Menai Bay

Menai Bay
Location in Tanzania
Coordinates 6°23′S 39°22′E / 6.383°S 39.367°E / -6.383; 39.367Coordinates: 6°23′S 39°22′E / 6.383°S 39.367°E / -6.383; 39.367
Ocean/sea sources Indian Ocean
Basin countries Tanzania
Max. length 15 km (9.3 mi)
Max. width 9 km (5.6 mi)
Islands Several

Menai Bay is located on the southwestern coast of Unguja island (Zanzibar Island), in the Zanzibar Archipelago in Tanzania.


It is a 8 km wide bay on the Zanzibar Strait of the Western Indian Ocean.[1]

The long coastline of Menai Bay has nineteen villages, with a total population of around 17,000. The villages are within the Unguja South Region of Zanzibar.

The Menai Bay Conservation Area is a marine reserve protecting the habitats and biota of the bay area.[2]


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