A hidden gem away from the throng

Pangani is the ideal location for anyone seeking peace and quiet near the Indian Ocean.

Because of its location at the mouth of the Pangani river, it is a haven for deep-sea fisherman and snorkelers.

Pangani, historically a major slave and ivory transit port, is a fascinating and peaceful settlement that transports you back in time.

Culture: Swahili, Arabic, colonial traditions, and modern hospitality collide in Pangani.

Pangani, 55 kilometers south of Tanga, was previously one of the several dhow ports along the coast, but it later became the end of the Lake Tanganyika caravan route, an important slave and ivory export point, and one of the largest ports between Bagamoyo and Mombasa. Plantations of sisal and copra were constructed in the area, and from here, numerous European missions and reconnaissance journeys to the interior began. By the end of the nineteenth century, attention had gone to Tanga and Dar es Salaam, and Pangani had faded back into obscurity.

Beach: Pangani boasts magnificent, peaceful beaches with palm trees, mangrove forests, rivers, slightly off-shore sandbanks, and stunning coral reefs. As you travel south, the scenery becomes more beautiful.

Tourism: Pangani has no too much tourism business as compared to Arusha for example or Zanzibar , and the local population primarily works in agriculture and fishing.

Diving: The Pangani river, which collects water from Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in the Indian Ocean, flows through this settlement. Clean beaches with endangered green turtles and coral reefs with a diverse array of tropical fish can be found here.


City tour

Take a walking tour of Pangani to see the ancient buildings, the former slave market, the old port, and the slave pathways.

The Pangani, once a hub of Swahili trade with the African continent, is now a forgotten and sleepy area with few memories of glory days. Behind a colonnade of huge shade trees, the historic German administration building still stands. The former prison, which is painted in a faded ocher crimson, looks out over the river’s placid waves. Along the main road, old residences serve as living examples of colonial and traditional Swahili architecture. Unfortunately, the monsoon winds are causing the buildings to progressively crumble.


Swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling, and dolphin watching on a boat trip to Maziwe Marine Park Island. The island is a small, picturesque sandbar located about 10 kilometers off the coast. The crystal clean water is ideal for snorkelling. There are frequently observed dolphins in the vicinity. Maziwe is only accessible during low tide.


You pedal to the German fortification through the town. After that, you pedal to Mwera and see Kikokwe, a sisal farm. Dr. Richard Hindrofen introduced sisal to East Africa for the first time on this plantation. Other bike journeys to Mkoma include seeing the Pemba canal, the Mwanaunguja corals, and the bombed German cruiser on the Ushongo beaches.

Animals can be found here

Water birds nest near the estuary in Pangani, and turtles lay their eggs on the beach.

Birds of various sorts, crocodiles, turtles, dolphins, and tropical fish are all common.

Safari Trips

4-Day Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti Camping Tour

5-Day Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire NP

5-Day Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti NP Luxury Tour

5-Day Serengeti National Park Luxury Tour


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