On the northern coast you can bathe in the coves, watch the sun set over the sea and, to the far north, see the huge Nungwi beach that curves round the island's coast. Here you find small guest houses integrated into the framework of the village. Nungwi, but also Kendwa are great destinations for backpackers and those on a small budget. Foreign children play alongside native children and the beach resonates to the sound of saws and hammers of those building dhows (traditional boats) and working in the shade of the coconut palms. To get there, go back to Mkwajuni and take the main road heading north.
The forest covering the north-western part of the island once covered the entire surface of Zanzibar.© EcoSnap/123RF
Known for its relaxed atmosphere, Nungwi is the biggest village in the north of the island.© Antoine Lorgnier / LORGNIER
In Nungwi you will likely come across artisans who produce dhow, typical boats from the area.© mhgallery/123RF
The island of Zanzibar is known for the wealth of its marine wildlife, despite the gradual impoverishment of the water due to tourism.© iStockphoto.com / Nyxmedia
These elegant rattan baskets are traditional fishing tools.© kasto/123RF