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November 3rd 2008
Published: November 3rd 2008
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After our safari, we took a 9 hour bus ride to Tanga and then headed down the coast to Pangani and then onto Ushongo where we spent 3 days walking & cylcing along the deserted beaches - a really lovely place, go before it's like Benedorm.

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Tanga side streetTanga side street
Tanga side street

We spent one night in Tanga - a Swahili influenced port town on the Northern coast. Sleepy, dilapiedated town, with some charm.
Sewing in the streetSewing in the street
Sewing in the street

A man sewing in the street of Tanga.
Ferry across the river, PanganiFerry across the river, Pangani
Ferry across the river, Pangani

We took this ferry across the estuary at Pangani to get to Ushongo, a few miles down the coast. Pangani was a major slave trading post with a dark history. It has some fine Arab inspired buildings falling into disrepair.
Fishing boat on Ushongo beachFishing boat on Ushongo beach
Fishing boat on Ushongo beach

A dug out canoe used by local fishermen. They light fires under the hull to burn off the weed and algae.
Palm trees, UshongoPalm trees, Ushongo
Palm trees, Ushongo

Ushongo village was at tiny placesubsisting on fishing in the sea right next to small but empty tourist hostels and beach huts. The beach was near deserted except for the fishermen.
Our banda at DriftersOur banda at Drifters
Our banda at Drifters

Our mosquito infested palm tree banda. Surprisingly expensive.
The local restaurant!The local restaurant!
The local restaurant!

Two great meals of fish, rice and vegetables for 50p. Shame the walls were falling down.
Indian Ocean sunrise, UshongoIndian Ocean sunrise, Ushongo
Indian Ocean sunrise, Ushongo

View form our banda beach hut the morning we left for Zanzibar. The sea was like a mill pond.
Leaving on a very small boatLeaving on a very small boat
Leaving on a very small boat

View of Drifters "Resort".
Spot the dolphins!Spot the dolphins!
Spot the dolphins!

We were briefly followed by dolphins, saw jumping tuna and flying fish as we crossed to Zanzibar.

26th June 2009

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