The settlement of Makunduchi lies in the far south east of the island. The town is, besides StoneTown, the biggest of Zanzibar with a population of approximately 12,000 people who principally survive on fishing and seaweed farming. Despite the beautiful setting of this small town with its long white sandy beaches, there is still very little tourist activity in this part of Zanzibar and a secret tip for people looking for relaxing.
Makunduchi is famous for the Mwaka Kogwa festival which takes place over four days in July.
More to read about Zanzibar history on Wikipedia….
The location is great for the people who love the natural and traditional Zanzibar villages. The 3 kilometers long white sand beach is perfect for walking, running, relaxing, and exploring… It is ideal for family, for friends, and romantic couples. Not recommended for people who search an exiting night life.
The location is perfect not only for all sorts of beach activities, but also an excellent base to explore other activities like Stone Town (for shopping & history), Dolphin tours and Jozani Forest National Park.
Zanzibar is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, and several islets. It is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, and 6° south of the equator. Zanzibar Island is 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, occupying a total area of approximately 650 square miles. It is characterised by beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, and the magic of historic Stone Town – said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.
Weather & Climate
Zanzibar has ideal holiday weather for most of the year. The heat of summer is seasonally often cooled by windy conditions, resulting in pleasant sea breezes, particularly on the North and East coasts. Being near to the equator, the islands are warm all year round, but officially, summer and winter peak in December and June respectively. This is illustrated statistical weather information shown below. Zanzibar is blessed with an average of 7-8 hours of sunshine daily.
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The long rains normally occur in April and May although this is often referred to as the ‘Green Season’, and it typically doesn’t rain every day during that time. The average temperature per month vary from 24-28 C, and it is always nice and warm water in the occean with and average temperature of 26-27 C.