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Zanzibar Coastal Tours

Nungwi Beach

Nungwi Beach is a small beach, located on the northern tip of Zanzibar about 1 to 2 hrs drive from Stone Town. It is famous for its fine white sand, unbelievably clear turquoise water, and its relaxed atmosphere and affordable accommodations. The beach is popular among scuba divers as it is close to the Mnemba Atoll.

Visitors can walk to the end of the beach and round the point to visit the village of Nungwi with its historic lighthouse and the Nungwi boat yard where traditional craftsmen build beautiful wooden dhows using hand tools only. Nungwi beach is Zanzibar’s most popular tourist destination, nicknamed ‘Jambo Square’ thanks to the relatively recent boom in foreign visitors.

Near the lighthouse is the Mnarani Aquarium / Sea Turtle Conservation Area whereby injured and baby turtles are raised until they are well enough to be released.,which is another quick adventure to experience while visiting Nungwi.

Another popular activity on Nungwi Beach is to take dhow cruises down the coast to Kendwa and back. Sunset cruises are spectacular and particularly popular. Because there is no reef on Nungwi Beach itself, you can also rent a dhow to take you snorkeling at the reef in Kendwa.

Nungwi beach has a variety of popular bars and restaurants on the beach to choose from.

Jambiani Beach

Jambiani Beach is located on the south central eastern shore of Unguja, the main island of Zanzibar and remains relatively untouched by commercial tourism. It is a beautiful beach, known for its pristine white, powdery sand. It is quite narrow on some sections and the beach is fully disappearing with the tide. Perfect for watching sunrises.It is secluded and far enough away from it all to truly isolate yourself from the modern world and enjoy a nice quality (‘me/us’ )time.

There are no swimming pools, casinos or discos, only a few small rustic beach bars, and for the most part no electricity except at some of the local guest houses. One of the most beautiful and undeveloped tourist beaches in the world.

The beach offers a few attractions including a seaweed farm, a traditional herbalist, and a nearby cave  worth exploring.It offers high tide, low tide, beach bottom.

showing all kinds of seaweeds and various species, waves, quiet waters, surf great for throwing kites.

If you love a white beaches, simply life and calm evenings. There are hotels, bungalows, guesthouses for every budget. Visit Jambiani for a low key quality time amazing adventure for all ages.

Kendwa Beach

Kendwa Beach is on the Northwest coast, just 3 km south of Nungwi at the northernmost tip of Unguja, the main island of Zanzibar. The difference between high and low tides is slight, great for swimming any time of day. The beach is fine white sand in some places and ground sea shells in others, the water is an incredible turquoise blue, and watching the local boat traffic off the coast at sunset . Kendwa Beach is popular among the younger budget traveler that seeks a nice mix of beautiful beach, affordable accommodations, and beach parties. Most popular for its full moon parties for nightlife experience. It offers amazing choices of seafood for an affordable price ,and the locals are quite friendly,Great for destination weddings or other celebrations. There are a variety of small hotels to fit most any traveler’s budget. Most have affordable restaurants and bars right on the beach, and dining in your bathing suit is common. Snorkeling, diving and boat trips can all be organized to your preference and budget.

Paje Beach

Paje Beach is located on the East coast of Unguja, the main island of Zanzibar and remains relatively untouched by commercial tourism which makes it known as the cleanest beach in zanzibar by far.The Sea is incredibly warm and allows to swim under the moonshine.

Paje Is quite serene ,not crowded,hence perfect for kiting and provides opportunity to unwind and relax at low tide.

The authenticity and kindness of the locals is incredibly beautiful.The food is amazing and they have great restaurant choices.