Getting Around in Mtwara


Getting Around in Mtwara:  Mtwara was designed to be a major town and exporter of ground nuts, however when the ground nut scheme collapsed before it was started, the town never really finished being built. As a result the town is spread out, which can leave you with a bit of a walk to get between places.

Bicycles are a great way to get around town and can be hired from the market for 2000-3000/= per day. Taxis, Tuktuks (little three wheeled vehicles called bajaji in Swahili), and motorbike taxis (pikipiki in swahili) are available around town. Expect to pay 2000-4000/= for a taxi journey about town, 1000-2000/= for a bajaji and 1000/= for a motobike taxi.

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