Tanga Beach Resort

Our hosts from Tanga Beach Resort eagerly awaited our arrival in Mombasa after using the SGR from Nairobi. We crossed the Indian Ocean using the ferry to get to South Coast, after clearance at the Lunga Lunga border point, we were all excited to visit Tanzania and see what Tanga had instore for us.

We checked into Tanga Beach Resort that is about one and a half hours drive from the border. After having welcome drinks we checked into our rooms for the much needed shower. Tanga is a coastal town like Mombasa, heat and humidity had kicked in and a bottle of water was a must have companion in our hands.

The rooms have air conditioner and are tastefully furnished with modern facilities and amenities, chic wallpaper and painted walls, large windows to allow air circulation and natural light.

The rooms have complementary coffee and tea services, water bottles to cater for both leisure and business travelers keen on having a late night or early morning beverage to catch up on work or on a current read. The room also has a LCD Flat Screen television, working table, Wi-Fi, dressing table and plush lounge chairs.

The rooms also have adequate storage space, safe, in-built wardrobe near the washroom. The washroom has sufficient toiletries, spacious shower with a glass door and adequate towels to cater for the guest needs.

Part of the shower wall has been made with opaque glass that allows use of natural light in the morning and during the day and adds on a natural flair to the room. After a long shower, I tucked into their comfortable bed with clean cotton sheets for a much deserved rest as I switched off their movable bedside lamp.

At Ngalawa Restaurant, buffet breakfast had an assortment of fresh juice, beverages and local dishes and seafood. I have a preference for bottomless Tamarind Juice whenever I’m at the East African Coast and it surely didn’t disappoint.

After breakfast, we walked along a raised platform that is sometimes used as a bar and could only see three different mangrove species, a few shrimps and crabs. We longed to walk along the boardwalk however it was under repair, we managed to see a vervet monkey that seemed to draw closer to us seeking an opportunity while a yellow-billed egret perched on a mangrove branch but later flew off.

We later head out to Amboni Caves, Sigi River and a drive through Tanga for a city tour. We arrived back in time for late lunch at the lounge adjacent Kumburu Bar and Lounge and Samaki Chungu was top of my list accompanied by ugali, steamed vegetables and tamarind juice. 

After lunch, we took a dip in their swimming pool to relax and cool off from the warmth of the African coastal sun and later headed for a steam bath. We later toured their conference rooms and presidential suite that offered an aerial view of the hotel.

The presidential suite has a lounge, dining table and kitchenette within the same room, the suite also has a separate meeting room with an interconnecting door to host visitors.

The washroom has chic grey tiles and interiors fitted with modern utilities, including a shower and shallow bathtub. The veranda has a small coffee table with two chairs and Jacuzzi overlooking the resort’s lawns, mangroves and the ocean.

The management had prepared a sumptuous candle-lit dinner for us on their well-manicured garden lawns, the evening was a great opportunity for us to bond and interact and reminisce our day trip in Tanga. There was a corporate gala dinner running concurrently and we enjoyed the band play local bongo tunes.

Our Tanga night experience was at Tanga City Lounge. The lounge was full and we somehow found a spot we would mark as our base to have drinks and dance the night away. There was a huge screen that projected the latest bongo hits and the patrons sung to all the songs almost word by word. We later headed to the hotel as we needed to prepare the following day for our departure back to Nairobi and board the afternoon SGR Train from Mombasa to Nairobi.

Tanga Beach Resort offers a consistent, personalized, impeccable, quality service and luxurious stay at an affordable rate. For transport logistics, bookings at the Resort, contact us via tours@beadsafariscollection.co.ke, or Call, Text or WhatsApp +254 732 281 432.