Mikindani lies in the very south of Tanzania, about a one hour drive from the Mozambique border. The area is still wonderfully undeveloped, showing Tanzania at its unspoilt best.
Tanzania is simply the finest country in Africa. It has magnificent palm fringed beaches, beautiful coral, the highest mountain in Africa and superb wilderness areas teeming with wildlife. However, its greatest assets are its people, who have a wonderfully friendly attitude to visitors. There are over 100 different tribal groupings, none of which comprise more than 5% of the population and there are none of the tensions present in many African countries. The widespread use of English and Kiswahili is also a unifying factor. When away from large towns crime is unusual and travel is safe and relaxed. The government is a stable multi-party democracy.
You would expect such a country to be bustling with tourists but in fact, Tanzania receives relatively few foreign visitors, although this is changing. The reasons are a relatively poor transport and accommodation infrastructure. However, lack of investment between the 1960s and '80s has meant that there are few of the developments which have ruined so much of the Mediterranean and Kenya. Tanzania is now emerging as one of the finest African destinations.
Come and see for yourself.
Mikindani is easily accessible, as the coastal road from Dar to Mtwara (the nearest major town and regional capital which lies just 6 miles to the south) runs through Mikindani. Mtwara also has its own small airport and port.
Mikindani is close to the Mozambique border on the Ruvuma River. It is possible for travellers without a car to cross the river by launch to travel in Mozambique. Those with a car can take a small ferry, but departure times can be erratic.
There is a twice weekly flight from Mtwara to Pemba in Northern Mozambique.