The word Safina is the Swahili word for dhow; the traditional Swahili boat. Thus, the company was named mirroring the wooden dhows that were long used in the coastal waters of East Africa to trade all over the world; particularly when Zanzibar was the commercial center of East, Central, and some parts of sub- Saharan Africa. 


Safina Tours and Safaris Ltd is an incoming tour operating company based in Unguja, the main exotic island of Zanzibar.


Originally focused on the French market, Safina has increasingly grown and made a name internationally, primarily with Spanish and Scandinavian customers respectively. We have now a market share in almost the whole of Europe, Northern America, and South African markets.


Safina Tours has proved to be one of the most reliable and qualified companies with highly skilled and qualified multilingual team. The staff’s academic and professional background along with their practical experience in the tourism industry, is partly what makes the team exceptional.  The team is comprised of a total of 32 people, including 14 drivers with a fleet of air-conditioned, fully insured minibuses, buses, and 4X4s; 6 permanent English, Spanish and French guides; together with operations, reservations, marketing, logistics, maintenance, and airport concierge teams. 



Due to the long experience in tourism of our team, we have broad skills in arranging and organizing the following:

- Tours and excursions
- Ground transfers

- Hotel accommodation

- Local transportation by both ferry and flights