Tumbatu Island
Tumbatu Island
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  • Lili
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful time with Lucas
    Lucas is awesome and I'm so very fortunate to have met such a knowledge fun and genuine person. Im in love with TZ and ZAnzi and Lucas most certainly played a part in making that happen. I had such a wonderful time and can't wait to get back. Asante sana Lucas. Wewe ni rafiki mzuri na mtu. 🙏❤️
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Kimberley S
    Miami, Florida1,226 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Snorkeling off Resort
    I took a snorkeling tour from the sports center attached to the RIU. Started with a debriefing, what to expect and life jackets. Jumped on the boat for a 30 minute ride to the island I believe 6 miles away. One of my best snorkeling experiences right after the great barrier reef. Obviously not as vast but saw so much, so clear, many fishes, the corals, sea snakes, sea cucumbers. It was one of my best excursions from the resort and so easy to get to. Great guide as well. Definitely recommend this quick trek off resort. I used a simple phone cover and was able to take pics and videos under water.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Luka Weissensteiner-Prem
    Maribor, Slovenia55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lucas - the BEST Zanzibar guide
    Lucas is the ultimate guide for Zanzibar! He's incredibly friendly and professional. Not only did Lucas help plan the perfect itinerary for our stay, but he also organized a stunning wedding for me and my wife with seamless coordination – from transfers and decorations to music, photography, and a fantastic lunch. Our families enjoyed every moment, and Lucas made sure everyone had a great time. We did the Mnemba Island trip, where we had a delightful seafood lunch, witnessed dolphins, and even swam with them. Lucas also provided a fantastic tour of Nungwi and Kendwa, showcasing the best spots. The spice tour amazed our families with the island's diversity. Lucas efficiently managed all our transfers. For an unforgettable Zanzibar experience, Lucas is the go-to guide!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 January 2024
  • AnnaCzernecka
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best touroperator🇹🇿
    We love traveling with Lucas❤️😀❤️.He’s the best guide in Zanzibar. Lukas knows everyone in Tanzania , he has friends everywhere. He fixed all our problems - from repairing shoes to, sewing clothes, organize all kind of trips. Very very friendly , open minded guy🇵🇱🇹🇿
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 February 2024
  • Ulrika B
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wawawooom
    Divepoints Nungwi gave the best exeprience for a discover scuba newbei! The scubadives at the reves with al lot of care for the enviroment made me fall in of the scuba dives. Love love love!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 March 2024
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Ulrika B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Divepoints Nungwi gave the best exeprience for a discover scuba newbei! The scubadives at the reves with al lot of care for the enviroment made me fall in of the scuba dives. Love love love!
Written 17 March 2024
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AnnaCzernecka
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We love traveling with Lucas❤️😀❤️.He’s the best guide in Zanzibar. Lukas knows everyone in Tanzania , he has friends everywhere. He fixed all our problems - from repairing shoes to, sewing clothes, organize all kind of trips. Very very friendly , open minded guy🇵🇱🇹🇿
Written 21 February 2024
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Luka Weissensteiner-Prem
Maribor, Slovenia55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Lucas is the ultimate guide for Zanzibar! He's incredibly friendly and professional. Not only did Lucas help plan the perfect itinerary for our stay, but he also organized a stunning wedding for me and my wife with seamless coordination – from transfers and decorations to music, photography, and a fantastic lunch. Our families enjoyed every moment, and Lucas made sure everyone had a great time. We did the Mnemba Island trip, where we had a delightful seafood lunch, witnessed dolphins, and even swam with them. Lucas also provided a fantastic tour of Nungwi and Kendwa, showcasing the best spots. The spice tour amazed our families with the island's diversity. Lucas efficiently managed all our transfers. For an unforgettable Zanzibar experience, Lucas is the go-to guide!
Written 7 January 2024
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Quest58981
Njivice, Croatia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
The Trip with this organisator was excellent. Lucas is extremely kind, funny and professional. Knows a lot of things. The experience was seamless. Hihgly recommend!
Written 2 January 2024
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hanan H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Amazing and friendly guy. Showed us around and he knows his stuff. He was us all the time and explained the history of Zanzibar. I highly recommend.
Written 23 October 2023
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Kimberley S
Miami, FL1,226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I took a snorkeling tour from the sports center attached to the RIU. Started with a debriefing, what to expect and life jackets. Jumped on the boat for a 30 minute ride to the island I believe 6 miles away. One of my best snorkeling experiences right after the great barrier reef. Obviously not as vast but saw so much, so clear, many fishes, the corals, sea snakes, sea cucumbers. It was one of my best excursions from the resort and so easy to get to. Great guide as well. Definitely recommend this quick trek off resort. I used a simple phone cover and was able to take pics and videos under water.
Written 26 September 2023
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Lili
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Lucas is awesome and I'm so very fortunate to have met such a knowledge fun and genuine person. Im in love with TZ and ZAnzi and Lucas most certainly played a part in making that happen. I had such a wonderful time and can't wait to get back. Asante sana Lucas. Wewe ni rafiki mzuri na mtu. 🙏❤️
Written 23 July 2023
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Dor
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We did the spice farm + stone town trip with lucas from Zanzibar.
We discovered a good guide who had answers to all our questions and was nice all the trip he was a wonderful guide and we for sure recommend to trip with him in Zanzibar or at the safari !! Thank lucas!
Written 27 June 2023
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Daniel B
England, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
Lucas is my brother from another mother!
He is so knowledge about all surrounding areas and much more!
I was surprised how a small guy like him know so many things! Well done!
He is all soul for his tourists, so proud of him! I highly recommend you for all my friends and family!
I'm so proud of you Lucas, well done mate! Munku akubariki!
Written 17 June 2023
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אתי
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
I want to recomend our guide - Lucas!
lucas is very kind, inteligent with a lot of knowledge! his has great english! He has a great humor and every trip with him is wonderful expirience, he has a lot of patience and we felt very safe traveling with him!!!
Written 28 May 2023
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