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Sandbank and Toten Island trip

The day tour begins early in the morning, about 9 AM. You get picked up from the hotel by the guide that will be with you during the whole trip and driven to the harbour were a boat is waiting for you. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach the sandbank which is situated in the middle of the ocean. This sandbank/ island is true paradise for everyone who loves swimming, sunbading and snorkeling with its colourful fish and bright blue turquoise sea around the island. 

You will have lunch/ light snack at the sandbank and stay there for a couple of hours before you depart for Toten Island, situated just off the Tanga Harbour. (You can though choose if you want to go to Toten Island or stay longer at The Sandbank island).

Toten island contains a mosque, tombs and cemetery. There is evidence that there was earlier settlement on the island.

On the Northern and Western side there were found potsherds dated back to the15th, late 18th and early 19th centuries. There are also ruins of a house and several German graves from the colonial times on the island.

If you are lucky you may see dolphins swimming around in the water on the way to the sandbank. 

Included in trip:

Boat, life jackets,captain, guide, snorkel and mask, drinking water and lunch.


Bring high sunscreen and a hat to protect you from the sun as the sun is incredibly strong here. It is also wise to bring sunglasses and lots of water on this trip. 


For more information on this day trip please contact us at Ilya Tours and safaris