The perfect place to round off a dusty adventurous safari on the Tanzanian Terrestrial wilderness or a strenuous trek of Mount Kilimanjaro is in the warm deep waters of the Indian Ocean. Tanzania’s roughly 1,300 km long shoreline is blessed with wonderful beaches which are perfect for relaxing your mind. You may also wish looking at the tropical dreamful heaven and some of the most beautiful, pristine beaches in the world, the archipelago of Zanzibar is your perfect choice. Known as an exotic tropical paradise and bucket list destination to visit for many world travelers, Zanzibar’s timeless serenity ensures that it remains neither over-run nor over-developed. These islands are located off the Tanzanian coast, not far from the largest city in Tanzania.
If you have the time, adding some days in Zanzibar is a great way to finish a Tanzania holiday. In just over one hour flight time, you can get from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) with mulitple flights daily. It is also possible to fly from the Serengeti (Seronera – central Serengeti) to Zanzibar through Precision Air. To make the travel there worthwhile you should allow at the very minimum 3 nights there. During high season some resorts impose a minimum of 4 night stay for their bookings.
Culturally, this is great. Interesting history and architecture, great restaurants, wonderful to explore the narrow winding alleyways. But it is also a bit dirty, noisy and expensive. The beaches here are not very good (too many stones), but as a day trip visit to nearby Prison Island will allow you some good beach time. Many people choose to visit Stone Town as a day trip or to spend just one night here before staying at a more relaxed part of the island.
Both Nungwi and Kendwa are located near each other at the northern tip of the island. The best beach in Zanzibar and all of East Africa. In addition to the beautiful white sand beaches, there is very little tide activity (unlike the rest of the island) making is perfect for all day water activities. The area is filled with activities, jet skiing, para-gliding, SCUBA diving, and beach volleyball. There are many restaurants and bars with much late night activity. Located slightly on the west, sunsets are beautiful here. This is a more expensive location compared to some other parts of the island.
Protected by a coral reef the waters are calm and the beaches beautiful. This is a good snorkeling location. Some high end hotels are located in this area and it is a good place for solitude. Along with Paje this is a good place if you like beautiful sunrises.
Beautiful beaches and a good destination for more solitude. Its southeast location on the island makes a good launching spot for day trips and water activities.