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Morogoro (Tanzania)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
3hrs by bus from Dar Es Salaam
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Morogoro

Seasoned Traveller
17 written opinions

A medium sized town on the former East Africa slave route, between Dar Es Salaam and Dodoma, Morogoro is a great stopover near the entrance to the Mikumi National Park.

My suggestion:
Sample a cup of kahawa (coffee) and tangawizi, a ginger tea, in the streetside cafes - it's a great way to meet the locals.
My review

Stop off at Morogoro if you want a break up the journey between Dodoma and Dar Es Salaam, but don't hold your breath. There's not a lot to do, other than enjoy the normality of a non-touristy town. Even so, Morogoro is a pleasant place, overlooked by the 2,000m high Mount Mzumbe.

I liked the fact that the town's home to a big university, which meant I met some really interesting people. It probably comes as no surprise, therefore, to learn that the town's a fun place to party and I saw in the New Year of 2014 with style!

If you're fed up with touristy sites, I suggest you spend 2 or 3 days in Morogoro and enjoy daily life in a calm town, where you'll meet people who are not after your money.

Mount Mzumbe, as seen from Morogoro