en.infoglobe.cz » Tanzania, Zanzibar: Nungwi – Visiting Paradise

Tanzania, Zanzibar: Nungwi – Visiting Paradise

Published: 23.11.2019
I learned about Zanzibar by chance from a colleague from work. He told me about beaches with sand as white as he had never seen in his life. Which impressed me so much that I decided to come here. Will I convince you?

molo na pláži Nungwi

Zanzibar is an island of spices, so almost everyone knows it. It is located in the Indian Ocean and is part of the East African Republic of Tanzania. We fly 12 hours long, we can also see Kilimanjaro from the window. After landing you need to fill in the immigration form and pay $ 50 for the visa. Since the luggage belts do not work here at the airport, everyone is transported manually. A bus will take us to the hotel along a broken road. In the heat and damp, it is like deliverance when a large gate opens, and there the hotel staff are waiting for us with a cold welcome drink, wet towels for refreshment and sliced mango. I've never eaten sweeter. We are in paradise!

pláž Nungwi

We are staying in the northern part of the island in Nungwi. We choose this area because there is the smallest difference between the tides. The beach is sandy, white, just as my colleague described. I didn't see whiter sand. The ocean is clean, the water plays in all shades of blue. There is a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. We meet local Masai who have their own shops here and at the same time act as a hotel security. In the evening on the beach they perform their traditional dance. If you go along the beach to Kendwa, you can see a large number of hotels, painters and other small souvenirs. Pay attention to the tide, because you could not go back along the beach, but the local fisherman would have to take you back by boat. If you set off on the other side of the beach, you can watch the fishermen repair their boats. At the time of low tide, the retreats up to a kilometer, boats lie here, cows graze on the beach, local women collect squid and algae among the exposed corals.

procházející se krávy na pláži po odlivu   místní ženy při sběru chobotnic a řas

We take a guided tour of the village of Nungwi. It tells us about how local people live and how Masai live in the Ngorongoro region where they come from. We come to the outskirts of the village, where the school is located, children have just an hour of gym. There are brick houses in the village, mothers with children sit in front of the house and prepare food. As we have learned, the island is harvested several times a year, so people have a good time here. We come to a small market where locals rest in the shade of trees. At the northernmost point of the island called Ras Nungwi, there has been a lighthouse since 1886, close to the Mnarani Aquarium, where you can see dozens of endangered turtles, namely real and giant cards. We're going back. Sunset into the sea has its magic. After dark, it's a great experience to go to the beach with a flashlight and watch the crabs coming out of the sand. There are a lot of them here.

děti ve vesnici Nungwi   plážový obchod s obrazy zdejšího umělce

západ slunce na pláži Nungwi

GPS: 5°43'25.8"S 39°17'45.1"E

Text and photos: Veronika Kocmanová

Discussion at the article (0)

Related Articles

Tanzania: Wild Animals Within Reach I – Let's Begin
Published: 1.10.2016
Today we go far far away. We set off to places where I fulfilled my dreams of taking pictures of wild cats. I wished for a flight to Africa a long time ago. Tanzania was my first choice. I took my daughter to safari. I made preparations ahead, read some basic information about the country, flora and fauna, the latter being the most interesting for me.

Tanzania, Zanzibar: Stone Town – Former Slave Dock
Published: 30.11.2019
If you visit Zanzibar, do not miss its capital, Stone Town, with its rich history. It was also put on the UNESCO list.

Tanzanie, Zanzibar: Prison Island – Giant Tortoise and Spice Farm
Published: 7.12.2019
Our next trip is to visit Prison Island or Changuu Island. We come here with a small boat from the capital. The name Prison Island can be translated as a prison island, which is somewhat misleading. The prison has never been here before. The island served only as a temporary residence for disobedient slaves.

Tanzania, Zanzibar: Kizimkazi, Jozani Forest – Cruise with Dolphines and Jozani Primaveal Forest
Published: 14.12.2019
Kizimkazi is a small village in Zanzibar, where dolphins are found in the bay. It lies in the southern part of the island, some 50 km (31mi) from the capital city. Dolphin watching and the opportunity to swim with them is a great tourist attraction, which the locals are well aware of. So we are also tempted.

Tanzania: Wild Animals at Hand II – Safari, Hurey!
Published: 8.10.2016
So we got some basic knowledge last time. Finally, can we set off. Upon entrance to the park we spotted a herd of elephants. There often peaked baby elephants among grown-ups. Our vehicle was riding slowly on dusty roads. Sometimes he braked slightly. Thus, we could take pictures easily. I would like to make a remark of one classy new feature – there are electrical plugs in the car. Therefore, we can charge our cameras, phones, etc. Usually, there are six people on a safari ride. You have to take turns at charging. Fortunately, there were only two of us – me and my daughter. It was much more pleasant.

Tanzania: Wild Animals within Arms Reach III – National Park and Maasai Village
Published: 15.10.2016
We set off to Ngorongoro National Park as early as at 7 a.m. Prior to that, however, we take a groupd picture with the guards of our camp (the Maasai). Our driver, the always smiling Little John, is already waiting for us. Heavy rains left traces on the land slightly before our arrival. We are travelling for about an hour and suddenly we reach the gates of the national park. There is even a visitors’ center. There you can learn a lot of information about the park and its inhabitants. It is nice to see pictures of birds with captions, detailed information on fauna and flora and everything else that might be interesting for you.

Tanzania: Wild Animals within Reach IV – Hippo Lake and Safari Adventure
Published: 22.10.2016
Perhaps it would surprise you that hippos are considered among the most dangerous animals in Africa. Many of the local inhabitants have at least one death in the family caused by hippo. This massive creature has almost no pigment, therefore it must remain in water for days. It washes itself with its tail. Their body makes them mistakenly slow. They can, however, run up to 30 km/h. If it manages to catch a human it can easily split a man into two halves.

Tanzania: Wild Animals within Reach V – A Walking Safari and Visit to  Mount Meru
Published: 29.10.2016
We ride through a thick forest. Suddenly my daughter screams stop, please stop. She points to a bush before us. The more I concentrate the more I can see it – a leopard! Amazing catch. I take pictures of it instantly. The cat is hidden in the trees. Still, we manage to observe it for a while. We don't disturb it at the moment. Soon we arrive at the center of the park. We immediately show our catch. Nobody believes us. One ranger says that for 8 years he has worked there he hasn't seen one yet. Well, we show him our evidence.

Related Photogallery

Tanzania: African Safari
Wild animals, plains, sleeping in a tent and unforgettable experiences... this is safari in Afric...


Czech republic


We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017



Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone



Today:tuesday 31. 1. 2023
tuesday 31.1.
3 °C
wednesday 1.2.
3 °C

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.


TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.