Pangani is a small town on the northern coast of Tanzania. Until recently this beautiful stretch of the mainland coast attracted very few international travellers, but better flight connections and the emergence of some decent lodges has seen the area emerge as a more laid back and lower cost alternative to other beach destinations. The town is about 50 km from Tanga town by road.
Like other coastal towns of Tanzania, Pangani has more of historical buildings, plantations and factories established by Arabs, Germans and British. Unlike Zanzibar and Dar-es-Salaam, Pangani is less visited and this makes it a unique place for a calm tour where one will enjoy clean water and white sand beaches.
History has it that Pangani was a port/center for shipping slaves and ivory to the Arabian and European countries; a trade started by Arabs explorers, and there after dominated by Germans and British. The history of the town goes back up to 6th century. The most interesting area of town is within three blocks of the river, where one can see some carved doorways and buildings from the German colonial era.
One of the main attractions is the Pangani River, which hosts diverse birdlife, as well as population of crocodiles and other animals. If you are interested in visiting the island, please contact us to arrange for a tour.
Please contact World Air Travels & Tours to book your beach holiday.
Where to Stay at Pangani
The Tides Lodge is located on a magnificent beach and nestled in a secluded and idyllic stretch of the Tanzanian coast.
Rooms and Description
The stunning ‘Upepo’ Suite is a large house on 2 levels. It has an up-stairs wooden decked bedroom and balcony, with commanding views over the Indian Ocean.
The bedroom is very spacious with a King Size Zanzibar bed positioned in the middle so guests can see the Ocean from the bed. There is a sofa and coffee table in the bedroom.
The balcony is huge with impressive views of the Indian Ocean and our lovely gardens. A perfect place for honeymooners to relax over a glass of bubbly in complete privacy.
Downstairs is equally impressive with a very large living space and comfortable seating area. This can be made into 2 single beds for children making it a great house for families giving the parents some privacy up-stairs in their own room.
The bathroom is also situated downstairs and is also very spacious and well appointed.
With two large double bedrooms, central bathroom and large verandah lies the Beachfront family house ‘Hibiscus’.7 beach front cottages. The cottages are bright and breezy. They are luxurious yet rustic, with a private verandah and sunbathing area.
Restaurant and Facilities
The bar and restaurant are situated overlooking the Indian Ocean. Built entirely by our own carpenters they are constructed from locally sourced, natural materials. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.
There is a curio shop offering clothes, carvings and paintings. Other facilities include massage parlour, wireless internet and laundry service.
Snorkelling, scuba diving, reef fishing trips, kayaking, dhow Sailing, bicycle hire and cultural tour of Pangani.