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Visiting Nungwi Beach Zanzibar

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Located at the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island, Nungwi Beach is known for its sugary crystal sand, azure sea water, and stellar sights. It is a significant destination spot for tourists to have look at a beautiful beach and stunning sunsets.

Explore Nungwi Beach

Explore Nungwi Beach

The Fishing Market

The Fishing Market

Fishing is the traditional activity in Nungwi Beach which was unchanged for centuries. The denizen piscators catch sea creatures and fishes which have never been seen before. It offers you a photogenic moment to capture. Dhow Boats Building is next to the fish market which lets you see the ancient techniques of building Dhow boats.

Adventure Sports and Beach Games

Adventure Sports and Beach Games

Nungwi Beach offers a fantastic boat ride to 'Mnemba Atoll.” It features a vast variety of rich and exotic aquatic life including an encounter with lovey-dovey Dolphins. This beach is the best place to discover Scuba diving and snorkeling. These adventure sports provide you an opportunity to explore marine life at its best. Hydrophobic! Or Non-swimmer! Don't panic. This beautiful place has immense for you to do. Volleyball and football are the most common games played by the locals and tourists as well. Moreover, you can have a leisure sunbath in the dazzling afternoon.

The Turtle Aquarium

The Turtle Aquarium

Situated at the northern end of the Nungwi Beach, Turtle Aquarium is the most popular site. It is formally named as 'The Mnarani Aquarium.” It provides an opportunity to non-swimmers to feed and visualize the sea turtles and other aquatic creatures. The aquarium features a natural coral pool where the turtles swim.

Sunset Cruises

Sunset Cruises

Nangwi Beach offers a majestic picturesque of sunset. You can explore the scenic beauty of sunset by traveling on cruises. The local and denizen orchestrate a sunset cruise every day in the evening from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. It allows you to experience the spectacular view of twilight with banana palm, coconut trees, and mangroves plant. The cool breeze and dusky surrounding throbs the heart of the sight viewers.

Nungwi Village

Nungwi Village

Located near the beach, Nungwi Village is widely famous among tourists. The village highlights the culture and tradition of Nungwi. It consists of various shops from where you can buy the products of daily utility.

Restaurants and Bars

Restaurants and Bars

Nungi Beach surrounded with multitudinous of bars and restaurants on its boundaries. These restaurants serve mouth-watering delicious cuisines and stunning beverages. You can have a wide variety of fusion eateries at a decent price in a great atmosphere. 'Le Macis” allows you to sit in a spectacular tropical garden with excellent tapas. If you want to have a romantic dinner with your partner, then 'Langi Langi” is the best restaurant to visit. For the lovers of Italian Cuisine, 'Mama Mia” serves tasty pizza and scrummy ice-creams. Party lovers don't get disappointed! Nungi has something for you too. Small cozy bar with rock music is a perfect combination. 'Mangi's Bar” is famous for its spontaneous night parties. Moreover, you can enjoy at 'Gerry's Bar,” 'Kendwa Rocks” and many more.

Nungwi Beach Zanzibar Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can book the tickets online through this website. It avails to the best offers and deals.

How To Get Around?

Boats and cruises are the only options to choose at Nungwi. You can walk on foot to explore the nearby spots. Moreover, you can hire a car at an affordable price from 'Galaxy Cross Road.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear bikinis and swimwear for swimming and beaches. Pack cotton shorts, loose-fitting trousers, and long skirts, along with tank tops or spaghetti. Bright color Sarongs will look fabulous for beaches. Printed dresses and jumpsuits will look fantabulous it with fashionable accessories. Sneakers, flip-flops, and flat sandals can opt as footwear. Avoid wearing high heels at the beach. Moreover, you can include a pair of sunglasses, a sunscreen lotion and a floppy hat for a daytime excursion.

Nungwi Beach Zanzibar Facts

Best Time to Visit

The cool and dry months of the spring season are perfect for exploring the exotic marine beauty. You can visit Nungi Beach from June to October. However, the months from December to February are also considered perfect for tropical islands.


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Will I Need a Guide?

No. this website is the best ever guide.

How To Get There?

You can reach Nungwi by car or bus. It takes two hours from Stone Town to arrive at this place. You can also hire a private cab or self-driven vehicle. If you are traveling from abroad, then Abeid Amani Karume International Airport is the gateway to this city. You can board the flight for this airport and can hire taxis for Nungwi.

Additional Info

Nungwi has immense to explore. But a little precaution can make your experience best. Make sure to cover your knees and shoulders while exploring the Nungwi Village. Do not take anything from the beach like seashells. Take care of your belongings and valuables. Carry plastic money, i.e., credit and debit cards instead of cash. Perform water and adventure sports carefully. Do not litter on the beach. You are recommended to book your tickets in advance as it will save your time and money.

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