kizimkazi dolphin tour

kizimkazi dolphin tour


The most popular dolphin spotting location in Zanzibar is in Kizimkazi village located on the Southern coast of Zanzibar Island where you can see both bottle-nose and humpback dolphins. The shallow coastal waters around Kizimkazi are a favorite hangout for dolphins that come here for the reliable food supply, to nurse their calves, rest and socialize. Several bottle-nose dolphins stay at Kizimkazi all year-round. There are also rather shyer humpback dolphins that put in an appearance here, although their schedule is a little more erratic. Dolphin tour is best very early in the morning, because in the afternoon as the sun rises sea water tends to become warm, therefore dolphins dive deep down the sea bottom to escape heat, for the guests who stay in Stone town hotel, we pick them up from their hotels at 06:30am.

You can do the trip later in the afternoon but the probability to see dolphins is very small, not only that but at this time there might be many boats at the dolphin sites this scare the dolphins which is not good for their sustainability. Although dolphin-spotting is a popular activity, sightings aren’t guaranteed 100%, and actually managing to swim with dolphins is a rare occurrence, like with other wild animals spotting dolphins require time and patience as they are not confined in a cage or a zoo, they are in their natural environment. Dolphin trips last two to three hours. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is thus worth a visit for both cultural and historical reasons. We advice clients to wear their swimming costume. We also advise to wear waterproof sandals for boarding the dhows and to bring sunscreen. 


    • Mineral Water
    • Snorkeling gear (life jacket, mask & flippers) 
    • English Speaking Guide
    • Private Boat
    • Tropical Fruits and water
    • pickup and drop-off from your Hotel

    About This Activity

    Cancellation policy
    Deposit non-refundable
    If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.
    Reserve now & pay later
    Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot today
    Duration 4 hours
    the tour starting times: 6:00am – 10:00am

     👤 Live tour guide


    ️ 👥️ Big and Small Group Avaliable

     🚘 Pickup included

    Please wait in your hotel lobby for your driver/guide.

    When to book?
    You can book up until 4 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.


     Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to your trip date

    When the captain confirms your trip, zanzibar star will charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

    The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:





     Bank Transfer

    When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

    number of guests1 gust2 guests3 guests4 guests +
    Price per person150 $75$60 $50 $

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