Zanzibar Beaches

 

Nungwi beach

Nungwi – the best beach in Zanzibar. Located in the north of the island. Unlike most of other beaches in Zanzibar there is no problem of low tide. Rocks overhanging the white sand create a unique landscape. Shore and seabed: sand.

Zanzibar island, Nungwi beach

Nungwi – the best beach in Zanzibar. Located in the north of the island. Unlike most of other beaches in Zanzibar there is no problem of low tide. Rocks overhanging the white sand create a unique landscape. Shore and seabed: sand. 

This beach ranks #45 of the “Best beaches in the World”
Hotels 

There is a large choice of hotels on the beach. However, we advise to book in advance, especially during high season (July-August and December).

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How to get there 

Fly to Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ). (Or it may be cheaper fly to Dar es Salaam, and next get to Zanzibar by ferry or by plane.) Then take a taxi.

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When to go

Any time of year, except for the Big rainy season (April-May) and the Small rainy season (November-December).

 

Kendwa beach

Zanzibar island, Kendwa beach

Kendwa – one of the best beaches in Zanzibar island. This popular beach is beautiful and has no defects. Shore and seabed: sand.
This beach ranks #2 of the “Best beaches in Zanzibar”
Hotels

The beach has no many hotels. However, there are a variety of options ranging from budget guesthouses to exclusive luxury hotels.

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How to get there

Fly to Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ). Then take a taxi.

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When to go


Avoid rainy seasons, which in Zanzibar are April-May and November-December.

 

Paje beach

Zanzibar island, Paje beach, bar

Paje – beach in Zanzibar island. As everywhere in the east coast beach is not suitable for swimming at a low tide. However this place is popular due to its beauty. Also it’s good to kite surf here. Shore and seabed: sand.
This beach ranks #3 of the “Best beaches in Zanzibar”
Hotels

This beach hosts cheapest Zanzibar guesthouses.

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How to get there

Fly to Zanzibar International Airport. Next hire a taxi.

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When to go

The rainy season in Zanzibar lasts from April to May and from November to December.

 

Mnemba island

Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mnemba island, beach cinema

Mnemba is a small private island near the coast of Zanzibar in Tanzania. Despite of some rewards, the beach is rather mediocre, even by the standards of Zanzibar. Shore and seabed: sand, stones.

This beach ranks #4 of the “Best beaches in Zanzibar”
Hotels

and Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge is the only accomodation option in Mnemba. This is a premium eco-friendly hotel. As for “eco”, this means that most of decor looks ugly. As the room price starts from $2300 per night, the property is extremely overpriced.

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How to get there

Fly to Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ). Next take a taxi to the northwest coast of Zanzibar island. Resort’s boat will take you to Mnemba.

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When to go


The best time to travel to Zanzibar is a dry season in January-February and from June to October (sea water a little colder during this second period).

 

Kiwengwa beach

Zanzibar island, Kiwengwa beach, sunbeds

Kiwengwa – beach in Zanzibar. Though there is a problem of strong low tide in some parts of shore, it is one of the best beaches in the east coast of Zanzibar. Shore and seabed: sand.
This beach ranks #5 of the “Best beaches in Zanzibar”

Hotels

There are mostly expensive hotels located in the village.

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How to get there

Fly to Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ). Then hire a taxi.

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When to go

Any time of year, except for the April-May and November-December, as it is the rainy season.

 

Dongwe beach

Zanzibar island, Dongwe beach

Dongwe – beach in the east of Zanzibar island. The beach is beautiful, but at low tide water is shallow and it is impossible to swim. Beach: sand. Seabed: sand, stones.

This beach ranks #6 of the “Best beaches in Zanzibar”
 
Hotels

There are just a few hotels near the beach. We recommend to choose a good hotel with its own good beach.

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How to get there

Fly to Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ). Then take a taxi.

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When to go

Any time of year except for the rainy season (April-May, November-December).

 

Matemwe beach 

Zanzibar island, Matemwe Retreat hotel beach

Matemwe – beautiful beach, but suffering from the problem of strong low tides, – the main disatvantage of Zanzibar east coast. Beach: sand. Seabed: sand, stones.
This beach ranks #7 of the “Best beaches in Zanzibar”

Hotels


The village has a dozen of hotels, – mostly quite expensive.

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How to get there 

Fly to Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ). Then take a taxi.

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When to go 

Any time of the year, except for the rainy season (the Big rainy season is in April-May, the Small rainy season is in November-December).

 

 Bwejuu beach

 Zanzibar island, Bwejuu beach

Bwejuu – beach in the east of Zanzibar island. As well as on the nearby beach of Paje coastal scenery is beautiful, but it’s impossible to swim at low tide. Beach: sand. Seabed: sand, stones. [

This beach ranks #8 of the “Best beaches in Zanzibar”

Hotels


The village has mainly super cheap guesthouses. However, few expensive luxury hotels are also available.

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How to get there

Fly to Zanzibar Airport. Next hire a taxi.

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When to go 

Any time, except for the rainy months in April-May and in November-December.

 

Kizimkazi beach

Zanzibar island, Kizimkazi beach, The Residence hotel

Kizimkazi – beach in the south-west of Zanzibar island. Most of coast is unsuitable for swimming at low tide, as the water becomes shallow. Beach sand. Seabed: sand, stones.
This beach ranks #9 of the “Best beaches in Zanzibar”

Hotels


There are no much hotels on the coast. However, you can find both cheap as well as luxury types of accommodations.

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How to get there 

Fly to Zanzibar International Airport. Then take a taxi.

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When to go 

Any time of the year, except for the Big rainy season in April-May. We also recommend to avoid the Small rainy season in November-December.

 

Pongwe beach

Zanzibar island, Pongwe beach

Pongwe – mediocre beach in the east of Zanzibar suffering from a typical problem of strong low tides. Beach: sand. Seabed: sand, stones.
This beach ranks #10 of the “Best beaches in Zanzibar”
 Hotels 

There are few hotels near the beach, but they are poorly presented in international booking systems.

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How to get there

Fly to Zanzibar Airport. Next follow by a taxi.

Find flights to Pongwe

When to go 

Avoid rainy season in April-May and in November-December.

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