Snorkeling The Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
by Gary Koop
(Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)
My wife and I booked a safari in the Serengeti and decided to end with a few days of snorkeling the Zanzibar Archipelago. Both are easily accessible from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
First, we booked a day trip to Mnemba Island and were quite pleasantly surprised. The boat out costs $45 per person including lunch.
We also spent 2 days on Chumbe Island which is expensive, but a very special place with a very ecological program to go with their lovely reef.
Overall I would rate our experience above most places in Hawaii (except Two Steps on the Big Island), Mexico and the Virgin Islands, but not as good as a liveaboard on the Great Barrier Reef or an eco-resort in the Raja Ampat area of Indonesia.
They have had some bleaching, but are recovering well and the fish life is very good. Highly recommended.