Dive into the depts of the ocean, enjoy the waves on the crisp shore, or be playful around the dolphins, Zanzibar offers the most exciting adventures in the Indian Ocean.
Xanadu offers a range of activities: from a truly local experience at the village and spice tours, where local Zanzibari’s show their natural and cultural heritage to adventures and water sports or a sunset cruise on Xanadu’s very own Traditional Zanzibari Dhow.
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Experience the Indian Ocean
A morning trip to Kizimkazi, which is about 45 minutes south of Xanadu, where wild dolphins can be seen just off the shore. With a bit of luck, swimming with the dolphins is possible.
Surf the Indian Ocean on one of the many surf sites on the South East Coast of tropical Zanzibar. The waves are perfect for beginners and more advanced surfers. Surfing trips are organized through Aquaholics Zanzibar.
Spearfishing is organized by Extreme Blue Water Spearfishing Zanzibar. Zanzibar offers some world-class extreme blue Water spearfishing/fishing for trophy fish including Wahoo, Black Marlin, Giant Trevaly, Greater Barracuda, Dorado, Green Jobfish, DogtoothTuna, Snapper and Yellowfin Tuna.
Kayak and experience the Indian Ocean from the surface, off Xanadu’s beach at high tide.
Sup board right off the beach at Xanadu or go for a sup through the mangroves as the sunset goes down at Michamvie Kae. The calm waters of Chwaka Bay’s mangroves offer the perfect location for stand up paddle boarding. Our personal guide will take you on a scenic tour of Zanzibar’s beautiful mangroves.
Zanzibar’s East Coast is known to be one of the world’s best kite surfing spots. Paje and Jambiani (just South of Xanadu) have become ideal spots for kite surfing, offering excellent opportunities for kiters at all levels.
Zanzibar’s South East Coast is bordered by a reef which has great diving spots for those watersport enthusiasts looking to experience Zanzibar from below. We are partnered with Buccaneers Diving, where scuba diving can be enjoyed directly in front of Xanadu, up north around the beautiful Mnemba Island or the southern region of the island in Kizimkazi.
Snorkelling in the blue lagoon
Snorkel at the best snorkelling spots in Zanzibar. Whether it is the atoll of Mnemba or Blue Lagoon just up the beach from Xanadu: snorkel fans get their full experience in Zanzibar.