Where do you go when you really want to get away from it all? To the lesser known islands off Tanzania, says Claire Gervat, who finds empty beaches and waters filled with incredible sea life. CN Traveller: February 2010 Issue. Editor’s letter: "Having just come back from the East African coast, I can confirm that the sea really is the brilliant turquoise and the white-sand beaches as pristine as the ones you’ll see on page 116. Tanzania’s lesser-known islands north and south of Zanzibar are quite simply sensational, says Claire Gervat; and if, after the hectic Christmas season, you just need to get away from it all, this is definitely the place to go."