Pangani is a small town nested at the Indian ocean coast of Tanzania, 45km South of Tanga. Unlike busy Stone Town and generally crowded island of Zanzibar, Pangani is much more quieter, its resorts are more secluded and the beaches are unspoiled by people, which makes it a splendid destination for total relaxation and leisure. It’s name originates from the Pangani river that flows through the northern part of this historical town, forming on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Pangani has a long history influenced by Arabic, German, Asian and British Colonial rules over time.
This picturesque town was once the center of the Swahili trade with the African mainland, but today it is a sleepy community with a few memories of its former glory. The old German administrative boma still defies the time, hidden behind the tall trees and the former prison. Old colonial houses along the main road provide the glimpse of traditional Swahili architecture, but they are deteriorating slowly, standing against the monsoon winds.