Welcome to Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park
The heart of Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park is the Msimbati Peninsula, together with the bordering Mnazi Bay. Most visitors head straight to the tiny village of Ruvula, which is about 7km beyond Msimbati village along a sandy track (or along the beach at low tide), with a lovely stretch of sand and fine snorkelling. In addition to its beach (one of the few on the mainland offering sunset views) Ruvula is notable as the spot where British eccentric Latham Leslie-Moore built his house and lived until 1967, when he was deported after agitating for independence for the Msimbati Peninsula. His story is chronicled in John Heminway’s No Man’s Land and in Africa Passion, a documentary film. Today, Leslie-Moore’s house stands in ruins; the property is privately owned.