Things to do at Fundu Lagoon Resort
- Fundu Resort has a fully equipped dive centre
- Dhow sunset cruises and canoe safaris available
- Fundu has a massage and treatment room
- Visit the marine sanctuary of Mesali Island
The Africa hotel has a fully equipped dive centre. Dive 710 offers a fleet of boats to cater for hotel guests. Included in the rates are trips to nearby Mesali Island with a pristine beach and superb snorkelling and diving. Dhow sunset cruises and canoe safaris through the mangroves are also available.
From October 2003 Fundu is happy to announce the introduction of a massage and treatment room. Our therapist is Helen Burton, previously Assistant Manager of The Cowshed at Babington House. A full menu of treatments is available on request. All treatments are subject to availability.
Water-skiing, Wakeboarding, Knee Boarding:
We offer water-skiing, wakeboarding and knee boarding on request. The peninsula around the Dive 710 Centre is highly protected and offers perfect conditions.
Traditional Dhow Sailing Trips:
Water lovers who want to take it a little easier will love sailing on our traditional 11m wooden sailing dhow. We offer day sails and popular sunset sails around the bay. Take a bottle of champagne and listen to the wind in the sails and the water lapping around the dhow as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, turning the skies into a myriad of colours.
Canoe Trips To The Mangroves:
The Centre has 12 flatwater canoes that guests can take down to the pristine mangrove areas around the resort and explore this unspoilt wilderness.
Fundu Lagoon lies on a peninsular with large expanses of mangrove nearby the resort. The mangrove ecosystem is a precious world abundant in wildlife – our mangroves sustain a wide variety of birdlife living alongside the large numbers of crabs, insect life and fish life which coexist in this environment. You can visit this unexplored wilderness by taking a boat trip down the coast.
Intertidal Nature Walk:
On a low tide, walking along the sandflats outside. Fundu Lagoon will reveal an astonishing array of inter-tidal species. This is particularly interesting for bird watchers as the waders, such as herons, ibis and egret, flock to the area to hunt for small invertebrates and fish left behind on the sands and in the shallow sea pools. You can also sometimes see the beautiful Fish Eagle circling overhead and hear the shrieking of the brown headed parrot in the trees. Other findings include many different shells, crabs, starfish and the peculiar mudskipper, a fish that can skip across the sands on its pectoral fins.
The jewel of Pemba, Mesali Island is a highlight of everyone's stay here at Fundu Lagoon. As Pemba's only marine sanctuary, its protected reefs provide a home to an exceptional range of sea life. Pristine corals attract vast numbers of reef fish and animals coming in from deeper waters you might bump into manta and eagle rays, barracuda and other game fish and reef sharks. For sun lovers and dry land lovers, the Mesali beaches are superb and you can go for nature trails with trained wardens through the island including a walk on turtle nesting beaches.
Ngezi forest in the North of Pemba is a beautiful are a of natural rain forest populated by large numbers of birdlife, the vervet monkey and full of spectacular trees. We take our guests by speedboat to Weshe from where our driver will continue the journey northwards through the Pemban countryside, giving the chance to see some local village life on the way. Once at the forest a local guide will help you follow a nature trail. We also include a picnic on one of Pemba's most stunning stretches of beach.
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