Water Sports Activities view all
As you can imagine, being on the tropical Indian ocean, and having Africa's largest lakes, Tanzania has plenty of water sports, ranging from some of the worlds best diving (both in the ocean and freshwater lakes), yacht, dhow and boat trips, fishing, and adrenaline sports.
Other activities such as kite surfing and deep-sea fishing are also available from Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar.
Many activities are organised by the sea or lakeside hotels so which hotel or lodge you choose will depend on what activities you want to enjoy.
Yacht or boat charters, live-aboard diving and fishing trips are often independent operations specialising in their activity.
Water Sports Things to see/do view all
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Lake Diving
- Scuba Diving
- Whale Sharks
- Yacht Sailing
- Zanzibar and Dar Kite Surfing
Tanzania has excellent Deep Sea Fishing. Most famous is Kilwa, where the famous bone fish can be caught, but also popular are Dar es Salaam, Mafia Island and Southern Zanzibar.
Lake diving is available in lake Tanganika and is packed with ciclids and catfish, with the added bonus of "topographical diving" - interesting rock formations and swim-throughs, altitude diving - the lake is at 900m, and freshwater diving - you don't nee
Tanzania offers some of the best scuba diving in the world, with four major dive locations along its coastline and islands - Msali island (Pemba), Mnemba Atoll (Zanzibar), Chole Bay (Mafia island), and Mnazi Bay (Mtwara) along with countless other good di
Almost everywhere on the coast of Tanzania and Zanzibar its possible to snorkel
The Whale Sharks - the worlds largest fish - migrate down the east coast of Africa during the months of October to March. The best place to see them, or even swim quietly with them, is on the west coast of Mafia Island, near Ras Mbizi lodge.
Sail on the Indian ocean in a luxury yacht, catamaran, or traditional dhow. Boating Safaris can be short or long, relaxing or adventurous.
Kite-surfing has erupted in Tanzania. With favourable reliable onshore winds, shallow inter-tidal zones and warm seas, the east coasts of Zanzibar and the mainland have become popular for kiting