Well for all the explorers out there, here is a Tanzanian Gem that we would love to introduce to you. Vikindu!
For all those who are new to this name, Vikindu is a small town located in the Pwani region of Tanzania, known for its beautiful beaches, cultural attractions, and unique experiences. Just to make sure you have the most of it, here are some of the fun things you can do while in Vikindu:
Visit the Vikindu Historical Site: This is a must-visit for history buffs. The site includes the ruins of an Arab mosque and tombs that date back to the 15th century. You can learn about the town’s rich history and cultural heritage.
Relax on the Beaches: Got a lazy foot? No worries at all. Vikindu has a beautiful coastline with several beaches to explore. Kipepeo Beach is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkelling. Mjimwema Beach is another great option for those looking for a more secluded and peaceful setting.
Try Local Cuisine: Yum! Yum! Yum! If you ever thirsted for a great Swahili Cousine, here you will thirst no more. Tanzania has a diverse and delicious cuisine, and Vikindu is no exception. You can try local dishes like ugali, plantains, and fresh seafood at the town’s restaurants and street vendors.
What else to do?
Take a Boat Tour: A boat tour is a great way to explore the coastline and nearby islands. You can see local wildlife like dolphins, turtles, and whales while enjoying the stunning views of the Indian Ocean.
Go on a Hike: Vikindu is surrounded by beautiful hills and forests, making it a great place for hiking. You can go on a guided hike through the lush forests and hillsides and see amazing views of the surrounding countryside.
Visit a Spice Farm: I bet you can already smell it from wherever you are reading this from. The smell of cloves, cinnamon and other spices Tanzania is known for. Vikindu has several spice farms that you can visit. You can see how spices like cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla are grown and harvested and learn about their uses in local cuisine.
Attend Cultural Festivals: Well if you have enough time there, this is not something you should miss. Vikindu hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year. These festivals showcase local art, music, and dance, and offer a great opportunity to experience the town’s vibrant culture.
Vikindu is a hidden gem in Tanzania, offering a range of unique and exciting experiences for visitors. Whether you’re interested in history, nature, or culture, there’s something for everyone in this charming town.
Take a note!
To enjoy your trip to Vikindu, please consider these small details depending on the activities you are going to do.
Travel light. If you are one of the packers, consider taking it down a notch this time. You need to carry just the necessary things that you might need. Carry some snacks, a bottle of water and a light towel to use just if the sun gets serious. Also, some sunscreen and glucose would do you good. But if you are travelling with Wakanda Safaris, leave the glucose to us.
Wear comfortably. You wouldn’t want to keep your hands busy with clothes you won’t wear. Coats, cotton pants and heavy shorts. To be comfortable, consider showing up in sportswear. Also, be advised to leave that gorgeous shoe alone. With the activity in hand, boots and sports shoes would do you good.
Gear up for a sunny day. Pwani is a coastal region and “Sunny hot” is a perfect way to describe it so visiting this area for your tour needs you to be prepared. With your light luggage, remember to have a hat and sunglasses and a reliable handkerchief since its gonna get sweaty a little. Did we also mention that you need sunscreen as well? Yep, we just did.
Join us(Booking) as we explore Vikindu on the 18th of March, 2023 and get to experience all these alongside amazing people hosted by the amazing Wakanda Tours.