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Things to do in Morogoro

Morogoro is the central city of Tanzania. The place serves as a administrative capital of the entire region of Tanzania, and is situated only at a 2.5 hours drive away from Dar es Salaam at the end of a renewed tarmac path. You will find old German buildings everywhere around the city, along with some other historical structures that give proof of its history.

Morogoro Tanzania

At the base of the Ulughuru Mountains lies the city ventured out by camping and hiking enthusiasts. Travelers will find tons of things to do in Morogoro. The place also harbors a lot of Non- governmental organizations which lead to volunteers coming here from all over the world. To get to the city you can take a plane straight to its local airport that is served by the Auric Air, which is the most convenient service for this region of Tanzania. A train stops at the town center as well from Dar es Salam. When you have finalized your list of all things to do in Morogoro, you can always make use of the different modes of travelling inside the city like the minibuses that the locals call Daladalas, and the Piki Piki which are motorbikes, and the most common way for the people to travel around the city. Some of the most commonly ventured attractions in the city include the Hindu Temple, and all the programs that are hosted by Chilunga Cultural Tourism. When you are out and about indulging in all the things to do in Morogoro, it is recommended that you take a professional guide with you, preferably someone who speaks English, robberies and muggings are common amongst tourists who hike alone.


Places to visit in Morogoro


While you are out enjoying all things to do in Morogoro, do not neglect your health. The health services of the area recommend that you use a self test kit because of the possibility of travelers procuring Malaria. There are mosquitoes in the area all year long. One of the best things about the region is that there are tons of places to visit in Morogoro. The tourism program arranged tours for all visitors. People get to hike on the hills that are located in the south, from the top of the hills the city looks like a green plain with colorful spaces which are the buildings. The local community is extremely involved in organizing tourist events, because of this you are least likely to run out of things to do in Morogoro. You can also take an afternoon off to venture out to the main market, which sells some pretty interesting treasures that you can treat as souvenirs. If you have never been here before the market place is definitely worth a browse. You never know you might find something that makes your trip memorable.

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Covering 50,000 square kilometers of wilderness, The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves in the world. The game reserve comprises of grassy plains, mountains, open woodlands, and forests. Tanzania’s largest river, the Rufiji, flows in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve and divides it into two distinct sections – the southern Selous and the northern Selous. The northern Selous which covers a small area of the reserve is dedicated to photographic safaris exclusively. On the other hand, the southern Selous takes up about 90% of the reserve and has several hunting blocks, each covering about 1,000 square kilometers.

The wildlife of the Selous Game Reserve attracts thousands of tourists every year. The reserve harbors significant concentrations of elephants, wild dogs, buffaloes, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, and fantastic prides of lions. In addition to this, there a number of other fun-filled activities for visitors, such as boat safaris, guided game walks, and overnight fly camping. The Selous Game Reserve welcomes maximum numbers of tourists during June to November. This is the best time for game viewing along the Rufiji. On the other hand, tourists interested in exploring the birdlife of the game reserve visit the place during January to April.