Top Tourist Places in Mtwara


Top Tourist Places in Mtwara: Mtwara is a city and the administrative centre of Mtwara Region in the African country, Tanzania. It is located in the southeastern part of the country, between 10°16′25″ S latitude and 40°10′58″ E longitude, around 570 km south of Dar es Salaam, the largest city of Tanzania.

Mtwara is home to the soccer club Bandari F.C and the city also houses numerous bars and clubs that get crowded during the evening by both locals and visitors. Among tourists, Mtwara is famous as a great diving spot that can be enjoyed at Mikindani Bay and also many travel agencies in the city offer excellent eco tours for visitors.

How to get Mtwara?

Mtwara is well connected to the commercial centre of the country Dar es Salaam by scheduled flight services, catered by Air Tanzania, Precision Air and Tropical Air. The distance of 7 km from the airport to Mtwara can easily be crossed by minibuses and taxis.

Buses are regular between Mtwara and Dar es Salaam that will be around 8 hours journey. Taxis, Tuktuks and motorbike taxis are the prevalent options to get around Mtwara. Bicycle can also be used that is available for rent at the market for 2000-3000/day.

List of  places of interest in and around Mtwara include:

  • Selous Game Reserve
  • Lukuledi River
  • Kilwa Kisiwani
  • Kilwa Kivinji
  • Mikumi National Park
  • Beaches of Dar es Salaam
  • Makumbusho Village Museum
  • Dar Es Salaam Botanical Garden
  • Benjamin William Mkapa Pension Tower
  • Azania Front Lutheran Church
  • Kilwa Masoko Airport
  • Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve


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