Zanzibar Island is a paradise for divers and snorkelers alike! Snorkeling is a liberating and adventurous experience that allows you to uncover and witness the mysteries of life beneath water. It’s a magical experience and Zanzibar is one of the best places for snorkeling because of the wonderful sightings that include over 300 species of fish! You may even get to see whale sharks if you’re lucky!

Here are some of the best snorkeling beaches on Zanzibar Island:

Kendwa Beach: Besides the Kendwa beach, this is one of the favourite places for snorkelers.  Kendwa is also considered the best beach in Zanzibar.The Reef is a stunning reef where you’ll find many unique marine species including reef fish, sea anemones, pipefish as well as turtles! The depth here ranges from 5 m to 10 m, making it an excellent snorkeling site.

Mnemba Island: Mnemba Island is a single small island located about 3 km off the northeast coast of Unguja, the largest island of the Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania, opposite Muyuni Beach. Snorkeled here isvery beautiful fish,corals.the water is warm and clear ,beautiful sandbank too,we also saw dolphins.the mnemba island is private owned by bilgates,500 usd fine to pay when you trespass. You can book here for snorkeling activities

Misali Island: The island is beautiful and isolated from tourists – you feel like you have the island to yourself. The beach is white and beautiful, the coral is unspoiled and the diving  and snorkeling is amazing. You can book here for snorkeling activities

Tumbatu Island: Tumbatu Island is the third-largest island making up the Zanzibar Archipelago, part of Tanzania in East Africa. The island is located off the north-west coast of Zanzibar’s main island, also known as Unguja. This island is also a very good snorkeling spot. The beach around here is pristine and not many people know of this place. Because it is largely unexplored, there is an additional charm to the place.

Kizimkazi Reef:

The Kizimkazi Beach is located toward the south of Zanzibar Island. It’s very sparsely populated because only a few tourists and locals go south to explore this beach since it’s away from the main cities. However, Kizimkazi beach offers one of the best snorkeling sites in Zanzibar!

The Kizidi Reef is only a 10-minute boat ride away from the main coast and is a great place for snorkelers because it’s pretty shallow. Here, you’ll be able to spot numerous marine species like big emperors, blue spotted rays, angelfish, turtles, nudibranchs and of course, a variety of soft and hard colorful corals.

The Nicki Reef is also close to the coast and here, you’ll get to spot stingray, red snapper, lionfish, butterfly fish, parrot fish as well as colorful corals!

Nungwi Reef: One of the best places on earth. Beautiful with crystal clear warm water and white sand.Crystal clear and hot! Perfect for a leisurely swim.

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