Both on and off the coast of the island you'll find many exciting activities, tours, and experiences. Imagine taking in the scent of fresh herbs and spices as you tour the local spice markets, the feeling of pristine turquoise waters lapping up over your feet as you wade into the sea, or the enchanting sounds of the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey as you explore the Jozani forest.
Below we've made a short list of some of the many things to do on the island, all of which we can organize on your behalf through our concierge service.
Sea Turtle Conservation Pond
One of our most highly recommended experiences. Just a short walk from the hotel you'll find an NGO community based conservation project preserving the green turtle population of Zanzibar. You'll have the opportunity to feed these gentle creatures as well as swim in their natural salt water lagoon with them.
Zanzibar is home to some of the best beaches in the world. Often the subject of travel magazines and fashion shoots. You'll find fine white sand, and crystal clear turquoise waters no further than your room walkout terrace at Nungwi Dreams, but you'll also be able to explore the many other gorgeous beaches across the island each with it's own unique character.
For our more adventurous spirited guests you'll have the opportunity to experience the rush of kite surfing, as you glide across the Indian Ocean.
Snorkeling in Zanzibar is regarded among the best in the world. Our sites will thrill you and give you an unforgettable experience. More than 350 different fish species are recorded here alone.
Nungwi Dreams is located perfectly in a Divers paradise. Almost all of Zanzibar's best dive sites lie in the north end of the island and at Mnemba Island. The deep water around Nungwi attracts some of the real giants of the Indian Ocean such as the beautiful Humpback, which you may encounter during it's migration.
The marine reserve comprises four distinct habitats which are home to a diverse array of Indian Ocean wildlife:
- Green turtles
- Humpback whales (July to September)
- Three species of dolphin
- Whale Sharks (the world's largest fish)
- Migratory and resident shore birds feed and roost on the Island
- Approximately 600 species of coral reef fish.
The only National Park in Zanzibar and a thriving rainforest, come see the famous Red Colobus monkey and the Legendary Zanzibar Leopard, as well as 50 species of butterfly and 40 species of birds.
Embark on an experience of a lifetime by swimming with the Dolphins in their natural habitat. The seashore of the fishing village Kizimkazi is the home of several pods of humpback and bottlenose dolphins.
What was once used as a prison for rebellious slaves, now is famous for Giant Tortoises and some spectacular snorkeling. This is a must-do combined with a Stone Town tour.
Deep Sea Fishing
Enjoy some of Africa’s best deep sea fishing grounds. The channel between Zanzibar and Pemba in particular, is an internationally renowned site consistently providing first-rate big game fishing opportunities. With large schools of Barracuda, Wahoo, Kingfish and Giant Travelli in the area all year round, and seasonal visits from many other species such as Marlin.
The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions on the infamous Spice Island. It received this nickname as a result of being one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon in the 19th century. Engage in a walking tour of a spice farm, and smell and taste different spices, finishing off with an authentic lunch.
Visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, and wander through the maze of narrow alleys lined by houses, shops, bazaars and mosques. Stone Town's architecture has a number of distinctive features, as a result of the multitude of cultures that had controlled it and have mixed together in an interesting manner.
It goes without saying that Tanzania has some of the most active and diverse game, including Big 5 around, amidst its lush landscapes. Let us guide you in tailoring a unique safari and beach experience during your visit to the country. Start off with a safari and thereafter come relax at Nungwi Dreams in Zanzibar, or do it the other way around, whichever you prefer!
flight - 2hr 20min
One of the Seven Wonders of Africa and Ten Natural Travel Wonders, The Serengeti is home to the largest mammal migration in the world, spanning 30,000 Square Kilometres.
flight - 1hr 15min
The Selous Game Reserve has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature, spanning a total area of 50,000 Square Kilometres.
flight - 20min
Relatively smaller in size, the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea with Four of the Big Five game, only a short flight away from Zanzibar