Azam Marine’s (You can book online direct from their website) Sealink ferry goes weekly between Tanga and Pemba (four hours, US$35), very good experience and comfortable, with connections on to Zanzibar Island. Departures from Tanga are on Tuesday, and from Pemba on Sunday.
Tanga has a small airport and is currently served by only two regional airlines Auric Air and Coastal Aviation providing scheduled services to Dar es Salaam, Pemba Island and Zanzibar.
There are also a small number of private airstrips in the surrounding area around the city that facilitate the private estates and surrounding industries. The city is served by Tanga Airport.
Tickets can be bought online or at the Azam Marine Booking Office.
Tanga Region covers 27,348 km2 (3% of the total area of the country) and has an estimated population of nearly two million inhabitants, with at least 300.000 living in Tanga City. While most people in
the hinterland are small farmers and livestock keepers, the coastal rural inhabitants live off fishing and small-scale farming.
Others are engaged in trades, boat building, salt harvesting and charcoal making. Tanga has the second largest port of Tanzania.
The region offers a wide range of beautiful places to visit: the long Indian Ocean coastline with its sheltered bays and lagoons, such as Moa Bay, Manza Bay, Kwale Bay, Tanga Bay and Mwambani Bay;
Kigombe, Pangani and Ushongo have marvellous beaches – all with fringing and offshore coral reefs and sandbanks.