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Nakupenda Beach Tour
4.5

Nakupenda Beach Tour

By Kiyzo
Recommended by 93% of travellers
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Ages 5-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
German, English


  • snorkeling gears
  • Boat fees, Captain & fuel
  • Bottled water
  • Fruits
What's not included
  • Bring sunscreen,hat,glass and towels


Departure details
  • Forte arabo di Stone Town, Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania Walk to the main entry door & stand BESIDE
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 140215P23

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is Nakupenda Beach Tour?
Nakupenda Beach Tour price starts from ₹ 3,743.45. Discover and book Nakupenda Beach Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Nakupenda Beach Tour cancellation policy?
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Which company provides Nakupenda Beach Tour?
Nakupenda Beach Tour is hosted by Kiyzo. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Kiyzo on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Nakupenda Beach Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Nakupenda Beach Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Nakupenda Beach Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 140215P23

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Joined in April 2019

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  • Sara V
    Sara V
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    If you like to cook, don't miss this tour!!
    Fabulous experience. I loved the spice farm and the cooking class. Shopping for ingredients was a lesson in itself. The spice farm tour was outstanding. In addition to seeing how common spices grow, we got to eat fruits from the tree and smell basic ingredients in medicine and perfume. Plus fun events and surprises. Best of all was the cooking class. I learned a lot from Lutfia - and was able to cook sitting on the floor. If you cook and want to learn about different cultures, don't miss this experience!
  • HeavenCrawley
    HeavenCrawley
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    Simple, delicious food that can easily be replicated
    I really enjoyed this cooking class with Lutfia. We purchased fresh ingredients form Stone Town market before travelling to the spice farm for a tour and then setting to work. The group was quite big (9 people) but there was lots of space and enough food to feed an army! Although the dishes we cooked were simple they were very delicious. The only thing that went slightly amiss was the timing....we didn't sit down to eat until 1.45pm by which time most of my group was getting very hungry!
  • 927lauriee
    927lauriee
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    NOT A CLASS
    This is NOT A CLASS, there was no instruction and we essentially spent 2.5 hours helping chop vegetables without a cutting board crouched on the ground to help the family prepare a large dinner which they will use to feed themselves for 2 days while we just paid to work for them. Our guide did not explain anything to us and was on her phone the whole time or chatting/joking in swahili to the other people around. We have been on other tours where we were engaged with and taught or explained at least some useful information.
  • barbarasL4785MP
    barbarasL4785MP
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    Cooking Class in Zanzibar
    The cooking class was such a fun experience! We made an entire meal including curry chicken, rice pilaf, cooked spinach, plantains, bananas with coconut milk, and salad. It was delicious!!!
  • Djpowell30
    Djpowell30
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    5 star experience with lots of education.
    Absolutely so great! We had an amazing time. Please ignore the rude comments. Yes you will be eating as the locals do. The tour guide is very sweet. I will say to be sure to take a small snack if your hungry but you will get plenty of delicious fruit to snack on. I will say as a caveat, if you’re not going in March when we went I can’t promise what will be available at that time.
  • Ccileacc
    Ccileacc
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    Amazing cooking time with Lutfia
    Amazing cooking time with Lutfia. First ingredients in locals markets Second time in the spice farm to discover a lot of fruits, spices.. Third time: cooling time with the so nice Lutfia. We cooked: banana vegetables and coconut milk, grilled fish, mixed vegetables and fresh coconut milk, pilao rice 😋
  • christinac0penhagen
    christinac0penhagen
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    Charming turist trap
    The tour starts at the market, where vegetables, rice, chicken and fish are purchased. It is fun if you haven't already been to the markets yourself. Thereafter a 30-40 min drive follows to the village. We did not know that the tour also included a spice tour which to us was the highlight of the tour, After that, the cooking started in an open hut with five firewood stoves. No chairs or tables. For the participants it was not exactly cooking but solely very, very basic tasks such as cutting potatoes, onions etc. while the tour guide mixed the vegetables/meat/spices in pots and pans. Therefore, do not expect this tour to be an actual cooking class - you do not learn to cook local food, but you see how they cook traditionally. The result was quite disappointing ... lacking spices ironically, overcooked and not at all at the level you experience in Zanzibar. Would not recommend. By the way - we never recieved the recipies ...
  • ClementHM
    ClementHM
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    A very long and disappointing experience
    The tour starts at the markets, where vegetables, rice, chicken and fish are purchased. It is fun if you haven't already been to the markets yourself. Thereafter a 30-40 min drive follows to the village. We did not know that the tour also included a spice tour which - in our opinion - was the highlight of the tour as we had not done a spice tour yet. After that, the cooking started in an open hut with five firewood stoves. No chairs or tables. For the participants it was not exactly cooking but solely very, very basic tasks such as cutting potatoes, onions etc. while the tour guide mixed the vegetables/meat/spices in pots and pans. Therefore, do not expect this tour to be an actual cooking class - you do not learn to cook local food, but you see how they prepare it themselves while helping with simple tasks. The cooking session took three(!) hours, not including the actual eating. The participants we were with kept the spirits high for the first two hours, however, during the last hour we - and the rest of the participants - started to feel restless and people lied on the floor. Unfortunately, the food we got was the least tasty of all of the food we had during our two weeks in Zanzibar. The spices just didn't come through. We had especially hoped to learn how to make the very delicious curry that is served in most restaurants in Zanzibar but were disappointed. We chose this cooking class because of the great reviews it has gotten. Maybe we were unlucky but the experience was very disappointing, especially considering the price. We have been to many cooking classes around the world, and this is the first cooking class where we did not learn to cook at all. In addition, the food was not even tasty. We were back in Stonetown around 16.30.
  • pif781
    pif781
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    Spice paradise
    Spice and nature best experience. Excellent guide and tasty food .fresh fruits in good company.higly recomended
  • Monica L
    Monica L
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    Don’t spend your time and money on this!
    Don’t spent money and your precious time om this! This is just one big tourishippo - unfortunately. We were told by the guide so many time that this was where the locals did their shopping - severals time of the day … I hope not. 80% of the products were souvenirs and just the same that are sold everywhere else in Thailand. It was exiting to se how the sellers managed to move everything from the track at the railwaymarked, but it’s sad to se that we the tourists are the biggest challange. In the floating marked we where placed in the charming boats - but the trip was anything but charming … The sellers were very pushy and grumpy. The bustrip back to Bangkok took over 2 hours because of the trafficjam. Not a good experience.
  • PieterWalkinshaw
    PieterWalkinshaw
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    This is a great way to practically experience spices and how to use it in preparing meals.
    This is a great way to practically view the plants that produce the prices and experience what part of the plants are harvested and how it is done. With the cooking lesson you start from basic spices and process then to add to the meat and vegetables.
  • Voyager599157
    Voyager599157
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    Great trip
    Our tour guide ‘O’ was wonderful and made everything fun. The tour was well-paced and informative. Thanks!
  • Rebecca C
    Rebecca C
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    Great experience
    Absolutely loved our Zanzibar Cooking Class & Spice Tour! What a fantastic way to see more of Stone Town, a nearby Spice Farm and to experience Zanzibar’s cuisine in an authentic way. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip and I would recommend to anyone who is keen to get an insight into the local culture.
  • C779BCannac
    C779BCannac
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    Fun way to spend the day! + some tips
    We had a great experience with Lutfia on our honeymoon! I love nothing more than perusing food stores and markets in other countries, so to be able to actually shop with a local and then spend the afternoon cooking regional recipes was a dream. Lutfia was so easygoing and a pleasure to spend time with. At the spice farm, we enjoyed the tour and demonstrations from the locals. I ended up asking for every recipe we made which Lutfia happily sent me afterwards - it was all SO good! My advice for others booking this tour: 1) wear shoes you're comfortable getting dirty - you'll be walking through some puddles and wet market stalls in the fish/meat section. 2) wear something comfortable that you can sit on the floor in for the cooking portion. I also would not recommend ladies wear a jumpsuit - the bathroom at the spice farm was a single stall with a pit toilet. Private enough but if i did it again i wouldve worn comfortable pants. Bring hand sanitizer. 3) I believe they recently switched farms, which made for about a 45 min ride to and from the city vs the 20 or so we expected from other reviews. Really cool to see the area outside of stone town so we didnt mind, but it meant we were an hour later getting back to our hotel than we'd planned. So give yourself a little wiggle room in the schedule - it's worth it not to be rushed! 4) Bring plenty of cash - you don't need it for the market, but you'll want to tip Lutfia, the driver, and the spice farm tour guides (we had 3) plus leave yourself extra to buy some of the spices and products they sell at the farm. We ended up having to stop at an ATM on the way back which was a hassle.
  • pspgirl
    pspgirl
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    Wonderful!
    Wonderful Experience! Lutfia and Rashid were so kind and welcoming. We were lucky enough to have a private market, spice farm and cooking class. Learned so much from spice guide Abdullah too! Our meal was delicious. Would highly recommended mend this for anyone wanting a genuine Zanzi experience. Many thanks Lutfia and Rashid!
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Dave S
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The main positive thing we got to Nakupenda before most of the people, so we had roughly 20 minutes with only 10 other visitors. It rained most of the time, but it is no responsability of the tour operator. The 2 boat staff who came with us spoke a very basic english, so we had almost no interaction at all. We had to tell them to find snorkeling equipment because otherwise there would have been none. We asked if there was water on board for the trip, and he was offering us his personal water, when there were indeed 8 bottles on, meaning he just understood "water". We bought the self-guided tour, so I have no idea if someone speaking proper english would have been sent for the guided tour. It is also astonishing compared to the average level of english of the other boat owners stopping us in Stone Town roads to sell the same tour. In addition to english, the captain was pretty careless of other boats' integrity, he "pushed" himself inside other two on shore to go back finding a second mask, and while leaving Nakupenda I had to help another boat owner to push our boat from hitting his engine.
Written 26 August 2023
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Lilmomo04
Los Angeles, CA27 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Nakupenda is a beautiful sand bank surrounded by clear blue waters. It’s a short 20 minute boat ride from Stone Town. There are people selling beers, offering hair braid services, henna and massages on the beach.
I had an amazing time! Highly recommend visiting this island!
Written 4 September 2023
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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania4 contributions
Everything is beautiful with Zanzibar sandbanks.Early morning we board on a motorized boat to nakupenda island.It is is sooo beautiful 🏖️ sandbank.It was our first time to visit the sandbank in early morning where there is no one.Very calm we had few shots with our client from America she was so excited to have this experience.I will recommend if you want to have amazing experience with the sandbank visit it early around 9:30 or 10 am to have the best experience.
Written 14 March 2023
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Shaina Z
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Amazing day at the beach.. amazing moment at the prison...felt amazed by the locals ...
I trully recomend to visit.. the waters are so cristal clear.. endless blue
Written 17 January 2023
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