Tanzania Towns And Cities

Situated at the foot of Mount Meru, Arusha is a busy safari town; most of the northern national park tours start from here. It is the center for gemstone trading (including the famous Tanzanite) and is home to the United Nations Criminal Tribunal, the East African Community HQ, Tanzania’s Cultural Tourism Program and the Arusha International Conference Center.


Located in central Tanzania, Dodoma is the centre for an expanding wine industry. It is also the nation’s official political capital and the seat of government.


A lovely stopover for visitors to Ruaha National Park, Iringa is a pretty town, located in the southern highlands overlooking the Great Ruaha River.


Kigoma, on the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, is the strting point for boat rides to Gambe Stream and Mahale Mountains national parks. Ujiji (the village where Stanley met Livingstone) is nearby.


A major agricultural center, Mbeya is located close to the Zambian border. It is the main gateway to Kitulo National Park..


Situated at the base of Kilimanjaro, Moshi is the base for climbers of this famous, snow-clad mountain. It is also the major coffee-producing town and also an important sugar-growing place.


Near to the Mozambique border on the south-east coast, Mtwara is a good base for visitors to Mnazi Bay and Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park.


In the hinterland of western Tanzania, Tabora is where the main railway line from Dar es Salaam branches for both Kigoma and Mwanza.

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