Tanzania Beach Holidays

Overview

Not only are the Sandy beaches and shores of Tanzania beautiful and breathtaking they are also very rich in history and heritage. This safari package will ensure you the discovery of the Tanzanian coastal culture and the untold beauty of the sandy beaches.

The Safari brings about a blend of leisure and a hint of an educational sentiment, making it ideal for students and scholars who look to relax while taking pointers on the history of the Tanzanian cost.

Water sports are also incorporated in the safari. We would also recommend this safari to sports enthusiast who aim to satisfy their thrill.

Itinerary highlights

Indulge in the history and culture of coastal Tanzania.
Scenic view of the sandy beaches of Zanzibar and Mafia.
Water sports like skiing canoeing and fishing

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DAYACTIVITIESHOTEL
DAY 1 DAR ES SALAAM/ SELOUSArrive at the JNIA and drive south to the Selous game reserveSarova stanely
DAY 2 SELOUS/KILWADrive to Kilwa from SelousKilwa beach resort
DAY 3 KILWASpend the whole day touring Kilwa MasokoKilwa beach resort
DAY 4 KILWA/MAFIATransfer to the Kilwa Airstip and fly to Mafia IslandMafia Island Lodge
DAY 5 MAFIASpend the whole day at Mafia IslandMafia Island Lodge
DAY 6 MAFIA/ZANZIBARTransfer to the Mafia Airstrip and catch a flight to ZanzibarDiamond de gemma dell’est Zanzibar
DAY 7 ZANZIBARSpend the day touring and enjoying ZanzibarDiamond de gemma dell’est Zanzibar
DAY 8 ZANZIBARTransfer to the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport Catch your flight back home

Day 1: Day 1: Arrival/Julius Nyerere international Airport (Dar es salaam)/overnight selous

Arrive at Julius Nyerere International airport (Dar es Salaam). At the Airport you will board a connecting flight that will take you to Selous Game Reserve. On arrival at the Airstrip at Selous you will meet our guide cum driver who will be holding a placard with your name written on it. He will drive you to Selous Mbega Camp or Selous River camp. You will have dinner and overnight at any of the two mentioned above.

Day 2: selous/Kilwa ruins/ overnight Kilwa

Early in the morning after breakfast you will do a game drive for a short while before you embark on a drive to Kilwa ruins. On arrival at Kilwa you will check into your hotel where you will have lunch before you embark on a tour of the ancient town by walking around the town and learning about the town’s rich history.
Dinner and overnight at Kilwa.

Day3: Full day touring of Kilwa

You will do a full day tour of Kilwa. You will visit Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara.
Located on two islands close to each other just off the Tanzanian coast about 300km south of Dar es Salaam are the remains of two port cites, Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara. The larger, Kilwa Kisiwani, was occupied from the 9th to the 19th century and reached its peak of prosperity in the13th and 14th centuries. In 1331-1332, the great traveler, Ibn Battouta made a stop here and described Kilwa as one of the most beautiful cities of the world.
Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara were Swahili trading cities and their prosperity was based on control of Indian Ocean trade with Arabia, India and China, particularly between the 13th and 16th centuries, when gold and ivory from the hinterland was traded for silver, carnelians, perfumes, Persian faience and Chinese porcelain. Kilwa Kisiwani minted its own currency in the 11th to 14th centuries. In the 16th century, the Portuguese established a fort on Kilwa Kisiwani and the decline of the two islands began.
The remains of Kilwa Kisiwani cover much of the island with many parts of the city still unexcavated. The substantial standing ruins, built of coral and lime mortar, include the Great Mosque constructed in the 11th century and considerably enlarged in the 13th century, and roofed entirely with domes and vaults, some decorated with embedded Chinese porcelain; the palace Husuni Kubwa built between c1310 and 1333 with its large octagonal bathing pool; Husuni Ndogo, numerous mosques, the Gereza (prison) constructed on the ruins of the Portuguese fort and an entire urban complex with houses, public squares, burial grounds, etc.
The ruins of Songo Mnara, at the northern end of the island, consist of the remains of five mosques, a palace complex, and some thirty-three domestic dwellings constructed of coral stones and wood within enclosing walls.
The islands of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara bear exceptional testimony to the expansion of Swahili coastal culture, the lslamisation of East Africa and the extraordinarily extensive and prosperous Indian Ocean trade from the medieval period up to the modern era.
Dinner and overnight at Kilwa.

Day 4: kilwa/ mafia

After breakfast go for a half day tour of Kilwa town. In the afternoon our driver will drive you to the Kilwa Airstrip for your flight to Mafia. On arrival at Mafia our correspondent will transfer you to Mafia Island Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Full day at mafia

After breakfast, you will tour the Island and engage with the locals and learn about their culture and heritage. After lunch you will have time to enjoy the white sandy beaches of Mafia and go for a swim in the ocean. Other activities may include; scuba diving and snorkeling in the rich coral reef of the Island.
Dinner and overnight at Mafia Island Lodge.

Day 6: Mafia/Zanzibar

After a Late Breakfast, drive to the Mafia Airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. Arrive at Zanzibar and meet our correspondent who will drive you to Dhow Palace Hotel where you will check in and have short rest. In the afternoon our Guide will come to pick you up and take you out for a Stone town tour until late in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Full day at Stone Town

You will have the whole day to explore Stone town and marvel at the rich history of the ancient town. Get to see the famous house of wonders and the Ngome Kongwe, the architecture employed in these buildings is breathtaking. Learn about the culture of the Swahili people and engage in their history. In the afternoon our Guide will come to pick you up and take you out for more of the Stone town tour until late in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Zanzibar/flight back home

Early in the morning after breakfast you will have our guide drive you to the airport where you will board a plane back home.

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