Tanzania - Southeastern Tanzania (Chapter)
This is the Southeastern Tanzania chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tanzania guidebook.
Time seems to have stood still in Tanzania’s sparsely populated southeast. Selous Game Reserve offers top-notch wildlife watching. Along the coast, white-sand beaches shimmer under an unrelenting sun, colourful fish flit past the corals at Mafia Island and Mnazi Bay Marine Parks, and the Kilwa Kisiwani ruins testify to days when the East African coast was the centre of trading networks stretching to the Far East.
Mafia and the Selous offer comfortable accommodation and Western amenities. Elsewhere, infrastructure is undeveloped, and road journeys long and rugged.
- Take a boat safari and enjoy the wonderful wildlife-watching and birding in Selous Game Reserve
- Dive or relax on white sands in the Mafia archipelago
- Explore traces of bygone days at the old Swahili trading towns of Mikindani and Kilwa Kivinje
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Mafia, Selous Game Reserve, Kilwa Masoko, Around Kilwa Masoko, Kilwa Kisiwani, Songo Mnara, Kilwa Kivinje, Songo Songo, Lindi, Mtwara, Mikindani, Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park, Makonde Plateau & Around, Newala, Masasi, Ndanda and Lukwika-Lumesule & Msangesi Game Reserves
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