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  • Hi Rob and team, Just to say thank you so much for organising such a fantastic holiday for us. Every part of it was exciting and memorable, (sometimes a little too exciting!) and the variety was perfect. Both Impala camp and Kicheche Mara were fantastic. The setting of Kicheche Mara, especially, was stunning. Our guide at Impala, Gerard, was particularly great. He was brilliant with the kids and was a real inspiration to a budding zoologist like James. Similarly, Rosie and especially Simon at Sosian, were also fantastic with James and Imo. Simon made there stay a real ‘adventure’. They both felt very at home there! Giraffe Manor, as expected, was a completely memorable experience for everyone, and a real treat. Zanzibar provided a perfect bit of relaxation (not to mention a bit of education for us all) and the staff gave James a very special 12th birthday. Emakoko laid on 8 Rhino (2 extra in addition to the 6 that Jen had jokingly requested on entering the park!) plus a first class supper. Once again thanks very much for your hard work, it was very much appreciated.

    Nick, Jo, James and Imogen travelled on a family holiday to southern Tanzania and Kenya
Tanzania Beach Extensions

Tanzania

Beach Extensions

Beach extensions to a Tanzania Safari

Tanzania has an extensive coastline with the beautiful Indian Ocean, though much of the mainland coast is undeveloped. Tanzania’s main beach destination is the idyllic island of Zanzibar, which offers a wide variety of exclusive and mainstream beach options, as well as sight-seeing and cultural experiences in and around the capital, Stone Town.

Mainstream resort hotels offer excellent facilities, reasonable value for money and are very suitable for families seeking an active beach holiday, or couples seeking a resort hotel experience.

Quieter and more escapist beach lodges are available for anyone seeking a more relaxed, exclusive beach experience, and these vary from very expensive to extremely good value for money.

For the ultimate escape, there are several more remote islands to consider. Just off Zanzibar are the tiny and exclusive Chumbe and Mnemba islands. Pemba Island (technically the northern half of the Zanzibar archipelago) and Mafia Island (to the south) are of significant size but are far less developed than Zanzibar itself . The mainland coast does offers a few exclusive beach retreats, but is generally not developed for tourism. Please visit our ‘accommodation’ page for examples of beach properties in Tanzania.

The Tanzania coast can be easily reached from most safari regions in Tanzania. There are daily scheduled flights from Selous, Ruaha, Serengeti, Manyara and Ngorongoro to Zanzibar, and daily access to the more remote islands from either Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar.

However, should the Tanzania coast not be ideal for you, or you are travelling at the wrong time of year, there are a variety of alternative destinations to consider including northern Mozambique, Mauritius and The Seychelles. Please go to the individual country pages for more information on these destinations.