Tanga is a city in Tanga Region of northeast Tanzania.
Tanga town is about 6 hours from Dar es Salaam. Satellite costs TSh11,000/= to TSh12,000/=.
- URITHI Tanga Museum, P.O. Box 180 Tanga, Tanzania. E-mail: [email protected] (Independence Avenue (next to the Tanga Library),), ☎ +255784440068, . Mon - Fri, From 9:00am to 5:00pm. URITHI Tanga Museum is established in the conserved former Regional Administration building (built in the 1890s by the Imperial German Colonial Administration during the then German East Africa). The building, built using coral stone, lime and sand was fully rehabilitated and conserved by URITHI using expert technicians from the Zanzibar Stone Town. Once the conservation work was complete, URITHI was granted the use of the building for a museum dedicated to the heritage of Tanga. Photo exhibits on Tanga's Historical Architecture and Buildings and the Sisal Industry are on display. Other exhibits are under preparation. The Museum Building is also open for viewing, from the basement to the watch-tower including the two floors. Entrance fee is 5USD or 10,000/=TShs.. edit
- Raskazone Swimming Club, (Go past the Toyota garage on the corner and head north along the shore. About 1.5km from the centre of town). One of Tanga's two outdoor swimming clubs. There is a theoretical entry fee of 500/= which is charged when there are enough people about to warrant an attendant (seldom!). A seemingly abandoned place which has steps leading to a clean(ish) beach with the water lapping right against the courtyard at high tide. There's a reasonably priced restaurant serving excellent fish in the evenings and a cold beer any time. A great place to have a relaxing evening swim and maybe a meal; it comes alive on Sunday afternoons with half the town's youth arriving to jump in, splash about and generally show off. Not to be missed. Cold showers available most of the time. 500 /=. edit
The Restaurant of the Swimming Club offers outstanding food. Be aware that there is a small entrance fee for non members.
Ocean Breeze hotel is in Tanga. A double is TSh12,000/=.to 16000
- MK Inn, 9th street, Tanga (Head two blocks from the bus station towards a big grey building.). A cheap and cheerful place with simple breakfast included. Try and get a corner room on the upper floors for refreshing breezes and stunning views. Prepare yourself for the early morning call to prayer! 12,000 /=. edit
To Arusha Ngorika