A 40 minutes flight south of Dar es Salaam is one of the most exiting big game fishing and diving areas in the world, Mafia Island.
Sports fishermen flock here for the superb catches, many of the fish are great fighters. They include marlin, sailfish, shark, tuna, kingfish, barracuda, snapper, horse mackerel, wahoo and huge cod.
The main season is from September to March although fishing is possible all year around within the reef and channel.
50 km north of Zanzibar is the highly fertile Pemba Island which although smaller than Zanzibar, grows three times as many cloves.
The Pemba channel which runs between the mainland and the island offers the best game fishing in the world.
The Island also boasts some excellent beaches.
Located 20 miles off the Tanzanian coast, the stunning Fanjove Island has previously been inaccessible to all except a few local fishermen and the stunning bird and wildlife which thrive in its tropical vegetation. A number of activities are on offer from Fanjove Private Island. Kite surfing and diving are both fantastic options for those feeling a little more adventurous, whilst those looking for a more relaxed experience can take a cruise on a traditional dhow sailing boat. You can also explore the Fanjove nature trail or simply enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters.