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About Kizimkazi

Kizimkazi, located on the southern shores of Unguja Island. Renowned for its unique dolphin encounters and local fishing activities. In addition to its aquatic attractions, the village boasts a range of lodges and resorts, offering accommodation options for tourists.

From Kizimkazi, travelers can easily arrange tours to explore various landmarks, including Stone Town, local villages, the enchanting Jozani forest, intriguing caves, and more.

This comprehensive travel guide aims to equip you with all the essential information necessary to fully immerse yourself and enjoy the wonders of Kizimkazi Beach!

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Best Restaurants in Kizimkazi

If you are looking for the best restaurant in Kizimkazi, then the best way is to go direct to Hotels, here is our take.

Kizimkazi Village Location

Best things to do in Kizimkazi

Here are the best things you can organize while staying in Kizimkazi beach!

Where to stay in Kizimkazi?

Here are the best Hotels and places to stay in Kizimkazi beach.

How to get to Kizimkazi Beach

To get to Kizimkazi Beach, you’ll first need to travel to Zanzibar Islands. The easiest way to reach Zanzibar is by flying into Zanzibar International Airport, Kisauni.

From the airport, you can hire a taxi which can take you to Kizimkazi. The journey from the Airport to Kizimkazi takes one hour and half, depending on traffic and road conditions, it may take up to one hour and 45 minutes. Another option is to arrange for a private transfer with your hotel or tour operator in advance before you arrive. Organizing your private transfer in advance is the best option if you are visiting Zanzibar for a Holiday, price for the transfer ranges $45 – $60.

If you’re traveling from Tanzania mainland, you can take a ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar, which takes approximately 2 hours. Once you arrive at the Port, you can hire a taxi or take a shared shuttle which move to Kizimkazi.

Some people use Daladala because it is a cheap option, but be prepared for an uncomfortable ride, especially if you’re prone to motion sickness.

Getting around Kizimkazi Village

Best Kizimkazi Holiday Packages

These packages you can customize if you would like to stay in Kizimkazi

Zanzibar 2 Days 1 Nights Package

Zanzibar 3 Days 2 Nights Package

Zanzibar 4 Days 3 Nights Package

Zanzibar 5 Days 4 Nights Package

Zanzibar 6 Days 5 Nights Package

Zanzibar 7 Days 6 Nights Package

FAQ About Kizimkazi Beach

What Is Kizimkazi Beach Known For?

Kizimkazi is known for Dolphins tours, Fishing activities and the Oldest Mosque of Zanzibar which you can visit. Also it is possible to join other activities while staying there. Activities like Jozani forest, Kayaking, Snorkeling around the Blue Lagoon area.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Kizimkazi Beach?

The best time to visit Kizimkazi Beach and Zanzibar as a whole is during the dry season, which runs from June to late March. The weather is warm and sunny during this time, and the waters are calm and clear. Please check our guide on the best time to visit Zanzibar Islands.

Are There Accommodations Available At Kizimkazi Beach?

Yes, there are accommodations which you can book your room in Kizimkazi. Remember that Kizimkazi is among the popular beaches of Zanzibar. Hotels ranging from budget-friendly to some luxury resorts.

What Are The Luxury Resorts In Kizimkazi?

Fruits & Spice Wellness Resort, Kizikula & The Residence Hotel.

What Are The Budget Hotels In Kizimkazi?

Most of Hotels in Kizimkazi are friendly for budget Travelers, some of our recommendation are Lala Land Lodge, Coco Reef Lodge & Kisini Beach Bungalows.

Is Kizimkazi Beach Crowded?

Kizimkazi is not crowded, there no many tourists like north beaches.

What Would You Expect To Eat In Kizimkazi?

Kizimkazi Beach, like other beaches in Zanzibar, is known for its fresh seafood, which is often grilled or cooked in a traditional Swahili style. There are also many best restaurants and cafes that serve a variety of local dishes, international, and vegetarian options.

What Should I Pack For A Trip To Kizimkazi Beach?

It depends on what you are looking to do during your vacation in Kizimkazi. In general, you should pack light, comfortable clothing, swimwear, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera for taking photos. If you plan to go snorkeling or diving, you don’t need to bring your equipment, all are included in the tour packages.

Read our guide on what to pack for your Zanzibar vacation.

What Currency Should I Take While Visiting Kizimkazi?

The local currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling, but US dollars are widely accepted in Zanzibar especially in Kizimkazi beach. It’s a good idea to carry some cash for purchases at local markets and smaller establishments.

You may read our guide on the currency in Zanzibar.

Can I Use Credit Cards At Kizimkazi Beach?

You can use credit card to all Hotels, but you will need to carry cash while outside the Hotel.

Is There Internet Access in Kizimkazi Beach?

Almost all places in Zanzibar, the internet is accessible but you will need to have local sim card or WiFI at your Hotel. In case you are a digital nomad, then we recommend you get your sim card. 

Is It Safe To Swim At Kizimkazi Beach?

Yes, hundred percent, the waters in Kizimkazi Beach are safe for swimming. But the best time to go swimming is during high tide.

Can I Go On A Day Trip To Stone Town From Kizimkazi Beach?

Yes, you can easily arrange a day trip to Stone Town from Paje Beach, either by taxi or organized tour. You can also combine Stone Town with Jozani Forest, Spice Farm, or Prison Island.

Can I Go Scuba Diving in Kizimkazi Beach?

Yes, just ask your Hotel for the offer. If you are looking to go diving other parts of the Island while staying in Kizimkazi you can just ask your Hotel. For the best diving experience we highly recommend you to go Nungwi & Kendwa beach.

Is There a Local Market Near Kizimkazi Beach?

If you are looking for the local markets Kizimkazi where you can buy fresh produce, seafood, local Zanzibar foods, souvenirs, and tropical fruits of Zanzibar, please visit Kizimkazi Dimbani.

Can I Go On A Safari From Kizimkazi Beach?

Yes, while staying in Kizimkazi, you can still organize Safaris to Tanzania mainland, Such as Mikumi National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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