Attractions & Safari Activities

  • Swimming with Dolphins
  • Shirazi Mosque
  • Earliest Swahili Writings

Kizimkazi Mtendeni

Kizimkazi Mtendeni is a fishing village on the southern coast of Zanzibar. It consists of two settlements - Kizimkazi Dimbani to the north and Kizimkazi Mkunguni to the south, and was once a walled city. The village is now a popular destination for watching and swimming with dolphins at the nearby Menai Bay, with boat tours arranged early in the morning before the dolphins venture out further into the open ocean.

Another major attraction in the area is the Shirazi Mosque. The mosque, located about 2km north of the village, dates to the 12th Century and is thought to be one of the oldest Islamic buildings on the East African coast. In the mihrab, there are inscriptions from the Quran dating to 1107AD considered to be some of the earliest examples of Swahili writing.

Hotels & Lodges in Kizimkazi Mtendeni

Dhow Inn Zanzibar

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Zanzibar Beach House

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