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Nakupenda Beach

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Sand Island - Beautiful waters

I went to some agency and hired a boat for the day. We were two people on the boat and paid 60$ for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John S
Central Greece, Greece
Our stay at zanzibar

The place is awesome, a must visit when you are staying at zanzibar. Take some food and water with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manal M
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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to some agency and hired a boat for the day. We were two people on the boat and paid 60$ for a trip Stone Town-Prison Island-Nakupenda beach-Stone town. We had 2h30min on each island. Snorkeling equipment/water/soft drinks/turtle sanctuary entrance fee were included. I...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is awesome, a must visit when you are staying at zanzibar. Take some food and water with you because you can't buy any when you reach this land. Ans take some towels and snorkeling equipments

1  Thank Manal M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most amazing experiences we had. Thank you to the Nakupenda Isles Tours crew particularly Mr Safe who took great care of us. We will definitely be back again next year

Thank Salie45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nakupenda , that in local language means "i love you" , it's a very particular island, quite typical of the zone, with white sand , clean water (they also organize a snorkeling session). As in every zone the sun is very strong in any season,...More

Thank Enrico L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Beach is an ideal location for all day long enjoyment... with friends and family...Best place to relax. Its the perfect place for all who love the seaside. You will experience crisp, white sand trifle with the turquoise waters. Enjoyed the boat ride to Prison...More

Thank Prashaant_Lunawatt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, this experience was just wonderful. We looked for an agency for driving us to the sandbank and found one for 15 USD per person. The ride took us 30 min, then we were completely alone on this most wonderful beach I have ever seen....More

Thank M1001M
Reviewed 30 July 2017

About 75 minutes from Stonetown and a pleasant drive north brings you to this resort hamlet. The focus is the wide beach and strolls on the sand--the finest white sand you will ever experience, though the brochure pics overdue the ambiance. Swimming is possible and...More

Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 26 July 2017

we got our hotel to hire a boat to Nakupenda. it cost us for 2 person USD 30 (15 per person). it is only 20-25 minutes on the boat. we spent 2 hours there.... it was amazing! we did a bit of snorkelling and chillax...More

1  Thank tobeinsane
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Nakupenda beach Is considered the most beautiful beach in Zanzibar, but the other are no less! But you can not leave Zanzibar without seeing it

1  Thank sitael67
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a small island made of sand and nothing else. Good for a private escape. Nobody else was there when I visited, but I did pool some other tourists together to negotiate a better price for the boat ride there which took about 15-20...More

Thank Woon Y
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9 June 2017|
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Response from Cristina S | Reviewed this property |
You can book your trip from your hotel or directly in Stone Town, speaking with the guys who stay near the ocean shore. The price is half and you can negociate any kind of trips you want to do on the island.
17 May 2017|
Response from Cristina S | Reviewed this property |
No, take care, all the tours can be negociated whit the guide.