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SCUBA DIVING TOUR EXPERIENCE IN ZANZIBAR WITH AFRICANMECCA
The island of Zanzibar and the coral reefs around it are distinct exploratory locations for snorkeling and diving. With tropical climes maintaining the warmth of the Indian Ocean water from 75-94 F (24-29 C) degrees, it is ideal for the proliferation of an awesome variety of coral that in turn supports an equally diverse range of more than 400 species of fish and other marine life.
On your scuba diving trip in Zanzibar with AfricanMecca, you can sight green and hawksbill turtles, playful dolphins and also humpback whales in the months of July through October and also sometimes in November as they migrate along ancient routes.
The shallow depths of the water range from ten to forty meters allowing the sunlight to filter through lighting up an ethereal world where colorful fish, ribbon eels, barracudas, octopus, blue spotted rays, moray eels, green turtles, nudibranchs, whip gobies, seahorses, pipefish to name a few, play among the coral. You might also chance to spot black-tipped and white-tipped reef sharks.
October to March welcomes the arrival of the plankton-eating whale sharks; though Mafia Island is the best place to spot and swim with them as they are regularly tracked by the Kitu Kiblu research crew. The reefs around Zanzibar are suitable for PADI divers with all levels of experience from the amateur “Open Water” explorers to the more experienced veterans.
You can go wall diving, follow the seemingly unending reef lines of zigzagging coral bommies or check out the wrecks around Stone Town. As you sightsee the island of Zanzibar on your beach holiday, you will learn of the efforts being taken by the Tanzanian and Zanzibari authorities to protect this incredible marine world. They have banned fishing at the Mnemba Atoll Marine Park and Chumbe Island Coral Park, so the reef and its many denizens are allowed to multiply without the threat of overfishing.
Note Chumbe only permits snorkeling. The proceeds from the dive and snorkel fees you pay are diverted for the upliftment of the local fishing communities but also for the protection of the surrounding coral reef ecology.
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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.
Shelley Roberts - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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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