The Overhang grounds are a connection between over 100 acres of wilderness and idyllic beaches with long stretches of white sand punctuated by sleepy fishing markets and Swahili coastal villages. Those who pause to look a little closer will discover one of Tanzania’s most beautiful private sanctuaries at The Overhang.

Activities & Experiences

Water Sports

One of the most popular ways to enjoy the natural surroundings with families, The Overhang offers a range of watersports to try on vacation in Tanzania.

Fun ocean activities include snorkelling, kayaking and paddleboarding.


In partnership with the Kigamboni Horse Club (30 min drive from The Overhang), you can enjoy a magical horse-riding experience along Dar’s beautiful southern coastline. Enquire with reservations for availability and costs.

Private Picnics and Barbecues

Dining is all about barefoot luxury at The Overhang. Picturesque picnics and seafood barbecues in idyllic locations are our specialty.

We provide everything including towels, pillows, cooler boxes and all food and beverages. Book a dining experience under the stars on your private patio or on the beach with your toes in the sand. Enquire with reservations for availability and costs.

In-Room Spa Treatments

Indulge in some pampering on holiday with a variety of treatments offered in the privacy of your own cabin or tent.

Treatments include traditional Swahili massages, herbal distress massages, sun healing massages, coconut oil massages, body scrubs, foot massages, head massages, manicures and pedicures.



Start your day with sunrise beach yoga at The Overhang.

Beach yoga is a wonderful way to enhance your stay and appreciate the wilderness in a new way. It also allows your body to more easily absorb oxygen thanks to the negative ions that are present in the ocean air which naturally boost serotonin.

Private classes are available on request and advanced bookings are required.

Kids Activities 

Children of all ages are welcome at our beach cabins and tents. You can rest assured that they will have an amazing holiday packed with fun things to try.

Kid-friendly activities include building sandcastles, playing beach games with toys and balls provided, kayaking, snorkelling and plenty of board games. We also offer ‘make your own pizza’ cooking class for the little ones.

Explore The Overhang

Explore miles of deserted beachfront on a bicycle. There are bicycles to hire for some family fun in the sun or a romantic ride for two. For those who love being active outdoors, take to our 3-kilometre hiking trail at The Overhang.

Cultural Sights Nearby

Immerse yourself in the diverse culture surrounding The Overhang. Whether you need an afternoon outing to keep the kids entertained or you’re interested in learning more about the historical past of Dar es Salaam, there’s something for you to try. Approximately 1 hours drive away

Our top recommendations include the Makumbusho Village Museum, the Dar es Salaam Zoo, the National Museum and Historic City Walking Tour in Dar es Salaam.

Wildlife & Conservation

The Overhang is an oasis of natural habitat that has been protected over the years and is still home to many species of trees, birds, butterflies, mammals and marine life.

Marine turtles have been nesting on The Overhang’s beaches long before we were here. Sadly, these amazing marine creatures have become increasingly endangered so we have partnered with local NGO, Sea Sense to help protect them.

Honeymoons & Special Occassions

Those looking for a romantic getaway or location to celebrate that next big milestone will find it here. This environment fosters connection and gratitude – you’ll feel it from the moment you arrive.

The Overhang is also the ideal escape for honeymooners; it’s a place where new couples can immerse themselves in the rare bliss of simply being together. Retreat to the pristine beauty of Africa’s east coast and enjoy sleeping in late, snorkeling, relaxing spa treatments, movie nights under the stars and plenty of water sports that get you into this gorgeous, crystal-blue ocean.