Village

Nungwi, Zanzibar

Pristine beaches and vibrant nightlife on Zanzibar's northern tip.

Tanzania
Location
30,762
Population
8 m
Altitude

About Nungwi, Zanzibar

Nungwi is a lively village located on the northernmost tip of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Renowned for its pristine white sandy beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, Nungwi offers a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. The area is a popular destination for sunbathers, snorkelers, and divers, with its coral reefs a...

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Seasons

June - October
Best time to go
Short rains with mostly sunny days, fewer tourists, and pleasant temperatures.
June - October
December - February
High Season
Dry weather ideal for beach activities and water sports.
March - May
Low Season
The rainy season offers lush landscapes but may include occasional showers.
November - March
Shoulder Season
Short rains with mostly sunny days, fewer tourists, and pleasant temperatures.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Nungwi is generally safe for visitors, with standard travel safety precautions recommended. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever, along with malaria prophylaxis, are advised for travelers to Zanzibar.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Most visitors arrive at Zanzibar International Airport and take a road transfer to Nungwi, approximately a 1.5 to 2-hour drive from Zanzibar City.
Getting Around
Walking is common in Nungwi village, while bicycles and taxis are available for longer distances or trips to other parts of the island.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania, including Zanzibar, typically require a visa, which can be obtained on arrival or online through the eVisa system, allowing for easy access to the island's attractions.
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