About Nakupenda Beach

Nakupenda is the name of an amazing sandbank located just off Stone town. A full day excursion includes Prison Island’s giant- tortoises' visit, snorkeling, sunbathing, tasting the seafood and seasonal fruits! Snorkeling, viewing stunning array of colored corals and tropical fish of the islands makes it a dream place!  A place where brilliant bird life, white sands, and crystaline waters! .Relax on the sandbank or discover the marine life around the sandbank before riding on the motorboat or sailing back to Stone Town!

Must See

  • See the giant tortoises of Prison Island
  • Go off-shore to experience a beautiful, trash-free Zanzibar beach
  • Seafood lunch features Zanzibar flavors
  • Snorkeling and sand banking at Nakupenda beach
  • Zanzibar Archipelago

How to reach

  • Take a taxi from the Zanzibar City centre to Stone Town via Nyerere Road
  • Take a ferry from Stone Town to Nakupenda Beach


  • Do not litter and throw trash on the beach.
  • High tides are often observed, so visitors are requested to take care.
  • Lifeguards are available.
  • Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.
  • Outside food is allowed.
  • Pets are also allowed near the beach.
  • There are restroom facilities available at the beach and changing rooms.

Visit Time

Sunday : 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Monday : 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Tuesday : 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Wednesday : 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Thursday : 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Friday : 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Saturday : 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

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Time you can spend

3 to 4 hours


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