Coast, Islands and Lakes

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.