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Our most recommended things to do in Nungwi

From Kendwa: Mnemba Boat Trip and Dolphin Snorkel Adventure

1. From Kendwa: Mnemba Boat Trip and Dolphin Snorkel Adventure

09H00 we pick you up at the Nungwi or Kendwa by boat and start cruising by searching the dolphins and swimming with them as we head to Mnemba conservation area, after reaching Mnemba conservation area we start doing snorkeling around the coral reefs, then if there is low tide we cruise to the sandbank. 13H00 We take you back to Nungwi or Kendwa beach and drop you of to the nearest beach of your hotel

Zanzibar: Nungwi Turtle Aquarium Guided Half-Day Trip

2. Zanzibar: Nungwi Turtle Aquarium Guided Half-Day Trip

Discover all there is to know about sea turtles at Mnarani Aquarium in the small village of Nungwi. Get a chance to feed and swim with the turtles in their natural lagoon pond. Find out how the aquarium rehabilitates sea turtles once they have recovered any injuries caused by being caught in nets. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Zanzibar and be driven to the village of Nungwi on the northern tip of Zanzibar Island. Near the lighthouse, visit Mnarani Aquarium and its turtles with your guide; Mnarani means the "place of the lighthouse" in Swahili. Discover a large, natural tidal pool in the coral rock behind the beach where the turtles swim. It was initially set up to rehabilitate and study marine turtles caught in fishing nets. The project was developed to ensure that local baby turtles were also protected. Buy some seaweed from the turtles' carers to feed them or get into the pool for a closer encounter to swim with them. Learn all about the rehabilitation project and the efforts to protect local baby turtles. Gain an insight into the life cycle of turtles, their food, and more.

Mnemba: African Maldives Day Tour with Lunch

3. Mnemba: African Maldives Day Tour with Lunch

Prepare to be captivated by the exquisite allure of Mnemba Island. Embark on a remarkable day of sightseeing in the serene natural beauty of the African Maldives. Relax on your journey with hotel pickup and lunch included. Your adventure begins as you board a boat at Nungwi beach or muyuni beach . Set sail to the dolphin spot, where you'll have the exhilarating opportunity to swim and frolic with these magnificent creatures . It's an enchanting encounter with nature you won't soon forget. Next, your destination is Mnemba Island, a haven for underwater enthusiasts. Dive into the crystal-clear waters for an awe-inspiring snorkeling experience, surrounded by vibrant marine life and stunning coral reefs. After your aquatic adventures, unwind on the island's pristine beach while relishing a selection of fresh, tropical fruits. Let the tranquility of the surroundings wash over you. As the day unfolds, sail back to Nungwi beach, taking in the picturesque coastal views. It's a serene journey that allows you to savor the beauty of Zanzibar's coastline. Recharge with a sumptuous lunch at an ocean-view restaurant, where you can savor delectable dishes while enjoying the soothing sound of waves lapping at the shore. Finally, your unforgettable day concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Zanzibar: Jozani Forest, Kuza Cave & Blue Lagoon

4. Zanzibar: Jozani Forest, Kuza Cave & Blue Lagoon

Spend an exciting and active day out and about in Zanzibar with this full-day combo package, ideal for couples and families. Save time and optimize your traveling experience with this private tour option. Visit many famous sights around Zanzibar including Jozani Forest where you will interact in close proximity with beautiful and friendly Red Colobus Monkeys. Enjoy some snorkeling and take time to explore the pristine coral reef at Blue Lagoon Atoll Zanzibar. Discover Starfish Beach, a quiet and relaxing starfish spot great for both kids and adults. Explore the amazing natural atmosphere of Kuza Cave Jambian. Visit The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar and savor some delicious food with one of the most iconic views of Zanzibar.

Zanzibar: North Coast and Turtle Sanctuary Tour

5. Zanzibar: North Coast and Turtle Sanctuary Tour

The most popular beaches of Zanzibar are in Nungwi. This is mostly because the tides do not have such a huge impact on the beach. But, did you know that Nungwi is also the capital of local dhow manufacturing? Find out all about how these impressive sailing vessels are made and get the chance to see local craftsmen in action. Later, enjoy lunch including one complimentary drink at a local restaurant. After that, experience a real turtle sanctuary. Here, turtles are treated and healed of any illnesses before being released to the ocean. Get the chance to swim with these incredible animals and feed them.  All fees paid here contribute towards turtle welfare and the education of tourists on their impact on the local environment.

From Zanzibar: Nyerere National Park Game Drive with Lunch

6. From Zanzibar: Nyerere National Park Game Drive with Lunch

Set off on a day trip from Zanzibar for a game drive in Nyerere National Park. Spot the game reserve's diverse wildlife, including rhinos, hippos, giraffes, elephants, and more. Relax safe in the knowledge that your transportation and food are sorted for the day. After pickup from your hotel, you will be driven to Zanzibar airport, where you will meet your guide for your safari briefing and assistance with check-in. Then, board your flight to Mtemere airstrip, right by the main entrance to Selous Game Reserve/Nyerere National Park. Then, start your safari, keeping your eyes peeled for the diverse wildlife of the Mimbo, including African bush elephants, south-central black rhinos, hippos, lions, African wild dogs, giraffes, zebras, and crocodiles. Take a short break for your safari bush lunch before getting back to the action. Finally, head back to the airstrip to catch your flight back to Zanzibar, where your driver will return you to your hotel. Itinerary: Hotel pickup 6:00 AM-6:30 AM: Flight 6.45 AM: Start safari game drive 1:30 PM: Lunch 3:30 PM: Finish safari game drive 4:15 PM: Fly back to Zanzibar

Zanzibar: Baraka Turtle Aquarium Tour with Hotel Transfers

7. Zanzibar: Baraka Turtle Aquarium Tour with Hotel Transfers

Hop aboard a comfortable car at your accommodation in Zanzibar in the morning and relax as you guide takes you to the Baraka Natural Aquarium. Use your included ticket to gain access to this sanctuary where turtles enjoy access to a beautiful lagoon with turquoise waters. Have the option to feed the turtles, snap photos of them enjoying their habitat, or go for a dip while surrounded by these fantastic creatures. Feel good knowing that you are supporting the rehabilitation of turtles that have been purchased from fishmen or injured. Meet these majestic creatures before they are released back into the wild. Return to your accommodation in Zanzibar in the early afternoon with unforgettable memories of the time that you spend with the turtles.

Zanzibar: Airport Transfers

8. Zanzibar: Airport Transfers

Book a Zanzibar Taxi while in Zanzibar, never worry about how you're getting somewhere with us. Get around the North / South or even east cost of the Zanzibar You'll choose the pickup area you want to be taken in and your drop-off destinations. On this transfer, you'll enjoy a reliable private taxi while in Zanzibar. Driven comfortably in a private, air-conditioned vehicle This a perfect choice for travellers coming in from the airport. Choose the area you want to be driven to and from where. No worries about the prices we range from 20$ - 50$. SEE OUR POPULAR PRICES VIA DESTINATIONS : Airport - Stone-Town 20$ Airport - Bububu / Chuini / Kama 23$ Airport - Uroa / chwaka 50$ Airport - Paje / Jambiani/Michamvi 50$ Airport- Matemwe / Kiwengwa / 50$ Airport - Nungwi / Kendwa 50$

Snorkeling and swimming with dolphins in mnemba island

9. Snorkeling and swimming with dolphins in mnemba island

Activities starts at 8:30 AM by Motor boat from Muyuni beach or North of Zanzibar beach, we start our pickup 40 minutes before the boat departure. and they will take 45 minutes by boat from North beach (Nungwi and Kendwa) and 30 minute from Muyuni beach. First stop will be at the Dolphin point, by which our client will have an opportunity to swim with dolphins, then after we will go to Mnemba marine conservation area to do snorkeling on the nice coral reef which is home to a variety of colorful fish species e.g Nemo, Dorry fish, Grouper fish, Zebra fish, Connet fish, Rainbow fish, Morena fish, Trumpet fish etc, then after we will go to the sandbank, but the sandbank appearance will depend on the level of sea tide. The trip starts from 8:30 AM and finishes 12:30 PM.

Quad Adventures in Zanzibar: Nungwi / Kendwa

10. Quad Adventures in Zanzibar: Nungwi / Kendwa

First, immerse yourself in the serene beach experience with characters like beautiful waves, warm sunshine, the melodic sound of waves, clear blue water, and birds chirping. It's a tranquil haven that captivates the senses. Next, discover the charming village where joyous locals welcome you with open arms. Engage in their way of life, sharing in their culinary traditions as you participate in cooking activities. Delight in the diverse dishes that showcase the essence of their culture. Finally we make a stop at Kendwa Beach, which is the fourth most beautiful beach in the world. Kendwa Beach is renowned for its pristine white sand, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and stunning sunset views. there we taste some fresh local fruit while enjoying the beautiful scenery . we also observe the arrival of the fishermen and the lively fish market. Price included: *Transfer from your hotel go and back (Nungwi/Kendwa +10km) * Quad CF Moto 520 brand new * Guided QUAD excursions through Zanzibar's beautiful village landscapes. *Fruit and refreshments (fruit juice, soda, water) *High-quality images and video for free

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(44 reviews)

Amazing! The guide and captain were fantastic. The waves were too high and the ocean was a bit rough so the dolphins were not visible but our guides searched for them and made sure we got to take pictures of them from the safety of our boat. The captain steered the boat well and made us feel safe. The guide was extremely helpful as well. Great experience!

We had the most incredible time on this tour. We were picked up from our hotel, brought out to swim with the dolphins, brought to an island to take photos and given a fresh fruit platter, and finally snorkelled. It was an amazing experience and our guides Boston and Barnaba were so much fun and provided a great day for us

Great tour, we were picked up by boat right on the beach from our hotel and taken to the dolphins. There we were able to swim with them. Then you go snorkeling and see lots of fish and corals. Finally you go to a sandbank and get fresh fruit before you are taken back to your hotel. Highly recommended.

Our daughter really liked it, we were almost alone there, my wife got bitten by a turtle on her finger 😀. We can recommend it to anyone who wants to swim with turtles and not in a concrete box, the lagoon is very beautiful. The service from the provider was perfect and our guide was very attentive

A-MAZING. Book. It! Such a fantastic experience with amazing guides who go out their way to leave you satisfied. Thank you Captain Barnaba Tours!!