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Tanzania

  • Hi there Michele, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us organise the trip. It was the most amazing holiday – it felt like I had been away for ages. Everyone we met was superb – I hadn’t quite understood the size of the team that would be supporting us up the mountain (we both made it!!) – what a fabulous set of guys. We were well fed – I couldn’t quite believe 3 course breakfasts, lunches and dinners on the side of a mountain – staggering! And Stevie and Goodluck certainly earned their money on summit night. The staff at Kicheche were great. The scariest bit of every day was the walk back to our tent after dinner – we had lions, buffalo, hippo, zebra and wildebeest in the camp – so that was interesting – we didn’t hang around!  The quality of the accommodation and food was excellent. We were lucky to see a cheetah kill – and had some very close up experiences with lions and elephants. It was definitely the right thing to go to a private conservancy – which was evident to us when we went into the national park for the day and saw the amount of cars following the animals around. And Kinondo – what can I say – totally chilled out bliss!! Issie has complained about having to wear shoes again now she’s home – she looked like a little hobo for the week! Food, service, accommodation, cleanliness, facilities – all fabulous. Thank you so much.

    Sarah, Darren and Issie from Leicestershire travelled to 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.