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Visit  Morogoro, Tanzania

Tanzania’s main agricultural city, Morogoro has a rich culture and is packed with German architecture dating back to the colonial period. The town draws the adventurous type of traveller due to its location at the foot of the Uluguru Mountains, which is a perfect place for camping and hiking.

 

It’s a must-see destination off the usual Tanzanian tourist trail, spend a few days here and experience the local life and culture.

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Why Visit Morogoro?

 

  • Hiking and camping: Morogoro features a hiking paradise – the rugged Uluguru Mountains, which attract hikers to its shushing green peaks, rainforest and endless views of the surrounding savannahs. The shortest route to the mountains is Morningside, and it’s an ideal place for camping with a small waterfall close by.
  • Nature and wildlife: The Uluguru Mountains are impressive forested mountains near Morogoro Town, renowned for its diverse landscapes and stunning wildlife. The mountain area is home to rare bird species, mammals, endemic reptilian, and amphibian species and a wide range of endemic plants.
  • Cultural tours: Explore Tanzania’s culture and heritage with a Morogoro cultural tour across several villages, towns, and farmlands. Through the cultural tours, you’ll understand and see a unique culture and how it plays an important part of their everyday life in the town.
Overview

Morogoro is situated in the eastern part of Tanzania, and it’s the capital of the Morogoro Region. The town is located about 260 km east of Dodoma, the capital city of Tanzania, and approximately 196 km west of Dar es Salaam, the largest city in the country.

Getting to Morogoro is easy; you can take a bus or car from Dar es Salaam or Dar es Salaam. You can also fry straight from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro Airstrip.

 

Best time to visit

There’s no bad time to visit Morogoro – it is accessible all through the year. The town has a pleasant weather, which is warm and humid all year round.

However, the best time to visit is from June to August – the cooler months in Morogoro. The hottest time of the year is usually from November to February with temperatures sporadically exceeding 40°C.

There are two rainy season – short rains (mid-October to December) and long rains (March to May).

Sights and sounds

With unique ecosystem, indigenous culture and colourful history, Morogoro is definitely an amazing town to visit. It’s a place where your thirst for adventure will be ignited as you’ll be surrounded by primitive fauna and rare wildlife species. The town is also home to the National Agricultural Institute – Sokoine University, which is a major educational base in Tanzania.

Nature & Wildlife

Located in the southeast of Morogoro, the Uluguru Mountains are part of the eastern arc mountain, which started from Taita Hills in Kenya to southern Tanzania. The mountain has three peaks – Bondwa peak, Lupanga peak, and Kimhandu peak. Lupanga and Bondwa peaks take 10 to 12 hours to hike up and down, while Kimhandu peak takes 4 to 5 days (although not presently in use). The mountain offers enjoyable hiking and camping activities.

Although there are no hotels or tented camps up in the mountains, you can camp with your own tent and supplies in the nearby villages such as Tegetero, Bunduki, and the Morningside route. The Uluguru Mountain is home to a wide range of wildlife and a diversity of plants and insects.  You will also find some mammals here such as blue monkeys, yellow baboons, duiker antelopes, wild pigs black and white colobus monkeys as well as a variety of rare bird species.

Culture

The cultural tours in Morogoro feature several traditional villages and their cultural activities such as festivals, fishing, historical sites, local handmade crafts and mountain climbing. The tours are organised by Morogoro Tourism Programme, and you will discover history and culture of the town and the surrounding traditional villages, beautiful scenery, stunning views of the surrounding and experience the local life during the tours.

Dining and Dietary Considerations

Foodies will delight in sampling the mouth-watering treats in Morogoro. The town features a variety of restaurants and markets, where you can enjoy delicious meals (local and intercontinental) prepared with the best local ingredients.

Popular local dishes include:

  • Mishkaki and chips,
  • Ugali,
  • Nyama Choma, and
  • Chipsi Kuku.

The Red Chilli Restaurant is a popular restaurant, they are famous for serving a selection of Indian delicacies as well as Chinese dishes.

Religious and Cultural considerations

Islam and Christianity are the two main religions in Morogoro. The Muslims are called to the mosques for prayers five times a day in the town. You will also see many Muslim women wearing the black buibui veils in the town.

There are several Hindu temples around the town due to a thriving Indian community. You’ll find several Americans and Europeans in the town working as missionaries or on development projects.

 

Cost of Living

DID YOU KNOW?

  1. Morningside, an ancient German mountain hut is one of the most popular hikes for a day trip.
  2. Morogoro has a population of 315,866 (2012 census)
  3. Morogoro is home to the Sokoine University of Agriculture.

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