The name “Pangani is named after the river which end up in this small town, The river Pangani is being fed by the mountains Meru, Kilimanjaro and Usambaras, and ends up in the Indian Ocean. The town Pangani is 50 km from Tanga town by road. Like other Tanzanian coastal towns Pangani has historical buildings, plantations and factories established by their colonizers; Arabs, Germans and British. Unlike Zanzibar Pangani is less visited and this makes it a unique place for a calm tour where one will enjoy clean water and white sand beaches and friendly people.
Pangani town is famous for its excellent beaches to the north and those to the south around Ushongo. Pangani is a small Swahili town situated about 55 km south of Tanga near some beaches. It believed to be one of the many dhow ports along the coast. During the Shirazi era, occupation around Pangani gathered momentum and the Pangani River assumed an important role as a transport channel to the interior. One of the main attractions is the Pangani River, which hosts diverse birdlife, as well as population of crocodiles and other animals.