The coastal area south of Dar es Salaam is more tropical and rural the further south you travel. Miles and miles of white sandy beaches make for a relaxing getaway. The beach near Kigamboni is the closest spot to Dar es Salaam for camping. Gezaulole, south of Kigamboni, has a cultural program for tourists to learn about Zaramo life, local history or plan a day trip by sailing to nearby Sinda Island.
Bagamoyo is known for the desecration of the human race that occurred many years ago in this Swahili Coast town due to the heinous slave trade. In spite of this unpleasant history, today, Bagamoyo is one of the most wondrous tourist destinations for practically any person who wishes to spend a vacation or just to relax for the weekend or any particular day
São Tomé & Príncipe, Africa’s second smallest country, has an abundance of dramatic scenery, orchid- rich tropical rainforests, faded colonial plantations, relaxed fishing villages and stretches of glorious, palm-lined beaches. One thing the two-island nation in the Gulf of Guinea does lack at present, is tourists. This makes it a marvellous destination for an island escape. There are no sky-scraping hotel complexes or tacky resorts, just locally- run lodges developed in a thoughtfully controlled and ecologically sensitive manner.