After months under lockdown, travel lovers will deserve a great vacation once the pandemic is over. The best kind of trip is a relaxing and calming one, at a peaceful and serene location. For such a vacation, that should provide tranquility and a chance to unwind and de-stress, the best spot is a pristine and heavenly beach in the beautiful country of Tanzania.
An amazing location is Pemba Island, a stunning but remote destination that provides breathtaking views and allows visitors to escape the crowds. The sandy beach is a great spot to relax, as visitors hear the sounds of the waves, smell the salty water and lush vegetation, view the vivid greenery and crystal clear, blue water, and enjoy the pleasant weather.
At Pemba, tourists eat fresh fruits such as mango and passionfruit, and fresh seafood including lobster, prawns, tuna, and octopus. The Ras Mkumbuu ruins from the 13th-14th Century, and the Ras Kigomasha lighthouse provides guests an insight into the heritage of the region. The Makangale villagers are amazing spots for cultural tours. Visitors can also enjoy a dhow ride!
A must-see is the gorgeous Ngezi Forest Reserve, which is home to exotic birds and animals such as antelopes, vervet monkeys, pigeons, vultures, crowned hornbills, kingfishers, and African goshawk. One can also visit the untouched Vivumbiani Beach, and secluded Misali Island, where visitors can swim with sea turtles, snorkel amongst colorful coral reefs, or explore inland caves which are believed to have the spirits of ancestors!
At Lake Tanganyika, guests can enjoy a range of exciting activities, such as boat rides and snorkelling. Guests can find colourful aquatic life, including many species of the beautiful rainbow cichlid fish. The sandy shores and crystal blue water add to the beauty of this spectacular lake.
Another beach vacation spot is Chumbe Island, where tourists can snorkel to explore the mesmerising coral reef sanctuary. The private Coral Park is home to 400 species of reef fish, 200 species of coral, and animals such as the coconut crab, humpback whale, and green turtle. Local organizations seek to conserve the biodiversity of the area so tourists must contribute to such causes by practising ecotourism and ensuring that they do not litter, pollute or adversely impact the area. Visitors can also enjoy the delicious cuisine, with foods made with unique blends of spices such as lemongrass, cumin, turmeric, cardamom, nutmeg, fennel, ginger, pepper, and garlic!
The extraordinary Mafia Island is one of the most breathtaking regions in Tanzania. After settling down at a comfortable and luxurious lodge, tourists can enjoy a bite of the mouthwatering local food. Tourists can swim with whale sharks, or spot five species of turtles, or more than four hundred species of fish. Tourists can also plan a trip to the Mafia Island Marine Park, where they can enjoy activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, and experiences such as cultural tours, whale watching, boat tours, or witnessing the incredible birth of turtles!
Another great spot for a beach vacation is Lake Victoria, the “crown jewel” of Tanzania’s lake system, which covers 59000 sqm. The view of the clear blue water, and surrounding hills makes the trip mesmerising and unforgettable. The region is home to creatures such as mongooses, otters, shrews, hippopotamus, waterbucks, and 200 species of fish. Located on the lake is Mwanza, where tourists can learn about local life by visiting the Mwaloni or Maasai market, explore nature at Saa Nane National Park or Robert Koch hill, or gain an insight into the history of the region at the Old German building. Rubondo Island National Park has the open air Sukuma museum where visitors can see spectacular examples of the local culture, and witness the Bulabo Dance festival in June!
The lakes and islands of Tanzania are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, which must be visited by all travel lovers!