About 55km south of Tanga is the small Swahili outpost of Pangani. It rose from obscure beginnings as just one of many coastal dhow ports to become a terminus of the caravan route from Lake Tanganyika, a major export point for slaves and ivory, and one of the largest ports between Bagamoyo and Mombasa. Sisal and copra plantations were established in the area, and several European missions and exploratory journeys to the interior began from here. By the end of the 19th century, the focus had shifted to Tanga and Dar es Salaam, and Pangani again faded into anonymity. Today, the sleepy, dilapidated town makes an intriguing step back into history.



The coast of Tanzania experiences a classic tropical weather pattern, characterized throughout the year by high temperatures, with rainfall year round, but with two large seasonal peaks driven by changes in the equatorial winds caused by the rotation of the earth with respect to the sun.

The best times down on the coast are generally considered to be Jul/Oct and Dec/Mar, when there is usually slightly less rain and wind.


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