Where to Snorkel in Zanzibar



We are staying for 5 days in Stone Town in early November. We plan on venturing out from there. Can you give us some advice on where to snorkel. We are avid snorkelers and would like to snorkel on our own but would also consider a tour.

Also, are mosquitoes a problem on the island? Are there motorbikes for rent? Do you advise using them?


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  1. Hi!

    The best snorkeling is at Chumbe Island Coral Park with its fully protected coral reef sanctuary (http://www.chumbeisland.com). You can book a day trip or even stay there a night or two.

    Also, the Safari Blue tour (http://www.safariblue.net) is highly recommended. You will be out on a boat all day, snorkeling, dolphins might choose to swim with you, BBQ lunch on a sandbank etc. Make sure you book with them, there are many cheap copies around, you will be disappointed.

    Snorkeling at the Mnemba Attoll off Matemwe at the the north east coast is recommend if you don’t mind to snorkel-dive since the corals are a few meters down.

    At the south east coast where you find the best white sand beaches lined with coconut trees, best snorkeling is at the Blue Lagoon off the coast of Dongwe.

    Otherwise you can snorkel anywhere at the coral reefs off the entire east coast at low tide.

    Have a wonderful holiday.


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