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Jambiani – Nungwi

Jambiani – Nungwi

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Zanzibar South to North

5 days cycling break from Jambiani to Nungwi

This 4 days cycling break goes along the coastline from the South of Zanzibar to the North. You will stay in small soulful handpicked lodges on the way and experience both the Ocean the villages and farming areas.

If you rather go from the South to Stone Town, check out our cycling holiday Jambiani to Stone Town South or Jambiani to Stone Town North.

Route

Jambiani/Michamvi/Pongwe/Matemwe/Nungwi

Max distance per day

44 km

Min distance per day

21 km

Days on bike

4

Days off bike

1

For whom

For cyclists who want to take it a tiny bit easier

Highlights

Go to bed and wake up overlooking the horizon
See the village life in Jambiani
Snorkling around the world famous Mnemba atoll
Walk to Zanzibar’s norther tip
Cover almost the whole East Coast of Zanzibar

Best time

June-March

Clothing

Shorts and t-shirt. Bring scarf to cover shoulder in the villages and town

Travel companion

Private

Guide

English speaking guide

Price from:

795 USD

    Tour Plan

    1

    Day 1: Jambiani

    Experience the Zanzibar country side

    Pick up at the airport for transfer to Jambiani. During day meeting with your guide for a brief and try out of bicycles.

    Jambiani is a typical Zanzibari countryside village. As your hotel is located near the village you can gain insight in the life as lived here. The beach is being used for seaweed farming, picking mussels for dinner, exercise etc. In the village hundreds of kids return from school and there are multiple fruit shops for you to try the fruit in season.

    Overnight and dinner at Casa del Mar. Perfect location to experience lots in short time and amazing beach. Here you can swim at low tide by walking out 10 min to the river that is created in between the sandbanks

    www.casadelmar.com

    Dinner, excl.drink

    2

    Day 2: Pongwe

    Private terrace and sunrise from your bed


    Today your cycling break to the north of Zanzibar starts! You bike along the coast to Michamvi ( 25 km) to catch a boat and pack bikes and yourselves in to cross Chwaka Bay from Michamvi to Chwaka. Some stops along the day of which one is at Pingwe for a drink at Upendo overlooking the world famous restaurant The Rock. After crossing the bay another 13 km of biking before reaching Seasons Lodge in Pongwe .


    Seasons Lodge has private terraces and sea view from the bed. How about that? Amazing sky at the sunrise so this is a day for a really early morning.


    www.seasonszanzibar.com

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Excl. drinks

    3

    Day 3: Matemwe

    Snorkeling at Mnemba atoll


    Early morning departure to Matemwe (21 km). Upon arrival you embark a boat to go snorkelling at Mnemba atoll. Mnemba Island is a Marine Conservation area with a vast oval reef system. The reefs surrounding the island have colourful coral and fish. If we are lucky you can jump in the water surrounded by dolphins.


    We check in at the cosy Sunshine Hotel with great location straight on the beach.


    sunshinezanzibar.com

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner excl. drinks

    4

    Day 4: Nungwi

    Up up to the very North


    Today you continue to Zanzibar’s Northern point, Nungwi (25 km) One part is through bush forest and you will see birds and village life on the way. In Nungwi there is lots to see with a maasai market, dhow building and sunset on the beach.
    Flame Tree Cottages has the perfect location – on the beach but off the busiest part. That means you have a choice- a quite evening or join the party.


    www.flametreecottages.com

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner excl. drinks

    5

    Day 5: Departure

    Transfer to airport or to your next destination

    Breakfast

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