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Coastal excursions

Located on the very eastern side of Africa, in the tropical belt, just below the equator, Tanzania, Zanzibar and the other islands along the coast are blessed with year round sunshine and a balmy climate of around 30 degrees centigrade. At around a couple of hours flying time for the northern parks of Tanzania and a mere 45 minutes from the southern parks, it is understandable why Tanzania’s rise to safari and beach fame has been so meteoric…it is in a truly privileged position out of any African country!

In this section we have tried to highlight the many facets of Tanzania’s beach “ensemble” with an overview of everywhere that is good for a bit of sun time as well as those destinations that are geared for those looking for a little bit more.

The final section of our review of Tanzania beaches is for those beaches that will give you the chance for the photo! The small island of Zanzibar is, pretty much, what we mean when we talk of picture perfect and, even with one or two “Africanisms” Zanzibar still does, very much, tick the boxes for most people on this front. The main areas to keep in mind on the island are along its north and south eastern coastlines, where the Indian Ocean rolls up to the barrier reef and then creates a perfect lagoon that stretches along the flank of the island. This protected area is ideal for beach properties which have, over the years, sprung up amongst the gently waving palm trees…convinced yet? It is true that the island is not the best for those looking for serious diving but, if it is activities you are after, then they are also here in abundance such as kite surfing, sailing, snorkeling to name but a few.

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