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Sea Kayaking

The coastline around the North part of Zanzibar is very varied and interesting. From the fishing village of Nungwi to the white sand beaches of Kendwa. From the empty, undeveloped beach South of Ras Nungwi to the small islands dotted around there is much to explore and many places to lose yourself. What better way to do this than in our modern sea kayaks? We have two man boats so you can enjoy the trip with your partner, or single person kayaks if you fancy a bit of solitude.

Nungwi has been a fishing village for as long as anybody can remember and off the beach there are around forty fishing dhows anchored. On the beach itself you can see carpenters building the boats entirely out of wood and only using hand tools as they have for generations. There is also an Aquarium where turtles are raised to be released into the wild. All these sites are only a short paddle from any of our dive centres. A bit further along there is a string of beach front restaurants where you can pull up in your boat and have lunch before paddling back.

South of Ras Nungwi the beach is empty for around five or six kilometres. If you want to find a truly deserted beach then this is where to kayak to. Protected from the open sea by a large reef over a kilometre away the beach is usually gently lapped by the waters of the lagoon, helping you to forget about work and allowing you to really get away from it all and spend a day at a slower pace. If you want to party, then you can go the other way and head to Kendwa. This backpacker village is where all the nightlife happens in the area and there is always something to do.