The bay has a number of uninhabited islands and sandbanks and is frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins.
Things to do in Zanzibar Archipelago
For beach-based activities, take a boat trip through the aquamarine seas aboard a traditional dhow, keeping your eyes peeled for bottlenose dolphins, or simply surround yourself with pink sea anemones, butterflyfish and parrotfish as you snorkel amongst the region’s protected coral reefs.
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Ideas for experiencing Zanzibar Archipelago
Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Zanzibar Archipelago, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.
You walk through the nature trail of the forest which is a habitat for many species of animals, and birds. It is famous for its Red Colobus Monkey; the rare species.
You leave Fundu at around seven thirty and head off in a speed boat to look for spinner and bottlenose dolphins you spend some time with the dolphins and then return to Fundu for breakfast.
A conservation area was set up around Mesali Island in 1998 following El nino which had a bleaching effect on corals elsewhere in the Indian ocean. Mesali retained its dense coral cover and coupled with its dramatic drop off reefs have made it a fantastic location for diving.