Nungwi Beach

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  • Address: Nugwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Family And Kids

Nungwi Beach - Review

Situated on the northern tip of Zanzibar island, Nungwi is a calm and peaceful seaside village with its own beach. One of the reasons why it is calm is also because most of the tourists visiting here can be found underwater. Nungwi is a major scuba-diving and snorkelling centre in Zanzibar. Enthusiasts recommend the night dives offered by many diving centers. These dives give you a chance to see many exotic underwater creatures. If underwater is not your thing, you can visit the Mnarani Aquarium near the lighthouse. It is a natural pond near the sea and rears tiny turtles till they are strong enough to be released in the sea. You should also catch the sight of fishing boats leaving the beach at sunset to go deep seas fishing. Another leisurely activity on the beach is the 2-hour sunset cruise to Kendwa. If you hire the whole dhow, it becomes a private cruise and you can stop wherever you feel is picturesque.

Nungwi Beach Information

  • There is an entrance fee of 10 USD for the Mnarani Aquarium.
  • You are likely to be harassed by locals for trying out their scuba-diving or snorkelling activities. Ignore them if you are not interested.
  • Take care of your belongings when on the beach.

How To reach Nungwi Beach by Public Transport

  • You can hire a car or ride the dala-dala to get here.
  • Hiring a taxi is another means of reaching here.

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TripHobo Highlights for Nungwi Beach

  • Nungwi Beach Address: Nugwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Nungwi Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Nungwi Beach Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Nungwi Beach(preferred time): 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nungwi Beach: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Nungwi Beach

  • 95% of people who visit Zanzibar include Nungwi Beach in their plan

  • 56.91% of people start their Nungwi Beach visit around 5 PM - 6 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Nungwi Beach

Monday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nungwi Beach

People normally club together Kendwa Beach and Tazari Caves while planning their visit to Nungwi Beach.

People also prefer to end their day with Nungwi Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar Reviews

  • Nungwi beach is arguably one of the best beaches in the world. The deep clear waters is magical. Had an amazing time here while staying at Sunset Dhow beach resort.

  • Loved it here. Swam in the Indian ocean. Picked up white sea shells. Played in the sand. Hang a drink and watched the sun set. Very easy to see why it made CNN's list of the 100 best beaches in the world. You will totally love it here.

  • The best beach in the world Stunning ! Movie like moments

  • Clean with sand so white. Good hotels along the beach. Loved it

  • A true wanderlust paradise. The finest of white sand, different colors of the sea, and plenty to do in Nungwi Beach. Just be ready for an onslaught of merchants and tour guides trying to sell their products or services. Firmly tell them "No thank you" and keep walking if you don't want to be stalled. Otherwise, enjoy this coastal heaven.

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