Everyone has had the childhood dream of swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat.
Bottlenose dolphins were reintroduced to the Menai Bay Conservation Area by the WWF and have officially been an protected species since 1997.
The school of dolphins lives in an area just 20 minutes south of Jambiani, in the Kizimkazi district, and you can pay them a visit on board a traditional dhow.
This close encounter is a truly breathtaking experience. You can join them in the water and, if you’re really lucky, you may get almost close enough to touch them.
The tour is recommended for the early morning, when it’s more likely you’ll see the dolphins, whilst also enjoying the cool morning air and Zanzibar dawn, which will be hard to forget.
We ask that you respect these amazing animals, which live free in their natural environment and not in cages or pens. Try not to frighten them and to be the perfect guest in their home.
On the way back from this fabulous adventure, you can stop off on the beach and enjoy a delicious local breakfast.
Kizimkazi is also home to the first mosque in Western Africa from the 12th century, so you can combine the beauty of nature with a sight of cultural and historical interest.
Duration: half day