Kizimkazi is a small village in the southern coast of Zanzibar. Many visit this place to see the dolphins and swim with them in the nearby Menai Bay while some visit just to enjoy its beach. It is also a fishing village for the locals. Kizimkazi was appealing to us and therefore it became a point of interest as we got to explore the southern bit of Zanzibar.

Boy in Kizimkazi

Kizimkazi beach

GETTING THERE.                                                                                                                          

Zanzibar is well connected by road and you can use public transport  to get to wherever you want while there. There are buses that depart from Stone Town to Kizimkazi but you  need to connect later on at a small town before Kizimkazi and board a daladala to get you to your final destination.


Kizimkazi beach is amazing! Life here is so authentic and you immediately make friends easily with both the locals and tourists.

As soon as you arrive at the beach in Kizimkazi, many locals approach you to convince you to take a boat ride to go and see the dolphins and even get to swim with them. They are very good at convincing you!  If you arrive later than 11:00 a.m like we did, your chances of seeing the dolphins are minimal.


We however still set out to go see the dolphins and swim with them in the deep waters after negotiating with our guide that should we not see them, we were going to pay half the normal cost.

Mussa, our local guide and fisherman at Kizimkazi

Off we went!

After so many hours of hunting the dolphins, they were nowhere to be seen! We came back to the shore. Mussa, our guide, invited us the following day for a fishing escapade the next morning.

I really wanted to go on a fishing escapade but we only had a single day there. I now have a reason to go back to Kizimkazi one more time, not for the elusive dolphins!

Enjoy Kizimkazi!