Welcome to Mwanga
This district capital sprawls across the plains at the foot of the Pare mountains, 50km northwest of Same on the Dar es Salaam–Arusha highway. Away from the scruffy central junction and old market area, it’s a shady, pleasant town with wide, unpaved roads, swaths of green and stands of palm. It’s of interest primarily as a transport junction for changing vehicles to reach Usangi, the starting point for excursions into the northern Pares.
About 10km south of Mwanga is Nyumba ya Mungu (House of God) Reservoir, home to Luo fishing communities that originally migrated here from the Lake Victoria area.