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
Maziwe remains an ideal place for swimming, snorkeling and diving as
well as research expedition, sunbathing and watching dazzling
- 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.
Pangani Holiday can be combined with a day trip to this low tide
island from any hotel off the Pangani beach