Tanzania Beach Holiday
Tanzania’s Beach holidays give you a chance to relax on some of the finest beaches in Africa, soak up the sun, float in the sea and unwind in paradise. Especially recommended after the exhilaration of a safari.
Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s main port. It is the most developed of Tanzania’s towns and a base for exploring the virgin game parks of southern Tanzania, such as Selous, Mikumi and Ruaha. There are beach hotels as well as city hotels in Dar es Salaam. During German occupation in the early 20th century, Dar es Salaam was the centre of colonial administration and the main contact point between the agricultural mainland and the world of trade and commerce in the Indian Ocean and Swahili Coast. Remnants of colonial presence, both German and British, can still be seen in the landmarks and architecture around the city. A tour of this city would not be complete without a visit to the national museum where the skull of the nutcracker man – “Zinjanthropus Boisei” discovered by Dr. Louis Leakey at Olduvai gorge is preserved.
Off the coast of Tanzania, just a few kilometers across the ocean from Dar es Salaam is the “spice island” of Zanzibar, a slumbering paradise in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, caressed by the cool trade winds. Once a bustling centre for slave and ivory trade, Zanzibar has been the historical doorway to the exploration of nineteenth century. Famous personalities like Dr. David Livingstone, Stanley, Burton, Speke, Rebman - to name but a few – used Zanzibar as the jumping-off point for their African trips.