Tanga is both the name of the most northerly port city of Tanzania on the west of the Indian Ocean, and the surrounding Tanga Region. It is the regional headquarters of the region. With a population of 273,332 in 2012, Tanga is one of the largest cities in the country. It is a quiet city compared to, for example, Arusha or Moshi with a comparable number of inhabitants. The name Tanga reportedly means
If you fancy spending your holiday experiencing different cultures, viewing breathtaking scenery and meeting fascinating wildlife such as lions, camels, flamingos and elephants, then head to either the Northern part of Tanzania which includes: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Kilimanjaro, or Southern Part of Tanzania which includes: Selous, and Ruaha National Park.While the northern circuit offers more classic safari options, southern Tanzania is famed for more off-the-beaten-track experiences in a truly wild setting.
The northern circuit offers the most classic Tanzania safaris. Here you will find the Great Migration as literally millions of animals travel thousands of kilometers for water as well as the indigenous Maasai warriors tending their cattle on the plains of the wind-swept Serengeti National Park. It is also home to verdant mountains surrounding the Ngorongoro Crater.