Island and Beach Holiday Destinations in Tanzania


When most of us think of Africa as a holiday destination we tend to think simply of Safaris and the Savannah. Africa (Tanzania especially) does indeed offer spectacular opportunities for once in a lifetime safari holidays, but we do tend to forget that Tanzania also offers spectacular beach holidays, the likes of which are hard to find anywhere else on the planet.

Resting on the edge of the Indian Ocean, Tanzania is costal Africa at its very best. With white sandy beaches snaking the coastline and hundreds of beautiful desert islands dotted across the Ocean, it truly is one of the most incredible destinations for safari and beach holidays anywhere on the planet.

Here are just a few of Go2Tanzania’s favourite Tanzanian Beach and Island holiday locations:


Located in the spectacular Southern Circuit of Tanzania, Mafia Island is ideally suited for visitors looking for a Safari and Beach holiday as it is perfectly located to relax and unwind after a safari around the famous parks and nature reserves of the Southern Circuit.

This relaxed island is home to a wide range of picturesque, secluded beaches and offers privacy and comfort in equal measure.

Mafia island is also home to Tanzania’s first marine national park, where pristine coral reefs, bays and lagoons lie unspoilt ready for exploration.

With fewer than a thousand visitors a year this unspoilt desert island has to be seen to be believed.


Mnemba is a real tropical island paradise. A private tropical island located within the beautiful Mnemba reef it sees no more than 20 guests at a time, leaving the island feeling like your own.

With a wide range of marine environments to explore, the Mnemba island is idyllic for marine exploration yet is just as beautiful from the shore.


Pemba island is also largely unspoiled by tourism. The wild and untouched island has traditionally thrived on the trade of cloves, which it continues to do to this day.

The island is much more lush, green and hilly than many of the other islands, making it an ideal destination for a tropical island holiday. It’s the ideal place to relax, unwind and live a lazy beach lifestyle.


Zanzibar’s coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world. Zanzibar beach holidays are becoming increasingly popular thanks to the spectacular seas and sands the coastline offers.

On the east coast, incoming waves break over the coral reefs and sand bars offshore, making it home to amazing marine environments which change with the tides. To the north the sea is much less susceptible to tidal changes, making for smooth white beaches and gentle seas to bathe in.

Go2Tanzania are the UK’s expert Tanzanian holiday providers. Tailor making your holiday to suit your desires the team specialises in producing truly once in a lifetime holidays.

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