At the point where the massive Pangani River empties into the Indian Ocean you will find the quiet town of Pangani. Though once a center of Swahili trade with the African mainland, it is now a sleepy backwater that remembers little of its days of splendor. Old houses along the main road offer examples of colonial and traditional Swahili architecture, the buildings slowly crumbling from long exposure to coastal winds. Visitors can explore what remains of the old town on foot; even a short walk rewards visitors with a glimpse of quiet life in the old trading towns along the Swahili Coast. Pangani’s remarkable beaches invite guests to relax and participate in that quiet life. Also available these days are a wide selection of ocean activities like snorkeling, diving, and fishing.