Travelling to Mikindani is an adventure in itself. With rugged road access and a small airstrip, the area is very much off the beaten path. But such secluded surroundings mean you’ll have the Indian Ocean Coast, and the Swahili ruins, all to yourself — a privilege that makes for an unforgettable experience.
Mikindani and the surrounding beaches of the Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park make a tranquil and quiet alternative to larger northern beach destinations. The marine park’s beaches and underwater reefs are largely unexplored, and boat trips to the bay and estuary can provide an incomparably private Indian Ocean adventure. In town, a visit to the old German fort and the slave market is an interesting day excursion from the coconut palm fringed beaches that stretch to the Mozambican border.