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Nungwi or Kendwa

Murska Sobota...
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Nungwi or Kendwa

I am taking a trip to Zanzibar - 11 nights. 5 days at east coast (Paje), 5 days at nord coast ( Nungwi or Kendwa) and last night in Stone town.

I have few questions about Nungwi.

Is there also big tide like on east coast? They say, the Nord beach is the best and most beautiful - but I saw a lot of rocks. I would prefer long beach. Is there any at Nungwi? Which hotel or BB should I take ( max 150 USD per double room per night). Or should I go to Kendwa?


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The long beach is at East Coast.

The beach at Kendwa and Nungwi is a bit narrow beach when it comes to High tide states.

Very small part of coast has rocks.

Prices depend on the month of travel so that US$ 150 can be more or less as it depeneds on the season(Month of travel).



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I am traveling in August (8th).

What places would you recommend? I am planning 5 days in Paje. There I wanna see dolphins on south, jazani forest, bewejuu and chwaka bay. Later we will go to Nungwi and also discover the neighbourhood. Is it maybe better to stay few days in Kiwengwa?

Is every beach on Zanzibar affected by tide?

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Tides are controlled by the Moon.

Every beach, everywhere (except small seas), are affected on a daily basis as the Earth spins around and the gravitational pull of the Moon sucks the water towards it.

Tides go in and out (rise and fall) twice a day. On shallow beaches (eg the East Coast), the water will go out a long way. On deep beaches, this will be less noticeable.

Given we know where the Moon is most of the time and the Earth spins fairly constantly, we can work out when the tides will rise and fall all over the world. This information is published in Tide Tables, and your hotel may provide these for you to help with planning, eg don't go snorkelling in shallow water when the tide is out; go to Jozani forest!

You can look up the tide tables online if you wish to know them today.

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I loved the beach at Kendwa and I stayed at Sunset Kendwa bungalows. The rooms were very large and spacious with air con and a fridge! Very clean also. I think it was about 60$ a night but was well worth it, we had planned only to stay there for a night or two and move on but ended staying there for the rest of our holiday

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