Swahili Coast

swahili coast kids playing ball

Quiet unexplored area

Tanzania’s Swahili Coast is often overlooked as most of the visitors go to the more famous Zanzibar Archipelago. But the mainland coast hides some great sandy beaches that are more deserted and untouched than the popular island Zanzibar. The beaches start from Tanga in the north to Mtwara in the south. Popular places on the mainland can be found in the coastal towns Tanga, Pangani, Bagamoyo or Kilwa. Offering laid-back tranquillity and great value for money for those who like to enjoy tropical beach life and the Swahili culture in a more quiet and unexplored area. The Swahili Coast offers a wonderful mix of history, wildlife in Saadani National Park and the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, wonderful for diving and snorkeling, dhow sailing and fishing.

Sample itinerary: Swahili Coast 7-days

Day 1   Arrival Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo

Arrival Dar es Salaam. Transfer to the coastal town Bagamoyo, (about 80 km north of Dar es Salaam). You go on a trip to the deserted island of Lazy Lagoon to relax at your private beach.

Day 2    Snorkeling tour
Go on a half day snorkeling tour to see what the Indian Ocean has to offer you. Return for lunch and relax in the afternoon at the beach of Lazy Lagoon or the pool.

Day 3    Bagamoyo - Saadani
Transfer to Bagamoyo where we pick you up for a cultural tour visiting Kaole Ruins and the Museum. After a local Swahili lunch you drive further north to Saadani National Park for a game drive. This is the only place in Tanzania where you can see elephants on the beach or take a snapshot of a giraffe with the Indian Ocean in the back ground. You will have a hot lunch in your camp and a late afternoon game drive as well. Dinner and overnight in your luxury tented lodge.

Day 4    Wami River
In the morning you go on a boat safari on Wami River. You will have a hot lunch in your camp and and afternoon game drive as well.

Day 5    Pangani
Transfer to Pangani (further north) where you arrive before lunch. In the afternoon you will step on your bike to discover the surroundings of this ancient town or visit one of the many beaches. Dinner and overnight at your luxury beach accommodation.

Day 6    Snorkeling, diving
Today you go on a half day snorkeling or diving tour. Return for lunch and relax in the afternoon at the beach or can go for a sundowner at a dhow sailing. Dinner and overnight at the same luxury beach accommodation.

Day 7    Flight to Dar es Salaam
Transfer to Mashado Airstrip for your flight to Dar es Salaam, connecting to your outbound flight.

Price per person based on 4 people from $ 2.050,-

This itinerary can be tailored to you specific wishes. Everything is possible.

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