Guide for Tumbatu Island

Tumbatu Island is part of Tanzania in East Africa, The island is located off the north-west coast of Zanzibar's main island, it has two islands in the south, Jongowe, and Kichangani.
Historically, the island interests islanders who belong to the Shirazi ethnic group.


The Shirazi people, also known as Mbwera, are an ethnic group inhabiting the Swahili coast and the nearby Indian Ocean islands.
There is also the Tumbatu Lighthouse is located in Zanzibar, Tanzania, it’s one of the oldest lighthouses in the country it’s a six-stage tower that is located in the northern tip of the island. 
There is no accommodation in Tumbatu Island as it can be visited only during the day, the main transportation method in Tumbatu island is bicycles as there is no vehicles on the island.
From the activates that tourists enjoy there are amazing uninterrupted sessions of diving, snorkeling and beach walks as the island is a very wonderful place to discover.


Tumbatu Island is one of the most beautiful places in Tanzania, it’s a destination that must be seen, don’t miss the chance to snorkel the beautiful beach of Tumbatu Island and see the lighthouse, have a lovely walk on the beach.

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