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Nungwi Beach Zanzibar

Zanzibar’s brilliant white beaches lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean provide the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun and take a break from some busy sightseeing. The beaches in Zanzibar are a paradise, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages, where the people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years. The waters between Zanzibar and Pemba are home to some excellent game fishing opportunities . Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel boats on offer vary according to the time of year, but are all large, twin screw craft, equipped to the highest international safety standards . Zanzibar’s best diving can be enjoyed at the northern tip of the island, home of Ras Nungwi Diving. This professional dive operation is located at Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel, and caters for all experience levels.

N Ras Nungwi , northern tip of Zanzibar

One thing you should be aware of when travelling to Zanzibar is that 99% of the beaches disappear under the water at high tide. This becomes very relevant when choosing your preferred accommodation since for an isolated location (as is the case in Ras . The lounge/bar is comfortably furnished with plenty of sofas and a littering of brightly coloured Zanzibari cushions. Having walked through this, then you pass through into the dining area. It is very hot in Zanzibar, and often hot water is not a prerequisite, however if you like that little bit of warmth in your water, then the Type A rooms would definitely be better.

N Ras Nungwi , northern tip of Zanzibar

Zanzibar was the center for the slave trade in east Africa and base for David Livingstone’s expeditions into the unexplored African interior. From the timeless Stone Town thick with the scent of cloves to endless beautiful beaches caressed by aquamarine waters, Zanzibar culminates in a spectacular explosion of the senses. Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel is an ideal location for all forms of water sports and is a perfect diving destination with its proximity to the some of Zanzibar’s best reefs. It has a fully equipped PADI diving centre on site and a resident diving instructor.

Zanzibar - Nungwi Beach

The local village of Nungwi is in close proximity so tourism and the local cultural heritage mingle on an everyday basis. The fish are still brought on the backs of bicycles, the local fisherman still use their picturesque Dhows to fish on, Zanzibar is still very much Zanzibar in the wild northern region. There is public transport to Kiwengwa village center. Nungwi Village Beach Resort is also for those adventurous guests looking for discerning and traditional atmosphere without sacrificing many comforts of modern day while preserving and balancing the delicate fauna and flora of the land and the sea. The whole resort has been constructed to epitomize this feeling.

Zanzibar - Nungwi beach

The Zanzibari chefs are renowned for sumptuous seafood buffets and spicy island fare, all freshly prepared. Breakfasts are traditionally centred around the variety of freshly prepared pastries and local fruits. Zanzibar’s best diving can be enjoyed at the northern tip of the island, home of Ras Nungwi Diving. This professional dive operation is located at Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel, and caters for all experience levels. Pool, table tennis, darts, board games (including Bau, a Zanzibarian favourite) and a TV room are available to hotel guests. Mountain bikes can be hired to explore the hotel’s environs, or you may just want to take long strolls on our unspoilt beach.

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  • Zanzibar Hotels May 7, 2010, 3:53 am

    Great blog post, you summed up the topics you wrote about very well. I really enjoy the seafood buffets that the local chefs make, there is just something so good about having BBQ king prawns on the beach.

  • Zanzibar Holiday March 12, 2014, 2:33 am

    Nungwi is great. It’s got such wonderful beaches and accommodation options to suit different budgets, from backpackers hotels to luxury resorts. I like that you can go kayaking, diving, or just take a walk along the white sandy beaches.

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