Pangavini Island is just off the Kunduchi beach; it is a Marine Reserve and has excellent snorkeling. Pangavini Island is an uninhabited Tanzanian island in the Zanzibar Channel, about 1.5 km off the mainland, north of the country’s capital city, Dar es Salaam and is one of the nine islands of the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve System. The island is small, only about 250 m long; it has a rocky coastline without beaches. The island protects a variety of vital tropical habitats and biological diversity, including seagrass beds, coral reefs, and several fish species.
The beauty of Pangavini Island is that it is the nightly habitat for the majority of the birds that huddle above Dar es Salaam metropolis during the day. Additionally, it serves as the birds’ nesting habitat. Additionally, migratory birds can use the reserves as a rest stop on their way south from the winter. A variety of rats, birds, and reptiles use Pangavini Island as a breeding, resting, and feeding ground. Due to the excellent diving and snorkelling conditions and the abundance of sea grass beds within the reserve area, the region is special.