Afternoon along Pangani river

Pangani is a small town laying approximately 15 km north of Ushongo (and Coconuts Kite!) and 50 km south of Tanga. It has a remarkable history in a Swahili perspective, as it was, together with Bagamoyo and the better preserved Kilwa, one of the main ports of the slave trade in mainland Tanzania.

This is not all about Pangani! Its geographical position along the Pangani river made it flourish in past times. Nowadays the river banks provide excellent ground for agriculture and all along the river you can observe coconuts farms and other kinds of crops as well as fishing activities.

Coconuts farms on both sides of the river.
Factory in Pangani – this is where coconuts are taken to produce oil and, in the past, also ropes.

Fishing for prawns mostly is a common activity along the river – and you can see the traditional cages used by the women to fish from the shore such as in the picture below:

Woman fishing from the river banks.

While buying some seafood we gave a lift to two fishermen:

Drinks are always a good complement to enjoy the view during the cruise. Happy are the customers happy are we!

Contact us to know more about the cruise and other activities to do in the Pangani area.

New opening in Ushongo!

After a break, Zabron Kite and his team have opened a kite surfing school in Tanzania, on the wonderful beaches of Ushongo.

It’s just across from Zanzibar. In 45 minutes by speedboat you go from party-like Nungwi to chilled Ushongo. We discovered this astonishingly beautiful beach a few years back on a road trip and the dream is now becoming true.

The kite surfing school will be offering courses and rentals starting this Christmas holidays, in the meantime we are preparing our bungalows and bar to welcome all kite surfers and holiday makers in the coming months.

You can find our branded tent with our staff giving you information on kitesurfing straight on the beach, close to The Tides Lodge. And you are of course welcome to pop by and check out our construction works so that you can see where you will be staying for your next holiday!

Tent Ushongo

Look at the beauty of this beach… Wouldn’t you want to be here with us right now? Make your dream become true, join us in a Paradise still uncovered!