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Sandbank Picnic - Dhow Safaris
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Sep 11, 2016
“BEST snorkeling at Sandbank!”
Aug 25, 2016
“Talking about secluded beach!”
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...more
Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 24 223 2088
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

There are different types of trips available to Sandbank, some combined with Prison Island, some half day, full day, some with barbecue etc. Our trip was a simple half day to Prison island and sandbank on a dhow. It was the best snorkeling I have...More

2  Thank Lulubella1000
Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is an opportunity to come to a clean, white beach with good snorkeling close by. We arranged a trip with Mohammed. Remember to check that the tent they put up for you is in fabric, not plastic

2  Thank Ulf Wike L
Reviewed January 6, 2016

Very interesting to visitbut very strong sun,too many tourists at times but can be also very serene . Food that hosts prepared was excellent

Thank Manya63
Reviewed January 6, 2015

loved every moment of it! Sailing on the dhow was a great experience. We very quickly became friendly with all on the dhow which made the whole trip so much more memorable. Fantastic snorkeling, purest water and the food - brilliant!

2  Thank Almare F
Reviewed December 9, 2014

My partner and I used the Dhow safaris for a walking tour in stone town and a prison island tour, but none of their services reached our expectations. They kept reminding us with emails of how they wanted us to book them which was tiring....More

3  Thank Birungi Z
Reviewed January 7, 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

1  Thank Liesel R
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...More

3  Thank Lexi_traveladdict
Reviewed June 11, 2013

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

Thank Lize E
Reviewed May 23, 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?

Thank David V
Reviewed October 6, 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....More

1  Thank babuemerson
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