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Nakupenda Beach Day Tour in Zanzibar

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Chuini, Tanzania
Nakupenda Beach Day Tour in Zanzibar

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Visit Prison Island and Nakupenda Beach on a full-day tour that’s all about snorkeling and sunbathing on one of Zanzibar’s most pristine beaches. This inclusive tour features a seafood lunch, snorkeling gear, snacks, and door-to-door transport from Zanzibar hotels to ensure a hassle-free day of exploring the coast, with plenty of time independent time to enjoy beautiful Nakupenda Beach.
  • See the giant tortoises of Prison Island
  • Go off-shore to experience a beautiful, trash-free Zanzibar beach
  • Seafood lunch features Zanzibar flavors
  • Round-trip transport provided: tour takes care of all the logistics
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Sea Food lunch
Soft Drinks
Fresh Fruits
Snorkeling equipments
Bottled water
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Bookings Central Tours & Safari
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Nakupenda Beach Day Tour in Zanzibar?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Would not book this again.
, Feb 2021
I would not book this tour again. It says English speaking, only one guy (who was not with us the entire time and he was great and very helpful) could speak English. The rest could not understand basic questions. Prison island is crowded with pushy people jumping in front of you to take a picture. Nakupenda beach was pretty. The lunch was horrible. I saw our guides burying trash and food in the sand and washing utensils and platters in sea water. I did not trust that the cleaned the fruit proper enough to eat it. It says in the tour description they will pick you up 30 minutes to an hour before the tour starts. Ours started at 8am, they told us they would pick us up at 8am, they weren’t there until 8:20. We asked the driver if he was here for us and stated the tour and he acted confused which made us feel uncomfortable riding with him and worried we weren’t in the correct taxi. The “captain” of the boat was not friendly. I was hoping booking through Vivatour that this tour would be a little bit more reliable than the ones the local people try to sell you on the beach, but it was not.
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Excellent tour to Prison Island and Nakupenda Beach
, Nov 2019
I really recommend this full day trip out on the sea! We had a great guide called Juma and he was really very serviceminded, attentive and nice. First we went on a boattrip to Prison Island and we saw the great turtles and Juma guided us around the island. We then continued to Nakupenda Beach and snorkled there for a couple of hours. Juma and other guides prepared fresh fruits, water and seafood lunch for us with grilled shrimps, squid, octopus, lobster and langoustine together with french fries. It started to rain hard when we were about to have lunch and Juma and all the guides tried their hardest to make it comfortable for us even though it rained. We ended up having lunch in the boat with cover so we enjoyed the lunch very much. Soon, the rain ended and we could enjoy one more snorkling in the beautiful sea before we went back to Zanzibar Island. A great tour that includes everything!
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Tour guide kicked us from his boat because of a problem within captains
, Sep 2019
Tour was good until it lasted. When it was time to eat, our tour guide apparently realized the food he had prepaid for us was not going to be refunded by the other captain and they had a fight. Result, me and my wife were sent to another group to eat cold food. I had prepaid online and was not expecting this treatment. The tour guide that behaved in a crazy manner claimed to be named Mario, roughly spoke Italian but does not know how to treat Italian guests. Mario - hai la testa vuota, devi imparare a rispettare i clienti che pagano, animale.
Un peu décevant
, Apr 2022
Transport parfait, ponctuel Guide français insignifiant, La prison et le sanctuaire des tortues, lieu extrêmement sale et mal entretenu, quant au déjeuner sur le banc de sable blanc au pas de courses, le retour par les échoppes bien ciblées… la ville, dommage
Journée à Nakupenda
, Mar 2020
Expérience assez mitigée car la visite de l'île Island ne nous apport pas grand chose . Un simple batiment pour la prison et l'espace tortue est très sale et abimée. Ensuite 40 minutes de bateau pour aller sur Nakupenda. Le repas est bon mais rien à faire et pas de Snorkeling comme indiqué car il y a des vagues et pas de poissons ! Retour déjà à 15 heures !
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