Pangani Town is a historic Swahili settlement located on the southeastern shore of the Tanga Region, Tanzania. The town lies 45 km (28 mi) south of the city of Tanga, at the mouth of the Pangani River. It is the headquarters of the Pangani District. Administrately the town Pangani is situated within two wards, Pangani Mashariki and Pangani Magharibi. The town is currently the largest settlement in the Pangani district and is a major tourist attraction in the Tanga region.

Several historical sites in and around the town serve as reminders of the strong Arabic influence and later colonial era of German East Africa and British Tanganyika Territory. The district boma or headquarters is the most impressive building remaining from the period of Zanzibar rule.

Pangani also has a fishing industry. In recent years beach resorts north and south of the town have brought tourists. The town is a district headquarters.

This is a quiet place to rest and relax.

The best time to visit is from June until November.


Historical town tour… Explore Historic 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 Coast people’s home and stay with a family getting an insight of the Swahili culture. Participate in various activities with the family members