the north-western tip of Zanzibar, 90 minutes drive from Stonetown,
there is Nungwi, the traditional fishing village, which has
become the best place to stay for divers as well as for backpackers
and people wanting party with the best sunset drinks of the
beach, on the west coast, with its white sand, is one of the
best for swimming, as even in low tide, there is enough water
due to the steepness of the slope. And so it has also become
a must for divers, as boats are always able to go in and out.
In spite of that, most villagers have kept their ancient habits.
is traditionaly known as a boat-building village (the famous
dhows and ngalawas) and a fishing village. Every morning and
evening, all traditional fishing boats sail out at sea, an
who are looking for a quiet place, isolation, no tourist,
and are not interested in diving or fishing, should look more
at the east coast.