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Mtwara Airport is a small airport in Tanzania. It is a domestic airport. There is only one airport that has a direct flight to Mtwara. Currently, there is one domestic flight to Mtwara.Mtwara is mainly known for adventure and diving & snorkeling.
The only flight to Mtwara MYW is departing from Dar es Salaam (DAR). This non-stop flight takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes and covers a distance of 249 miles (400 km).
Airlines flying to Mtwara
The only airline that flies to Mtwara is Precision Air.
On tourism industry, Mtwara boasts of having two game reserves. These are Msanjesi (44,425 ha) and Lukwika / Lumesule (21,025 ha) both of which are in Nanyumbu district. The region is also blessed with beautiful beaches with pristine, attractive clean water and sand such as Msimbazi, which is one of the finest unspoilt beaches in East Africa.
It also has a marine park at Mnazi bay – Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park has a total area of 650 square kilometers sea.
The region also enjoys huge mangrove forests, with the second largest mangrove forest in Tanzania having a total of 9 species. On fish, the region has more than 400 fish species. This makes the area to be a potential site for commercial and subsistence of fishing. On marine mammals, the region is home to whales and dolphins’ visits to the area are done seasonally.
Best Safari tours from Mtwara
Often overlooked by many safari operators in favour of the northern parks, the southern parks of Nyerere National Park (formerly the Selous Game Reserve) and Ruaha National Park are worth serious consideration and are the preferred destination for most who are really keen on their safari.
The benefits of heading to the south is that, where the very north of the Serengeti gives the numbers of game, along with some seclusion, the southern parks are still very much “frontier” parks and so are noticeably less busy (they also feature the same spread of species as the north, but more like a thousand, rather than 2 million).
The second important point is that, where the average lodge cost in the north is around $700 per person per night, the lodges in the south, where they offer a similar experience, are around $2-300 less.
The south and west of Tanzania are often overshadowed by the more famous and iconic Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater in the north. Some agents feel that the south and west are better suited to the seasoned safari-goer and don’t recommend them for a first timer – however we would disagree! We have sent thousands of first timers to southern Tanzania where they have had an excellent safari experience.
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