Tukuyu was once a German administrative center in the late 19th century. It is a small town set at an altitude of 1,650m at the base of Mount Rungwe in the southern highlands. It offers a good base for exploring the surrounding mountains with spectacular views of Lake Nyasa, which is situated more than 1,000m below.

Tukuyu lies 70km south of Mbeya and is connected by a good surfaced road.

Places to Visit

Interestingly there are a number of places around Tukuyu worth visiting. There is the Ngosi crater lake, Mount Rungwe, Ndulido and Marasusa waterfalls, Daraja la Mungu (Bridge of God), Masoko crater lake and Kaporogwe waterfalls.

Tourists Destinations in close proximity

Kitulo national park- God’s Garden, is the closest national and easily accessible park to Tukuyu.

Lodges & Restaurants

Accommodation in Tukuyu is available in guesthouses only. 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 Tukuyu

The sites around Tukuyu are quite appealing. It is a town worth passing through at least, if not staying there for a night.

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

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