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Mbeya - gateway to Malawi, Zambia and beyond
Mbeya is an ideal stopover for anyone traveling on to other countries in East and Southern Africa

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Every year we welcome visitors who are stopping over in Mbeya region before traveling South to Malawi, Zambia or Mozambique. We provide transport and guiding services for them and also help with their onward journeys to our East African neighbours.

DaladalaBe aware of imposters
There have been several scams operating over the past couple of years with bus tickets that claim to take people through to Malawi. At the time of writing there is no through bus service to Malawi.

We always recommend that visitors make contact with Sisi Kwa Sisi before they arrive so that we can advise them on their onward travel arrangements and, where necessary, meet people when they arrive. We are also aware that people sometimes operate around the bus station claiming to be from Sisi Kwa Sisi but who have no connection with our business.

We can also provide help with your travel arrangements to and from Mbeya and provide advice to people traveling onto Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. We also have contacts with several travel companies in Dar es Salaam.

New airport at Songwe
There are plans to open a new airport at Songwe(South of Mbeya) in late 2011. This will make Mbeya region more accessible for visitors with a limited amount of time.

Onward travel from Mbeya

Travel to Malawi
The Malawi border is approx 60kms from Mbeya town. There are no scheduled bus services to the border and the Tazara train does not run to Malawi.

Sisi Kwa Sisi can provide you with a car and driver to take you directly to the Malawi border any day of the week.

Travel to Zambia
We can arrange a car and driver to take you to the Zambian border. Or we can book tickets for you on the Tazara train which leaves Mbeya for Kapiri Mposhi twice a week.

Travel to Mozambique
The Mozambique border is 180 kms from Mbeya. It is a long but rewarding journey. We can provide a car and driver for anyone wanting to travel on to Mozambique.


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.

Website donated by...

    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: