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17 Best beaches in Tanzania

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Zanzibar island, Nungwi beach, rocks
Nungwi - the best beach in Zanzibar. Located in the north of the island. Unlike most of other beaches in Zanzibar there is no problem of low tide. Rocks overhanging the white sand create a unique landscape. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (1122 votes)

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Zanzibar island, Kendwa beach, locals
Kendwa - one of the best beaches in Zanzibar island. This popular beach is beautiful and has no defects. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (583 votes)
Tanzania, Ushongo beach
Ushongo is an excellent beach in the north of mainland Tanzania. It is almost as beautiful as Zanzibar, while prices are much cheaper, and there are no tourists, nor local beach boys. Also in a contrast to Zanzibar, Ushongo beach has many palms, and has no problem of low tides. So this is a laid back place with an acceptable service. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (82 votes)
Tanzania, Kigamboni beach, tiki huts
Kigamboni is a popular beach in the southern suburbs of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In reality, it is a long coastline including areas of Magogoni and Kipepeo. Almost everywhere there are good areas of a free beach. As for the beachfront resorts, in most cases these have a well equipped beach with a small admission fee. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (138 votes)
Zanzibar island, Paje beach, white sand
Paje - beach in Zanzibar island. As everywhere in the east coast beach is not suitable for swimming at a low tide. However this place is popular due to its beauty. Also it's good to kite surf here. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (759 votes)
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Mbudya island
Mbudya is an island near Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The beach is beautiful with clear water and without any trash. There are a lot of trees and even the baobab. However, there are no palms, so the landscape is not looking like the real tropical paradise. On weekends, it usually becomes crowdy due to the locals. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (83 votes)
Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mnemba island, aerial view
Mnemba is a small private island near the coast of Zanzibar in Tanzania. Despite of some rewards, the beach is rather mediocre, even by the standards of Zanzibar. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (520 votes)
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Coco beach
Coco beach (Oyster Bay) is the central beach in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Sea water is dirty, and it becomes very shallow during the low tide. However, this is a cozy place with palms, white sand and funny local crowd. Women are not recommended to swim in bikini, as this is the usual urban beach in a traditional Muslim region. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (41 votes)
Zanzibar island, Kiwengwa beach
Kiwengwa - beach in Zanzibar. Though there is a problem of strong low tide in some parts of shore, it is one of the best beaches in the east coast of Zanzibar. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (1094 votes)
Tanzania, Mtwara, Msangamkuu beach
Mtwara is a small town, remarkable only due to its location in the south of Tanzania. City beach (called Shangani beach) is rather mediorce. Msangamkuu peninsula located a little to the east has a good wild beach, but boat connection to the peninsula is very irregular. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (49 votes)
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Bongoyo isl, beach
Bongoyo is an island in the central Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tourists are dropped off on a sandspit in the west end of the island. There is white sand and good entry into the water, but not trees. You may rent tiki huts to get some shadow. There is also northern beach, that gets less tourists. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (28 votes)
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Mbezi beach
Mbezi are the northern suburbs of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. There are some good beaches, but the whole coast is rather diversified. So if you plan to stay in the hotel, - look carefully photos of hotel's beaches. As for the ordinary daily trip to the beach, it's a lottery, since most of the coastline is privately owned, and you may not be admitted to the beach. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (42 votes)
Zanzibar island, Dongwe Club beach
Dongwe - beach in the east of Zanzibar island. The beach is beautiful, but at low tide water is shallow and it is impossible to swim. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (123 votes)
Zanzibar island, Matemwe beach, Azanzi Hotel
Matemwe - beautiful beach, but suffering from the problem of strong low tides, - the main disatvantage of Zanzibar east coast. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (262 votes)
Zanzibar island, Bwejuu beach
Bwejuu - beach in the east of Zanzibar island. As well as on the nearby beach of Paje coastal scenery is beautiful, but it's impossible to swim at low tide. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (320 votes)
Zanzibar island, Kizimkazi beach, The Residence hotel
Kizimkazi - beach in the south-west of Zanzibar island. Most of coast is unsuitable for swimming at low tide, as the water becomes shallow. Beach sand. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (729 votes)
Zanzibar island, Pongwe beach, palm trees
Pongwe - mediocre beach in the east of Zanzibar suffering from a typical problem of strong low tides. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (210 votes)
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[2015-04-28] Aaron

Zanzibar beaches are much better than in Mombasa. But service is much better in Mombasa, and there's no problem of low tide.

As for National Parks both Tanzania and Kenia are equal.


[2015-04-28] joker

Tanzania vs. Kenya? I need national parks and beaches.

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