Exclusive Photographic Safari On A Luxury Catamarans from Nungwi

Nungwi, North Coast of Zanzibar — Tanzania

Tour Duration

10:30 — 18:30 (Approximately)

Minimum Group Size

1 Person

Maximum Group Size

15 persons per Yacht

Tour Type

Catamaran Cruises



Minimum Age

Suitable for all Ages

Meeting & Pickup

Pick-up/Drop-off at any place

Cut-off Time

48 hours before start time

Cancellation Policy

May cancel up to 30 Days

Children Need to be Accompanied By at Least One Adult

Our advice:

  • There is often restricted storage space on board a yacht. Therefore please ensure to take soft sided luggage which will be easy to fold away.
  • Sunglasses, headwear and a high factor sun screen are absolute essentials when exposed to the sun, particularly if you intend to sun lounge.
  • Light summer clothing including bathing suites, light t-shirts, skirts and shorts are to be expected on board a yacht.
  • A good pair of white rubber soled sandals should be ideal when roaming around the deck.
  • Most yachts will ask guests to abide by the “bare feet” rule whilst on board.


Birds, Fish, Dolphins and Whale watching from a catamaran on one of our Zanzibar Photographic Safaris is particularly good! The slow, steady movement of the boat is conducive to taking great photographs. A photo captures a single moment in time, and this specialized excursion is designed to capture the magical moment when you encounter Wild Dolphins and majestic Humpback Whales in and around the Bay of Nungwi and the Zanzibar Channel. As a matter of fact, the essence of our Photographic Safari is to find the wildlife and enjoy those precious moments when you can sit peacefully and watch the whales and dolphins play, breach, or just hang out.

Tanzania’s Indian Ocean is home to one of the least known populations of Humpback Whales in the world. For this reason, our Photographic Safari is the perfect way to see these beautiful animals in their natural environment! Herds of migrating Humpback Whales and their calves arrive in these warm tropical waters of Zanzibar in late July. Significantly, August is now becoming the most popular month for sightings. Humpback whales pass through these waters on their migration route between July and the end of October each year. Furthermore, during the season it is possible to see them during one of our organised Whale Watching Safaris. Also, during other boat-based activities in and around Zanzibar and Pemba.

At close range, Humpback Whales are easily distinguished from any other large whale by their remarkably long flippers. Amazingly, their flippers are approximately one-third of the length of their body! In recent years, many different humpback whales around Zanzibar have often approached boats for “friendly” encounters. Furthermore, this phenomenon has been increasing over the years. Its probably related to a new generation of whales curious about boats. Whales that occur in Zanzibar's Waters are: Humpback Whale, Sperm Whale, Blainville’s Beaked Whale, Shortfinned Pilot Whale, False Killer Whale and The most commonly found species of dolphins in our waters here in Zanzibar are: Spinner Dolphins, Rizzo’s Dolphins, Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins and Common Bottlenose Dolphin and Other dolphin species not so commonly seen include: Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins, Frazer’s Dolphins and Pan-Tropical Spotted Dolphin. There is no such thing as a “typical day” on this adventure tour, because often it is the “Wild Ones” (the whales and dolphins) who are in charge of the daily itinerary. We can’t always predict where they are, so we will let them guide us along their preferred route of the day.

Please Note: We sail whenever possible, but depending on weather conditions or whale activity we may need to use our engines for the safety of the animals, in accordance with our “Be Whale Aware” policies for safe and sustainable Humpback Whale viewing and our policy here is to adhere to a code of conduct that minimises the disturbances and negative impact on the whales and dolphins we encounter. Furthermore, we also try to record as much data as possible during these encounters so as to help contribute to the conservation of these beautiful animals. You are very welcome onboard and please feel free to assist when it comes to gathering information whilst we are out there!

What's Included

  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car with air condition
  • A Packed Lunch, Fruits & Snacks for the duration of the charter
  • Waiting Charge, Fuel/Diesel Surcharges & Service Fees
  • Guests are welcome to bring along their own Spirits
  • Deckhand/Chef, Skipper & Marine Park Fees
  • Trolling equipment (Fishing Rods & Reels)
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • A selection of Artificial Lures
  • Soft Drinks & Mineral Water
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Terminal Tackle

What's Excluded

  • Medical Insurance if needed
  • Gratuities for Tour Guide or Driver
  • International & Domestic Flights
  • Expenses of a personal Nature
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Visa Fee

COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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