Nungwi cultural village tour from Nungwi or Kendwa
- Nungwi Beach
- Turtle sanctuary
- Fish market
- Dhow building
All about the trip
Nungwi Village is located on the north coast of Zanzibar, there is a white sandy beach which is very conducive for swimming and beach relaxation. You will have a chance to visit the beaches and villages on the northern edge of Zanzibar on a half-day tour to Nungwi Beach where you’ll have free time to explore and play. You will also visit the aquariums, turtles sanctuaries, Nungwi fish market, and a place where traditional dhows are built.
Visit the dhow building capital and swim at the turtle sanctuary
Nungwi cultural village tour mainly focuses on the visit of the Nungwi village, sightseeing, and free time to relax at the white sand beach of the north. The best time to visit is in the early morning when the fish market is in full swing – depending on the catch the previous night you might see tuna, kingfish, dorado, and a variety of other large fish for sale. In the mornings, local fishermen (and women) wade out to the edge of the coral reef to catch a number of different small sea creatures including squid, octopus, pufferfish, and the occasional ray – their catch will be sold at the fish market throughout the day.
At Nungwi there are a number of very interesting things to see and do including the natural aquarium in which is a home endangered sea turtles and a variety of fish. The aquarium itself is a natural formation carved out from the coral bedrock by the erosion of millions of waves crashing against the shore. The depth of the water rises and falls with the tides providing a natural environment for its inhabitants.
While watching the white sails of the dhows go by, you might wonder how these impressive boats are made. The Nungwi Boat Yard is a riveting (if you’ll pardon the pun) experience where you’ll meet the shipyard owner and learn how the dhows are built; from the sourcing of the wood to the joints used and how they are launched.
Please note that the boat building tour is only available as part of the Nungwi village tour. Please also be aware that the village is the home and workplace of the local population and we ask you to respect their privacy – it is always best to ask before taking pictures. At the end of the walk, you can either relax on the sandy beaches or go swimming in the natural sea.
What is included in the price
- Experienced professional tour guide
- Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in a private car
- Entrances fees
- Transport waiting charge
- All taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees
What is not included in the price
- Medical insurance if needed
- Gratuities for tour guide
- International and domestic flights
- Visa fee (50 USD / 100 USD for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
- Airport/departure tax
- Personal expenses
Leave your valuables at the hotel, if possible.
Not wheelchair accessible.
This tour is not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.
The duration of transfers are approximate, from 15 minutes to 1,5 hours, the exact duration will depend on the time of day, the location where you are, and traffic conditions.
Bookings can only be accepted for persons under 15 years of age when accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them.
COVID-19 CLEAN AND SAFE
All vehicles are disinfected regularly after each ride. We have established set protocols that we follow to make sure all of these high touch areas are disinfected in every vehicle. An emergency plan has been designed which can be followed in case of an outbreak. In the event that a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19, we have action plans ready to implement. Medical support is available if required. Not all destinations have the same resources, so we anticipate the needs of our customers should they become ill.
General staff training is in place regarding new protocols to prevent the spread of Covid19.
This training is in various stages:
Initial: containing basic information about the illness, personal hygiene, the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and departmental procedures.
Follow-Up: reinforces the basic points and any improvements made. Plus, follows up employees’ concerns and needs.
This activity is organised by Safanta Tours and Travel comp., Chukwani street, P.O.BOX 3651, Urban/West Region, Zanzibar, Tanzania, +255 778 856 362, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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