Tanzania Island & Beach Holiday Safari | Where to Go for Beach Holidays in Tanzania?
Mention Tanzania as an African beach holidays safari destination and the mind immediately associates it with sweeping grasslands and wide-open expanses teeming with an amazing array of land and bird life. But the coastal towns of Tanzania are without a doubt some of the most beautiful in the world. Powder-soft, silver-white sand gently caressed by calm waters, contrasted with the sparkling turquoise of the warm Indian Ocean against a backdrop of blue sky on the horizon. The weather is always perfect except for a few days in the rainy season. The skies are clear and the sun is shining even brighter, warming the sands, making it ideal for lazy, lazy naps and sunbathing on your eastern Tanzania coastal beach holidays journey between lazy dips in the water. Lush tropical vegetation provides optimal shade, and palms and other hardy tropical trees are ideally placed to support hammocks for siestas while enjoying your stroll on
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Colorful equatorial birds flutter through the trees accompanied by monkeys and other playful aerial-like colorful butterflies. Small mammals such as dik-dik and Suni antelope can be seen feeding on the coastal grasses and bushes, and as you stroll along the sandy beaches and the waves tickle your toes, you might see a small rock pool. Tiny sea creatures such as starfish, mollusks, and crabs have been stranded by the receding tide, waiting for it to return so they can return to the ocean. Venture into the ocean depths and you may be lucky enough to see seasonal humpback whales making their way along their migratory routes, announcing their presence with the occasional spray of water.
Where to Go for Tanzania Beach Holidays?
Tanzania has hundreds of miles of coastline and each destination has something unique to offer that you can enjoy as you travel from island to beach holidays with Deks Safaris Tanzania. Keep in mind that this is a country with a rich historical and cultural past and the islands east of the ocean have been involved as trade routes for various commodities. You’ve also seen many battles with many invaders vying for control. Many remnants of this living history can still be seen today as a fascinating melting pot of cultures, from people of diverse ethnic backgrounds to unique Swahili architecture, cuisine, art, music, and much more. As you gaze out to sea, you are likely to see traditional fishing dhows, distinguished by their special triangular sails, an essential scenic part of the Tanzanian coast beach holidays.
Dar es Salaam – Tanzania Beach Holidays
If you choose Dar es Salaam as your seaside destination, you have three separate stretches of beach to choose from. To the north are the beaches of Kunduchi and Jangwani, where you can enjoy the bustling atmosphere and water sports. To the south, there are the quiet beaches of Ras Kutani and Kigamboni.
Dar es Salaam has the third stretch of beach, Coco, which is within the city limits in the suburbs of Msasani Oyster bay and serves as a weekend and overnight destination for Dar es Salaam residents. If you head north from Dar es Salaam on your seaside holiday in East Africa, you’ll come across the historic archipelago of Zanzibar, or Spice Island. Known for centuries for the spices grown on the island, Zanzibar was an important destination on the spice trails of yesteryear.
Today it’s a dream beach getaway with amazing living and ancient coral reefs. You can explore the waters surrounding the island and inspect the wide variety of colorful corals and the even more fascinating diversity of reef life. These corals serve as the rainforests of the Indian Ocean and also support the proliferation of plankton on which whale sharks and humpback whales feed. Corals have also taken over old shipwrecks that lie on the sea floor and transformed them into an enchanting habitat for many pelagic creatures.
Each of the islands surrounding Zanzibar is characterized by the soft sand that sinks beneath your feet, dazzling you with its pure white appearance that contrasts dreamily with the blue of the Indian Ocean. As you will discover on your beach holiday at Deks Safaris, Murogo, Page, and Nyange are the main sandbanks whilst there are also a variety of smaller islands some of which are also private such as Mnemba, Chapwani (Grave Island), Chumbe, Changuu (prison island). ), Bawe, Tumbatu and more.
Mnemba Island offers you the romantic experience of walking on wet sand in the moonlight and watching your footsteps shimmer behind you as Chumbe Island is Tanzania’s first National Marine Protected Area. You will also learn on your Zanzibar Island tour that Chumbe is an ancient coral bed on which vegetation has formed. Chapman Island is another fascinating place to explore and is home to many enchanting species of birds such as Fruit Bats, Black Heron, White Heron, Osprey, and many others that fish in the ocean waters that are rich in aquatic prey.
If you want to see Aldabra giant tortoises and various other birds, then Changuu Island, popular with day visitors, should be your destination.
Island of Pemba
Further north of Zanzibar is the island of Pemba, also known as the Green Island. Although smaller than Zanzibar, Pemba is covered in lush tropical greenery and is breathtakingly beautiful with its mountainous landscape. A very quiet island, the modernization seems to be over as you will find that the locals still cling to their old ways.
Mafia Island – Tanzania Beach Holidays
Make a stopover at Mafia Island when traveling through Southern Tanzania with Deks Safaris. Mafia Islanders have initiated various community efforts to preserve its tranquility and unique beauty. Stroll through the island’s plantations or explore the underwater kingdom of Chole Bay. Located near the Ruvu River on mainland Tanzania is the coastal town of Bagamoyo and nearby is the private island of Lazy Lagoon.
You will enjoy staying over in the island’s lodge that operates under strict eco-friendly principles. The Songo Songo Archipelago is also a part of Tanzania and includes the private Fanjove Island, another remote, private beach destination for a vacation in East Africa. Then again, there is Kilwa which includes many smaller coastal settlements like Sanje Ya Kiti, Kisiwani, and Songo Mnara among others. No matter which beachfront locale you choose, you will come away enchanted by the breathtaking beauty of coastal Tanzania.