Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, Zanzibar City

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Beach · Nature / Park
Snorkel and swim with dolphins at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, a wide stretch of white sand gently sloping into turquoise waters. Rent equipment from the beach's diving center and venture into the waters to see the multicolored marine life. Alternatively, take a boat cruise or go reef game fishing. You can play with and feed tortoises and watch peacocks in the lush greenery behind the beach. Tents on site prepare fresh seafood dishes. Plan to visit Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Zanzibar City attractions using our Zanzibar City journey planner.
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  • Nakupenda is the most beautiful sandbank in zanzibar.crystal clear water with soft white sand,nice breeze . Everything is just amazing with chicho bello from star tours Contact bably for this tour...  more »
  • Amazing beach and relaxing Pure and clean water Bring your snorkeling kit, you will see an coral beach  more »
  • We took a private boat there. The waters are clear and the sand is lovely on this sandbank just off the coast, not measuring more than probably a couple of hundred metres long. It was very busy though, which not only made it quite noisy, but meant a lot of rubbish was being blown in to the sea. We went snorkling but the coral appeared to be dying/dead and there wasn't a great deal of fish to see sadly.
  • Awesome, went there at around 4 pm and left 2 hours later. Definitely a recommendation. Looks like paradise.

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