If you take a twenty minute walk from Milele Villas on the beach, you will reach the small fishing village of Nungwi. Here you will find a natural aquarium (where sea turtles peacefully live), a boat building yard, and the fish market. You can visit the village by yourself or with a guide, who will share with you very interesting information about the place and its inhabitants.
Nungwi Fish Market
The best time to visit Nungwi is in the early morning, when the fish market is lively and crowded. Depending on the fishing of the previous night, you might see tunas, king fishes, dorado, and a variety of other big fishes. In the morning, local fishermen and women head to the barrier reef to catch a number of different small sea creatures, squids, octopuses, puffer fishes, and sometimes rays that you can buy at the fish market throughout the day.
The natural aquarium in Nungwi is where beautiful sea turtles and a variety of fishes live. The aquarium is a natural formation created in the coral bedrock by the erosion of millions of waves crashing against the shore. The depth of the water vary according to the tides and create a fascinating natural environment for its inhabitants.
Nungwi Dhow Boat Building Yard
While watching the white sails of the Dhows in the Indian Ocean, you might wonder how these impressive boats are built. The Nungwi Boat Yard is an instructive experience. You will meet the ship yard owner and learn how the ships are constructed, starting from the choice of the wood to the more advanced phases.The best way to end an exciting day is a sunset cruise and the calming experience of sailing in a Dhow.