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7 Hidden East African Beaches You Must Check Out

East Africa is synonymous with adventurous, action-packed safaris. You will find countless articles about fantastic safaris and experiences. However, the beaches in East Africa need attention too. The beaches in East Africa are magical, especially those isolated and away from the loud crowds. You should check out these seven hidden East African beaches:  

Pwani Mchangani

Pwani Mchangani is one of Zanzibar’s many breathtaking gifts. The beach is endless white sands and mesmerizing clear waters. The best thing you will find here is the pace. Pwani Mchangani is one of the least visited beaches in Zanzibar; however, once you are there, you will be shocked why not many tourists come here. The beach is also one of the most extended stretches of beaches in Zanzibar. The white beach goes on for miles. 

Mafia Island Beach

Mafia Island is a spectacular and secluded island in Tanzania. Mafia Island also doesn’t receive many tourists because everyone tends to focus on Zanzibar. The spectacular and beautiful beaches will give you magical views of the Indian Ocean. The tropical island is approximately 200 kilometers from the south coast of Zanzibar. The waters here at the beach are considered a paradise for scuba divers globally. Dive into the waters to enjoy the mystics of the underwater world before taking a moment at the beautiful beach. 

Bongoyo Island Beach

Bongoyo Island, like Mafia Island, does not receive many tourists. The secluded island is reachable from a ferry ride in Dar-es-Salaam. Bongoyo Island is a great way to break free from the crowd, take in the sun, and relax on the beach. The waters are also safe for swimming and snorkelling. 

Lantana Galu Beach

Lantana Galu Beach is a luxurious paradise in Kenya, near the more famous Diani Beach. The beach has lush tropical gardens and one of the best views on beaches in the East African region. The private beach is only accessible to guests staying at the resort. 


Nyali is another pristine beach covered in towering palm trees. The beach is perfect for people that want to sit back and relax under the shade of a palm tree while enjoying the sounds of the crashing tides and gazing into the horizon at the shimmering blue. 


Another hidden beach adjacent to Diani beach, Tiwi, is secluded from the large crowds. It is a quieter place where you can get away with your significant other to have a romantic time at the beach. Tiwi beach has a unique vibe and charm that you will not find anywhere else. 


Bamburi Beach is another fantastic beach in Kenya where you can enjoy the sun and the tranquillity of the waves. You will enjoy the sunset with your partner, gazing away into the mystical colors without the chaos of the beach parties and mongers. 

East Africa has many unique places to visit with an aura you will not experience anywhere else. Tanzania is a fantastic destination for a vacation in East Africa. Learn more about it in our Tanzania Travel Guide.