Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Musoma

Matvilla Beach

The best thing to do in Musoma is visit Matvilla Beach at the tip of the peninsula, with its pinky-grey granite boulders. It’s prime sunset-watching-with-a-beer territory – and there are bars here to help you with t…
Museum in Musoma

Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere Museum

Julius Nyerere, the first President of Tanzania, was born in the otherwise insignificant little town of Butiama. This small museum inside the family compound celebrates his life and work. It contains a few stools, s…
Tanzanian in Musoma

Afrilux Hotel

The restaurant at this four-storey hotel with round windows serves the usual hotel dishes, including grilled tilapia (Nile perch), vegetable curry and something resembling pizza. It's a good social place to eat.
Tanzanian in Musoma

Matvilla Beach & Lodge

With its lakeside setting, Matvilla Beach is everyone's favourite place for fried fish or chicken and a beer. Staff will arrange taxis to take you back to town.
Market in Musoma

Mwigobero Market

Mwigobero Market is on the city’s eastern shore. Small lake boats to nearby islands and villages load and unload passengers and cargo here.
Buffet in Musoma

Mara Dishes

Mara Dishes, east of CRDB bank, has a relatively large buffet and masses of locals piling in for a good feed.
Notable Building in Musoma

German Boma

History buffs may enjoy the tower of the old German boma (a fortified living compound; in colonial times, an administrative office), now part of the Musoma District Commissioner’s Office. It’s past the post office b…
Bar in Musoma

Free Park Bar

This humble beer garden of sorts is one of the most popular and most sociable drinking spots in town.