Morogoro

Morogoro is a city in the Central Tanzania region of Tanzania.

19 things to do

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New Acropol Hotel

''(see map)'' Serves a varied, continental-style menu, with great specials. Possibly the fanciest place in town. Great atmosphere, with colonial decor, billiards, huge bar, a beautiful front porch, and an open-air patio. Excellent chips/fries, nachos. Co-located spa offers manicures, pedicures, massages. A handful of upscale rooms are available. Walking from the dala stand, head East on the Old Dar Es Salaam road. Go past the posta roundabout, around the bend to the left, past the cathedral, and it's on the left across from the SDA church. '''Joyce''' sells crafts outside most days.

EAT   —  +255 754 309 410 —  Map

Saba-Saba Market

This market is on the west side of the town; follow the Old Dar Es Salaam Road past the main market, go over the small bridge; at the SUA roundabout, bear to the right; the street dead-ends into a row of shops. The entrance is roughly where the road ends, leading behind the shops. It is full of stalls selling all kinds of stuff, mostly very inexpensive used clothes, linens, etc. Sundays is a great day to go. BE CAREFUL of pick-pockets.

BUY   —  Map


Main Market

Morogoro has one of the best produce markets in Tanzania, because Morogoro is fertile and at a major crossroads. A wide variety of grains, fruits, vegetables, and meats are available. It is on the Old Dar Es Salaam Road, to the west of the daladala stand. If you accept a plastic bag from a child, you are agreeing to buy it (TSh50-100/=). Bag vendors will also carry your groceries as you shop if you let them, and expect a tip.

BUY   —  Map

Oasis Hotel

''(see map)'' Offers a massive (10 pages) menu of Indian and Chinese, as well as Tanzanian, food, at reasonable prices, and always fresh. Coldest beers in town, with a full bar. Outdoor seating (bring bug spray). Large hotel with 30+ rooms available. Swimming pool. Frequently hosts conferences & events. Walking from town onto Station Road, it's just past Mama Pierina's right next door to each other(above).

EAT   —  +255 23 261 4178 —  Map


Pira's Cash and Carry

Pira's one of the nicest minimarkets in town, carrying a wide variety of packaged goods; canned food, housewares, etc. A decent candy selection, frozen meats, and liquor as well, but limited produce. It is one block to the north of the daladala stand.

BUY   —  +255 23 261 3310 —  Map

Malaika

Offering a wide range of electronics including cell phones, stereos, even furniture. Worth a visit just to see what they have. They also have a parts store roughly across from Blue Room Restaurant.

OTHER   —  Map


Jamils

Wide variety of appliances, stereos. Also blank CDs, and pre-recorded CDs & DVDs; they're almost all pirated, so heads up if that's an issue for you.

OTHER   —  Map

Net Dot Computers

A very nice computer store, with complete systems, parts, peripherals, toner cartridges, blank media, etc. Friendly staff.

OTHER   —  Map


Masoomas

Large but cramped supermarket on the corner near Sofia Hotel (opposite Murad's Supermarket 2). Good fresh bread and rolls.

BUY   —  Map

Murad's Supermarket 2

A second store run by Murad's, closer to central downtown, but with a smaller selection.

BUY   —  Map

Hindu Temple

Beautiful Hindu temple. Having nice prayers with ''Prasadam'' on every Saturday.

SEE   —  Railway Rd

Murad's Supermarket 1

A decent supermarket in the center of downtown and stays open late.

BUY   —  +255 713 899 799 —  Map

A Cut Above

Ms. Rahma has a following for mens haircuts.

OTHER   —  +255 754 291 408 —  Map

New Savoy Hotel

single/double room with own bathroom

SLEEP   —  Station Street

Kanunu Electronics

Electronic parts and appliances.


Princess Plaza Lodge

double room with own bathroom

SLEEP   —  075-319159 —  Mahenge Street

Nizz

Cell phones & accessories.


About Morogoro

Morogoro is the administrative capital of Morogoro Region. It is located at least, two and a half hours from Dar es Salaam on a tarmac road. There are old German buildings in the city, that have not been demolished yet. that date back to the colonial period. The main market was recently raised to the ground. The city is located at the base of the Ulughuru Mountains, which make it an ideal base for hikers and campers.


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