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Attractions in and around Mbeya and the Southern Highlands
8 years providing guiding services and advice to travel companies and independent travelers from around the world

Ngozi Crater Lake
A day trip to the home of the legendary green serpent

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A scenic hike through montane forest to the rim of the extinct Ngozi volcano which provides spectacular views of the lake 200m below.

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Local villages and homestays
Experience a few days of real Tanzanian life

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We provide homestays in several villages in the Mbeya area which gives people a fascinating insight into local village life.

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Sisi Kwa Sisi Farm
Visit and even work at our small farm

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Some of the profits from our tourism business are invested in the Sisi Kwa Sisi farm which is about 40kms outside Mbeya. We can arrange trips to the farm in the heart of rural Tanzania.

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Kitulo Plateau
Called The Garden of God by the local population

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Known locally as "God's Garden" and, in Springtime, provides one of the world's great floral spectacles. Also a popular destination for hikers and birdwatchers.

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Ruaha National Park
Tanzania's second largest park, without the tourist crowds

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Tanzania's second largest National Park and one of the least visited. It is an excellent game viewing destination and is home to East Africa's largest elephant population.

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Mbeya Peak & Rungwe Climb
Spectacular views from the Southern Highlands high peaks

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Tanzania's Southern Highlands contain some of Tanzania's highest peaks. We offer several half and full day treks, and longer overnight trips into the Highlands.

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Other attractions
From bustling local markets to strenuous mountain hikes

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Descend into the Songwe Bat Caves, cross the natural bridge at Kiwira, see the Kijungu and Kaporogwe waterfalls, walk round tea and coffee plantations or just enjoy rural Tanzanian life.

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Matema Beach Lake Malawi
Relax and unwind on the shores of Lake Nyassa

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The closest thing you will find in Southern Tanzania to a beach resort. An ideal destination to relax and unwind but with plenty to interest those visitors who want to explore the Lake and surrounding mountains.

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Malawi and Zambia overland
An ideal stopover before leaving Tanzania

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If you are heading further South, Mbeya is an ideal stopover before crossing into Malawi, Zambia or Mozambique. We can arrange your transport to the border, bus or rail station.

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Getting to Mbeya

  • Mbeya can be reached by road: 12 hours approx by bus from Dar es Salaam and approx 90 minutes from the Malawi border. There is a daily bus service from Ubungo bus station in Dar es Salaam.
  • By train: twice weekly overnight service from Dar es Salaam and Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia.
  • By charter plane, a new airport is expected to open at Songwe in 2011.

Latest News

Songea Town developing visitor attractions
Songea near the Malawi border has been declared a site of historical interest by the Tanzanian Tourism Ministry.

Airport at Songwe
Work has started on Songwe Airport which will should mean access to Mbeya region from Dar es Salaam in under two hours. We will provide more information as soon as this becomes available.

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    Mike Farmer Associates Limited

  • We have provided web design and hosting for Sisi Kwa Sisi the help them develop community tourism projects in the Mbeya region.
  • We are grateful to the following people who have supplied photographs for this project: