car ride to Nungwi?


Mar 30th, 2013, 04:58 AM
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car ride to Nungwi?

We arrive on Zznzibar at 10 PM and will take a taxi to our hotel in Nungwe. I understand it is about 1 hour. Is it safe to make this trip at night given road conditions etc.?

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David J
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Mar 30th, 2013, 08:36 AM
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It's probably safe enough to drive, though roads do not have lights. But, unless you've firmed up this first night hotel/resort and not knowing how many total days you plan to be on ZNZ, I would suggest you spend the first night in Stone Town. ST is only a 10/min drive from airport and lodging here will be at a lower price than that at whichever hotel/resort at Nungwi.

You can then, next morning arrange for this transfer and maybe consider a stop at Jozani Forest (you couldn't visit on arrival nt in the dark), on the way.

Whether with a stop at Jozani or not, you'll arrive Nungwi by mid- to late-morning, which unlike if on safari where days start at 6-6:30am for game drives... not so when staying on the beach. Your decision.
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Apr 6th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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I agree. Stay in Stonetown for a night. We stayed at Emerald Spice and it was lovely. The next morning we hired a driver, the same one who picked us up at the airport, the hotel can arrange it and drove to Raz Nungwi after we walked around Stonetown. I loved Stonetown and was so happy to have had the chance to spend some time. We arranged for the same guy to pick us up at the end of our stay and take us to the airport. A wonderful experience!
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