Thursday, September 15, 2011


After a 7-hour drive and a 10-minute ferry ride, Claire, Brenden, and I arrived in Pangani, a little beach town on the coast of Tanzania. It is a beautiful place and very hot! Everyone rides bicycles and lives in mud huts with grass roofs. Chickens, goats, cows, sheep, and monkeys roam around while the children play all day on the beach and on the little dirt roads in the villages. No one speaks English there, but the locals were very friendly and gave us much opportunity to practice our Swahili. Pangani was an extremely small, poor town, but the people there were rich in happiness and smiles! I loved it there. We camped on a beach for the weekend about 10 minutes past the town.


  1. What a beautiful spot!!! Hey, can you ask around about the best inexpensive way to get from Blantyre up to your city in Tanzania? We are wondering if our whole family can come to visit while we are there at Christmastime...

  2. The children in all of your photos are so beautiful. Though they may not have much in the way we view 'much'...they have faith and smiles and often 'much' more than we do back home... Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! Praying for you every day! With love, Auntie Karen xoxo

  3. I saw a lot of smiles in the pictures of the people of Pangani. Maybe they are happier because they don't have a lot of stuff to worry them. Maybe Pangani is closer to Solla Sollew..."where they never have troubles, at least very few." Do you remember that from the Dr. Suess book?