Maziwe Island
Maziwe Island
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Fay W
Mwanza, Tanzania72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Staying at Ushongo, we were offered a boat trip to the island. If you go out early in the morning the waves are not big and I also made sure that there were life jackets for me and the children. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the island- you will want to make sure your guides have a sun shade for you as there is nothing there! It was easy to snorkel - my kids had never done so before and were able to walk into the water a couple of metres and then you are above a reef. An amazing expereince!
Written 25 July 2023
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John T
Saint Paul, MN260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This national marine reserve is 8 km off the coast of Tanzania. One can arrange for a boat from the Ushongo village or by a aluminum boat from the Emayani Beach Lodge. The only shade is that provided by a tarpaulin so plan on proper sun protection!
Written 8 February 2023
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Linah Lazaro
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
This beautiful island surrounded by coral reef only took us an hour to get there by a motorised boat. Snorkeling activity was great . Make sure you visit the place if you are nearby.
Written 30 July 2022
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47kara
Millis, MA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Great adventure - don't be afraid of the boat and either know how to snorkel or bring someone who does!
Written 23 June 2022
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Ushongo Beach Bandas
Pangani, Tanzania15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
We made a boat trip to the sandbank (maziwe island) with ushongo beach Bandas team And simba he was guide us . He made a great job, he is really caring and friendly. No stress at all, we enjoyed that trip so much and would do that again any time. :)
Ushongo beach Bandas the place to be
Written 25 November 2021
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FarAway789286
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We took a boat trip from Emayani Beach Lodge to Maziwe Island to snorkel. The first spot was beautiful but full of something that was stinging us. The next place we dropped into was great and had no stinging happening. Beautiful coral and fish. We also walked the tide pools on the island and saw many star fish and sea urchins. The island is very hot in the middle of the days and bringing shade would be a good idea!
Written 10 October 2019
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isamuzi123
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
We organised our trip to maziwe through the pangani cultural tourism program.
With a motorised boat it takes about 1 hour to reach the island which is surrounded by coral reef. The snorkeling there is amazing!! Everything is so close and you feel you can nearly touch the fish.
At midday we had lunch on the island and went snorkeling again in the afternoon.
We had a really great day! Don't miss it if you are in the area!
Written 2 October 2019
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FamilleVadrouille
Pully, Switzerland59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We took an excursion to Maziwe (marine reserve) as a family (2 adults and 2 teenagers aged 14 and 16) leaving from Ushongo village on a traditional dhow, approximately 1 hour per trip (when it is windy).

The excursion was organized by Ushongo beach bandas, with delicious meal of fish, lobster, shrimp and octopus (prepared in advance), salad, etc. (also possible by motorboat).

Luckily, that day, we were alone on the island: a little paradise of white sand just for us. At low tide, we did 2 snorkeling sessions with our guide and saw multitudes of fish, including a lionfish, and also a turtle.

Our guide told us the history of the island (razed of its trees during a conflict with a neighboring country) which still serves today as a night stopover for goods dhows between Zanzibar and Tanga. They also try to preserve turtle eggs (there is a hatchery in Ushongo).

For 4 we paid approx. $350 per day (private boat with 2 crew members, 1 guide, meals and drinks, snorkeling sessions with equipment, entrance fees to the reserve, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

It was a heavenly day!
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Written 26 August 2023
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