Zanzibar is a flat, palm-clad coral atoll surrounded by a shallow warm sea. Zanzibar is a paradise beach holiday vacation destination off the coast of east Africa”
Water temperatures average between 25 and 29 degrees C and visibility ranges from 20m to 60m (200ft). With conditions like this the world of Big ‘Marine’ Game will clearly be in view!
Zanzibar is an extremely interesting island with Stone Town the only functioning ancient town in East Africa. Stone Town is a World Heritage Site with loads of history and culture. Zanzibar offers a large array of accommodation, from budget options to luxury.
There are also plenty of bars, restaurants and activities on Zanzibar to keep you occupied. From swimming with the dolphins, long deserted idyllic beaches, sailing, deep-sea game fishing, cultural tours and spice plantations – Zanzibar is just another example of why you should consider Africa for your next yacht charter holiday.
Surrounding Zanzibar are a further 20 different islands to explore including Mnemba Island, Changuu Island, Bawe Island, Chumbe Island and many more!
Menai Bay – Miwi, Nianembe, Kwale Islands
The small islands of Miwi, Nianembeand Kwale are protected in the Menai Bay. From the yacht you can often see dolphins. On the islands you will find exposed sandbars, providing a pristine beachs, perfect for relaxation. The sea around the islands is very good for snorkeling. When the tide is low it’s possible to walk around the island, exploring the rock pools where juvenile fish and a myriad of crabs, shellfishes, starfishes, oysters and other invertebrates exist in the ever-changing environment of the intertidal region.
Menai Bay has become increasingly famous for its dolphins. So popular that it has been nicknamed “the 1000 dolphins bay”. These friendly creatures are so accustomed to human presence that it is frequently possible to swim right in the middle of a numerous school.
Situated on the southern point of the Zanzibar island, Kizimkazi fishing village is also the site of a 12th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is thus worth a visit for both natural and cultural reasons.