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Sumbawanga is in southwest Tanzania.


Sumbawanga is the capital of the Rukwa region.

Get in[edit]

Buses from Sumbawanga to Mpanda take around 7 hours. Buses from Sumbawanga to Mbeya via the Zambia border of Tunduma take around 5 hours.

From Sumbawanga to the Zambia border town of Tunduma is 230 km. From Tunduma you can take a night train to Kapiri Mposhi Zambia. From Sumbawanga there is also a road going to Mbala in Zambia 120 km.

Get around[edit]


  • Lake Rukwa.
  • Kalambo Water Falls (on the zambia border).



  • National Bank of Commerce NBC, Mbeya Road, +255 25-2802076. Has a Visa ATM.
  • CRDB Bank. Has a Visa ATM.




  • Moravian Conference Centre, Nyerere Road (1km east of the bus station.), +255 25-2802853. Single/double rooms with own bathroom. TSh 10,000/20,000.
  • Upenda View Inn (two blocks from the bus station.), +255 25-2802242. Double rooms with own bathroom. TSh 10,000.
  • Mbizi Forest Hotel, Meku Bar Street, +255 25-2802746. Single/double rooms with own bathroom. TSh 20,000/30,000.


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