Besides the tropical island beaches, the mainland has some gorgeous beaches in store as well. Long desert beaches with no tourists in sight, local fishermen bringing in their latest catch and even some great snorkeling can be found here.
Have a look at our selection of the best beaches on the mainland away from the mass tourism. Explore the local beach life with us!
KIGAMBONI, DAR ES SALAAM
The best beaches in Dar es Salaam! The perfect place to stay when you want to combine your visit to the city with some relaxation. Besides beautiful beaches, Kigamboni also offers lots of local life for you to explore, all while being on a short distance to the city center!
Pristine beaches in the north east of Tanzania. Want to get a paradise beach experience without the big crowds? Pangani is the place to be! The most beautiful beaches are waiting for you here. It's peaceful, not crowded and has some nice experiences to offer!
KILWA MASOKO, LINDI
Kilwa Kisiwani is a small island about 300km south of Dar-es-Salaam. Here you can visit ruins of the old port city which are a Unesco World Heritage site and enjoy the gorgeous beaches. You won't find many tourists here, so go and explore the coastal life! The snorkeling is excellent here and can be done at just footsteps off the beach.
Located at about 5,5hrs driving south from
Dar-es-Salaam and a real hidden gem! Head over here for an affordable beach stay.
MATEMA BEACH, LAKE NYASA
The best lake beach in Tanzania! Lake Nyasa is also know as Lake Malawi and while being far from the ocean, it still offers a great beach experience. With amazing views on the surrounding mountains and interesting villages, it's the perfect destination to relax on your travels through the real Tanzania.
SAADANI NATIONAL PARK
One of the smallest parks in the county, but the only park bordering the coast. The unique location offers a combination of beach relaxation and wildlife spotting. The amount of wildlife is not that big, but the whole experience of the beach and bush combination makes it a great destination! You can even experience some wildlife from a boatsafari.
Located just about 3,5hrs from Dar es Salaam and very close to other must-sees. Perfect if you just want to get a little taste of the safari experience. You won't see many other tourists here, so enjoy the park all by yourself!