Fly to Nungwi In Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Nungwi, Zanzibar

Nungwi is one of Zanzibar’s spectacular fishing villages, filled with five-star luxury resorts, breathtaking scenery and a wide range of water activities. It’s renowned for its white sand beach, which was recognized in 2014 as one of World’s best beaches. The traditional fishing village is located at the northern tip of the island of Unguja.

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Main Attractions

The Mnarani Marine Turtle Conservation Pond

Located in Nungwi near the lighthouse, the Mnarani Marine Turtle Conservation Pond is a natural tidal pool located behind the beach in the coral rock. The conversation shelters hawksbill and green sea turtles in the lagoon. There’s also a small aquarium for sea turtles called "Jambo Square" in Nungwi.

Nungwi Beach

This picture-perfect beach lined with wide palms makes Nungwi a favourite place for tourists every year. It’s relatively quiet most of the time, and it offers a wide range of things to do such as paragliding, Jet Ski, surfing and scuba diving. It’s a great place to relax and unwind if you are looking for seclusion before returning to the other parts of the island.

Dr. Bulugu Gallery

Dr. Bulungu Gallery features a wide range of art and crafts – original paintings created by the local artists in Nungwi. Here you’ll find a collection of unique paintings and artworks in different sizes. It’s definitely a place to visit while in Nungwi.

Tazari Caves

Located just outside Nungwi, Tazari Caves are underground caves in Zanzibar covering an area of more than 100km2. The caves are said to be the biggest in Zanzibar and one of the largest limestone caves in Tanzania. They are situated just a short distance from the ocean shores. The interior part of the caves features large cone-shape stalactites and stalagmites, you will also see crab spiders and bats. It’s a must-visit while in Nungwi!

How to get here

  • Fly: From Dar es Salaam, you can fly to Pemba or Zanzibar and take a dala-dala to Nungwi.
  • Drive: You can reach Nungwi via dala-dala, public bus or taxi from Stone Town.

 



Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Nungwi is between June and October and from December to February.

  • High Season: June - October
  • Low Season: March-May
  • Best weather: September – October
  • Worst weather: mid-March to late May, November

Unique Experiences

  • Throughout the year:  Tourists can visit Nungwi any time of the year if they want to mingle with the locals, fish and spend quality time for those who want to be alone.
  • Season Dependant: Water sports are ideal between July - August, and February – March

Popular Activities

  • Fishing
  • Watch how the locals make dhows at the dhow boatyard.
  • Snorkel in the colourful coral reef.
  • Scuba Diving
  • Jet Ski

For more fun in Zanzibar, we suggest you search and compare tours we have available on the Island.

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  • The last Omani Sultans left in 1963 and Zanzibar only then joined with mainland Tanganyika to form Tanzania.
  • Of all the ghosts and demons, fable has it that Popo Bawa is the most fearful. Look out!

The closest airport is Zanzibar

Reasons to Visit

  • History and culture
  • Marvel at the incredible doorways
  • Night Market at Forodhani Gardens
  • Great Italian gelati!
  • Numerous annual festivals
  • Boat trips to nearby islands
  • Friendly and kind people
  • Feel the lifestyle of the Zanzibaris

City Tips

  • Tanzania does not accept old US dollar notes, make sure you have series 2009 or newer
  • Do not exchange money with street sellers; banks usually offer the best rates
  • It is advisable to hire a driver when hiring a car. Drivers are not expensive.
  • Internet Cafes are numerous. Do not conduct data sensitive work and ensure to log out.

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