In another time, Tanga was once of the stopping points for caravans on their way to the central Africa in searching for ivory and slaves. It was also a centre of Germans colonial administration, during their occupation in the early 20th century. German influence can be found even in the city’s architecture today, but only few historical landmarks can be found in area today.
Tanga region is a remarkable diverse destination, and it has a lot more to offer than it meets the eye. It is a surprisingly safe and friendly place to visit, enriched with an splendid mixture of different cultures and some of top destinations on the coast to explore. This diversity is distinctly notable in the region’s breathtaking landscapes, unique culture and friendly people.
One of the first things that any visitor will notice is tranquility and prosperity that is noticable, and how good it feels to bask in the sun bathed narrow streets of Tanga, with most of the city roads as good as perfect.
Self-drive holidays in Tanga are exceptional, with roads well signposted and easily navigated, but you should never underestimate the value of a good local guide, who will show you parts of the area you may not discover on your own.