Makunduchi Beach

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About Makunduchi

Makunduchi, nestled in the southeast of Zanzibar Island just next to Jambiani beach. Makunduchi beach diverges from typical beaches in Zanzibar. Absent are the sandy shores and palm trees, replaced instead by natural bushes and the authentic lifestyle of the local Makunduchi people. 

If you are visiting Zanzibar during high season while on budget, then this is the perfect place to find your lodge. Luxurious resorts, though pricey, boast incredible designs and breathtaking ocean views, appealing to those seeking indulgence.

This comprehensive travel guide is designed to provide all the essential information you need to fully experience and enjoy your time at Makunduchi Beach!

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Best Restaurants in Makunduchi

Here is the list of best restaurants you can try in Makunduchi

Makunduchi Village Location

Best things to do in Makunduchi

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

Where to stay in Makunduchi?

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

How to get to Makunduchi Beach

To get to Makunduchi 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 or take a shared shuttle to Makunduchi. The journey from the Airport to Makunduchi and its nearest village like Kizimkazi takes one hour, depending on traffic and road conditions. Another option is to arrange for a private transfer with your hotel or tour operator like us in advance. Organizing your private transfer in advance is the best option if you visit Zanzibar for the Holiday, price for the transfer ranges $40 – $60.

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

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 Makunduchi Village

Best Makunduchi Holiday Packages

These packages you can customize if you would like to stay in Makunduchi beach.

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

Zanzibar 8 Days 7 Nights Package

FAQ About Makunduchi Beach

What Is Makunduchi Beach Known For?

Makunduchi Beach is known for Its unique small Mtende Beach and the traditional ways of its people, on top of that the makunduchi people speak different swahili dialect.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Makunduchi Beach?

The best time to visit Makunduchi 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 Island

Are There Accommodations Available At Makunduchi Beach?

Yes, there are accommodations available in Makunduchi Beach. But not as many as other popular beaches of Zanzibar. Hotels ranging from budget-friendly to luxury resorts.

What Are The Luxury Resorts In Makunduchi?

Nest Style Resort and One Resort.

Is Makunduchi Beach Crowded?

No, not many tourists visit Makunduchi beach.

What Would You Expect To Eat In Makunduchi?

Makunduchi Beach, like other beaches in Zanzibar, is known for its fresh seafood, which is often grilled or cooked in a traditional Swahili style. 

What Currency Should I Take While Visiting Makunduchi?

The local currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling, but US dollars are widely accepted in Zanzibar especially in Makunduchi 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 Makunduchi Beach?

You can use credit card while you are in the Hotel, but all other places cash is required.

Can I Go Kiteboarding in Makunduchi Beach?

If you are looking to go Kite surfing, you will need to visit Paje or Jambiani beach. 

Is There Internet Access in Makunduchi Beach?

Wifi available in Hotels

Is It Safe To Swim At Makunduchi Beach?

Yes, you can go swimming during High tides. When its low tide, you will need to walk far to the ocean.

Can I Go On A Day Trip To Stone Town From Makunduchi 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.

Is There a Local Market Near Makunduchi Beach?

If you are looking for the local markets where you can buy fresh produce, seafood, local Zanzibar foods, souvenirs, and tropical fruits of Zanzibar, please visit the main bus station or  you can drive to Paje beach.

Can I Go On A Safari From Makunduchi Beach?

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

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