Pangani is a town at the east coast of Tanzania, about 55 km south of Tanga. It used to be an important trading center during the colonial glory days, but today it is a quiet town which has witnessed little further development since. Pangani lies at the mouth of the Pangani River, which rises on Kilimanjaro and flows into the Indian Ocean. The beautiful and practically deserted beaches running north and south of the town rank as the best kept secret on the Tanzanian coast. The beaches are wide, making it a great spot for long beach walks and since the tides are not strong, you can swim all day in the ocean. The perfect spot to wash off all the safari dust.
The best accommodation in Pangani:
The Tides is an intimate lodge, located at the palm fringed Ushongo Beach on the mainland coast of Tanzania. With only seven Beach Cottages and two Family Houses set on a bay overlooking the Indian Ocean, this is a haven of peace, far from the noise and crowds. The lodge has a reputation for fine cuisine and great seafood. The cottages are very spacious, with walk-in shower, private veranda, large mosquito nets over a huge bed and plenty of windows allowing good airflow. Fot those who don’t like to swim in the ocean, there is also a lovely pool. Other activities include snorkelling on Maziwe Island Marine Park, fishing, beach walks, kayaking or a visit to Saadani Game Reserve.
Price range: $180 to $200 pp (halfboard)
Located at the beach in Pangani, Peponi Beach Resort features an good a la carte restaurant and outdoor pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. The tasteful banda huts are nestled between palm trees with sea views. They come with a veranda, bathroom with hot shower and large beds draped with a mosquito net. Enjoy the tranquility of a beautiful and unspoilt beach. Take a stroll along the beachfront and explore the rock pools filled with cone shells, crabs and starfish. Peponi's beach looks out onto the Pemba Channel, famous for deep sea fishing. You can also go kayaking or on a sailing trip to the outer reefs and Sand Island where you can snorkel and enjoy the beautiful marine life.
Price range: $70 to $80 p.p (incl breakfast and dinner)
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