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Che Che Vule is only a 20 minute boat ride from Mnemba Island. Its surrounding atoll is world famous for its great dive sites and snorkelling. On a good day guests can spot migrating humpback whales during July-September and whale sharks from November-January. Sea turtles, mostly green turtles and hawksbare are around all year and so are playful dolphins that are known for putting on a good show.

REEF WALK
The Matemwe beach like all beaches around Zanzibar is tidal and at full moon the difference between low and high can reach up to 4 metres. During low tide one can walk all the way to the reef and it is especially interesting at night time. You can see lion fish, colourful snails, baby octopus and eels, shrimp and many more. One of our night watchmen would be delighted to escort you. Kindly give us advance notice and if this will be on your program please bring along a good torch and reef shoes (booties). A stretch up the beach and you find the age old way of seaweed farming which accounts for a large portion of export income.

DIVING with ONE OCEAN “The Zanzibar Dive Center”
Our guests are being picked up on the beach in front of the villa by ONE OCEAN, a professional PADI dive company. There are several excellent dive spots around the Mnemba atoll and for the ones that have never been diving before they can also do all dive courses offered by PADI. Please visit One Ocean web-site on  www.zanzibaroneocean.com

SNORKELING
Mnemba atoll is renowned for its picture-perfect underwater scenery.  We have a few local captains from the nearby village who will take you to Mnemba in a traditional Zanzibari dhow equipped with outboard engines, life jackets and a sun roof. Our cook will provide a lunch box if you plan to stay out for a full day which is great for swimming in the crystal clear water, sun bathing and enjoying a picnic.

SAILING
Matemwe village is famous for its big fleet of Ngalawas (dug outs with an outrigger and a sail) used by the local fishermen. Sailing in one of those boats is a unique experience and we can happily arrange a trip for you. The boat comes with a captain and one additional crew member.

FISHING
If you want to go for the big ones like sail fish, dorado, king fish, marlin and tuna we can arrange a half hour transfer to Nungwi up North where you can fish in the Pemba channel on a fully equipped professional deep sea fishing boat. For more information please visit the web-site  www.fishinginzanzibar.com

KITE SURFING
Kite boarding is one of the most exciting water sports there is. Here in paradise you can try this in the best way: shallow water, long beaches, good equipment and friendly experienced instructors. For more info please visit the web-site www.kitecentrezanzibar.com 

MBARAKA AQUARIUM
Enjoy a half day excursion to the Aquarium especially for families with kids. It's a natural sea water pool with plenty of sea turtles and fish in all sizes. Take a mask and flippers with you and enjoy close contact with these gentle giants (a green turtle can grow over 100 Kg) which you can also feed with sea weeds.

STONE TOWN
An hour drive will get you there and a pick up can be arranged. Take a guided tour through historical Stone Town and see the Sultan's Palace, the Old Fort, House of Wonders, etc. Or just get lost in the labyrinth and browse through the alleys, shop till you drop, have a snack and a drink in the myriad of restaurants and cafes. Ask Carola for our City Tour Menus and get a special discount for the best terrace restaurants in Stown Town.

SPICE TOUR
Visit one of the many spice farms on the island and get an idea of how vanilla, iodine, green pepper, clove, nutmeg and the multiple varieties of spices grow, smell and look like before they hit the shelves in our supermarkets.

SAFARI BLUE
The Menai Bay Conservation Area, to the south of Zanzibar, is an area of outstanding natural beauty just waiting for you to discover... Cruise across stunning turquoise waters aboard a traditional dhow. Get the chance to sail in an “ngalawa”- a local outrigger canoe carved from a single mango tree. Explore a pristine coral reef teeming with tropical sea life. Relax on a beautiful sandbank, naturally carved by the sea, wind and waves. Admire the beauty and grace of humpback and bottlenose dolphins. Taste the flavours of Zanzibar… from grilled fish and slipper lobster to tropical fruits and more. Swim in a magical lagoon with mangroves overhead and crystal-clear water below. All of this and more is Safari Blue. Highly recommended and revered for their impeccable service and certainly the most beautiful adventure. www.safariblue.net

JOZANI FOREST
One and a half hour drive down South passing Stone Town you’ll find this forest. A guided walk through the protected forest and colonies of colobus monkeys is a lovely option. On the other side of the forest there is a mangrove area where you can take a guided board walk, see mangrove crabs and learn about the fascinating vegetation. An interesting stop over to or from the Forest is the Butterfly Centre in Pete Village.