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  08 February 2021       Muzna Amina       5 min read

A paradise for adventure lovers, Zanzibar is a perfect tourist destination. The pristine beaches are serene and breathtaking, and visitors can find excellent accommodation and facilities. The locals are helpful and friendly, and the food is delicious and unique. In Stone Town, guests can explore ancient ruins and learn about the rich heritage and history of the region. For those who like excitement and adventure, Zanzibar offers fun activities such as surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, kiteboarding, parasailing, and kayaking! Here are the 8 best places for kayaking in Zanzibar!

Kayaking Paddle Paddling

Kayaking Paddle Paddling, Image Source: Oladapo Olusola from Pixabay

1. Nungwi Beach

Nungwi Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar. Visitors can enjoy the scenic views of white sands, crystal clear turquoise waters, and swaying palm trees. They can stay at the luxurious Zanzibari that offers private, well equipped rooms, and a spa, where guests can enjoy soothing massages, de-stressing skin care remedies, and beauty treatments. The boutique hotel allows you to rent kayaking equipment so you can explore the waters, and enjoy the scenic views of the beach.

2. Paje Beach

The stunning Paje Beach is an excellent kayaking spot. One can enjoy breathtaking views of the glorious sunsets, soft sands, blue ocean, and lush vegetation. Tourists can relax or walk at the beach, go for a cooling swim, or eat fresh seafood! They can rent a Synergy, a two-seater kayak that is fast and efficient because of its length!

3. Jambiani Beach

Jambiani Beach is a pristine and tranquil location, perfect for water sports especially kayaking! Visitors can spot stunning marine creatures such as sea cucumbers, starfish, and sea urchins, and meet with the friendly locals who can provide delicious seafood. If tourists are not on budget, they can go to the famous Rock Restaurant for a tasty and unforgettable meal. Kayaking is fun, and tourists can hire experts for guidance.

The Rock Restaurant

The Rock Restaurant, Image Source: darkeyed from Pixabay

4. Mnemba Atoll

The gorgeous Mnemba Atoll is one of the top spots in Zanzibar for water sports. The heavenly beach is home to a stunning coral reef, and colorful marine creatures such as white moray eel, sea stars, pufferfish. angelfish, lobsters, rays, octopuses, flounders, scorpion fish, and dolphins! Tourists can rent the Vaya, a safe and playful kayak that is easy to carry, lightweight, and suitable for young kayakers!

5. Menai Bay

At Menai Bay Conservation Area, tourists can go on professionally guided kayaking tours with Kayak Zanzibar. The trips are tailored to suit individual needs and items such as kayaks, paddles, and life vests are stable, reliable, and of good quality. Guests can enjoy a safe trip in the beautiful Menai Bay Conservation Area, which supports marine life, and brings tourists close to nature. 

6. Pemba Island

Kayaking among the mangroves in Pemba Island is an extraordinary experience that can add extra value to any vacation. The remote Island is home to colorful coral reefs, manta rays, deep sea turtles, green pigeons, crowned hornbills, malachite kingfishers, Pemba vervet monkeys, African goshawk, Pemba Flying Fox (a fruit bat), red colobus monkeys, owls, palm nut vultures, antelopes, and violet breasted sunbirds! Tourists can enjoy a relaxing kayaking experience, and spot the spectacular flora and fauna.

Pemba Island

Pemba Island, Image Source: parusciom from Pixabay

7. Dongwe Beach

Another great kayaking destination is the beautiful Dongwe Beach where tour guides and equipment such as life jackets, kayaks, and paddles, are easily available at suitable costs! Kayaking among the mangroves and the crystalline waters is memorable and helps tourists escape the crowds and tensions of daily life as they connect with nature. 

8. Kendwa Beach

Kendwa Beach is known for its crystal clear water, sandy beach, full moon parties, and peaceful environment. Tourists can find comfortable accommodation, including facilities such as airy rooms, internet, and spa treatments. They can hire guides, and kayaks, so they can enjoy an exciting and fulfilling kayaking experience at Kendwa!

Kendwa Beach

Kendwa Beach, Image Source: Anton Olivier from Pixabay



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