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The Safari Blue Crew


We pride ourselves on a happy crew. Many are former subsistence fishermen from Fumba village and have worked with Safari Blue since the late nineties.

Our crew can speak English, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Behind the Scenes


Safari Blue provides employment for over 80 local staff. Apart from the Crew in Fumba, we have boat and engine mechanics, cooks, kitchen staff, food and beverage buyers, drivers, office staff and more.



Safari Blue is owned and personally managed by Eleanor Griplas. She believes in creating worthwhile, sustainable employment and training.

She doesn’t stop with Safari Blue. Eleanor is well-known and respected throughout Zanzibar. She contributes by supporting local schools and providing student sponsorships, outings for children and youth groups, infrastructure improvements in Fumba, and is an active member of the Stone Town Rotary Club raising money for local causes.