Sand bar in Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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The world's most exclusive beach?. Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Off the west coast of Zanzibar, the Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve sits on a small, sandy island. Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, this sand bar is a popular destination for tourists to soak up the sun's rays and enjoy the golden sand. Beneath the waves, marine life creates a vibrant underwater world that is perfect for snorkelling. The islands of Tanzania are home to an array of wildlife, like the Pemba scops owl and the African fish eagle. To the north of Nakupenda, you can encounter a tortoise sanctuary on Changuu Island while their sea turtle cousins swim in the surrounding waters.