Port city of Tanga
On the coast of Tanzania, Tanga is a northern seaport city, and with 275,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in the country. Historically, Tanga has been a city of trade for centuries, and it has remained unchanged to this day.
It is a real port city! Coffee, tea and cotton, are still the main exports.
Discover the city
When you walk down the streets of Tanga; the Arab, Persian, Indian and German influences can be felt on every street corner. In the town, there are several colourful vegetable markets and of course, fresh fish markets. Walk through the markets and get to know the urban, Tanzanian lifestyle.
Make sure to visit Urithi Tanga Museum, located in the old boma (small fort or local government building) of the city and was placed here by German occupiers, who used the building at the time to rule. Delve into the rich history of Tanga by walking through the city with a local guide.
Discover the coast
Like Pangani, Tanga has sandbanks and mangroves off the coast. Sail on a traditional dhow boat to your private island and discover the underwater world or kayak through the mangroves where many birds build their nests. Once out of the mangroves you can kayak out into the open water, where there is a lot of activity due to the fishing boats sailing back to Tanga.
Enjoy your boat ride!
Road trip or island hopping?
Tanga can be a transit point to Pemba, also called “the little brother of Zanzibar” or to tropical Zanzibar itself. You can also choose to stay on the mainland and take a road trip along the coast to the undiscovered gem of Pangani, which you can read more about here and map out the ideal route with you!