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Getting There & Away

Minibuses run several times daily between Tukuyu bus station and both Mbeya (Tsh2500, one to 1½ hours) and Kyela (Tsh2000, one hour).

Two roads connect Tukuyu with the northern end of Lake Nyasa. The main tarmac road heads southwest and splits at Ibanda, with the western fork going to Songwe River Bridge and into Malawi, and the newly paved eastern fork to Kyela and Itungi port. A secondary rough dirt road heads southeast from Tukuyu to Ipinda and then east towards Matema – only attempt this if you're in a 4WD.