An exceptional cruise in Tanzania: discover Zanzibar by boat!

A spellbinding cruise in the Indian Ocean
Your crewed catamaran in Zanzibar
Departure Zanzibar (Tanzania)
Full board
8 days, 7 nights
You will love:
  • • Go on safari in Saadani National Park
  • • Stone Town, the old quarter of Zanzibar
  • • Visit a spice plantation
from
1 320 €
per person
Let yourself be captivated by the Tanzanian islands off the African coast. On board a luxury catamaran, you will discover Zanzibar and its islands in a way unlike any other. Your skipper will be your best guide to take you to the most beautiful places in the archipelago; from Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the paradise island of Mnemba and sailing in the turquoise waters, you will be captivated by this unique destination and the charms of this cultural crossroads.

Your Boat

Boat
You'll sail around the Zanzibar archipelago on board an elegant Leopard 48, a 15-metre catamaran. Its bright, modern interior design will allow you to relax comfortably under the sun. You will also appreciate the large aft cockpit which is perfect for spending warm moments with friends or family (up to 8 people). There is no shortage of space on this boat with its superb layout! Relax in the bow and enjoy breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean.

Please note: Depending on the number of participants, the cruise can be operated aboard a Lagoon 450, a modern catamaran of 13 meters with similar comfort.
Specifications
Boat Model:Leopard 48
Type:Catamaran
Number of Cabins:4
Maximum Capacity:8
Crew Members:2
Comfort onboard:

Air conditioning
Dinghy
Fully equipped kitchen
GPS
Solar panels
Bimini
Watermaker
Deck shower
Wi-Fi (extra charge)
Layout
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

Cabin
This catamaran can accommodate up to 8 passengers with its 4 double cabins** all equipped with a private bathroom (with shower and toilet). All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with storage space and sockets.
**One of these cabins will be reserved for the crew. Therefore on board, there will be 6 passengers and 2 crew members.

Itinerary

Map
You’ll sail for 8 days on the main island of the Zanzibar archipelago, Unguja, to experience varied landscapes and multi-ethnic cultures. Between sailing, swimming, visiting, snorkelling and walking, you will make the most of it!
DAY 1: Azam Watersports Marina - Zanzibar
Meet at 5pm at the Azam Watersports & Marina (located about 20 minutes from the airport) where the skipper will welcome you for boarding. Once you have settled in comfortably, you will be invited by the crew to a welcome dinner to start your cruise in style. Overnight at anchor.

DAY 2 : Menai Bay - Kwale Island
After a good breakfast, you are invited to join the crew for a safety briefing. At around 11am, the Safari Blue begins as you cast off and sail south along the coast to Menai Bay and Kwale Island. During the sail you will have the opportunity to make several stops. You can swim, shop for souvenirs, tour the 500 year old giant baobab tree, stop at sandbanks, snorkel and jetski (optional). Some great memories guaranteed! Overnight at anchor on Kwale Island.

DAY 3 : Kwale Island - Prison Island - Sandbank - Stone Town - Saadani
Today the captain heads north to Prison Island. Depending on the tide, you may stop to spend some time on one of the famous "sandbanks" (pange or murogo), small stretches of sand surrounded by the turquoise ocean water. Arriving at Changuu Island, more commonly known as Prison Island for being a former penitentiary, you will have the opportunity to visit the turtle sanctuary (optional) where you can walk with the turtles. Back on board, your catamaran will set sail for Stone Town during sunset. Optional: have a drink at the "Dreamer's Island Bar", an atypical floating bar. For dinner you can enjoy local street food (included in the board). Night sailing to Saadani.

DAY 4 : Saadani - Tumbatu Island
Optional: Full day safari in Saadani National Park. Accompanied by a guide for the day, you will drive around the park in a jeep to see animals such as giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, wildebeests, baboons, many species of birds, elephants, leopards and many other animals. You will also take a boat trip to see crocodiles and hippos. Return to the boat at approximately 6pm. Night sailing to Tumbatu Island.

DAY 5 : Tumbatu Island - Nungwi - Kendwa
To start this day, you can go for a dip in the water and admire the reef that surrounds the island, and is home to many fish (moray eels, nudibranchs, frogfish, etc.) which can be observed during a snorkelling session. The boat sets sail for Nungwi (in the north of the archipelago), known for its fine sandy beach lined with palm trees and its postcard setting. It is the ideal place to bask in the sun. At the end of the day, you will set sail for Kendwa in the south to spend the night. You can enjoy a drink (optional) on the beach, which is reputed to be one of the most beautiful in Zanzibar and the perfect place to see the most gorgeous sunsets, especially in the winter.

DAY 6 : Kendwa
Today, you'll discover the town of Kendwa by strolling along the seafront or relaxing on the beach in the shade of a coconut tree. We also suggest you set sail for Mnemba Island, where the island's lagoon boasts incredible underwater flora and fauna which you can observe during a snorkelling session (optional, from $5 to $25 per person, depending on the area). After, you will return to Kendwa for the night.

DAY 7: Mnemba Island - Zanzibar
Enjoy your last day on the island, wandering around this multi-cultural city and collecting souvenirs.
Optional: Follow a guide on a day trip to see the highlights of Stone Town, the old town and the historic heart of Zanzibar. From Freddie Mercury's house to St. Joseph's Cathedral and the Forodhani Gardens, Zanzibar will hold no secrets for you. You will not leave the "spice island" without visiting one of their farms: your guide will take you to a plantation to discover all sorts of spices.

DAY 8: Marina Azam Watersports - Zanzibar)
It's time to leave the ship, you disembark after breakfast around 09:00 am.

Please note:
• The itinerary presented above is a suggestion.
• Please let us know your sailing wishes at the time of booking.
• You will have the opportunity to purchase a SIM card from a mobile operator as well as exchange money into shillings on day 2 or day 3.
Your stops:
Marina Azam Watersports > Menai Bay > Kwale Island > Prison Island > Sandbank > Stone Town > Saadani > Tumbatu Island > Nungwi > Kendwa > Zanzibar > Marina Azam Watersports
The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions

Prices

Departure / ReturnDouble Cabinprice per personSingle Cabinprice per personPrivatizationtotal price (excl. extras)
April 2024
Saturday 20 Apr
Saturday 27 Apr
1 320 €2 240 €8 440 €
May 2024
Saturday 18 May
Saturday 25 May
1 320 €2 240 €8 440 €
June 2024
Saturday 22 Jun
Saturday 29 Jun
1 320 €2 240 €8 440 €
July 2024
Saturday 20 Jul
Saturday 27 Jul
1 320 €2 240 €8 440 €
August 2024
Saturday 24 Aug
Saturday 31 Aug
1 320 €2 240 €8 440 €
September 2024
Saturday 21 Sep
Saturday 28 Sep
1 320 €2 240 €8 440 €
October 2024
Saturday 19 Oct
Saturday 26 Oct
1 320 €2 240 €8 440 €
November 2024
Saturday 16 Nov
Saturday 23 Nov
1 320 €2 240 €8 440 €
December 2024
Saturday 07 Dec
Saturday 14 Dec
1 320 €2 240 €8 440 €
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Price includes• 7 nights in a double cabin with bathroom
• Crew service (1 captain and 1 cook)
• Air conditioning
• Full board (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8)
• Bedding
• Towels
• Snorkelling equipment
• Paddle board
• Fishing rod
• Motorised dinghy
• End of cruise cleaning
• Guaranteed departure from 2 cabins booked
Price does not include• Airfare
• Transfer to and from the airport
• Meals eaten off the boat
• Alcoholic drinks (on request)
• Jetski rental
• Entrance fee to the private Prison Island: $15/person (to be paid on site in cash)
• Turtle sanctuary visit ($7/person)
• Saadani Safari ($300/person)
• Guided tour of Stone Town ($60/person)
• Snorkeling à Mnemba Island (de 5 à 25$ /personne)
• WI-FI (on request)
• SIM card (25$/person)

FAQ

Please note that this cruise is not exclusive to English travelers. It is quite common to meet people of various nationalities on board as we offer cruises to international clientele - encouraging curious and enriching exchanges for both passengers and crew.
Crew members are multilingual and qualified to offer multilingual service.
To confirm your booking, you need to inform your GlobeSailor consultant who will hold an option for you until the deposit is received. The booking will only be considered definite once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), of between 30 and 50% of the booking amount. A 100% deposit will be required for all bookings made within one month of departure. The balance must be paid at the latest 45 days before the date of embarkation.
In the event of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor consultant as soon as possible. Whatever the cause, the following cancellation fees will be due: up to 90 days before departure: 30% /// from 89 to 60 days: 50% /// from 59 to 30 days: 75% /// from 29 days to departure: 100% of your booking.

Client Reviews: (4.7/5)

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Croisière à zanzibar

- reviewed on 22 october 2023

Accueil sympathique équipage adorable au petit soin avec nous
Bon cuisinier ! Chaque demande a été prise en compte et réglé rapidement comme l achat d alcool qu il n y a pas sur le bateau…..
L île de zanzibar n est pas encore bien équipée pour accueillir des voiliers ⛵️ mais j y retournerai avec

Sylvie (France) - October 2023

Une croisière de rêve dans un cadre magnifique

- reviewed on 25 march 2023

Nous avons adoré notre croisière, de la communication avec le contact, à l'accueil, l'équipe aux petits soins, les petits repas délicieux et les plages de rêves sur lesquelles on débarque à la nage ou en annexe. Tout était parfait, encore une fois avec GlobeSailor. Merci.

Amal (France) - March 2023
- reviewed on 21 september 2023

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Nico (Germany) - September 2023

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