Top things to do in Mbeya

Top Choice Cafe in Mbeya

Maua Café & Tours

A brick homestead turned cafe serving big breakfasts, including granola and fresh coffee (Tsh10,000); wraps, burgers and toasties for lunch (from Tsh5000); and pizza, fish and salads for dinner. Sit outside by the h…
Top Choice European in Mbeya

Utengule Coffee Lodge

If you have your own transport, this spot, 20km west of Mbeya, is the place to go for fine dining, with both a daily set menu and à la carte, and a bar. Speciality coffees (including to take home) are a feature. It …
Top Choice Cafe in Mbeya

Ridge Cafe

If you're missing Western culture, stop by this sleek place, stylishly hung with local fabrics, for smoothies, fresh juices, locally sourced gourmet coffees, great baking and other delicacies. It also sells a few cr…
Mountain in Mbeya

Mbeya Peak

Just northwest of Mbeya is Mbeya Peak (2820m). It's the highest point in the Mbeya Range and makes an enjoyable day hike, best done by arranging a local guide through your hotel or a Mbeya travel agency.
Arts & Crafts in Mbeya

African Movement Art and Crafts

One of a cluster of brightly painted and appealing local businesses, this store sells souvenirs with soul: bright fabric earrings made by the owner, quality wood and soapstone carvings, basketware, wooden bowls and …
Club in Mbeya

New City Pub

This nightclub at the eastern end of town hosts regular concerts out in the parking lot, featuring bongo flava stars from Dar es Salaam. Call in advance to see what's on. There's a pool table, and a restaurant serve…
Indian in Mbeya

Mbeya Hotel

This popular hotel restaurant has a large menu featuring good Indian cuisine, including vegetarian selections and naan bread, plus Chinese and continental fare. Non-Indian meals tend to be on the heavy side (lots of…
Tanzanian in Mbeya

Sombrero Restaurant

This hotel restaurant serves a small selection of local-style dishes. It's nothing special, but the food is decent, service is efficient and it offers a quiet place to sit in the town centre.
Supermarket in Mbeya

Azra Supermarket

Small but well stocked; just up from the Tanesco building.