The Indian Ocean in Tanzania offers coastline travelers the chance to determine from many tropical beach destinations in both mainlands Tanzania and the islands of Zanzibar.
In spite of the fact that the most readily perceived desirability are the perfect white sand beaches and world-class aqualung diving and snorkeling on the reefs around the beaches of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia. Also, the big game fishing is available in places, and some beach locations also have sailing boats, kayaks, and kite-surfing. Tanzania’s most historic towns and museums are also located on the coast area of Tanzania and Zanzibar Island.
The most popular coastal destination in Tanzania is Zanzibar’s main island of Unguja, which has many hotels and places that are frequented for holidays. While Zanzibar’s Unguja is the most advanced island for tourism, the guests wish to get out the crowds should reckon visiting Pemba, South Beach, and Mafia.
Zanzibar is the world’s most famous paradise islands renowned for its spices and the slave trade of the 19th century. The Island is much more than a stopping point on an itinerary after Northern and southern destinations safari or mountain climbing, but it can be seen as a separate destination. Zanzibar consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja, which is the main island, allude to official as Zanzibar and Pemba. The capital is Zanzibar City, situated on Unguja island, and its historical area is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.
Zanzibar’s main attraction industries are spices and tourism, in definite the islands produce cardamom, saffron, black pepper, nutmeg, cumin, lemon grass, cloves, and cinnamon. For this purpose, the islands unneurotic with Tanzania’s Mafia Island are erstwhile called the Spice Islands.
What the Zanzibar Island offers are a unique sequence of spectacular beaches, along its eastern edge, exciting activities, such as visiting a working spice farm, and the cultural delights of Stone Town, with Arabian fortresses and minarets, snorkeling and diving excursions, dolphin tours and island visits.
STONE TOWN TOUR
Stone Town is the capital of Zanzibar, a World Heritage Site and center of Swahili culture. There are Swahili cultural events throughout the year including a film festival and music festival in July and February. It is a place of a tortuous alleyway, busy bazaars, Houses of worship and noble Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. Stone Town is always alive and can be visited year round.
We have provided a unique Spice Tour with in extent content not only about spices, but also inorganically grown herbs and in-depth descriptions about their uses in traditional dishes, as cures for illness and yet for dyeing long-established ritual clothes for weddings and festivals. We have knowledgeable guides demonstrated by Mr. Madawa, the famous expert herbalist in Zanzibar. During a spice tour, expect to see the farm personnel climbs trees, look for specific plants and slashes off various barks, letting you see, feel and taste everything. Inside of the Spice Farms, you will find a prospect to taste some of the fresh, attractive fruits of Zanzibar, cardamom, saffron, black pepper, nutmeg, cumin, lemon grass, cloves, and cinnamon. After the spice tour, you will also have the option to visit the essential oil distillery to see how some of the spices are corded.
SNORKELING AND DIVING
There are many activities available in Zanzibar that we can arrange a day trip to perform them, some of them are dolphin tours, island visits, snorkeling and diving excursions.
Mafia Island is known as “Chole Shamba,” this is the essential part of the Tanzanian Zanzibar Land, neurotic with Pemba and Unguja Island. Since Mafia Island is one of the six districts of the Pwani Region, this is managed from the mainland but not from the independent semifinal region of Zanzibar, of which it has not at all been well thought out to be a part politically. The wealth of Mafia Island found on fishing, resource agriculture and the market in Kilindoni town. The island catches the attention of some tourists such as the leading adventure scuba divers, game fishermen, and the people who want relaxation.
The Mafia islet consists of one large island (394 km²) and quite a lot of smaller ones. Several smaller ones are occupied, such as Chole Island (2 km²), with a population of 1415. Chole Bay, Mafia’s confined deep water marina ground, and the original harbor, are decorated with islands, sandbanks, and beaches. Kilindoni is the main town, the movement of water linking the deltas of the Rufiji River and the island is called Mafia Channel. The well-liked rumors of a pygmy hippo in the island were established by the Tanzania Tourist Board in 2013 because of the first genuine remark by two tourists.
Mafia is one of the safest places in the Indian Ocean, and there are no hookers to spoil a holiday.
Activities on Mafia Island including diving with Whale Sharks, Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, Fishing, Guided Excursions, Sailing and Road Safaris.
Pangani is a historical town in northeast Tanzania that lies 45 km south of Tanga, at the mouth of the Pangani River. It is the District central office of Pangani.
Despite the fact that archaeologists having been discovered the remains of small 15th century settlements on the bluffs just north of Pangani, the modern town came to renown in the nineteenth century, when under the nominal Zanzibari rule, it was a major endpoint of caravan routes to the deep exterior. From the 1860s forwarder, townspeople constituted large plantations of sugar and coconut in Maya, on the banks of the River just west of town. The farms were engaged in physical by slave labor, and Pangani also became an attractive, important center of the slave trade, shipping inmate taken in the wars concomitant on the unwellness of the Shamba kingdom in the Usambara Mountains to the plantations of Pemba and Zanzibar.
After the Sultan of Zanzibar signed a formally concluded and ratified the agreement with Great Britain outlawing the ocean-going trade in slaves in 1873, Pangani became a center for importation slaves crossways the constrictive channel to Pemba, in equivocation of British warships.
Pangani also has a fishing industry, in recent years beach resorts north and south of the town have brought tourists. Diving and snorkeling are both available in Pangani; also walking in a reason for visiting historical places in Pangani is also one of the best activities.
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