EXTRA ACTIVITIES IN ZANZIBAR:
o Mnemba Island Snorkelling: Heading offshore from Nungwi or Matemwe beach a half an hour boat ride brings you to one of the most beautiful places for snorkeling in the whole of Africa, Mnemba island. Its coral reef promises amazing sea life encounters – from corals of all kinds to millions of colorful fish. Amazingly blue crystal-clear waters are very often visited by flocks of dolphins, eager to share a swim with you. Definitely one of the best experiences for water-life admirers.
o Jozani Forest: This trip is excellent for nature lovers who want to experience the thrilling fascination of walking through large pandanus and palm trees. The Jozani forest, a natural reserve, lies 35 km South East from Zanzibar City between Chawaka Bay and Uzi Bay. The only remaining natural forest of Unguja covers an area of 10 square km. The forest, with trees older than 100 years, is the sanctuary for some very interesting animals, including the Red Colobus monkey, the small Zanzibar leopard, blue monkey, chameleon, mongoose, bush baby, tree hyrax, bush pig, civet, and two small antelope species found only on Zanzibar, Zanzibar duiker and suni.
o Nungwi (North): Enjoy life in Nungwi for sea activities during the weekend. Nungwi has amazing beaches with turquoise water, great restaurants and full moon party at Kendwa Rocks which you will have the opportunity to go to. Normally it takes 1 hour from our Home Base to Nungwi. We will organise your accommodation and transport.
o Makunduchi (South) Village Tour: You get an opportunity to visit Makunduchi which is about 1 hour from our Home Base. This tour is fun since volunteers get the tour while they cycle through the village and learn about the life and culture in Makunduchi.
o Safari Blue – by boat: Zanzibar is best known for its beautiful beaches and warm sea. Explore the coastal line of Zanzibar by a traditional sailing dhow boat. Starting in south-west Zanzibar in the renowned Fumba village it will take you along the shores to the best diving spots, where you will put on your snorkeling gear and explore the life, you’ll immerse in. Stop at a sandbank relax and swim in a mangrove lagoon. Board the dhow and continue with a delicious seafood lunch buffet. Finish strong, with a unique fruit tasting.
o The Rock Restaurant: Sitting in the waters of the Indian Ocean, just a shot from the shore there is this rock. Technically, it’s an island, but truly it’s just a rock. On top of it the Rock, a charming, exclusive restaurant that instantly became one of the icons of Zanzibar. Decorated in a simple, local island style, the restaurant specializes in seafood and local tastes, easily meeting high international standards. It’s a great place to visit after the dolphin tour, have a meal at Upendo restaurant and visit The Rock Restaurant.
o Dolphin Tour: Zanzibar is best known for its beautiful beaches and warm sea. Our drivers will take you to Kizimkazi and you’ll board a local speed boat. This trip starts early since dolphins prefer swimming early in the surfaces of the warm. You’ll be given snorkeling equipment. Most of time, 95% our guides find the dolphins where you’ll be able to with them.
o Mikumi Safari from Dar es Salaam: Our 3-day budget Mikumi safari is best for volunteers who are limited in time but would want to go on a short and affordable safari that is close to the Dar es salaam. This Mikumi Safari is favourite choice for volunteers coming from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar.
v Mikumi National Park is one of Tanzania’s most popular parks due to its proximity to Dar es Salaam. Spend your safari days exploring the corners of Mikumi national park coming across many different kinds of wildlife in this beautiful park.
v Your professional safari guide will make sure you explore all corners of Mikumi national park and get the most from this budget safari – besides the Mkata river flood plain along with the mountain ranges, famous for lots of wildlife, the Miombo Woodland is favourite hunt of the lions. Giraffes, elephants, zebras, goats, monkeys, buffalo, antelopes, hippos and many other wild animals may be seen.
v This trip starts on Thursday afternoon by taking the last ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam. The ferry takes 1 hour 30 minutes.
v Spend a night in Dar es Salam and early start on Friday morning drive on 4×4 Landcruiser which takes about 5 to 7 hours.
v Once you arrive at Mikumi National Park – your safari trip starts with a game drive on Friday afternoon and full day on Saturday.
v Three meals will be served at the lodge in Mikumi National Park.
v Sunday drive back to Dar es Salaam and board the ferry to Zanzibar.
v Prices for this package is $820.
v You can book this trip prior departure or once you’ve arrived in Zanzibar.