Pangani Coast Cultural Tourism

Pangani is a small town in East Africa’s Coast, 53 kms south of Tanga with long history and diverse cultures. 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. The town is located at the mouth of Pangani river.

Here you will enjoy a coastline with clean beaches with green turtle breeding grounds, historic sites, coral reefs, the Old Port as well as great diversity of tropical marine dwellers.

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Historial town tour

Explore historic the buildings of Pangani town, slave market, old port and slave routes.

Pangani River cruising

A boat trip to Maziwe Marine Park Island for swimming, sun-bathing, snorkeling and watching dolphins.

Village tours

A welcome to the Coast people’s home and stay with a family to get an insight into Swahili culture. Participate in various activities with the family members.

Green turtle experience

An opportunity to explore the life of endangered green turtles. Visits to nesting sites and get to know their breeding behaviour.

Cycling tours

Take a cycling tour around the town to the German fort, then proceed to Mwera, and the sisal plantations. Kikokwe is the first place where sisal was introduced to Eastern Africa by Dr. Richard Hindrof and adjacent villages. Other cycling tours can take you to Mkoma to see the Pemba channel, Mwanaunguja corals and a bombarded German war ship on the beaches of Ushongo.

Fishing with local fishermen

Evening tour within and around Pangani town. Get an insight of local entertainments available in the area.

Farm tour

Visit locals' farms with coconut and various types of fruits, then enjoy fresh fruits and coconut milk while rolling through criss-crossing coconut trees.

There is also an opportunity for safari to Saadani National Park.


Where to stay

A wide range of guest houses, hotels and lodges are available along the Indian Ocean beach and around the town of Pangani. Campgrounds are available in various places depending on the nature of your tour around Pangani and neighbouring places. The tourist information office or tour guides can make arrangements for homestays and overnights in local guest houses, hotels and lodges when making hikes of several days within and around the Pangani area.

Facilities for hire

Camping facilities can be hired after providing a one-day notice. Mountain bikes and motor boats can be hired in Pangani town at a reasonable price. Pangani Cultural Tourism Enterprise has a boat that can be available at any time. For those planning to leave for Zanzibar through Pangani or Saadani National Park, hired boats are available.

Tour guides

The guides of the Cultural Tourism Programme are indigenous to Pangani. They speak good English and have experience in tour guiding in the area. The guides are very charming and will accompany you in leisure activities. Boat captains and the divers will guide you in all water-related activities. Bookings for various excursions and tours can be made at the Pangani Tourist Information Centre located at the main bus stand. Pangani T.I.C has internet facilities. All Pangani registered guides are found at the office. Tanzania Tourist Board Tourist Information offices in Arusha and Dar es Salaam can assist on booking your tour in Pangani.

Getting there

Pangani can be easily accessed by road. There are daily buses leaving Dar es Salaam and Arusha to Pangani via Tanga. It takes 6 hours to drive from Arusha and 7 hours from Dar es Salaam. Pangani is 53km south of Tanga town, where several minibuses to Pangani are available. Minibuses leave once all seats are occupied and it takes an hour to Pangani.

For further information contact:
Pangani Cultural Tourism Programme,
P.O. Box 3, Pangani
Tel: + 255 732 976460, + 255 784 539141
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Contact Us

Tanzania Cultural Tourism Programme
Museum Buildings, Boma Road
P . O . Box 2348
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: + 255 27 205 0025
Cell: + 255 786 703 010 / 713 230 134
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