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Beach Holidays


"Hub of the slave trade.". It's 75 km to the north of Dar es Salaam, is the former capital of German East Africa, Bagamoyo once the mainland centre of the slave trade. Many of the European explorers passed through here, including Burton, Speke, Grant, Stanley, and Livingstone. The church built in the Holy Ghost Fathers, is the oldest in the East Africa, and it was here that Livingstone's remains rested before being taken to Zanzibar and then England. The beaches stretches to either side of Bagamoyo is everyone's idea of tropical paradise. The Bagamoyo Art College has free shows of traditional music and dancing, and mime on weekends.

Bagamoyo Beach

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It's a favorite haunt of big-game fisherman and Scuba divers. Sports fishermen come all over the world for the superb specimen of kingfish, marlin, horse mackerel, sailfish, and huge rock cod. The rare and exotic dugong breeds in the Mafia Channel, as does the great white. Turtles lay their eggs on the smaller island east of Mafia during the northeast monsoon. There ruins of a settlement at Raps Kisimani; a 13th-Century mosque has been excavated here. A marine Park in the Island was gazetted in 1995 and covers an area of 400sq.km. Mafia is surrounded by small islets rich in underwater resources and aquatic species including corals, green turtles, and the threatened dugong. Some of the most complexes of estuarine mangrove, coral reefs and marine ecosystems in the world are found here. Mafia is a popular diving and snorkeling destination, Night diving is also possible in Mafia.

Mafia Beach

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A former hub of the Arabic slave-trade this historic town is located on the shores of the Indian Ocean, at the mouth of the Pangani River (sets the barrier between the two, salt and sweet water). It remains an important centre of commerce as it is a significant producer of sisal, maize, and bananas. Saadani National Park is the only park where the Bush meets the beach. Located along the cost line of the Indian ocean, the park contains a unique combination of terrestrial wildlife and marine, flora and fauna. Hence, it is one of the few parks in Africa where Big game has been strolling on the beach.

Pangani Beach

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'Al Jazeera Al Khadra' - the Green Island, named from the lush vegetation of the coast. From afar the island resembles a floating forest. Archaelogical sites of great interest have been unearthed dating from the 9th to 15th centuries, containing the ruins of mosques, houses, and funeral pillars with coins pearls, and pottery fragements. Pembas earliest ruins are located near Chakechake. At Pujini you can see the remain of a 14th century fortified settlement with a citade,several graves, and a lily pond.

Pemba Beach

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Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, which means "haven of peace" in Arabic. A whole tapestry of history is played out in the architecture and streets of this city with fantastic mosques, traditional and busy Indian bazaars. For an insight into present lifestyles, which still follow a tradition as old as Africa itself, visit the Kariakoo Market where every variety of vegetable, fish and livestock is on sale, along with a fascinating range of traditional medicines and spices. An even better window is the Nyumba ya Sanaa, a local handicraft centre where you can buy anything in the line of painting, pottery, carvings or batlik fabric designs.

Just north of Dar es Salaam is the former capital of the country.

Dar es salaam beach

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Zanzibar Island offers some of the most secluded beaches. WE offer holiday specials on accommodation, hotels, villas and Zanzibar Beach Holidays all over Zanzibar, from the the spectacular Zanzibar Beach in Nungwi to the secluded Zanzibar beach to the magnificent Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar. The aroma of cloves and other spices hangs in the air of this exquisite island which is still predominantly Islamic and has a wonderful market atmosphere. Paradise on Earth, the beaches are sun-drenched and the reefs ensure a profusion of marine life.


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