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Mbeya City Guide




Mbeya is one of the important cities of Tanzania located in the southwest of the country. Serving as the capital of the rural Mbeya Region, Mbeya is the first town one comes to, if one travels from Zambia in Africa. The city is surrounded by splendid natural beauty and exceptional scenic splendor. There is a narrow valley, which is again encompassed by lofty mountains.

Located at a high altitude, the weather and climate of Mbeya is fantastic. With lots of mist and drizzle, the place seems like paradise on earth. There are many areas in close proximity of Mbeya, which have such beautiful climatic conditions. They are called 'Scotland of Africa' and truly so.

Mbeya came into notice because of the gold mining industry in the city and gradually, this became a trade for Mbeya. There are few industries related to corrugated iron roofing in Mbeya, though agriculture remains the primary activity of the city. Both food crops and cash crops are grown in the city. Animal husbandry is also practiced on a large scale in Mbeya.

There are schools, health care centers, markets, restaurants, internet cafes, churches and a police headquarter in Mbeya. Mbeya acts as a preferred destination for many tourists with a number of natural mountain reserves and wildlife reserve forests. Tourism activities are constantly increasing in Mbeya with improved facilities and amenities. There are various kinds of hotels to accommodate visitors and tourists in Mbeya.



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