Kiwengwa Vacations

17 miles (27 kilometers) to the northeast of Zanzibar, is Kiwengwa, an excellent place to add to your itinerary. This popular destination is 19 miles (31 kilometers) from Zanzibar International Airport.

Many of Zanzibar’s key attractions can be found within easy driving distance of Kiwengwa, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Two sights that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating Kiwengwa Beach and the iconic Mapenzi Beach. Also worth checking out are Prison Island and the Jozani Forest Reserve.

If the sun is shining, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. To catch a glimpse of the local wilderness set out to explore Chapwani Island in Zanzibar Town. Walk along the scenic coastal spots nearby such as Kendwa Beach in Kendwa and Stonetown Beach in Zanzibar Town.

Visitors looking for interesting places to visit in and around the Kiwengwa area should not miss out on the House of Wonders in Zanzibar Town, Anglican Cathedral and the Forodhani Gardens. The Zanzibar area features some fascinating relics from yesteryear; start your historic tour at Old Fort in Zanzibar Town.

When it’s time to relax after a busy day discovering the charms of Kiwengwa, check in to one of the area’s numerous short and long stay accommodation options. Take your pick from the Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar Town, the Sea Cliff Resort & Spa, Mangapwani, or the Mashariki Palace Hotel, Zanzibar Town.

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