Our quest to freedive with wild dolphins on a budget

Kizimkazi

Hello everyone 🤗

So I just wanted to share my resent adventure with you all.

It has always been a dream of mine to spend time with dolphins in their natural habitat. I got to live this dream during my trip to Zanzibar.

I got talking to some local beach boys, close to where I was staying on Matemwe beach. They explained about different trips they offer.

Beach boys. Zidi (on your right side) was the main man, I booked all my trips through him.

One of the trips was to possibly see and swim with wild dolphins, well my eyes just lit up.

I got the price down to just $35 per person, that included our taxi to Kizimkazi (which was an hour drive each way from Matemwe), our boat hire with guide and a fruit lunch. This was just incredible.

We set out before sunrise for our long drive to Kizimkazi (South Zanzibar)

Beautiful sunrise in Matemwe

met up with our boat guide

Dolphins spotter

and and off we went to search for the dolphins. On our boat there was Ray, Gregg (we met Gregg during our stay) and I, which made it more personal.

The weather was terrible lots of rain and no signs of any dolphins. I was starting to think that we wasn’t going to see any dolphins today. But we persevered and I’m so happy that we did because it paid off.

Check these little beauties out. . .

I spoke to some other tourist once we got back on land, they had also done the same trip but they booked through their hotel. I was shocked when they told me how much they had paid for the exact same trip as we did. It was more than triple to what we had paid.

It just shows how much more money people are willing to pay when they don’t do the research.

I strongly advise that you use the local community people when booking your trips. You are getting the whole same experience for a lot less money and you are helping towards the local community. These people really have nothing and because they lack in a professional front people never trust them. They are so lovely and will look after you. We did a couple of local trips first to get to know the local boys and built up a good friendship before booking this amazing tour.

So next time you’re in a foreign place please be brave and give the locals a chance. Stop making the rich richer.

The lovely village boys and me

One Reply to “Our quest to freedive with wild dolphins on a budget”

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