Dhow sailing & snorkeling

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Enjoy your time together sailing with our very own Mimi the dhow.
We start off from Kizimkazi on the South of Zanzibar  and hope that the winds are with us so we  can set sail. Make yourself comfortable,  find your lazy corner and enjoy the breeze while the crew take you to the snorkeling spot near by where we anchor. Feel free to help the crew out and learn sailing the Zanzibar way.

We might even be lucky and spot the dolphins that reside here. If you wish we can continue to sun bath and swim while the crew prepares the lunch. After some relaxing yet engaging hours on the Indian Ocean we return back to Kizimkazi.

Place: Kizimkazi
Duration: 4-5 hours
The tour is private

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Sailing back in time
Mimi our very own dhow is a project to keep Zanzibari traditions alive. During the Spice trade, Arab and Indian merchants sailed to Zanzibar using monsoon winds. Still today the dhow is the main vessel to transport goods to Zanzibar using the same sailing methods as done thousands of years ago. 


Made by hand

Mimi was originally a fishing dhow and our carpenter Juma built the interior using only hand tools. Nails are handmade, sail sewed by hand. Mimi gets served only traditional maintenance methods- keeping the traditions alive.

Place: Kizimkazi
Date: 20 Jan-2020
Impression & Feelings: Magic hours with Mimi the dhow

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