There is nothing greater than taking some time off your normal day to day life, for a beach holiday in Tanzania; imagine relaxing on a white sandy beach with a cold drink, sunbathing, swimming with dolphins, deep sea diving, dhow sailing, playing golf, beach volleyball, fishing, visiting marine parks, among many other beach activities. Check out some of our sample beach holiday packages below or Contact one of our beach holiday experts, to structure a personalized beach holiday for you.
This a ten days family safari and beach holiday, exploring the best of Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro Crater; to watch the stunning landscapes and wildlife and then winding up with a few days on the beach. It’s a great itinerary for families who love wildlife,
This is a five days beach holiday at Zanzibar Island that focuses on beach activities and Island excursions; Major activities include total beach relaxation, stone-town and Spice tour, sailing trips to Prison Island and Jozani Forest; it’s a great packages for guest who love mixing beach vacation with
Besides the outstanding wildlife safari holidays, Tanzania is also blessed with a long stretch of beautiful beaches along the coastline and on the Islands; from the famous Zanzibar Island, Mafia and Pemba Island, down to Ras Kutani, palm and coco beach in Dar es Salaam. Whether you are after a private romantic holiday, or some time alone to bond with family, or just a weekend out with friends trying out your water sporting skills, Tanzania has it all.
The beaches offer a wide range of beach accommodation with various Spa treatments, entertainment and beach holiday activities. Accommodation ranges from the luxury 5 star beach resorts, Family villas, private secluded lodges and budgeted accommodation.
Most of the Tanzanian beaches are clean, safe with warm tropical waters and the people are very friendly. The luxury resorts and lodges along the coastline have private beaches that are well managed, with kids clubs, safe swimming areas, tennis courts, golf courses, safe diving areas and among other beach activities. Whether it's a private beach holiday for family, a romantic beach honeymoon, beach wedding or sometime out on the beach with friends; Tanzania is the place to be.
Besides the normal trend of relaxing under the sun with a cold drink, reading a book or enjoying various treats; there are so many other beach activities available in Tanzania. You could take a sailing day trip to the islands, view great marine life, do fishing or engage in some of the water sport activities available (diving, skating, surfing among many other).
Families can bring or make kites for the kids to fly, ride bikes along the beach, collect seashells or search for pieces of sea glasses or find any ocean friendly life like sea cucumbers. For the elderly, they can go for a sunset/sunrise walk along the beach, to watch birds, relax on the beach or enjoy the wide variety of Spa treats offered. And for the teenagers they can engage in some of the beach activities such as beach volleyball, football, jump rope, tossing Frisbee back and forth among many other.
The Tanzanian beaches are close to towns, national parks, Marine Parks, historical sites and museums; with this in mind, you can easily combine your beach holiday with a wildlife watching safari, city excursions or a marine park tour.
The climate along the coastal areas in Tanzania is generally sunny, humid with cool breezes from the sea. Due to climate changes, we strongly advise our beach holiday clients to Contact us for an updated weather information.
Feel free to check out any of our beach holiday sample packages above or tailor make your own beach holiday.
Get yourself well prepared by reading through some of our general beach holiday tips and advice, feel free to Contact our beach holiday experts for additional information or advice on specific beach destination in Africa.
It is true that Budgeting for a Beach holiday can be a hustle and painful. We at Kentz Safaris have broken down the cost in three categories (accommodation, transport and destination), to make it easy for you while calculating your Beach holiday. The three categories determine your holiday cost and can vary quite substantially depending on what you choose.
Accommodation is most paramount when deciding your beach holiday budget, beside the class and reputation of a hotel; other factors that increase the cost of hotels include it's location; hotels and lodges that are located along the beach and on less crowded areas tend to cost more compared to the once in towns and away from the beach.
Transport is the other factor; private mode of transport and luxury chartered flight tend to cost more compared to shared minibuses, vans and overland trucks. And finally the high and low season; visiting a top beach destination on high season would cost more compared to low season.
Most top beaches in Tanzania are well accessible, well-managed and clean; however beaches on Pemba, Mafia and Zanzibar Island are more quiet and secluded compared to beaches in Dar es salaam, that are close to towns and have plenty of beach activities and can easily be combined with a city excursion. Beaches in Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba Island are more ideal for people who want some time alone on honeymoon, private wedding and low profile beach holidays.
For beach holidays in Tanzania, we strongly recommend our client to consult with their travel doctor to ensure they have appropriate vaccination and Malaria tablets. Also it’s important to have a travel insurance cover.
To protect yourself against sea urchins and sharp coral, it’s good to wear old or cheap shoes if you are visiting beaches with lots of sea urchins and coral.
For most beach destinations; simply pack plenty of beach and casual wear, the coastal region is said to be hot throughout the year with short rains in April-May, June-July are said to be cooler (about 25°C).
With this in mind, have a couple of long trousers and long sleeve T-shirts; for the evenings, preventing you from mosquitoes and the chilled evenings. Other important stuff would include a sunhat, sunglasses and a waterproof/windproof jacket, painkillers, Sun cream, insect repellents, a binocular and a camera with all its appropriate extras such as lenses and cleaner.
If you are traveling to areas that are predominantly Muslim society we strongly advise you to dress appropriate and respect their local customs.
All visitors to Tanzania except from east Africa, require a visa; to acquire a Tanzanian visa, you need at least 3 month valid passport, an application form, application fees (varies from £ 30) , a passport size photograph and a safari itinerary. Check out with your local Tanzanian embassy for postal visa applications. You can also apply for a visiting Visa at any Tanzanian entry point.
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