Southern Zanzibar – Kizimkazi

sleeping fishing village

Kizimkazi, a small fishing village, is located on the southwestern tip of Zanzibar. For many centuries it has served as the seat of the supreme ruler and holds the oldest existing mosque, built in the early 12th century. The coast in this area is dominated by coral cliffs with small bays and sandy beaches. A pool is highly recommended due the tidal changes.

This forgotten beach region is ideal for travelers who are looking for utter seclusion as the beaches, when they are accessible, are totally your own. Kizimkazi is mainly known for its dolphin tours, which we cannot recommend due the lack of supervision and the way in which they are conducted. If you want to encounter dolphins in the wild, we would rather recommend a boat excursion (Safari-Blue).

Further Details – Southern Zanzibar

Which travelers will particularly enjoy this beach destination?

  • who are looking for a quiet beach destination far away from the hustle and bustle
  • who are interested in daytrips to Jozani Forest or Stone Town
  • who like to dive (thanks to the short distance to Menai Bay)

Beach Resorts in Kizimkazi

Beach Resort:

  • The Residence Zanzibar