Ununio beach

    A white sand shoreline in Dar es salaam’s northern suburbs of Ununio near an ancient fishing village that shares its name. It is one of the less used beaches in the city, mostly empty during weekdays, with the exception of fishermen who can normally be seen tending their nets and boats during the day.

    A section of the beach serves as a harbour for traditional dhows, as well as a workshop where they are created and repaired. Most of these are small - with the fishermen being locals from the nearby village.

    There is an auction where the daily catch is sold, with a fish market and several restaurants nearby where one can sample all kinds of fresh fish. It normally is filled with people from nearby areas during the holidays.

    The only caveat is that there is no security or lifeguards on duty, with the exception of that at the private hotels and restaurants nearby and the occasional helpful fisherman.

    What to do there?Explore the clean beaches, interact with the locals, swim in the ocean, or buy some fresh seafood - raw or fried. As an added bonus, you could get to see firsthand how traditional fishermen conduct their trade, as well as the creation, repair and operation of the dhows.

    For a list of other attractions in the vicinity, please see the section below after map or the attractions page.

    Best time to visit?Any time of the year, as there is a tarmac road next to it.

    Location of Ununio beachUnunio beach is located about 20 km north of Dar es salaam’s CBD and on the east African coast. It is one of many white sand beaches in the area with others being Ndege Mbweni beach - several kilometres north.

    For more information on this location, please see the map below.

    How to get there?There are passenger buses from the city centre with a route ending about half a kilometre from the shore, but at the time of writing, you may have to wait a bit before getting one back to the city centre.

    Alternatively, you could use private transport or a taxi to there.

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