Nungwi Village Tour

A full day tour

The full day guided tour begins and ends at your hotel. You leave after breakfast and head towards north of Zanzibar to Nungwi Village. Nungwi Village in Zanzibar is positioned on the North Western point of the Nungwi peninsular, about 2 kilometres from the lighthouse on the northern end of Zanzibar. The location of Nungwi Village is striking, by day, the beach bustles with sunbathing tourists, swimming and indulging in lemongrass massages, while locals advertise their tours and trade a range of paintings, sunglasses and football shirts. As the sun sets the beach starts to buzz with the Zanzibar party spirit. The north coast is the dhow building capital of Zanzibar.

Your drive to Nungwi will take you past fish markets, where you can see freshly caught seafood being auctioned. There's a stop at the ruins of an old Portugese settlement, where you guide will explain the history of the ruins and the Portuguese conquest of Zanzibar, dating back to 1497.

We will stop at the blacksmith and see the traditional way of making the tools for the construction of dhows. At the construction site, we will see the way dhows have been built for centuries and see how skilled craftsmen bend wood to create the dhows. Take advantage of the opportunity to try your hand at this unique craft. Our next stop will be the Nungwi turtle sanctuary and aquarium where ailing turtles are nursed back to health and released into the ocean.