Zanzibar is a very relaxing and beautiful place to spend your holiday time at. As well as being very laid back and peaceful, there are also plenty of activities to keep you occupied, here are a few of our favourites!
Sea kayaking – The Zanzibari has its own fleet of sea kayaks, and during the right tide time, is an excellent place to go sea kayaking from. It is recommended that beginners not stray too far out to see, but experts may wish to go out to where the waves break against the reef and try a bit of kayak surfing!
Parasailing – Quite a new addition to Zanzibar, you can now parasail over the crystal clear waters of Zanzibar, whilst being pulled by a speed boat. This activity will not be best suited to everyone, but thrill seeks will most definitely be intrigued!
Wind surfing – Zanzibar has a great natural appeal to wind surfers, it has nice warm and clear waters, no man eating sharks, and can get good wind out on the sea at the right time of day in the correct locations. If you are new to this sport, then beginners courses can be taken – and are highly advised before even attempting to go out into the sea, as this sport can lead to serious injury if not done properly.
Zanzibar’s marine life
Snorkelling – Zanzibar is a fantastic place to go snorkelling, whether you are a first time snorkeler, or have been before, all are welcome! Explore the coral reef and the tropical marine fish which inhabit it, with fish such as the famous ‘finding Nemo’ clown fish, trumpet fish and other brightly coloured fish swimming around you.
Diving – If you would like to plunge to greater depths than with snorkelling, then you can go diving at one of the islands recommended diving spots. You should have a PADI diving certificate before attempting diving in open waters, so we can arrange for you to have diving lessons if you would like to get into scuba diving.
Natural aquariums – In Nungwi, there are some rock formations which are used as natural aquariums by locals so that they can see some of the marine life that inhabits the surrounding Indian ocean. Baby sea turtles are also rescued and kept within these aquariums until they are old enough to be released and have a better chance of surviving in the ocean.
Health and fitness
Yoga – Available upon request, we have yoga holiday packages available for those who are interested in learning yoga basics, or would like to build upon their current level of yoga practice. There is nothing better than participating in a yoga session under the setting sun on a beautiful beach.
Reiki – The natural healing process of reiki can help a person to relax in many different areas of their life, whether it be helping you to sleep better, reducing blood pressure, or relieving stress. The Zanzibari can arrange for reiki sessions for yourself which are available upon request.
All of these activities can be booked through the Zanzibari hotel – so let us know if you are interested in any of them!