Discover the cultural heritage of Pangani by exploring ruins and monuments, the historical river front, the Asian quarters , Indian street, the German post office and custom house, the slave market, the British hospital and German cemetery (2.5hrs).The architecture of Pangani reflects the influence of the Arab, Asian, Germans and the British historical presence in East Africa.
The name Pangani is derived from the river that runs through the northern part of this historical town flowing from the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Located about 50km South from Tanga town, Pangani has a remarkable history dating back to the 15th century and traces of old buildings and monuments still can be seen. It was a trading port dealing mainly with ivory and slaves.
Currently Pangani is mainly a fishing town providing beautiful beaches with coconut trees. Someone looking for a quiet vacation and an experience of African culture untouched by modern tourism Pangani would be an answer to that.