Tanga - Tanzania
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the relaxing city of Tanzania
It is the third largest city after Dar es Salaam and Mwanza. The city was first ruled by Arabs, then came the Germans under Carl Peters who established the settlement in 1888. The Germans developed the town as entry port for the settlers.
Tanga is the second largest port in mainland Tanzania and plays an important role in the country's economy. Most of the goods produced in the Northern part of Tanzania; sisal, hemp fiber, coffee, tea, cotton, hides and skins are shipped here. 
City Tour: Visit among the old buildings, which were constructed at the period of German Rule: Clock Tower,  Court House, St. Anthony Cathedral, Tanga Library, Railway Station, alternatively, visiting to the Swahili Quarters Mwakidira 
Tongoni ruins: It is believed that the settlement around this area was  established around 10th century by Alli Bin Sultan Hassan the same person who established settlement  around Kilwa. The ruins have two  remnants of wells , a mosques and about 40 m tombs some of them with pillars. Persian inscription found at at the tombs would suggest some sort of contacts between Tongoni and Persian people.
It is possible to extend your tour by Visiting Pangani historical town and Peponi Beach, Amboni caves, Amani Nature Reserve in Usambara Mountain. We also offer Cycling Tour to some of nearby villages and Pangani. Otherwise leave Tanga and spend sometimes on a beach national park of Saadani. Cultural visit to Magamba Village far north, Ndumi Village defense works,  and Mwarongo sand beaches  can be rewarding.
Tanga is well served with road network from Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Arusha, Moshi and Mombasa; Coastal Aviation offers a daily Scheduled flight to Tanga, traveling via Zanzibar and Pemba.

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