The Disappearing Island

I’d say hands down, one of our favorite parts of this whole adventure to Tanzania was our trip to Maziwe Island.  While records of the past indicate that Maziwe was once an island with palm trees and vegetation, today, they neither of those things exist on this island. Whether this is due to a change in sea levels which causes the island to literally disappear each day with the high tide or from the locals cutting down trees for use, thereby causing the biological integrity of the island to change, it is not known.  But regardless of history, it is now a massive sandbar about 5 miles off the coast of Tanzania.
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