As the world begins to return to normalcy, travel lovers can once again visit pristine and breathtaking locations across the world, while wearing their masks, of course! Tanzania is one of the most beautiful and exciting travel destinations in the world, and is home to some of the best beaches one can visit. Here are 5 amazing beach destinations in Tanzania!
Zanzibar’s gorgeous beaches, such as Kendwa, Pongwe, and Matemwe, are perfect for a vacation, as they offer scenic views, mouth watering food, enriching cultural experiences, brilliant accommodation, and exciting adventures. The views are breathtaking as visitors can see the crystalline waters, white sands, and glorious sunsets. At Paje Beach, guests can enjoy kiteboarding, scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking! Away from the crowds, Nungwi beach is excellent for diving and kitesurfing, and many beaches offer opportunities for parasailing and jet-ski rides, as well! At Kizimkazi, visitors can swim with humpback and bottle-nosed dolphins! Mnemba Atoll provides extraordinary diving opportunities, where tourists can spot octopuses, dolphins, angel fish, eels, tunas, lobsters, and rays!
Kilwa is a gorgeous region that is home to a fishing village, a lively town, the Gereza Fort, built by Portuguese in 1505, and an 11th century mosque! The beaches are great for diving and snorkelling, as tourists can spot lush tropical flora and fauna, including dolphins and whales! Kilwa offers some of the most delicious seafood in Tanzania, with lobster, octopus, calamari, crab, and prawns! Tourists can take part in fishing with the friendly locals!
Pemba is an amazing post-lockdown destination, as it is not very crowded. The island is home to stunning beaches like Vumawimbi, a heavenly and untouched beach with soft sands, sweet smelling air, and crystal clear water. The spot is ideal for relaxing, swimming, and enjoying a picnic, and can be reached via a fun dhow trip! At the pristine Misali Island, tourists can snorkel among the coral reefs. Travellers can spot nesting turtles at the sandy and serene Baobab Beach! Visitors can also explore caves inland, which are said to be home to ancestral spirits.
Located in the north of Tanzania, Tanga is home to the mysterious Amboni Caves where visitors can find ancient paintings, animal footprints and signs of witchcraft. The 15th Century Tongoni ruins include a mosque and 40 tombs! At the Mwarango sand beaches, tourists can see mangroves, coconut trees, and the spectacular sunsets. Along the coastline, there are pristine beaches for travellers to relax away from the crowds. Toten Island is a great spot, called “Island of the Dead” because of the ruins it houses. At beaches like Tanga Bay, visitors can enjoy activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, boat rides, fishing, kayaking, and windsurfing!
Alternatively known as Chole Shamba, Mafia Island is a mesmerising spot, great for beach vacations. The diverse flora and fauna makes the beach experience extraordinary. Visitors can spot over 460 species of fish, whales, and 5 species of turtles, and can even see the incredible birth of turtles! At Mafia Island Marine Park, a protected nature reserve, guests can take part in activities like boat tours, swimming, snorkelling, and scuba diving!