Tanzania is blessed with coastline of 1,424 km of
which over 500 miles is pure white sandy and unspoiled beaches,
all lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The culturally
and historically significant islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia
are incredible destinations in themselves. Tanzania boasts the second
largest freshwater body in world in Lake Victoria, the second deepest
in Lake Tanganyika as well as Lake Nyasa/Malawi. If you love beach
and sea life then Tanzania really possesses a multitude of options
for you to enjoy.
The most popular coastal destination in Tanzania
is the famed spice island of Zanzibar. Zanzibar holds a deep sway
over the imagination through its historical position as a major
maritime trading power in the 19th Century. Streets of the capital
Stone Town evoke bygone days with narrow alleyways leading to Mosques,
shops and houses. A visit to the House of Wonders gives you an incredible
insight into Swahili Culture and the trading and cultural links
between Zanzibar, India, the Middle East, Indonesia and China; all
connected by the Indian Ocean.
Of course a visit to Zanzibar would not be
complete without spending some time on one of the many secluded
beaches. The pristine white sands lapped by the azure clear warm
Indian Ocean are the beaches in heart of everyone’s imagination.
Tanzania Journeys can recommend and organize an unbelievable beach
holiday for you in Zanzibar. We suggest that you spend some time
in Stone Town as it really is a unique, ambient, historic town and
perhaps a spice tour to see cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon
being cultivated. Contact us now and we will put together a superb
journey for you.