Beach strolls, snorkel trips, camping, and great food!
Take an 8-hour bus ride to the coast from Arusha (or self drive like we did) then arrive at Tanga. Just an hour out of town by car you follow the coastal road and come to Peponi Beach Resort. A great budget campsite, or choose the tasteful banda huts along the beachfront. The Tandoori seafood platter is divine, as are the chocolate brownies! By day, take a stroll along the beachfront and explore the rock pools filled with cone shells, crabs and starfish. For a small fee you can go out on the resort's Dhow boat for a great day of snorkeling and a great feed on the stand-alone sand island that disappears after lunch.
Camping facilities are spotless and offer piping-hot showers after a day on the seas. Easy to get to in your own car or even by local Dala Dala from Tanga town. One of the most affordable coastal escapes along the Tanzanian coast. Trip Tip: Watch where you walk at night. An abundance of hermit crabs come out looking to pinch shells for their new home!