Nungwi Tour

Discover the secrets of Nungwi Island on the North Coast of Zanzibar

About the tour

Discover the north coast of Zanzibar as you explore Nungwi, the dhow building capital of the island. The town of Nungwi is steeped in history and culture and is famous for its picturesque beach and dhow building yard. See how the locals go about their daily lives, visit Nungwi Turtle Sanctuary and learn about their conservation efforts.


  • Discover the way locals make their livelihoods in Nungwi as you explore the north coast town.
  • You will pass through the fish markets to see freshly caught seafood being auctioned.
  • There’s a stop at the ruins of an Old Portuguese settlement dating back to 1497, where you will learn about the history of the ruins.
  • Visit the boat building yard, a significant part of the village, where the traditional dhows are built.  See how skilled artisans bend the wood to construct the dhows.
  • Visit the Turtle Sanctuary and discover how the animals are nursed back to health and released into the ocean.
  • Take a guided tour of Nungwi town, walk down to the beach and enjoy sumptuous meals at the local restaurants along the beach or even indulge in some water activities.
  • Watch the beautiful sunsets and watch the sky turn pink and gold as the sun sinks over the Indian Ocean.

Booking Tips


To book this tour simply use our search engine above

  1. Select Zanzibar as your destination
  2. Date
  3. Number of participants
  4. Tick the category Nature & Echo Tours
  5. Then click search

What's Included

Your guide/s. Should you wish to extend your stay, laze on the beach, this can be arranged by your selecting a preferred pick up time for transfer back to your hotel in the afternoon / evening.

What You Should Bring

Swimwear, beach towel and water resistant shoes.
Sun hat and sunscreen is recommended.
Camera, water and money for refreshments.

Who Should Come

Suitable for all levels of fitness and who are able to amble.

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