Pangani name owes to the river that runs through northern part of the historical town. Pangani is the old town within coastal region believed to be established before 6th Century BC and played an important role during slave trade era. It was a trading port dealing mainly with slaves and ivory.
Several historical sites around the town serve as reminders for the strong Arabic influence and later German, British colonial era in Tanganyika. Nowadays it is mainly a fishing town with a lot of coconut trees providing nice beaches for quiet vacation. Pangani situated about 50km south of Tanga on the mouth of River Pangani that flows from the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Attractions & Activities
Pangani Falls water fall that provides electricity for Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Moshi. Pangani River hosts birds and crocodiles. Maziwi Island is a nature reserve which provides ground for snorkeling opportunity and dolphin’s tour. Walking tour in the town to see some of old buildings that are more than 200 years old, Visits to a former slave labor camps and slave market site.