Description of Kilindi Zanzibar*****
The very mention of the spice island of Zanzibar seems to stir the soul in much the same way as it has done for travelers down the ages the ages. The Indian Ocean’s best-kept secret is now becoming one of the world’s most desirable destinations for those travellers who understand that the rarity of what is waiting to be savoured.
Tips Kilindi Zanzibar*****
Snorkeling, Diving - Five motorised dhows are used for diving, allowing you the time to relax, enjoy the coastline and wave to local fishermen as you cruise to your dive in comfort. If you are in a hurry then we have a fast speedboat which can get you to any of the sites within half an hour. For more sedate trips there are two traditional sailing dhows which are used for sunset cruises. Watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean from an African sailing boat while sipping a glass of wine is an experience you’ll never forget. For prices please contact us for an up to date price list.
Deep Sea Fishing
With its location on Zanzibar’s northern tip, Zanzibar Watersports is situated in close proximity to some of Africa’s best deep sea fishing grounds. The waters between Zanzibar and Pemba are home to some excellent game fishing opportunities.
Three professional deep sea fishing boats are on offer: Haraka (below left), Timimi (below centre) and Suli Suli (below right). All are equipped to the highest international safety standards. They also have the latest technology, with GPS navigational aids, echo sounders and fishfinders.
A full set of tackle is provided with Shimano, Fenwick, Harnell or KC rods and Shimano or Penn international reels, spooled with 80 1b, 50 1b and 30 1b mono line. Clients who wish to use their own lighter tackle are welcome, and we are conversant with the IGFA fly - fishing regulations. Our experienced skippers can instruct novices and talk fishermen through any procedure in the course of reeling in their catch. Tag and release is generally encouraged for all big fish unless it is the fisherman’s first ever catch, his biggest to date, or if it is likely to be an East African or All Africa record.
August to November provides really good sport for the big Yellowfin Tuna, one of the strongest fish around. Big Blue Marlin and a number of Striped and Black Marlin are also found, as well as Sailfish. During this season, multiple hook ups are normal, when the ocean can come alive with huge schools of Tuna in pursuit of smaller fish. During the billfish season, which is from November to March, Striped Marlin are the most prolific, sometimes showing in packs of up to ten. Large Blue and Black Marlin are also quite common during this period.
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Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Food quality: The team at Kilindi is very experienced and as a result the quality of the food is very high. Head chef, Richie Tewnion, has worked with Jamie Oliver in the past and ran his own kitchen at Bacchus. With his own organic vegetable patch onsite, we expect the food at Kilindi to be nothing short of excellent. They grow much of the food themselves, and try and source everything else as locally as possible.
Breakfast, which can sometimes be served to you in bed on special request, includes range of fresh fruit juice, pancakes and all the usual things you would expect in a good cooked breakfast.
Lunch is often a meze of different types of delicious dishes which you can mix and match - much like tapas.
Dinner is a more formal affair and the menu changes each day - expect some delicious meat and fish dishes, and imaginative recipes such as garlic and ginger soup.
Dining style: Inidividual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included
Drinks included: Drinks are included, except for Champagne and premium imported wines and spirits.