Orientation

Mtwara is loosely located between a business and banking area to the northwest, near Uhuru Rd and Aga Khan St, and the market and bus stand about 1.5km away to the southeast. The main north–south street is Tanu Rd. In the far northwest by the sea, and 30 to 40 minutes on foot from the bus stand, is the Shangani quarter, with a small beach. In the southeast, just past the market and bus stand, are the lively areas of Majengo and Chikon'gola.