Ushongo Bay is a tropical paradise with a sandy beach with safe swimming throughout the year. It is situated 15 kms from the old Arab town of Pangani. Ushongo is touristically largely undeveloped (unlike neighboring Mombasa, which is a mass tourism destination). There are no traffic noises, no souvenir shops, no hawkers, water scooters or other disturbances. Typically there are no more than 20-50 tourists in Ushongo. The usual movements to be seen are villagers on bicycles on the beach and traditional fishing boats crossing the bay.
Temperatures range between 25 and 30 C with December being the hottest month. The rainy season usually starts in April and ends in May. The water does not go out more than 5 metres at low tide. Near the house there are no rocks or mangroves.