Maziwe Island Marine Reserve
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Maziwe Island - Marine Species

 

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Maziwe Island
Pangani - Tanga
 
Maziwe Island was one of the most important nesting sites in the coast of East Africa with three species of marine turtles. The island is located few kilometers off Pangani Coast, was declared as Marine Reserves in 1975; though currently it is managed collaboratively with Pangani District Council and Resident Community. 
The submerged island was at one time cover with forest and shrubs and locally used for ritual performance; but disappeared in 1978 due to sea erosion caused by cutting down of trees for fire woods; can now only be seen at a low tide
However, Maziwe remains an ideal place for swimming, snorkeling and diving as well as research expedition, sunbathing and watching dazzling tropical fish.
The area is ideal for underwater adventures and is among the best diving destination along the Eastern African Coast with a wide variety of under water life.
There are wide ranges of marine species diversity within the Maziwe Island Marine Reserve. Over 200 species of fish, 35 Genera of corals (soft and hard), number of sea-grasses, many type of birds different algae and sponges.
The Pangani Holiday can be combined with a day trip to this low tide island from any hotel off the Pangani beach
 
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