Kendwa beach is located on the northern part of Zanzibar island and it is located about 3 kilometers away from Nungwi beach. This beach is a popular destination in Zanzibar and there are a number of activities to do when visiting Kendwa beach and they include swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling and also resting along the white sand beaches.
Palm trees are also found along the white sand beach of Kendwa and there are also many hotels, restaurants and resorts. When visiting this beach, you can also enjoy privacy and enjoy sunshine and the breeze from the Indian ocean.
Sunset cruises can also be enjoyed when visiting Kendwa beach and other activities to do around Kendwa include cultural tours, walking around Kendwa, Kendwa beach is also known for full moon parties which can also be attended by tourists.
Zanzibar island also offers many activities which can be carried out when visiting the beaches like Kendwa beach. You can take part in a tour of stone town and explore the historical buildings and also experience the diverse culture of the island and also visit places such as the old fort, the palace museum, the old slave market, the Zanzibar doors, the Darajani market, the local markets among others.
The southern part of Kendwa beach is peaceful and also allows you to enjoy quiet time during a vacation. There are also WIFI spots around the beach such as at Kendwa rocks and the hotels also offer internet connections.
When deciding when to visit Zanzibar beaches like Kendwa beach, there are different times of the year when the tours can be done including the dry season around June, July, August, September and October and also around December.
The dry season is also a high season in Zanzibar with many tourists visiting the island for holidays. June to October is also a good time of the year for holidays at the destination due to the good weather around Zanzibar which favors the different activities carried out when visiting Kendwa beach and other places around the island.
Another time of the year when tours are carried out to Zanzibar beaches such as Kendwa beach is the rainy season. Although the number of tourists visiting the beaches during the rainy season is few, you can also engage in tours around the island. The rain season takes place around March, April and May and also around November and there is a long rain season and a short rain season in Zanzibar.
Many hotels are found around Kendwa beach and they include Kendwa rocks beach resort, Sunset Kendwa beach hotel, Zuri Zanzibar, Natural Kendwa villa, Gold Zanzibar beach house and spa, Mocco beach villa, Kendwa beach bnb, Tropicana Kendwa beach hotel, La Fontana restaurant and Bungalows among others. There are budget, midrange and luxury hotels to choose from when visiting Kendwa and other beaches around Zanzibar.
How to get to Kendwa beach
Kendwa beach as well as other destinations on Zanzibar island can be accessed by flights to Abeid Amani Karume international airport which is the former Zanzibar international airport and also the only airport on the island. Flights to the island can also be got from Arusha airport, Julius Nyerere international airport, Kilimanjaro international airport as well as other airports. The airport in Zanzibar receives both domestic and international flights during tours in Zanzibar.
After landing at Abeid Amani international airport in Zanzibar, you can take public or private means of transport to go to Kendwa beach. Some of the public means of transport used on the island include dala dalas or minibuses. Private means of transport can be organized by tour operators on the island or by hiring a vehicle prior to the trip to the island. Airport transfers on the island cost about 40 USD to 50 USD and can also be organized by the hotels or resorts as well as by the tour organizer.
Another way to get to Zanzibar island and its beaches such as Kendwa is by taking a ferry from Dar es Salaam to the island. This ferry operates daily between the island and Dar es Salaam bringing both cargo and passengers. The cost of the ferry is about 30 to 65 USD depending on the class booked and the operators of the ferry to Zanzibar include Azam marine.
Other beaches to visit around Zanzibar island include Nungwi beach which is not far from Kendwa beach, Paje beach, Matemwe beach, Jambiani beach, Kiwengwa beach, Kizimkazi beach, Pongwe beach, Bwejuu beach among others.
Zanzibar island is also a destination where activities like dolphin tours, kite surfing, boat rides and dhow cruises at sunset and sunrise, beach walks, spice tours among others. You can also enjoy relaxing and sunbathing by the beach. Visiting the Prison island or Changuu island where giant tortoises are found is another activity to take part in when on a holiday in Zanzibar.
Visit Zanzibar and explore Kendwa beach and other beaches around the island throughout the year.