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Dhow sailing from Mafia Island
Sailing in a dhow, the traditional sailing boat used in Zanzibar is the best way to view Mafia Island's coastline. Take a private cruise in a dhow to explore nearby islands, sand banks, and other beaches on the island.
The image of a Dhow sailing across the sunset is a typical postcard scene, and these simple wooden sailboats are dotted along the coastline of Zanzibar. These boats have been used since the 18th century, and are still used now, both as a tourist activity offering tours around the island, and as a source of local transport.
This is a perfect form of transport to explore Mafia Island from a different angle, and to get to areas of coastline you would not otherwise be able to see on foot. This is the best way to experience the glorious coastal sunset.
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