Discover the region's untouched culture and heritage
Clusters of islands and islets surround Thanda Island, providing an opportunity to explore the area and get a taste for the wild landscapes and local culture of this unexplored destination.
Guests shouldn’t pass up on the chance to visit local communities, and experience what life is like for the native people. Just south of Thanda Island lies Bwejuu Island, which has a population of just 100 adults and 300 children.
The residents live a laid-back island life, which is self-sufficient thanks to a thriving fishing industry and wells located around the interior of the island.
An English-speaking tour guide will meet you on the shore, and walk you through the island. The locals are friendly, kind and keen to share their way of life with visitors. Watch coconuts being harvested and see how the ropes of the fishing boats are made from their husks.
There is even the opportunity to meet the island’s chief and enjoy a singing and dancing performance by local children. Both of these are truly incredible experiences which you will no doubt remember forever.
Shungimbili Island, District of Mafia Island, Tanzania