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Dolphin Tour

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Country: Zanzibar
City: Kizimkazi
Duration: 3 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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This is half day tour, the main attraction being able to swim close to a dolphin, actually its Swimming with the dolphin. Being very social themselves, if you are lucky you even to play with them. Situated on the south point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and humpback dolphins, which are sighted following a short boat trip from the village. The trip includes transport from either stone town or hotel in the East or North Cost, guide, boat, and snorkeling equipment and lunch.

The most popular dolphin spotting location in Zanzibar is in Kizimkazi village located on the Southern coast of Zanzibar where you can see both bottle-nose and humpback dolphins.

The shallow coastal waters around Kizimkazi are a favorite hangout for dolphins that come here for the reliable food supply, to nurse their calves, rest and socialize.

Several bottle-nose dolphins stay at Kizimkazi all year-round. There are also rather shyer humpback dolphins that put in an appearance here, although their schedule is a little more erratic.

Dolphin tour is best very early in the morning, because in the afternoon as the sun rises sea water tends to become warm, therefore dolphins dive deep down the sea bottom to escape heat, for the guests who stay in Stone town hotel, we pick them up from their hotels at 06:00 am and 05:00 am from beach hotels.

You can do the trip later in the afternoon but the probability to see dolphins is very small, not only that but at this time there might be many boats at the dolphin sites this scare the dolphins which are not good for their sustainability.

Although dolphin-spotting is a popular activity, sightings aren’t guaranteed 100%, and actually managing to swim with dolphins is a rare occurrence, like with other wild animals spotting dolphins require time and patience as they are not confined in a cage or a zoo, they are in their natural environment. Dolphin trips last two to three hours.

Kizimkazi 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 cultural and historical reasons. We provide Lunch on full day trips Only at the beach restaurant. We advise clients to wear their swimming costume. We also advise wearing waterproof sandals for boarding the dhows and to bring sunscreen, a towel and spare T-shirt for snorkeling.

The price is $300 per person From Zanzibar Town

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