Tanga Coastal Area

Page-3-Image-7One of the largest cities of Tanzania, Tanga coastal area offers a wide range of beautiful bays, uninhabited islands, pristine coastal forest and white sandy beaches, fringed by coconut palms and mangrove communities. Tanga on the Tanzanian northern circuit has a fascinating history as one of the oldest settlements along the East African coast.




Key attractions include the following:-

  • Historical remains in the coastal towns
  • Tongoni Ruins
  • Amboni Caves and the Hot Sulphur Springs
  • Sand Islands for snorkelling, swimming or diving
  • African sailing and cruise along the coastline in a ngalawa (canoe) or a traditional dhow
  • Fishing with local fishermen
  • Bird watching in the mangrove eco-system


536 sq. Km

Location & Getting There

The Tanga coastal area is located on the Eastern side of Tanzania about 341, 328 and 274 Km from Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Moshi respectively [Driving] and 196 Km by air from Dar es Salaam. Getting there can be by:-

  • By road from Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Moshi
  • Scheduled flight from Arusha, Mwanza, Mbeya, Mtwara and Dar es Salaam Airports.

What to do

  • Explore the beautiful beaches
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Spice tours
  • Visit the centuries old Arabic architecture and the ambiance

When to go

  • All time around the year
Tanga Coastal Area
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