Welcome to the legendary Safari Blue

Zanzibar’s most talked about sea adventures!


Zanzibar generally has fared well under Covid with only a small number of cases. We did a soft re-opening in July with our new Covid-safe operating procedures and things are working well, particularly with our new ‘Bubble’ Boat.

It is our sincere wish that these distancing measures will help keep the COVID-19 impact on Zanzibar light and our valued customers safe.

Follow these links for details of our new trips, prices and explanations of our new Covid19 operating procedures.

Join The Safari Blue Crew for an epic day of aquatic activities.

Since 1996, our aim has always been to provide our customers with a truly memorable and magical Zanzibar experiences, while making a positive difference to Zanzibar and its people.

Laid-back or lively, a Safari Blue day is filled with choice.

We are the original fully licensed and registered Safari Blue operator. We are professionals with years of experience and we are passionate about our product.



Safari Blue Experience

The original and unmissable Safari Blue Tour, operating since 1995, transports you around the beautiful waters of Zanzibar, sailing in one of our traditional Dhows. The day includes a Swahili seafood feast. Operating with reduced numbers and other measures for Covid-19 risk management.

Incredible value at only $70 per person


Safari Blue Private Dhow Charter

A unique and exclusive experience with your own bespoke Dhow charter, touring the beautiful waters around the islands of Zanzibar. All the trimmings, perfect for that bucket list or special occasion. Step back in time and enjoy our famous hospitality, all now with new COVID-19 measures.




The same great Safari Blue experience as our normal Safari Blue tour but with your own boat. It’s our version of the tour for those who still need to keep in their own distancing bubble. Same great price, just pay an extra flat fee for the boat. Operating with COVID-19 safety measures.

$70 pp + $200 PER BOAT (MIN 2)


Experience the true magic of Zanzibar with Safari Blue™

Covid-19 safety readiness

Locally Sourced Hand Sanitizer

We have sourced our hand sanitizer from Mwani Zanzibar (formerly known as the Seaweed Center of Paje). ‘Mwani’ literally means ‘seaweed’ in Swahili.

Their sanitizer is approved by the Zanzibar Food and Drug Agency (ZFDA) and recommended by the World Health Organization. The formula has a high ethanol content (98% derived from cane sugar).

Hand Built Wash Stations

These wonderful hand crafted hand washing stations have been made by our furloughed staff. Filled with water, the tap is operated by a foot pedal and another pedal operates the soap dispenser. ‘No hands’ hand washing!

We have placed these close to our toilet block, restaurant and departure points.

Locally-made Face Masks

We are extremely happy to have found a local solution to our face mask needs. The lovely Doreen Mashika (DM) will be supplying us with face masks made from Kitenge fabric (colourful, traditional bold waxed prints). What’s even better is that for every one we sell, DM will donate another to the local community. Masks are required – please bring your own, or purchase one of these on the day.

Steriscope Disinfection

We realised that to give people confidence in our equipment, boats, food handling, tented restaurant and toilets, that we would need to go to the next level in cleaning and protection.

We needed to source something which was people, food and marine safe while offering maximum protection from Covid-19. Steriscope comes in a handy tablet and by using simple garden spray bottles, is a simple & effective solution for our staff to manage.

Safari Blue Water Bottles

Sadly, gone are the days where we could offer reusable cups on our tours. We were already plastic free, but now we have to take it to the next level to protect everyone sufficiently.

Our new branded water bottles are available to purchase before or during your trip. We are happy if you bring your own too, but please no single-use plastic bottles. There will be no alternatives on board, so it really is essential you bring your own or buy one of ours.

Staff Training

Our staff training started early in the process while they were furloughed on full pay. They have all been given their own cloth face masks and been briefed on our new Covid-19 protocols.

We are having a dummy run towards the end of June, to trial the new procedures and to feedback where we need to improve or change. It’s new territory for everyone but our staff have thankfully all been well and are eager to start making great days out again.

Why is everyone raving about Safari Blue?

The Safari Blue Experience

  • Spend a magical day exploring the Menai Bay Conservation area in a traditional wooden dhow
  • Enjoy swimming & guided snorkeling in the beautiful clear waters – quality equipment provided
  • Watch dolphins at play
  • Feast on our delicious Swahili seafood barbecue followed by our gastronomic tropical fruit tasting
  • Price includes drinks and snacks throughout the day
  • Take a swim in the hidden mangrove lagoon

Private Charter Experience

  • Charter your own dhow and create a bespoke trip – snorkel, swim, explore and relax
  • Explore the Menai Bay Conservation Area at your own pace
  • Our cooks set up a private “fine dining” experience for you on a remote island
  • Feast on our Swahili inspired seafood barbecue followed by a gastronomic tropical fruit tasting
  • Return to Fumba by traditional sail
  • Price includes drinks and snacks throughout the day
Safari Blue Zanzibar Tour Map