Nakupenda Beach Day Tour In Zanzibar

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please let us know where are you staying?
    Kisauni Airport, Tanzania
    Zanzibar port, R5VV+F3H, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Nakupenda (In swahili means I LOVE YOU) is the name of an amazing sandbank located just off Stone town. A Full day trip dedicates Prison Islands giants tortoises visit, snorkeling, sunbathing, taste of Sea foods and seasonal fruits. Snorkeling off Prison island, viewing stunning array of colored corals and tropical fish of the islands before reaching our dream place Nakupenda. A place where brilliant birdlife exists, very white sand, limpid and crystalline water. You would live in the natural reserve that hospitable by its naturalistic and their proper pearls of Indian Ocean. The language of the white sands and their alternative sea appear and disappear. Enjoy our seasonal fruits, sand bathing and our Sea food lunch.
Relax on the sandbank or discover marine life around the sandbank before riding our motorboat or sailing back to Stone town.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nakupenda beach, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar Archipelago


Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, Stone town, zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar Archipelago

Visit and Snorkeling

Duration: 2 hours


Hotel pickup and drop-off

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Sea Food lunch

Soft Drinks

Fresh Fruits

Snorkeling equipments


Bottled water

Entry/Admission - Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve

Entry/Admission - Prison Island - Changuu Private Island


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Sep-2022

    Prison Island est vraiment une île superbe ! Alex, notre guide français, était très très gentil et donnait beaucoup d’explications sur l’histoire du lieu. Le repas du midi était DÉLICIEUX. Seul bémol, le paysage de Nakupenda un peu décevant…

  • 15-Aug-2022

    The tour took so much time . It was a bad management of time and completely unnecessary ! I would advise people to NOT take this tour . First , when we got the island we were given several times for like . First 11:30 , 12:00 , 12:30 . The food didn’t come until 1:30 . Many of guest weee exhausted waiting for food . The food was sitting until everything was cooked . The food was disgusting and COLD . I was so disappointed in the service , the laced attitude , and to have everyone waiting just get to cold food was a disaster !

  • 28-Jul-2022

    Nakupenda means "I Love You" because of the shape of the sand bank island. The sand was white, water blue and it was a great stop for a swim and sun.

  • 26-Apr-2022

    Transport parfait, ponctuel Guide français insignifiant, La prison et le sanctuaire des tortues, lieu extrêmement sale et mal entretenu, quant au déjeuner sur le banc de sable blanc au pas de courses, le retour par les échoppes bien ciblées… la ville, dommage

  • 02-Oct-2021

    It was amazing experience have fun enjoying the beach with BBQ food lunch. And good time to go is early morning to escape from be crouded.

  • 07-Feb-2021

    I would not book this tour again. It says English speaking, only one guy (who was not with us the entire time and he was great and very helpful) could speak English. The rest could not understand basic questions. Prison island is crowded with pushy people jumping in front of you to take a picture. Nakupenda beach was pretty. The lunch was horrible. I saw our guides burying trash and food in the sand and washing utensils and platters in sea water. I did not trust that the cleaned the fruit proper enough to eat it. It says in the tour description they will pick you up 30 minutes to an hour before the tour starts. Ours started at 8am, they told us they would pick us up at 8am, they weren’t there until 8:20. We asked the driver if he was here for us and stated the tour and he acted confused which made us feel uncomfortable riding with him and worried we weren’t in the correct taxi. The “captain” of the boat was not friendly. I was hoping booking through Vivatour that this tour would be a little bit more reliable than the ones the local people try to sell you on the beach, but it was not.

  • 05-Mar-2020

    Expérience assez mitigée car la visite de l'île Island ne nous apport pas grand chose . Un simple batiment pour la prison et l'espace tortue est très sale et abimée. Ensuite 40 minutes de bateau pour aller sur Nakupenda. Le repas est bon mais rien à faire et pas de Snorkeling comme indiqué car il y a des vagues et pas de poissons ! Retour déjà à 15 heures !

  • 03-Mar-2020

    Not so many tourist there. Very beautiful place, very clean. The corrals are good, the food was vert taste.

  • 23-Jan-2020

    Well, if u like sunshine and eating, kind of snorkelling... go there. I´ve been on a far more nice, intresting Blue safari. You can choose, its just tricky to find the right company.

  • 12-Jan-2020

    La Excusion se divide en cuatro partes : una primera recogida por el crucero : muy buena , mandaron mensaje a través de TripAdvisor y fueron muy puntales . Puntaje 10 La segunda : ida a Prision Island muy buen paseo , el barco típico de madera ( Gracias Aladino !!) pequeño de la zona , muy interesante conocer las tortugas gigantes y la vieja prision . Puntaje 10 La tercera : para mi la más linda : visita a Nakupenda Beach un lugar increíble, el mar fabuloso , el banco de arena que se forma es hermoso ! La atención de los guías excelente ! La comida riquísima !! Langosta , camarones , pescado , fruta fresca. Todo muy bien atendidos !!! Puntaje 10 La última etapa : visita a Stone Town : aquí el guía que no era guía. Muy desganado, nos llevo por unas calles muy feas y al final nos exigió su típ , a lo que le dijimos que habíamos pagado 75 dólares cada uno la Excusion , dijo e insistió en su típ , este último guía lo pongo una calificación muy mala puntaje 2 El balance es muy favorable por las tres primeras etapas aunque esta última reconozco que me desagrado Gracias TripAdvisor por la recomendación .

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