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Sandbank Picnic - Dhow Safaris

Box 3181, Tanzania
255 24 2232088
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Ranked #9 of 37 Attractions in Zanzibar
Type: Tours, Beaches
Owner description: This full day excursion is suitable for anyone, from those who wish to completely relax to those who want adventure and excitement. We board at the... more » Owner description: This full day excursion is suitable for anyone, from those who wish to completely relax to those who want adventure and excitement. We board at the hotel and then set sail towards Prison Island, to see the remains of the prison built to condemn Zanzibari citizens to isolation and watch the giant tortoises shuffle through the trees, with the patience that old age brings. From there we will do some snorkeling with a guide and teacher to see the stunning array of coloured corals and tropical fish of the islands. Then hop back onboard and let us sail you away to a sand bank where brilliant birdlife exists. For the more active discover more underwater life around the sandbank and listen to stories from our crew about sailing the seven seas. We will slowly sail back to Stone Town after soaking up the sun and return back to the Serena Inn by 03:30pm, relaxed and fall more in love with Zanzibar than you thought imaginable! « less
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The day safari is an absolute must. Fun guides, beautiful water and fish, outstanding lunch on the beach and wonderful bpat trip with interesting snacks, conversations and beautiful hidden nooks of the islands

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is an experience not to be missed. You sail out on a traditional Dhow to a sandbank in the middle of the ocean with a lunch to dine out on. All you see is ocean around you, hot tubbing in the water, drinks in hand. One of the most amazing experiences we have ever had - an absolute must.... More

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George, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The best Picnic ever... the setting is breathtaking...the food was exquisite... the bubbly and the company was fabulous...

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Pick up and drop off in Stonetown, delivery to a solitary sandbank uncovered by the falling tide and a few glorious hours in the sun on your own piece of sand surrounded by water. Whats not to like?

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zanzibar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

During the periods of higher tides, if you time your arrival with the end of high tide, you can watch this beautiful white sand emerging from beneath the waves, like Moby Dick. Within minutes, you have an island with seabirds playing along the water's edge. The island continues to grow to a very impressive size. Ten minutes from end to... More

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kendwa beach zanzibar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

i like the sands and dhow guys they are charming.also my friends i went with the like it.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

A lovely day spent snorkelling and relaxing - food is great and the snorkelling even better!

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

You must check the weather forecast! Our trip was fiasco because of rain...

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