About Nungwi

Nungwi is a charming little village at the northern tip of Zanzibar. Nungwi is blessed to have a beautiful beach with glorious sunset points and sands! Enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing. Take the Nungwi sunset cruise to Kendhwa and explore the beauty in the scenes! Tasty curry and masala meals await you with the best seafood cuisine in the world - Nungwi has a lot to offer ranging from best nightlife to bit of exercise, a bit of culture and a bit of history all in a fun half day trip on a bicycle around Nungwi!

Must See

  • Enjoy the sunset on the beach
  • Scuba dive around Mnemba Atoll
  • Take a 2-hour sunset cruise on a dhow down to Kendwa and back 
  • Visit the Mnarani Aquarium/Sea Turtle Conservation area
  • Adventure around the Northern region of Zanzibar with 'Zanzibar Cycling Adventures'. Zanzibar Cycling Adventures is an exciting new tour taking people around some hidden and beautiful places in the northern
  • Deep Sea Fishing with "Hooked on Fishing", Z Hotel, Nungwi Beach. villages of Zanzibar.
  • Parasailing

How to reach

From Stone Town the journey on surface roads takes between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the delays of road obstacles and police checkpoints, and a number of stops the driver makes en route. There are several options available :

  • Hire a car and self-drive: 50 USD / day

Book a shuttle bus to collect you from your current accommodation and drop you directly at your next accommodation- this costs around $10 and the shuttle can be booked online (which is a major advantage). The convenience of a taxi for far less money. 

  • Hotel-arranged transport in private car or 4WD: 50-60 USD each way
  • Hire a taxi from Stone Town ferry terminal: 15.000-40.000 TZS (10-30 USD) each way depending on which part of Nungwi and how many passengers would be traveling. Remember to NEGOTIATE!
  • Ride a dala dala bus #116 from Darajani/Creek Road in Stone Town: 2.000 TZS (1 USD) per person is the regular price, but some dala dala operators may insist you pay a "tourist rate" of 3000-5000 TZS.


  • Although Nungwi is a quite friendly and safe place to be, there have however been some theft cases whereby the guests' belongings were stolen.
  • Some basic care should be taken whilst handling money. Most of the hotels do have a safe for keeping guest's money which should be used for storing valuables.
  • Drink water from bottles, tap water should not be used.
  • Children need to be accompanied at all times.
  • Wheelchair accessibility is available.
  • The shuttle services are the most efficient and best option to roam around.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Photography is allowed on the premises.

Visit Time

Sunday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Monday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Tuesday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Wednesday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Thursday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Friday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Saturday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Sunday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

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  • Scuba dive around Mnemba Atoll - 180 USD with East Africa Diving for double dive. Scuba diving on sites closer to Nungwi will save you 30 USD per day.
  • Mnarani Aquarium/Sea Turtle Conservation area 10.000 TZS or 10 USD per person)
  • 2-hour sunset cruise on a dhow down to Kendwa and back (15 USD per person).
  • Private Cruise: 40 USD
  • Parasailing :  80 USD per person.
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