PANGANI TOWN

PANGANI TOWN

Pangani is a small town in East Africa’s coast that was 50 kms South of Tanga with long history culture the town has Arabic, German, Asian and British Colonial rules influence. This is a place where Swahili, Arab, colonial traditions and modern hospitality blends together.This town is located at the mouth of Pangani River that collects its water from Mt Kilimanjaro and Meru to the Indian Ocean. Here you will enjoy coastline with clean beaches where endangered Green Turtles breeds, historic sites, coral reefs, Old Port as well as great diversity of tropical marine dwellers. At the point where the massive Pangani River empties itself into the Indian Ocean, a village has grown. The Pangani River passes through the northern side of the town, separating the old buildings and the present- day market from the farms and small houses on the southern side. The river itself requires a ferry to cross, its dark brown waters filled heavily with alluvial silt as it meanders slowly into the ocean. On either side of the little town, coconut palms and sisal plantations undulate towards the horizon.

Once a centre of Swahili trade with the African mainland; the town of Pangani is now a sleepy backwater with little memories of days of splendor. The old German administrative boma still stands behind a colonnade of tall shade trees and the former prison, painted a fading ochre red, looks over the river’s lazy waters. Old houses along the main road offer lived-in examples of colonial and traditional Swahili architecture, the buildings slowly crumbling against the monsoon winds. Visitors passing through the area would do well to explore what remains of the old town on foot. Even a short walk rewards visitors with a glimpse of quiet life in the old trading towns along the Swahili Coast.

4 DAYS PANGANI BEACH

DAY 1: 

Pick up from Dar-es-salaam Hotel and drive to Tanga. Hot lunch at a Restaurant. Afternoon, do the historical tour of town.
Overnight at Mkongwe hotel.

DAY 2: 

After early morning breakfast, drive to Pangani.

ACTIVITIES IN PANGANI:
Walking tour of historic Pangani: Guided tour of the historic sites of old pangani. Tours include visit to the original slave depots and slave market, the freedom grounds, old German graves, ancient mosque and traditional houses. The tour also gives an insight into the 15th and the 16th Century history and culture of Pangani town.

PANGANI RIVER CRUISE:
3 hour cruise up the Pangani River to view bird life, hippos and crocodiles. Sip fresh coconut milk (Madafu) and see how traditional fishermen catch river prawns and crabs. The tour also goes through a forest of coconut plantation and gives the opportunity to watch the sun setting over the river.
Overnight and dinner at Mkoma Bay tented lodge.

DAY 3: 

Breakfast at the lodge. Snorkelling at Maziwe Island: enjoy snorkelling in the crystal clear water around Maziwe Island. The reef is home to several species of fish, starfish and other marine life.
Overnight and dinner at Mkoma Bay tented lodge.

DAY 4: 

Breakfast at the lodge. Drive back to Dar-es-salaam.

END OF TOUR

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