Tanga City

Tanga City in Tanzania

Tanga City boasts of history and culture. You will find here the first hospital (the Cliff Block of Bombo Hospital, built 1901) as well as the first school of East Africa (Old Tanga School, built in the 1890s). British and German colonial influence can be seen at every corner of the city. Also Swahili culture has a big part in the city with Shaaban Robert as one of the greatest writers of Kiswahili literature. A bit outside of Tanga city, ruins (Tongoni and Ndumi village), caves (Amboni) and little islands (Toten Island, Ulenge, Yambe) can be visited. Guided city walks and cultural tours can be organized by your hotel or one of the tour operators in Tanga.
Tanga is reachable by tarmac road from the North (border to Kenya), south (direction of Dar es Salaam) and West (direction Arusha/Kilimanjaro). Scheduled buses are going to the big cities in Tanzania, and also few to Mombasa. The small airport in Tanga connects to Dar es Salaam, Pemba, Zanzibar, Arusha with CoastalAir and AuricAir.

TATONA members in Tanga:

  • Tanga Beach Resort, Tanga
  • Panori Hotel, Tanga
  • Tanga Yacht Club, Tanga
  • Tanga International Competence Center, TICC, Tanga
  • Alex Rechsteiner, Tanga
  • Sibylle Riedmiller, Tanga
  • Francesco Pierre Nina, Tanga
  • Pizzeria Restaurant & Majubas, Tanga
  • Patwa's Restaurant, Tanga