ZANZIBAR ARCHIPELAGO YACHT CRUISE ITINERARIES

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​Zanzibar Island Yacht Charter Itineraries

Zanzibar Archipelago Yacht Charters: 
3, 5 & 7 Nights Zanzibar Yacht Charter Cruise


Zanzibar

The mere mention of the word evokes a sense of mystery and excitement, of pristine white beaches and colourful markets redolent with the heady aroma of spices that made these islands famous. Whilst being a popular beach destination Zanzibar also offers some wonderful cruising for yacht based charters. Beautiful beaches, gin clear water with an average temperature in the high twenties, year round reliable trade winds all glued together by the incredibly warm Swahili culture makes this a must see destination.


Our ‘Discover Zanzibar’ cruise is designed to allow you to do just that – a charter stopping off at either significant or simply breath-taking anchorages makes for an unforgettable adventure that allows you to delve back into the mists of time.​

The following is a guideline itinerary only, as we prefer to keep things flexible to match our guests interests and requirements, the mood on the day and optimizing weather and conditions to create the best experience we can. 

Longer charters  are available to combine other areas such as Mafia and Pemba Island  Archipelago. ​
 

Ask us for a quote.

 

You can easily add on a beach resort  or a safari to this cruise and then you have a Sail & Safari!

 

A unique combination, ONLY available here in East Africa!

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7 Nights

Day 1: Stone Town to Menai Bay
Day 2: Menai Bay
Day 3: Menai Bay to Bawe, Chapwani and Changu Island region
Day 4: Mangwapani / Tambatu Island
Day 5: Kendwa and Ras Nungwi
Day 6: Mnemba Island
Day 7: Mnemba Island
Day 8: Ras Nungwi / end

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5 Nights

Day 1: Stone Town to Menai Bay

Day 2: Menai Bay

Day 3: Mangwapani / Tambatu Island

Day 4: Mnemba Island

Day 5: Mnemba Island

Day 6: Ras Nungwi / end

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3 Nights

  • Day 1: Nungwi Beach

  • Day 2: Mangwapani / Tambatu Island

  • Day 3: Mnemba Island

  • Day 4: Ras Nungwi / end

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Day 1: Stone Town to Menai Bay
We start with the guests boarding the vessel in Stone Town, a world heritage site recognised as the oldest Arabian city still functioning today. Depending on your arrival time. We may overnight on the yacht anchored off Stone Town beach or we head south to Menai Bay and Fumba Peninsular.

This southern region is famous for its resident dolphins on the southern point at Kisimkazi, where if you are lucky you will be able to swim with dolphins. Because you are living on a yacht we can go to places others can’t and can be with the dolphins long before or after other boats have to depart.

The Menai Bay region also has 10 different islands, islet’s and sand banks we can explore including, Murogo island, Pange Island, Chumbe Island, Ukombe Island, Tete Island, Kwale Island, Pamunda Island, Miwi Island, Niamembe Island, Pungume Island, as well a number of small unnamed islands, sand backs and atolls.

We will spend a couple days hear, exploring, fishing, snorkelling and relaxing with nights spent anchored off totally deserted beaches.

If you go onto google earth and explore the Menai Bay region you will get a good sense of the area.

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Menai Bay Conservation Area on a Zanzibar Yacht Charter Cruises

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Day 2 & 3: Menai Bay Conservation Area

The Menai Bay region also has 10 different islands, islet’s and sand banks we can explore including, Murogo island, Pange Island, Chumbe Island, Ukombe Island, Tete Island, Kwale Island, Pamunda Island, Miwi Island, Niamembe Island, Pungume Island, as well a number of small unnamed islands, sand backs and atolls.

We will spend a couple days hear, exploring, fishing, snorkelling and relaxing with nights spent anchored off totally deserted beaches.

If you go onto google earth and explore the Menai Bay region you will get a good sense of the area.

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Menai Bay Conservation Area on a Zanzibar Yacht Charter Cruises

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Menai Bay Conservation Area on a Zanzibar Yacht Charter Cruises

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Menai Bay Conservation Area on a Zanzibar Yacht Charter Cruises

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Day 4: Mangwapani / Tambatu Island
Mangwapani was a favourite hideaway for old time slavers trying to avoid the British anti-slavery fleet.

 

Today the site boasts two hotels and a pristine beach.

 

A short walk away is the cave that once housed those poor souls who were unfortunate enough to have been captured as slaves.

 

Tambatu Island, one of the few islands in the world where Voodoo is still practiced.


Just south of Tambatu is a wonderful sheltered bay that often has a pod of dolphins cavorting around it. It’s also a great place to explore on Kayaks.

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Nungwi & Kendwa Beach on a Zanzibar Yacht Charter Cruises

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Nungwi & Kendwa Beach on a Zanzibar Yacht Charter Cruises

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Day 5: Kendwa and Ras Nungwi
Kendwa is one of the world’s top beaches.  
Kendwa also hosts the monthly full moon party, and if you like to party then this is one you don’t want to miss.

 

A short walk from Kendwa is Ras Nungwi, the northern most tip of Zanzibar. Here one can witness traditional dhows being built in a manner that has been unchanged for nearly a thousand years.  There is also a turtle sanctuary. Visitors can interact directly with these ancient creatures, as well as coming into close contact with a number of other interesting inhabitants of the island.

There is a good vibe here in the evenings with good beach front restaurants and beach bars with live music, so if you feel like heading a shore and enjoying the night life, you can.

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Mnemba Island Atoll on a Zanzibar Yacht Charter holiday

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Mnemba Island Atoll on a Zanzibar Yacht Charter holiday

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Mnemba Island Atoll on a Zanzibar Yacht Charter holiday

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Day 6: Mnemba Island
A 2 hour sail away is Mnemba Island Coral Atoll, a spectacular coral atoll and private island situated a couple of miles off the north east point of the main island.


Mnemba offers world class diving and snorkelling and provides a secure anchorage for the night. The island itself is private with a luxury lodge so you can’t go ashore but the yacht can anchor here for the night.

 

It’s a piece of heaven and with the snorkelling reefs directly under the yacht, so you can literally just flop over the side of the yacht to see the fish.

Day 7: 

We will spend the day at Mnemba Island atoll and depart mid-afternoon to return to Nungwi for your last night.  Go ashore have drinks at one or two beach bars, or perhaps dinner at a beach front restaurant, or just relax on board for the last night.

Or we will spend a 2nd night at Mnemba and leave early the next morning.

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Nungwi Beach on a Zanzibar Yacht Charter holiday

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Day 8: Nungwi - End of Charter

Disembark in the morning at Nungwi Beach.

Transfer to the airport or your next destination.

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