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Getting There & Away

Hekma Coach runs one bus per day between Sumbawanga and Kasanga (Tsh7000, five to six hours) via Matai, leaving each place at 6am and arriving at or before noon. The MV Liemba usually arrives from the north first thing on a Friday morning (every second week, if it's on schedule).

Self-drivers will find much of the way paved from Sumbawanga and the remaining third so ghastly that you'll spend twice as long going half the distance. However, a new highway is planned, which will eventually change all that.