‘BWEJUU SEASAFARI with the PEOPLE FROM THE COAST’
This safari gives you the change to get the closest encounter possible with the local people and their way of making a living from the Indian Ocean.
All are involved…. The men in fishing activities, the woman in seaweed farming and the kids in finding the bate and helping to bring the collected sea items to the shore or inside the village.
Let our guide Mussa Siji (who was born and raised in Bwejuu) take you on this informative adventure. You contribute directly to the villagers with this tour!
During low tide you walk half way to the reef and you will learn:
· how coconut rope is made
· what the process of seaweed farming is
· how children collect the bate
· how the fisherman catch a octopus and other fish
· how snails and shellfish are collected
· if you keep your eyes open and if lucky, you might see beautiful sea stars, eels, morays and other beautiful creatures
After the walk in the ocean during low tide we go onshore to give you information about:
· fish traps and how there made
· the use of palm leaves in the local architecture
· how a real fresh coconut taste and is collected
· the repairing of a local fish net
Join Mussa on a walk through the village, which ends at a local house where you will have lunch, that’ll give you the change to try out local delicacies like snails and sea urchins. For the less brave there is fish in coconut and spiced pilaf rice.
The staff and the villagers on the east coast thank you for coming with us on this adventure and increasing your knowledge about traditional life on Zanzibar!
The profits made of this tour are used for different projects done by the local NGO’s on the east coast. Current subjects worked on are;
· education and awareness about the environment
· active cleaning up of the villages