Go Swahili Coast / Zanzibar
Peace of Mind and Soul
The tranquil Indian Ocean shores of the Tanzanian East Coast today belie the centuries of turbulent and often bloody history that raged along these areas in past centuries, shaping the destiny of Africa herself. Once part of the Sultanate of Zanzibar and Oman, the coastal regions were also the last station of the slave trade route. Only the distant billowing of the scimitar-shaped sail of an Arab Dhow, unchanged for Millennia, will give the modern day visitor an indication of a past that witnessed the waves of traders, explorers, adventurers, pirates, slaves and invaders that came with the tides of time. You may visit Ushongo beach, located south of Pangani, an old swahili trading port, or Ras Kutani and Kiwayu Beach, all located along the shorelines of the Indian Ocean. Here you will enjoy the maritime side of Africa contrasting with the mountainous regions of Hatari or the steppes and savannah's of Shu'mata.
Long white-sandy beaches stretch along endless kilometers, coconut trees giving much-needed shade. Plunge into the turquoise-blue waters of the ocean, clean and clear up to the ground.