The exotic Zanzibar archipelago lies 25km off the east coast of Tanzania and includes Unguja, Pemba and an arrangement of small, tropical island sanctuaries.
The northern and eastern coasts of Unguja including beautiful and timeless beaches boast many excellent resorts, which makes Zanzibar a perfect place to conclude an East African safari, and offering some of the world best scuba diving off Zanzibar Island.
Diving along Tanzania’s coastline can be fantastic, and in some parts, unexplored. Several sites from the northern border with Kenya, through Bagamoyo, Dar es Salaam, and Kilwa, as far south as Mtwara, near the Mozambique border.
While the northern stretches of coastline offer typical Indian Ocean diving, the south offers a more dramatic coastline, deep trenches, and diversifying ocean currents creating an excitingly wild environment ripe for discovery.
For the ultimate bush and beach type itinerary, combining either primate or savannah safari with an underwater safari, we recommend the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba and Mafia Island, predominantly the central hub of diving in Tanzania.
Also known as the Spice Islands, these three dive locations offer a wealth of tropical reef diving, including your macro species and unexpected encounters with larger pelagic species migrating along Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline. The Spice Islands also offer exceptional luxury accommodations and a wealth of historical and cultural diversity, fantastic family or group travel destination full of exotic discoveries.
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