Ocean is open.
A wooden pier was built on one half of the lagoon, allowing a better access to the Sea Turtles, offering a second information pavilion as well as a small interaction platform.

May 23, the whole World is celebrating Turtle day in a variety of ways, from dressing up as turtles or wearing green summer dresses, to saving turtles caught on highways, to research activities. Turtle Day lesson plans and craft projects teaching about turtles in classrooms and encouraging human action to help them survive and thrive.
Every 20th of February at Mnarani Marine Turtle Conservation Pond, we celebrate the Turtles release day, a special event organized by the locals and volunteers of the lagoon by inviting and involving different people, tour operators, diving centers and hotels around Zanzibar.
The program starts with different activities, opened by invited guest of honor and followed by community entertainments groups like music dancing, acrobatic shows, traditional drumming to make the day more fun and finally the speech from the guest of honor who is mostly the high profile people from the government of Zanzibar.

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What a scenery: the Rock Restaurant close to Zanzibar Town.

Imagine sipping on punchy cocktails and eating fresh seafood atop a large rock in the Indian Ocean? The Rock’s setting is as unique as you will get in this part of the world. Located on the south east of the island on the Michamwi Pingwe peninsula, the restaurant can be reached by foot at low tide or by boat during high tide.

The restaurant, which opens for lunch and dinner, is 7m high, allowing the water around it to rise 4.5m up the rock. Guests can enjoy their meals inside at one of the 14 tables provided, before heading outside to the outdoor seating area to take in the magical views.

It’s all about the location and breath-taking views at The Rock. Only an hours drive from Stone Town and a 10 minute drive from Paje, it is worth a visit no matter where you are on the island!