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

  • 29.61% of people who visit Zanzibar include Nungwi Beach in their plan

  • 65.33% of people start their Nungwi Beach visit around 5 PM - 6 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Nungwi Beach

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

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

People normally club together Tazari Caves and Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park 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

Nungwi Beach Trips

Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar Reviews

  • The beaches of Nungwi are just out of this world.The crystal clear water, powdery soft white sand, great choice of quirky restaurants and coffee shops.It has bit of the "Maledives" feel.

  • nice beaches but are not developed to meet the qualities of Copacabana or Ibiza

  • Cool hakuna matata

  • 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.

  • Beautiful place to go around island!

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