Tiny Pangani town has a long history as one of East Africa’s old coastal trading ports. Although those days are long past, due to silting up of the Pangani River mouth, you can still see carved wooden doors and other relics from the past on a walking tour of the town centre. Extending into the distance north and south of Pangani town are kilometres of picturesque beaches, with laid-back lodges nestled amidst the palm trees and lively fishing villages on the sands. At dawn each day, dhows sail into the sunrise, while at night, small fishing boat lanterns glimmer in a long arc offshore.