The name Pangani owes to the river  that runs through northern part of the Historical Town. Pangani is a  very old town, it is believed to be  established  before 6th  Century BC as a coastal dhow port, but later became a station on the  caravan route from Late Tanganyika for exporting slaves and ivory.


Several  historical sites in and around the town serve as reminders for the  strong Arabic influence and the later German, British colonial era in  Tanganyika. The town served as port, when sisal plantations were set up in  the colonial period, before the Tanga Harbor constructed.

Pangani-House on rock

Nowadays it is mainly a fishing  town  with a lot of coconut trees, providing nice beaches for  quiet vacation.

Attraction: Pangani Falls, a water fall that provides electricity for Tanga Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Moshi. Boat Safari on the Pangani River, which hosts birds and  crocodiles.

Maziwi Island, which was submerged due to environmental  destruction and the effect of the global climate changes; is a nature reserve which provides ground   for snorkeling opportunity and dolphins tour. Walking tour in the  historical town  to see some of old buildings aged more than 200 years old, visits to a former slave labor  camps and slave market site.

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