Nunge is the name of a coastal strip 2 kilometers north of the East African city of Bagamoyo in Tanzania . Nunge extends south to the village of Mlingotini .
The Swahili word "nungu" means "puffer fish" in German, "nunge" means " leper colony ".
For centuries, salt has been extracted from the sea water on the Nunge coast and sold to inland Africa . The coast is covered with mangroves and with forests of coconut palms .
In the last few years several smaller hotel complexes for tourists have been built along the Nunge coast.