This marks Tanzania's coastline of tropical palm fringed beaches. One has a chance to view underwater coral gardens. There is unlimited potential for deep sea diving and fishing.
Dar es Salaam
Dar es salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and one of the largest cities in eastern Africa by population, as well as regionally important economic centre. Located at the Indian Ocean. The city is one of the fastest growing in the world with the estimated population of about 5,000,000.
The name was translated from Arabic language means a “safe harbour”. Located on a harbour on the Indian ocean, it is the main port for Tanzania, handling exports of minerals, coffee, cotton, sisal and hides.
Bagamoyo 45 miles north of Dar es salaam is an important cultural heritage site for Tanzania. Famous for its slave and ivory trade, Bagamoyo was also the first capital of Tanzania under German colonial rule.
Now the town has about 30,000 inhabitants and is the capital of Bagamoyo district which was recently considered as the world heritage site.
Pangani is a town in north east of Tanzania that lies 45 km South of Tanga, at the mouth of Pangani river. It is the headquarters of Pangani District
Pangani has a remarkable history dating back to the 15th century and traces of old buildings and monuments still can be seen. It was a trading port dealing mainly with ivory and slaves. Several historical sites in and around the town serve as the reminders of the Arabic influence, and the much later German and British colonial era in Tanganyika. Currently Pangani is mainly a fishing town providing beautiful beaches with coconut trees.
Mafia Island is the largest of a small archipelago of islands and atolls and is truly a paradise in the Indian ocean. It is the Southern most of three islands (Pemba and Zanzibar) located off the coast of Tanzania. 25 kms from the mainland and 130kms from Dar es Salaam.
The resident population of 46,000 are mainly fishermen or smallholder farmers that grow coconut, paw-paw, rice and cassava.
Mafia is known as a beautiful Indian ocean tropical resort that is famous for deep sea fishing and scuba diving. Aquatic life is abundant and the coral gardens are pristine due to the protection of the Mafia Island Marine Park. The park is located between the Rufiji River delta to the west and the open Indian ocean to the east.
It is a unique and perfect destination as part of a safari package or simply a place to unwind and get away from the daily, modern and busy world.
Saadani National Park
Saadani’s claim to fame is that is the only wildlife reserve in East Africa with a beachfront on the Indian ocean
Saadani’s coast is notable for its stands of mangroves and inland the coast is fringes by Palm-lined beaches. The natural vegetation of the interior of Saadani is mostly open grassland dotted with acacia thickets with the occasion band of riparian forest lining the major watercourses.
The parks game is at its best or atleast is most easily seen during the dry seasons between January and February and from June to August, and includes buffalo, giraffe, waterbuck, reedbuck, hartebeest, wildebeest, warthog, and the very shy and uncommon red duiker.
There are small herds of Elephant here, and also lion. Leopard , spotted hyena and black-backed jackal also occur. Hippo and Crocodile are found in the river, and green turtles breed on the beaches.
Zanzibar is the ultimate Indian Ocean experience, with its fascinating historical stone town and magnificent beaches
The famous islands of the Zanzibar archipelago are located about 25 miles off Dar es Salaam on the mainland coast of Tanzania.
These islands, off the East Coast of Tanzania, have always been known to be the perfect place to unwind after a safari or trek up Kilimanjaro, Or simply a romantic destination for honeymooners.
What is not as widely known about these islands, is that they are home to some of the world’s critically endangered species – red colobus monkeys, bottlenose dolphins, whalesharks, dugong and even the ancient coelecanth which scientists thought disappeared off the face of Earth with the dinosaurs!
The islands are perfect for families as well as senior citizens as there is plenty do so – from the active watersports, diving and snorkelling, to swimming with dolphins, or taking a leisurely sunset cruise in a traditional sailing dhow. The water is warm, beaches are beautiful, excursions are numerous and historic Stone Town, the archipelago’s capital, is a hub of activity – old stone crumbling buildings with elaborate doors and balconies, and narrow streets teeming with bazaars and bicycles, a wonderful marketplace, old sultans palaces and the site of the infamous slave trade.