We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Safari Blue

Features Animals
Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Share

The Safari Blue
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
1,666
All photos (1,666)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster”(88 reviews)
“mangrove lagoon”(32 reviews)
“sand bank”(56 reviews)
About
The original Safari Blue excursion operating from Fumba village and exploring the Menai Bay Conservation Area by traditional hand-built wooden dhows. Includes guided snorkelling with quality kit, dhow and ngalawa sailing, swimming in a mangrove...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
Tanzania
Website
+255 777 423 162
Call
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Hi all.  We went on Safari Blue with our 11 year old son and had a fantastic time - highly recommended!!! Before I get into details about our perfect day, I want to strongly recommend you only go with the *original* Safari Blue. Other guests...More

5  Thank traveling_israeli
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We did the one day safari blue trip on a dhow sale boat which includes snorkeling, sailing, eventually dolphin sightings and a lunch. Lunch was good, we saw a few dolphins. for the rest you will like it only if you are happy to be...More

8  Thank Siac1991
Reviews (1,585)
Filter reviews
1,079 results
Traveller rating
781
191
64
24
19
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
781
191
64
24
19
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lobster mangrove lagoon sand bank fruit blue team baobab tree rice day trip prawns captain morgan small island private charter soft drinks seafood lunch crew members saw dolphins fumba beach
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,079 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

It was an absolute excellent excursion. The boat crew was excellent in taking care of us during the island trip. We will absolutely recommend it! Matter of fact we are thinking of doing the same trip again! Wonderful!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Navigator13074277675
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everything about this day was amazing. The boat trip, the food, the snorkeling, the people, the entertainment. If you had to choose one thing to do on Zanzibar I would suggest that this be it! My only complaint was I forgot my GoPro on the...More

Thank Shannii
Reviewed yesterday

Asante sana guys. Have gone a few times before, and will definitely go again in the future. Best trip on Zanzibar

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Compass18563965177
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was hands down the best thing I did in Zanzibar. The staff was wonderful, great snorkeling, and food was fantastic.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was a little concerned at first having pre-booked the Safari Blue outing and then later finding out that we were booked into a residence located in Nungui, located at the other end of the island. However the transfer to Fumba was undertaken with a...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank 528Meerkat
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a very nice time - 3 adults and 2 boys (10+13 years). The guides where very helpful and good at telling about the different things. We recoment very much.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Sightseer47264365147
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent way to spend a full day basking in the sunshine aboard a traditional dhow in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The boat is well stocked with healthy snacks and drinks throughout the day with friendly knowledgeable staff. Wear swimwear and light clothing...More

Thank Asiya S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff, trip & lunch. No need to bring snorkeling gear, they've got you covered. I travelled with Tui, but booked on the website in advance. Tui is cheaper, saves you about $30, better deal If you travel solo.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank amy_dana
Reviewed 1 week ago

When assessing your tour options, the most critical thing is to make the right choice in Tour operator as this can make or break your experience. Do not buy your excursion from the hotel, ours Mnarani Beach Cottages tried to charge us $130 per person,...More

1  Thank Adventure825775
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live on the island and went three times over the years. always worthy. the staff deserve a special mention. they embody swahili kindness.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Camper593971
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 180 nearby hotels
Chumbe Island Coral Park
670 reviews
15.90 km away
Fruit & Spice Wellness Resort
243 reviews
17.84 km away
The Residence Zanzibar
1,418 reviews
18.78 km away
Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins
267 reviews
20.50 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 329 nearby restaurants
Karamba Restaurant
107 reviews
21.58 km away
Puzzle Coffee Shop
181 reviews
25.85 km away
mnana restaurant
22 reviews
23.34 km away
Aya Beach Restaurant
16 reviews
22.70 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 328 nearby attractions
Bookings Central Tours & Safari
8 reviews
23.80 km away
Nakupenda Beach
802 reviews
24.97 km away
Ztrans
9 reviews
25.47 km away
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
371 reviews
25.67 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
MFC0310
25 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Adventure825775 | Reviewed this property |
This tour in my view is not for small kids of that age. Rather take them on the sunset cruise. Safari Blue will cost about $60 per person through Zanzibar Beach Dreams and the sunset cruise about $15 per person. The... More
0
Votes
MFC0310
25 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from safariblue | Property representative |
We welcome children of all ages on board. We have life vests for infants and children of all ages.
1
Vote
love1laura
3 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from mc8sr | Reviewed this property |
Safari Blue is not good for specific snorkelling and scuba trips - you need to find a PADI registered company - there are plenty
1
Vote