Southern Zanzibar

Michamvi mangrove sailing

Explore the mangrove forest and the untouched landscape of Michamvi.
Being an unexploited piece of nature, the tip of the South East coast peninsula, is calm and quiet offering a deserted beach experience. We explore the unique mangrove forest with a traditional wood catamaran.  On our way we can take a swim in the natural blue lagoon where the ocean and the mangrove meet. If timig is right we will enjoy a silent orange sunset over the bay.
A seafood lunch can be arranged on the sandbank.

Pungume Sandbank

A paradise in paradise! Full day trip with snorkling and seafood BBQ
Pungume sandbank is a beautiful crescent-shaped sandbank that appears during low tide. This little patch of paradise is one of the most idyllic places in Zanzibar and is located approximately 1.5 hours from Kizimkazi in the very South. On the way out the chance to see dolphins is good.

When we arrive to the impressive corals and underwater life around Pungume Island we jump into the azur blue ocean to swim amongst hundreds of colorful fish that immerses you in the crystal clear water. Apart from flocks of colorful tropical fish, sea urchins, starfish other magical underwater creatures live among the corals.

While enjoying the sandbank, the water and the view after the snorkling, we prepare a delicious BBQ cooked in the simplest but most alluring way that is guaranteed to impress you about the local cuisine. Shrimp, lobster and fish together with local specialties and exotic fruit is on the menu.

After lunch it’s time for a little rest. Read, take a swim or just enjoy the breathtaking views. With a cold beverage in hand and a camera to immortalize paradise it is not much more you need. When the water comes back we stay until the last second and head back home when the temporary island is gone.

This trip is usually about 6-7 hours long, but can last until the sand bank slip under the water.


Mangrove canoe and Bird Island

A piece of the untouched Zanzibar – the mangrove canals.
On the South of Zanzibar lies Kitogani, a lush and green area. Rama, a forest preservation enthusiast, will meet us and share his knowledge about the fruits and medical plants on the way down to the water.

When coming down to the mangrove our captain is waiting to bring us out with his traditional wood canoe used by the fishermen. When high tide we will visit the “bird island”- a cluster of threes in the mangrove and home for thousands of various big birds. On the way we will see how the fishermen is out catching the dinner.

when back in the village the women have prepared a lunch that we enjoy in one of their homes.

An off-the-beaten track adventure discovered by lovezanzibar

Dolphin spotting in Kizimkazi

A rare opportunity to close encounter with wild dolphins
On the Southern part of Zanzibar, lies the beautiful beach Kizimkazi. This is home to a large number of bottle- nosed and spinner dolphins, beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish.

We will catch a boat at Kizimkazi riding in the Indian Ocean in search for these friendly creatures. As the dolphins jack-knife through the water the boat can get as close to them as 10 to 20 meters. If you want you can jump in the water to watch them under the water and listen to their characteristic sound when they communicate with each other. After a couple of hours on the boat you will return to the beautiful beach of Kizimkazi, where you can enjoy lunch and a swim in the shallow waters.

The chance of seeing dolphins is about 90 % – however being wild animals there is no guarantee. What we can guarantee though is that you will have a unforgettable experience of the Indian Ocean. There is also time for snorkeling to explore the corals.

NOTE! We send out guest around noon for a more quiet experience.

Jozani Forest and red Colobus Monkeys

Explore the rain forest, the mangrove forest and get close to the Red Colobus
Jozani Rainforest – a lush and cool forest- is part of the Chwaka Bay Conservation Area. Jozani is the largest area of mature forest on Zanzibar and a hot-spot of biodiversity and stunning scenery. The rainforest is home to a number of endemic species, including the very rare Red Colobus Monkey, only found in Zanzibar and one of Africa´s rarest primates. The population on the island is 3500 monkeys of which a third can be found in Jozani Forest.

Other animals to be seen when walking the natural trails lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees, is Blue Sykes Monkeys, elephant shrews and bush babies. The walk through the rainforest takes about 45 min and you will notice the dramatic change as you enter the mangrove forest where crabs and fish are seen in the muddy water at low tide. The forest is managed entirely by local people who also acts as guards and guides