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FISHING TOUR EXPERIENCE IN ZANZIBAR WITH AFRICANMECCA
Zanzibar is known the world over for its prime deep sea fishing locations where big game fish abound. The channel that lies between Zanzibar and Pemba offers many year-round deep sea angling opportunities. While beach vacationing on the island of Zanzibar, both amateurs and experienced anglers can try their hand at snagging the tough fighters that hunt these waters. You will be going out on your fishing excursion aboard a custom-built and well-equipped deep sea boats that are fitted with GPS navigational instruments, fishfinders and echo sounders.
AfricanMecca will also assign you an onboard expert skipper with extensive experience to ensure that you are guided through the intricacies of fishing irrespective of your experience i.e. if you are a novice who needs hand-in-hand guidance or a veteran angler who needs the local ocean expertise from a captain who fishes daily in finding your preferred fish and guiding you on unique techniques on reeling it in. All IGFA fishing regulations and other international safety and ethical measures are strictly complied with.
Tanzanian officials representing the marine authority in Zanzibar conduct annual inspections, sometimes on demand, to make sure they are safe and abiding for visiting guests. You are welcome to carry your own tackle, but the boats have all the necessary equipment you need on board. According to conservation rules, you will be requested to tag and release your catch. However, if you have caught a fish for the very first time or if it is the biggest you have ever caught, you might be permitted to keep it as a dinner meal or as a sale memento as part of your tour of Zanzibar. You could also keep it if it could set a new African record.
As you will learn on your fishing trip to Tanzania, it is typically conducted by trawling with two to seven lines trailing from the boats but if you would prefer to try fly fishing or bottom fishing like at Leven Banks and off the reef around Nungwi, you can discuss it with your boat captain. The boats also have a collection of lures for you to try. Other techniques like spinning, jigging and popping are all possible.
With AfricanMecca, you could plan your angling holiday in Zanzibar year round with varied fishes caught like barracudas, wahoo, king and queen mackerel, giant trevally, kingfish and many more. August to November are the months for the yellowfin tuna and a good way to pinpoint their location is by looking for flocks of marine birds flying over sections of the ocean to dive and catch the fish that the tuna passed up on. It will interest you to learn that these fish are known to be among the toughest in the Indian Ocean.
If you would like to pit your skills against the remarkable fighting spirit of billfish, then you should visit in the months from September to March. This is the prime billfish season when at least six different types are found close to the shore feasting on the tuna and can reach sizes weighing between 50-100 kilograms. You are likely to bite on at least one billfish i.e. striped marlins and also blue and black marlins, alongside swordfish, sailfish or shortbill spearfish. Specific to large blue and black marlins, they are best caught from September to December while stripped marlins are caught from December to March.
In any season, it is common to hear of many fish being snagged. Although dorados are seen all the year round, they are especially prolific in this season. Your fishing expedition in Africa will also be made more thrilling by catching of huge sharks like makos, threshers, hammerheads and tigers.
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BEACH VACATIONING IN ZANZIBAR
Zanzibar is a tranquil, beach paradise for an idyllic Indian Ocean vacation in Africa, amidst soft, white sands and the shimmering turquoise waters dotted with picturesque traditional fishing dhows.
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WHERE TO STAY IN ZANZIBAR
Zanzibar has varied beachfront and Stone Town hotels located in distinct areas of the island. Option include staying in the north, east, south and west seasides to distinct, private islands like Mnemba and Chumbe.
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GUIDE ON ZANZIBAR
An exquisite Indian Ocean jewel, off the east coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar or the Spice Island is a laid-back little settlement where history whispers and pristine beaches sooth your mind, body and soul.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT ZANZIBAR
Thanks to its southern equator location, Zanzibar has a tropical climate allowing you to plan your seaside vacation in Eastern Africa at any time of the year without any extreme variability in temperatures.
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The Zanzibar Stone Town tour guide was superlative. He was outstanding and gave us undivided attention. We felt that was great value and to be escorted round the market place and slave stations was like walking in a living museum.
Viv & Kirsty Turner - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
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AfricanMecca Safaris created a remarkable honeymoon tailored to our interests and desires. The quality of service and delivery of experience was unsurpassed. I highly recommend AfricanMecca Safaris to honeymooners, families, or any traveler.
Noorin & Jason Nelson - Maryland, United States
Greetings to you and our most fervent thanks for a wonderful trip of Kenya, Zanzibar, South Africa & Victoria Falls. Everything went very well. This was truly a perfect vacation. Thank you so much for all your arrangements.
Adrienne & Barrie Carter - Canada
We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
Denise Paterson - Belmont, Australia
Ras Nungwi was a beautiful property, the pristine white beach not more than forty feet from our lovely room, the Indian Ocean sublime. Raza, it was the vacation of a lifetime, again, thanks so much.
Jamie Davis & Liudmila Kondakova - California, United States
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI & BEACH BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR ZANZIBAR IN EASTERN TANZANIA
When beach vacationing in Zanzibar, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Zanzibar Island attractions and tour activities after your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
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