Songea is a city in the TZ Southern Highlands.
Dar – Sumry 32,000/= You get a soda and a snack, plus there’s the Al Jazeera stop.
Moro – Scandanavia 28,000/=
Iringa – Super Feo
Arusha – Hood 35,000/=
Njombe – Fikiri Trans 8000/= Phone number for the Songea office: 0756-286-674
Masasi – 15000/=
Taxi no more than 3000/= from anywhere to anywhere else in Songea town—it isn't that big a place.
Sorry—no cheese, no ice cream
Supercafe – Lots of little foods that can add up to big hela. They’ve got tiny burgers in big buns and warm banana bread. Get a glass of passion juice! Songea Bakery – The sign calls them lizatot, but Jenna calls them “Entimenes” they’re that good. The have tables inside and outside under an umbrella. Mtini Pub – It’s a kibanda under an mti. (There are cheap guest houses around here too; they’re noisy though from the bar crowd.) Agape Cafe – It has Tanzanian fare plus some baked goods. You can sit in a booth, watch television.
There are guest houses all around the standi for 5000/= to 10,000/=. Don Bosco – 5000/= self-contained single (but the beds are double-bed size), big room with a television, the running water isn’t hot but the matron will bring you some if you ask, less than five-minutes’ walk from the bus standi. On Sunday mornings, you wake up to the entire Catholic mass over speakerphone from the church next door
Heritage Annex 1200/= hour, good speed, only four computers Computer training center beside the CCM building 1200/= hour, okay speed, only four computers Valongo Internet across from the main soko entrance 1000/= hour, slow
Towards Lindi and Mtwara, one large section of the A19 road is under construction. About 70 kilometres after Songea, at Namtumbo, the tarmac road becomes a very rough dirt road that continues until Nangomba. In the rainy season, this road is a serious obstacle, with mud, rocks, sand and flooding to contend with. A 4WD or an off-road motorbike is definitely recommended here during the rainy season, and during the dry season it wouldn't go amiss either!