The 6 Best Things to Do in Morogoro, Tanzania

July 31, 2017 Chanda Heide

Morogoro is a city with a population of 315,866 (2012 census) in the eastern part of Tanzania, 196 kilometres (122 mi) west of Dar es Salaam, the country's largest city and commercial centre, and 260 kilometres (160 mi) east of Dodoma, the country's capital city. Morogoro is the capital of the Morogoro Region. It is also known informally as "Mji kasoro bahari", which translates as "city short of an ocean/port".
Restaurants in Morogoro

1. Selous Game Reserve

Morogoro, Tanzania +255 765 634 687
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Selous Game Reserve

Reviewed By trickytw - Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

We stayed at Rufiji River Camp for 4 days in June 2015 (see my separate review dated 15 Sept 2015). We had an amazing multi-activity safari experience with our Masai guide, Meteli, who was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife that we saw from jeep drives and boat trips on the Rufiji River. We saw hippos, crocs plus a huge variety of birdlife from the boat and had the amazing experience of sundowners on a sandbank in the middle of the Rufiji River. Game drives brought us close to many larger animals (giraffe, lion and elephant) plus impala, zebra, monkeys and smaller animals. We took an early morning 2 hour walking safari with a different guide. He showed us things that you would otherwise miss and got to see giraffe close-up! We were on an organised tour, flying into the Mtemere airstrip from Dar in a light aircraft which is quite an experience in itself. We travelled early in the season, so it was quiet in the camp and in the park; but I can hardly imagine it's ever as busy here as the more well-known parks.

2. Watu Safaris

Morogoro 2168, Tanzania
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5 based on 58 reviews

Watu Safaris

Watu Safaris is a registered local Tour Operator based in Morogoro Tanzania. We organize tailor made Safaris to suit customers interests, budget and time. Each safari is entirely organized and managed by local Tanzanians with vast local knowledge about life, culture and traditions in Tanzania in a personal, friendly yet professional approach.

Reviewed By SJIreland - dublin

We are just back from a 3 night trip with Watu to Mikumi and Udzungwa national parks. I was a bit nervous, never having booked anything like this before, about sending nearly $2000 to Africa in a bank transfer; but I needn't have been -...MoreHello Just to say thank you for the review and the compliments Asante Sana

3. Safaris Partners

Boma Road | Second house after KCB Bank, Morogoro 649, Tanzania
Excellent
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5 based on 41 reviews

Safaris Partners

Welcome to Safaris PARTNERS, we are a local tour operator based in Morogoro which is in the eastern part of Tanzania, we specialize in organizing wildlife safari to the Southern safari parks like Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Uluguru Mountains and Northern safari parks including the famous national park like Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro conservation area, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and all similar , mountain climbing, transportation in Tanzania and beach holidays to Zanzibar and other coastal towns. We also do Airport pick ups/drop off, shuttles, business, meeting, private transfer to any destination in Tanzania We look forward to be part of your visit and adventure in our country

Reviewed By lumartinez2016 - Porto Alegre, RS

We used them referral by hotel. They picked us on ferry and the transfer to Morogoro was good. But safari other day was really bad. The car is very old, broke a wheel in the safari, later loose fluid brakes. Very dangerous because they don’t stop the car to maintenance. They leave us in the city and call a taxi to us to pay. So I don’t recommend them. Before you hire and pay. Look the car that they are offering. Even the speedometer don’t work properly. Also in the folder they say offer beer, soda and all but in fact only water they offer.

Morogoro 35091, Tanzania
Excellent
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5 based on 30 reviews

Nyanda Africa Link

Welcome to Nyanda Africa link Ltd, we are a tour company that provides budget Safaris to the Southern parks like Mikumi, Ruaha, Selous, Udzungwa Mountains, Uluguru Mountains and maasai village.In the Northern parks we also offer Serengeti,Ngorongoro crater,Tarangire,Lake Manyara, Arusha national park and Kilimanjaro trekking. We also offer beach vacation to Zanzibar, mafia, Lubondo and pangani.

Reviewed By Louise f

I booked a 1 day and night safari in Mikumi national park with Nyanda Africa Link. Edward was in constant communication with the driver and guide throughout the trip ensuring everything ran smoothly. He great at organising and adjusting plans as needed. The guide spoke great English; he was knowledgeable and friendly. The food and accommodation in the park was perfect. Thanks Edward

5. Chilunga Cultural Tourism

Morogoro, Tanzania
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Chilunga Cultural Tourism

Located in Morogoro Town, Chilunga Cultural Tourism offers a wide variety of activities for people of all ages. Join us to meet the people and experience their local way for life, or perhaps hike the Uluguru Mountains and experience breathtaking views! Karibu

Reviewed By georgiana c - Bucharest, Romania

We spent two great days in Uluguru Mountains and then in a Maasai village. Chilunga arranged everything and the boys (guide and driver) have been really nice and helpful. We did the trek from Morogoro town to Morning side, and the next day we visited a Maasai Boma and slept there.
It was a really beautiful experience as we had the chance to know more about local culture and the people of Tanzania. What I loved the most it was the interaction with local people, both during the trek, and at the Maasai village. It really didn't feel commercial at all as we experienced real local life, and that was great!
I really appreciated that they also invest in helping the local community. I would have loved to know more about their actions. Maybe this would be the only recommendation for them, to explain more on what kind of work they are doing for helping the local communities.

6. Kinole Waterfall

Kinole Village, Morogoro, Tanzania
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Kinole Waterfall

Reviewed By 2swiss_11 - Zurich, Switzerland

We took the 4×4 on a one-and-a-half-hours drive from Morogoro around the Mountains to Kinole. On the north side we saw dry steppe with Baobab trees, red topsoil and maize fields. As soon as we had climbed a small pass the vegetation became more lush and green. We followed a stream that was being mined for gold by locals and followed the dirt road through settlements which were into agro-forestry, pepper, banana and pineapple business.
We bought ourselves lunch from a local market near Kinole: deep-fried dough rolls (mandizi), coconuts, fresh bread and water. Then we proceeded along the road down to the river and up the other side until we reached a large parking area. There we organized a boy to guide us to the waterfall, as some of us spoke excellent Swaheli. Then we set off through a small settlement where young guys were working hard to make bricks from soaked soil. A woman was crushing what looked like rice in a big mortar and food was being cooked on open fires outside. Very peaceful.
All the way there were small pineapple fields, recently planted cassava, we smelled cinnamon trees and pepper plants, crushed Croton seeds with our fingers until oil came out (bio-fuel). Some endemic species are at home here and it’s a great area for bird watching.
The highlight was the waterfall that didn’t seem to have a normal mode of access. Instead we climbed down through the vegetation and ended up at the bottom of it near a nice pond. It took us about 1 hour to reach it so the trek is also suitable for a kid. Chilly water and the warm sun complemented each other perfectly and my only regret is that we had to leave so soon because I needed to catch a bus back to Dar es Salaam.
Alltogether this is a day trip from Morogoro and local guides would know this place. It currently has only 4-5 visits in a month, so here is this tip off the beaten track!

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