With thousands of kilometers of tropical coastline, islands, sandbanks, and many beautiful freshwater lakes, Tanzania has a great diversity of water resources. Sluggish rivers meander through wildlife-rich wilderness areas, large mangrove-lined estuaries, and a myriad of tropical reefs and seagrass meadows along the diverse shores of the coral sea.

We enjoy boat safaris on the Rufiji and Wami Rivers; these quiet flat-bottom safari boats allow us to closely approach wildlife on river banks, such as crocodiles and hippos, sitatungas, and elephants. While on Lakes Momella and Victoria, canoeing provides a more intimate experience. On Lake Tanganyika, we use wooden dhows to head out to snorkel and fish in the clear freshwater or to sail with the forested mountains of distant Congo as a backdrop to dramatic sunsets. Finally, on the coast, we venture out on traditional white-sailed dhows to snorkel and scuba dive in the underwater fairyland of the coral reefs.