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Michamvi Beach | Beaches of Zanzibar

Michamvi Beach | Beaches of Zanzibar

Michamvi Beach Zanzibar

Michamvi is a beach on the east coast of Chwaka Bay in Zanzibar island, Tanzania. This place is somewhat unique. This is the east of the island. But on the other hand you can also enjoy great sunsets. Also there are never strong waves due to its location in the bay, – unlike the beaches facing the open ocean. There is a problem of low tides, but it’s not so bad. If you have a limited budget, it is better to bring all your food supplies with you. Since there are no shops in the area. Overall, this is a great “local” beach without crowds of tourists. 

Michamvi is a peninsula on the central east coast of the island. Although there are two large beach resorts in the area, Michamvi feels remote and has long stretches of empty beaches to explore. The peninsula consists of two parts, Michamvi-Pingwe and Michamvi-Kae. On the eastern side is Michamvi-Pingwe, with a vibrant coral lagoon and beautiful palm-fringed beaches set in a string of scenic coves between high coral-rag cliffs.On the western side is Michamvi-Kae, which faces west towards Chwaka Bay.

Best Beach Resorts Around Michamvi Beach


Situated in a truly unique location in the South East of Zanzibar on the tip of the Michamvi peninsula, Jua offers blissful barefoot luxury for very few, and small intimate groups. Untouched beaches, untamed nature and warm service according to your schedule come together to create an extraordinary holiday experience.


Konokono Beach Resort is located on the Michamvi Peninsula, on the South East Coast of Zanzibar - one of the most authentic and secluded places on the island - and overlooks the wonderful Chwaka Bay. The resort is a quiet paradise offering privacy and tranquility in the heart of nature.


Set in a tropical garden with steps to white powder of nungwi’s award winning beach and temperate indian ocean, the Z hotel will provide you with everything you need for a unique away-from-it-all holiday but with all the advantages of modern living, including lcd tv, cable tv, wifi & docking stations in all rooms.

Activites in Michamvi Beach – Peninsula

The eastern side of the peninsula is close to a barrier reef which runs most of the length of the island, and there are several excellent dive schools in the area. The Michamvi Peninsula tends to receive less dive traffic than the north-east coast, and you are likely to see far fewer divers and boats around the numerous dive sites. Half way down the peninsula lies the shallow Oba-Oba lagoon, which is home to a diverse range of corals and marine life. It’s a great spot for snorkelling and also makes a good training site if you are new to diving.

Other activities here include water sports such as kite surfing and sailing. In recent years kite surfing in Zanzibar has really taken off, and this is particularly evident around the villages of Paje and Jambiani. Calm waters and a steady wind of 13-25 knots for eight months of the year have contributed to its success. The one-to-three-metre waves found beyond the barrier reef draw in experienced surfers seeking a thrill, while the calm waters closer to the beach are well suited for beginners.

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Southern parks of Tanzania

About 20,226 km² in size, Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. Ruaha’s relative inaccessibility means it gets far fewer tourists than the Selous and less than any comparable park in the Northern circuit. It is rich wildlife and perfect for travelers who want a more off-the-map experience and don’t fancy crowds.

The Selous Game Reserve covers a total area of 50,000 km². It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982 due to its wildlife diversity and undisturbed nature. Epic game drives, game walks, boating and fly camping are the recommended activities here.

Michamvi Beach and Zanzibar Archipelago Maps

Michamvi Beach and Zanzibar FAQ

Enjoy the good weather (and get some exercise while you’re at it) with some of these top outdoor activities:

  • #1. 4 Days Exotic Zanzibar Safari
  • #2. Jozani Forest tour
  • #3. Uroa Blue Adventure
  • #4. Half-Day Tour of Jozani Forest

When it’s pouring with rain, these fantastic indoor activities will keep you on the go — and nice and dry!:

  • #1. Traditional Zanzibar Cooking Class including Spice Tour
  • #2. Zanzibar Traditional Spice Tour
  • #3. Sunset Dinner Cruise

If you’re chasing a little fun without having to empty your piggy bank, consider these perfectly priced experiences and tours:

  • #1. Zanzibar Air Port Pick Up And Drop Off
  • #2. Thrilling Pub Crawl In Zanzibar. Visit 3 Unique Bars
  • #3. Fair Tourism In Paje

Zanzibar is culturally conservative and inappropriate clothing in town can easily give offence. While it is fine to wear swimwear and shorts on the beach and around your hotel, if you are visiting a local village, exploring the island or visiting Stone Town you are expected to dress modestly and be covered from shoulders to knees. In early 2021, the authorities announced that people who flout the law may be heavily fined.

Zanzibar’s currency is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS). See for the most recent exchange rates. Most lodges on Zanzibar charge in US$; very few will take travellers’ cheques, although most accept credit cards (they may charge an additional fee to do so). Buying Tanzanian shillings in Europe or America can be hard; most travellers will buy local currency on arrival in Tanzania or Zanzibar.

As you plan your trip, and before you travel, we recommend that you check the latest Foreign Office advice on the places that you’re going to – regardless of where you are travelling to, or how you are travelling. See FCO’s Tanzania advice here, or its info on other countries here. We urge you to do this, as we recommend that all our travellers keep themselves up to date with the current foreign office advice on their destination countries.

Oleza Boutique Hotel Zanzibar, Qambani Luxury Resort, and Boutique Hotel Matlai got great room view-related reviews from travelers in Michamvi.

Yes, and the closest National Park is Saadani, where you can take a boat and do a day tour, but if you have time and budget you can fly to Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Sleous, Mikumi and other Game reserves.

Zanzibar has a variety of land and marine habitats including coastal forest, mangroves and coral reef, supporting a range of wildlife. More than 700 species of fish, 53 mammals and 200 types of birds species have been recorded here.

YES! It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Zanzibar City to Serengeti National Park, including transfers. How long is the flight from Zanzibar City to Serengeti National Park? The quickest flight from Zanzibar Airport to Seronera Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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