Mtwara has increased in size rapidly over the last few years due to the oil and gas developments in the area. It is the most southerly Tanzanian town before the Ruvuma River marks the border with Mozambique
- Snorkelling & Diving: Excellent
- Best time to visit Mtwara: June - December
- How to get to Mtwara: you can drive or fly
- Activities available: Snorkelling, diving, fishing and sailing.
Mtwara itself is a rarely visited southern part of the country. There excellent beaches and world class diving in Mnazi Bay Marine Park. This is possibly the best in Tanzania. There is also the historic old town of Mikandani to visit. Mtwara is home to the Mkonde tribe who are famous as wood carvers. The Mokonde pateau may be visited as a day trip from Mtwara.
There are a range of hotels available in Mtwara and early booking is essential due to the oil and gas traffic.