Tanzania has just over 1,400 km long coastline and it is blessed with amazing beaches which are perfect for relaxing and having a great time. But if you are looking for a tropical paradise and some of the most beautiful, pristine beaches in the world, the archipelago of Zanzibar is your perfect choice. These islands are located off the Tanzanian coast, not far from Dar es salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. The shores of East Africa are lapped by the Indian Ocean; brilliantly blue and beautifully warm, creating beaches to dream about. The coral sands of the mainland and islands are soft, white and powdery and the sea teems with colourful marine life. These are fabulous beaches, too good to miss.
The perfect place to round off a dusty and adventurous safari on the Tanzanian mainland or an exhausting climb up Mt Kilimanjaro is in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. With enough variety to make it the ideal finale to a Tanzania safari or as a stand-alone vacation, a Tanzania beach holiday will appeal to every traveller. The beaches themselves are some of the finest on the East African coast while the range of world-class dive sites will delight scuba divers and snorkelers alike. There are some excellent diving and snorkeling sites on the reefs around Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia; big game fishing is available in places and some beach locations also have sailing boats, kayaks and kite-surfing. Honeymooners will love the exclusive and indulgent beachfront lodges while parents will appreciate the range of family-friendly accommodation and activities available.
But it’s not all about beaches and coral reefs: the highly diverse Tanzanian coast has a fascinating blend of cultures and cuisine. Spend time exploring back-street markets, tasting local dishes and interacting with local traders; the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed though somewhat conservative.
It’s generally agreed that the best time to go on a Tanzania beach holiday is during the drier and milder June to September months. The December – January holiday period is also popular but temperatures are high and there is a possibility of some rain around. Try to avoid the coast during the long rains of March to April (when a number of lodges close) but there is less to worry about with the short rains of November to January.
Holidays to Tanzania are always brimming with romance, excitement, and a sense of great adventure as you explore this remarkable country, so if you are planning a trip to Tanzania we can help you to get started. All of the holidays we plan are tailor-made to your exact requirements, so please do contact us and we will be delighted to help you with that process.