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Tanga was once another stopping point, in competition with Pangani and Bagamoyo, for caravans on their way to the hinterland of Central Africa searching for ivory and slaves. The Germans also made it a centre of colonial administration during their occupation in the early 20th century. Evidence of German’s presence can be found in Tanga’s architecture today, but only few landmarks and historical buildings have remained in the area. Tanga’s port, however, provides a main link between northern Tanzania and the Indian Ocean.
This is evident in many aspects of life, particularly visible in the region’s magnificent landscape, unique culture and friendly people – making it as one of the preferred destinations for adventurous travellers.
Thousands of kilometres of the long Indian Ocean coastline with its sheltered bays and lagoons, and the lush mangrove forests, pristine semi-arid forests help to shape the identity of Tanga.
The first thing that visitors notice on their arrival is the state of relaxation and prosperity that is palpable, and it is good to bask in the sunlit narrow streets of Tanga with most of the city roads done to perfection. The experience an exhilarating stretch of tarmac roads in Tanga is bound to satisfy a desire of any traveler.
Self-drive holidays in Tanga are great – the roads are well signposted and easily navigated – but don’t underestimate the value of a good guide who will show you parts of the area you may not have otherwise explored.
Tanga is situated on the Tanzanian northern coast close to the Kenyan border.
It has road connections with Arusha, Moshi, Mombasa, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Tanga has a small airport as well as airstrips at Ushongo (Pangani) and Saadani national park. Boat services are available to Pangani, Pemba and Zanzibar.
Tanga has a huge pack of facilities in the city centre and along the beach areas. The popular for visitors include: Tanga Beach Resort, Mkonge Hotel, Mtendele hotel, Inn by the Sea, Regal Naivera hotel, Nyinda Classic hotels, New Dolphin hotel, Nyumbani hotels and resorts, CBA hotel, Palm Court Hotel and more. Rate’s ranges between US$ 20 to US$ 150 per night.
Tanga has several popular restaurant featuring coastal food menus including local foods such as Rusha Roho restaurant, Raskazone swimming Club, Tanga bathing club, Tanga Yatch Club and Jet Bar and Restaurant.
Tanga has a few branches of financial institutions such as NMB, NBC, CRDB, Exim, Barclays and Post Bank. Health services are available at the Bombo regional hospital as well as several private hospitals. The regional police post is stationed in town.
Amani Nature Reserve
Amani Nature Reserve (ANR), located in the East Usambara Mountains, is a paradise of nature with unique flora and fauna. It has been termed as the “Last Paradise.” The flora species composition is diverse; trees of over 60 meters tall exist throughout the reserve while below, many different types of plant species are supported by them.
Amani situated in the pockets in the East Usambara Mountains, is part of the huge natural entity that makes up the Eastern Arc Mountains. It was Gazetted in 1997 with the main objective to involve the local community to take part in the management of the reserve and forest conservation to increase income generating opportunities.