Deep South

The rarely visited deep south of Tanzania is abundant with may different attractions. It is roughly split in half by the uninhabited Selous/Nyasa Game Corridor.

East

  • Some of the world's best diving (in both Mnazi Bay Marine Park, and Lake Malawi)
  • The tranquil fishing town of Lindi
  • Extensive ruins of Mikandani
  • Makonde and Rubondo plateaux - home of the famous wood carvings
  • Dinosaur remains at Tendaguru fossil beds and eggs near Mbeya
  • Many old German Bomas, Missions and Monasteries

West

  • The world's 8th largest Meteorite (Mbozi Meteorite)
  • Several crater lakes and a natural bridge (Ngozi)
  • Kitulo Plateau National Park - over 100 species of endemic orchids)
  • Mbeya Peak
  • Kalambo Falls - the second highest waterfalls in Africa
  • Fantastic beaches of Lake Malawi at Mtambwe and Mbamba Bay.

Most travel in the deep south is by car, distances are quite large, and the road between the east and west quite bad in the middle when passing through the Selous/Nyasa game corridor between Tunduru and Songea. There are daily flights to Mtwara which allows easy access to the fantastic Mnazi bay marine park for diving, and surrounding areas. Unfortunately there are currently no flights to Mbeya.

The western attractions of the deep south like Mbosi Meteorite and Kitulo Plateau National Park are easier reached from a safari on the Southern Circuit after Ruaha National Park. There are currently no flight to Mbeya, also a new airport is slowly being built there.

The deep south has very few tourist class hotels and facilities, though both Mtwara and Mbeya can provide luxury accommodation from which the surrounding areas can be visited by car.


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    Switzerland, Jan 2013

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    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

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    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

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    United Kingdom, Dec 2013

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    Canada,

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    United Kingdom, Jun 2013

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    Belgium, Oct 2013