The off-road adventure begins with a drive via the village of Nungwi. Then we take an off-road that was used for smuggling before the political revolution took place. This road leads us to a secluded fisherman beach.
After a short break, we drive through a winding road surrounded by lush vegetation and a plantation area.
During our trip, we will visit local points of interest, like local well, which is still in use nowadays, and a Dhow (traditional wooden boat) workshop, that is situated in a beautiful bay.
Time of the tour: 3 hours.
Price: 120$ for two people in one buggy.
Departure time: 2 PM
Safety is Number One
The safety of our clients is a priority at Zanzibuggy. We go above and beyond to ensure that your time with us is a secure and relaxing highlight of your visit to the island.
All of our trips are led by an experienced guide and accompanied by a mechanic.
Each of our state-of-the-art buggies is equipped with seatbelts, a roll cage, and a fire extinguisher.
Our entire team is trained in Emergency First Response, and we carry a fully-equipped first aid kit on every tour.
WHAT TO BRING
Anyone wishing to drive a buggy must have a valid driver’s permit (valid driver’s license from any country)
Credit card for security deposit
Weather appropriate clothing
We offer free transfers from hotels around Nungwi and Kendwa. The roads around the villages here are very bad so sometimes it will be nicer and shorter for you to walk on the beach. If you are staying further away around the island we will be happy to arrange a taxi to pick up with an additional cost.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wear something you don’t mind getting wet and/or dirty. It is a very good idea to bring an extra set of clothing. We would advise you to wear a swimming custom under your clothes so after the trip you could just take a swim in the ocean. All kind of foot wear are welcome as long as you feel comfortable driving with them.
Contrary to common belief, off-road driving in zanzibar is in fact illegal. We are very concerned about our delicate nature and would love it if you follow the lead and instructions of your guide, and stayed on the path at all times.
To drive the buggy, you must hold a fully valid driving license, or motorcycle license, and be at least 17 years old. Practice- and preliminary licenses do not suffice. Passenger age limit is 6 years.
The buggies are strong for their size, but like all cars they have a maximum bearing weight. Maximum weight per passenger/driver: 120 kg or 264 lbs Maximum combined weight; 220 kg or 485 lbs
We don’t really have a size limit, other than the weight limit above. But the buggies are small, so people over 190 cm / 6 ft may have a problem fitting into the buggies. People under 145 cm / 4 ft 11 in may have a problem seeing over the wind shield and might not be able to drive.
For groups we charge:
50% if cancelled within 1 weeks. 100% if cancelled within 3 days. Final passengers numbers must reach zanzibuggy no later than 2 days prior to the tour in an email from booking office of the tour seller. A group is considered 10 people or 5 cars.
No shows and cancellations on location are fully charged
GIFTS AND DONATIONS
We really appreciate your good intentions by wanting to gift the people we meet on our trip. But we kindly ask you not to; why? first of all we never have enough for everybody and it causes violence amongst the children. Second, most of the times the children do not know how to use your gifts and they sell them back to the shops for money. over all it causes a wrong type of relationship between the tourists and local community. We do give back to the community in an organized way (like donating sewing machines for the village arts and crafts center, and building blocks for the local infirmary) and if you are interested you can be part of it by bringing some art supplies from your country which we will donate to the local schools.