While vacationing in Zanzibar do not miss the chance to visit Kiwengwa and Pongwe.
Kiwengwa is one of the most beautiful parts of the island where visitors will enjoy the gorgeous beach and ocean. You’ll experience the softest white sand and the clearest blue waters you’ll ever set your eyes upon.
With its steady winds and beautiful wide lagoon, Kiwengwa is a terrific place to learn to kitesurf. But if you just want to chill, Pongwe is the beach for you.
If you are a conservationist or love nature, our expert guide will take you to the Kiwengwa/Pongwe Forest Reserve, an important location for biodiversity.
Rich in fauna, you’ll see the Red Colobus and the Blue monkeys, plus Duikers and Suni antelopes. There are also 47 species of birds, many butterflies, and over 100 different types of plants including many medicinal species. You can also visit a spice plantation near the reserve.
Do not leave without checking out the deep coral caves within the reserve where you can see stalactites and stalagmites. It is believed the locals visit the caves to worship their ancestors, bringing gifts to the holy stones.
The naturally formed holes in the ceiling of the caves let sunlight in, creating an energizing atmosphere. Another curiosity are the roots that resemble electric wires. They connect the top to the bottom of the cave.
Conservation measures have been undertaken to preserve the rich biodiversity of the reserve. This is a tour that you definitely don’t want to miss!