Settled on the shores of Indian Ocean, the Swahili coast of Tanzania is a distinct cultural and geographical area of the country. Humid, lush and utterly beautiful, this tropical paradise is also important historical region.
Tanzania’s coast is frequently ignored by tourists who are streaming to the more famous Zanzibar Archipelago. The truth to be told, mainland coast conceives some of the best sandy beaches in the area, which are more deserted and unspoiled by humans, compared to crowded islands of Zanzibar. Stream of beaches start from Tanga in the North, all the way down to Mtwara in the far South. Popular landmarks can be found in the coastal towns like Tanga, Pangani, Bagamoyo or Kilwa. Providing easy-going leisure and great value for tropical beach enthusiasts and the Swahili culture gores, Tanzania coast offers quiet and unexplored experience. The spectacular mix of history, tropical beaches and the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, is perfect for diving and snorkeling, dhow sailing and fishing.