Songea town is situated in southern Tanzania, on the eastern side of Lake Nyasa. It is the administrative center of the Ruvuma region. It is an important center for the local gemstone industry, which has played a big role in the development of this town. Historically it is also famous for Ngoni Chiefs who took part in the famous Maji Maji rebellion against the Germans. Though less visited by tourists, Songea does provide a touch of the modern world compared to other areas in the nearby.

Songea is well connected by good tarmac roads along the Tanzam highway upto Dar es Salaam.

Places to Visit

Lake Nyasa and a small museum dedicated to the Maji Maji rebellion are only the few places that we would recommend visiting besides sightseeing in town.

Tourists Destinations in close proximity

The southern part of selous is quite close to Songea.

Lodges & Restaurants

There are very few moderate lodges available in Songea. Below we give options of few who we find would be most suitable as far as quality, service and security is concerned. Contact us for bookings and the best prices.

Our Recommendations on Songea

Songea offers little in terms of conventional sightseeing but could be a worthwhile place of stopping in your journey to Mbeya or Tunduru.

Please contact us for a reasonably organized and affordable tour of this town.

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