Nesting in a secret garden, Peponi is a camp and lodge on Tanzania’s serene and untouched coastline. In what is an undiscovered area, Peponi represents a sanctuary of peace as well as a connection to the fascinating area and good-hearted locals.
Located on the road between Tanga and Pangani, Peponi serves as an ideal point from which to explore Tanzania and East Africa. The nearby village Kigombe is the oldest fishing village in Tanzania, offering insight into the history and nature of the area.
At Peponi, we feel that the space and its energy will speak for itself, offering a dazzling experience without much need to look beyond what Nature is generously offering up. Accommodation options include a huge beachfront camping space, hire and permanent safari tents as well as eight en-suite bandas ranging in size to accommodate individuals, couples and families or larger groups.
– Follow where the water goes –
The kitchen serves up delicious and mouth-watering dishes, all reasonably priced- a range of options developed over the years to near-perfection! Seafood caught by local fishermen at Kigombe, meat and vegetarian dishes serving all tastes as well as pizzas and snacks at the beach bar are all available. Constantly evolving and improving, the Peponi kitchen’s specials menu is a real treat.
Peponi’s beach looks out onto the Pemba Channel, a famous fishing channel. Closer to shore you can swim and snorkel through tropical reefs, taking in the rich marine life. Exploring traditional fashion, ngalawas – a type of fishing dhow – can be observed sailing out in the morning and returning after a longs day’s work. Join us on a dhow trip to the outer reefs and Sand Island, snorkel in the gardens of coral and observe the abundance of marine life. Whether kayaking, renting a bicycle or piki-piki, bird watching, exploring any of the nearby attractions or relaxing in a hammock, we invite you to get to know a special and unforgettable space.
There is a regular bus service between Tanga and Pangani. To the west are the Usambara Mountains with their amazing views, rain forests, and the Amani Nature Reserve. The Amboni Caves, just north of Tanga, are a range of 150 million year old limestone caves. The Tongoni Ruins, a 10th century mosque with the largest collection of tombs of their type in East Africa, are just down the road.
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TEL: 0713540139 or 0765930717
Peponi Beach Camp & Lodge
Located 30km south of Tanga, and 14km north of Pangani on the northern Tanzanian coast.