HIDDEN SECRET FAR FROM THE CROWDS
Pangani is located at the mouth of Pangani River, is a small town in East Africa’s coast that was 55Kms South of Tanga with long history culture the town has Arabic, German, Asian and British Colonial rules influence. Home where Swahili, Arab, colonial traditions and modern hospitality blends together. It rose from obscure beginnings as just one of many coastal dhow ports to become a terminus of the caravan route from Lake Tanganyika, a major export point for slaves and ivory, and one of the largest ports between Bagamoyo and Mombasa. Sisal and copra plantations were established in the area, and several European missions and exploratory journeys to the interior began from here. By the end of the 19th century, the focus had shifted to Tanga and Dar es Salaam, and Pangani again faded into anonymity
GETTING THERE !
The best way to reach the Mafia Island
By air direct to Dar es Salaam International airport or Abeid Amani Karume international airport (ZNZ). Catch a flight to Mafia airport from Dar es Salaam airport, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro airport, Arusha, and National Park
WHEN TO VISIT.
The best season starting in June to March, at the related climatic features can be described as follows:
June: Cool and dry
July: Cool but windy
August to October: Cool, dry season with pleasant temperatures and excellent weather
November: Short rains, but often unreliable
December-Earl to March: Hot season, mainly dry with showers
and increasing humidity
April-May: Long rains, very wet, heavy downpours lasting all day
Mafia Island has wide-ranging beach accommodation, from Chole Mjini's treehouse experience, Eco-Shamba Kilole Lodge, Butiama beach Hotel, Meremeta Bungalow Lodge, Kinasi Lodge's stone walled cottages, Pole Pole's rusting bungalow suites to Mafia Island Lodge's value guest rooms
WHAT TO DO IN PANGANI
Pangani, the perfect place by the Indian Ocean if you’re looking for some peace and quiet. A paradise for deep-sea fishermen and snorkelers, due to its location at the mouth of the Pangani river, and a home for historical lovers as once a major transit port for slaves and ivory – is an intriguing and sleepy village that takes you back in time.
As a best therapy for your Mind, Body and Mind, while close your eyes, relax and let your mind's eye take you to a beautiful white-sand beach,
Ushonge beach, is a beautiful, long arc of fine white sand about 15km south of the Pangani River.
Sange Beach, Lovely, long and almost-deserted Sange beach is about midway between Pangani town and the northern border of Saadani National Park.
Pangani Historical tour
City tour and discover on foot the historical buildings in Pangani, the former slave market, the old port and slave routes. Once a center of Swahili trade with the African mainland, the Pangani is now a forgotten and sleepy place with few memories of days of splendor. The old German administration building still stands behind a colonnade of tall shade trees. And the former prison, painted in a fading ocher red, overlooks the lazy waters of the river. Old houses along the main road provide inhabited examples of colonial and traditional Swahili architecture.
Unfortunately, the buildings are slowly crumbling in the monsoon winds. But even a short walk will reward you with a glimpse of the quiet life in an old trading town along the Swahili coast.
Green turtles experience
Today the sleepy, dilapidated town makes for an interesting step back into history, and the area would do well to explore what remains of the old town on foot, while enjoying coastline with clean beaches where endangered Green Turtles
FISHING WITH LOCAL FISHERMEN:
Evening tour within and around Pangani town. Get an insight of local entertainments available in the area and farm tour, visit local farms with coconut, various types of fruits and enjoy fresh fruits and coconut juice while rolling on criss-crossing the dominating coconut trees
More Tour from Pangani Coastal Beach
Budget & Luxury beach Holiday
Sport fishing, Cruising, Swimming, sun-bathing, snorkeling and Turtle-hatching
Village tour, Historical & slave market tour, Light sport Fishing, road excursions
Wildlife Safari at Saadani National Park
Home stay tour and Voluntourism, farm tour, natural walk & birdwatch
Day trip to Tanga, Magoroto Forest,
Bush Safari to Beach