Zanzibar Half Day Trip Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve
Zanzibar Half-Day Trip Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve is a perfect quick getaway to Zanzibar Island’s tropical beach. The tour includes a seafood lunch, snorkeling gear, snacks, a 20 minutes boat ride, and door-to-door transport from Zanzibar hotels. Enjoy a hassle-free day relaxing at the coast of Zanzibar with plenty of independent time to enjoy beautiful Nakupenda Beach — also known as Pange Island. Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve is located about about about 7 km from Zanzibar Stone Town city. You will be picked up from your hotel in Zanzibar by a friendly guide and taken to Zanzibar Port. A boat ride takes about 30 minutes to reach Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, a stunning sandbank surrounded by turquoise water.
You will have a couple of hours to spend on the beach, where you can snorkel, explore the hidden gems of the Island, swim, sunbathe, relax, and have fun. You will be provided with snorkeling gear, towels, umbrellas, and beach mats. You will also have a beach lunch including grilled shrimp, squid, octopus, lobster, and langoustine – depending on the daily catch, accompanied by the beverage of your choice. You will be amazed by the beauty and tranquility of the beach, which is only accessible by boat.
You will see colorful fish, coral reefs, starfish, and other marine life. You will also enjoy the soft sand, the warm sun, and the gentle breeze and try tropical fruits during or after snorkeling; fruits like Banana, Pineapple, Mangoes, and Watermelon are available. The tour is private and customizable, so you can spend as much time as you want at the beach. The best time to visit Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve is during low tide when the sandbank is more visible and accessible. This affordable Zanzibar Half day Holiday Package ends back at the hotel in Zanzibar.
Nakupenda Beach day trip from Zanzibar stone town is a must, given the close proximity between the two destinations. Whether you wish to hop over for a few hours of peace or spend a full day exploring the hidden gems of the Zanzibar archipelago, there’s an excursion to suit you.
How to get to Nakupenda Beach from Zanzibar City?
Nakupenda Beach is located on the Island of Unguja, Zanzibar, close to Stone Town and is easily accessible via boat. A boat trip takes approximately 20 minutes from Stone Town. We do provide round-trip transportation from any Hotel in Zanzibar.
Is the Nakupenda Half-day tour Private or Sharing Boat?
This is a Private boat trip, you will be with the captain & your Tour guide.
How long is the Guided tour to Nakupenda Beach from Zanzibar?
Nakupenda Beach guided excursion typically lasts between 4 to 9 hours, and meets in Stone Town.
What to bring for the Nakupenda Beach day trip?
Swimming clothes, Water shoes, and Towels.
How much is the Nakupenda Beach day trip?
Prices for the Nakupenda Sandbank tour vary based on the number of people. Actually, the higher the number of people the less the price per person.
What is the typical itinerary?
The itinerary of each Nakupenda Beach day tour begins by meeting in Stone Town, you then board a vessel/boat and head to Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve. This is where you’ll have several hours to spend at your leisure. You will be provided with snorkeling gear and you can choose to explore the seas or sunbathe before being provided with lunch on the beach.
Expect to see turtles, as well as smaller marine creatures, such as nudibranchs, frogfish, and stonefish. Once you’ve had your fill of the underwater world, you will dine on a seafood feast before hopping back on your vessel to make the journey back to your hotel and reminisce on your Nakupenda Beach day trip.
What will you see and do?
Nakupenda Beach is a nature reserve that translates to “I love you” in Swahili. Popular among honeymooners and lovers, this stretch of paradise is also a favored visiting spot for tourists staying in nearby Zanzibar City. It is known for its pristine white sandbank, from which you can gain panoramic views that stretch endlessly over the Indian Ocean.
However, its main attraction is its bountiful waters, filled with a myriad of marine creatures. From vibrantly-colored starfish lining the seabed to cuttlefish and pipefish, there are plenty of critters to be found in the seas surrounding the sandbank. In order to see this wealth of sealife, you should take a day tour to Nakupenda Beach as early as possible, when the majority of marine life is most active.
While there are no landmarks or monuments to explore at Nakupenda Beach, its barren shores are what draw visitors in, looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy swimming & sunbathing, sandbank relaxing, testing tropical fruits, and fresh seafood lunch.
When is the best time to visit Nakupenda Beach?
The best time to visit Nakupenda Beach is during the dry season, which is from June to October when the weather is sunny, and the temperatures are cooler. The sea is calm during these months, making it perfect for swimming and snorkeling. During the wet season, particularly from March to May, the beach can sometimes disappear at high tide.
Also, rain and storms can make the sea rough and potentially dangerous for boat trips to the beach.
Can I combine the Nakupenda Beach day trip with other Tours?
Yes, you can combine Nakupenda Sandbank with Prison Island or Stone Town tour.
Is Nakupenda Sandbank Best For Snorkeling?
Nakupenda Sandbank is best for swimming & Sunbathing. But when it comes to Snorkeling, please check Safari Blue & Mnemba Island.
Can I pay by Card?
Yes, we accept card & cash payments.
Zanzibar Half Day Trip Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve Rates
Zanzibar Half-Day Trip Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve Rates Include
Private Pickup/ Drop-off transportation from your hotel in Stone Town + VAT (18% charged by the government) + Freshly-prepared delicious seafood Lunch (Seafood Barbecue, Chicken, Lobsters, Tuna fish, Calamari, Octopus, Shrimps, etc. or Vegetarian options) + Different seasonal fruits available (Watermelon, Pineapple, Bananas, Mangoes, Coconut, etc.) on the Island + snorkeling gear & swimming equipment (life jacket, mask & flippers) + Friendly and Professional English Speaking tour guide + comfortable wooden dhow boat + Snacks, Soft Drinks (Bottles of water, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Novida, etc.)
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* Our advice: Suitable for almost everybody, not accessible for wheelchairs
* You will need: Comfortable swimming costume, hat, sunscreen, and snorkeling gear if you have any
* A great encounter for everyone, especially for kids! (Children between the ages of 4 and 14 can participate)
Zanzibar Half-Day Trip Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve Rates Exclude:
* Visa fees
* Personal Items
* Medical Insurance
* Airport/Departure Tax
* Expenses of a personal Nature
* Gratuities for Tour Guide/Driver
* International & Domestic Flights