|Pack of cigarettes
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre
|One-way ticket (local transport)
|Monthly Pass (local transport)
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff
|Imported beer at restaurant
Kilosa city is the administrative seat of Kilosa District and located in the Morongoro Region, Tanzania. Most of the lands are pastoral and plains. Farming and livestock raising are the main industry and source of livelihood of the people.
Kilosa has natural beauty to boast off. There is the UKaguru Mountain range in a distance with Mkonda River nourishing the Kilosa plains. The green lush scenery may be whining due to abuse and mismanagement but still on a cloudless day, Kilosa still offers breathtaking views of the distant mountain range.
Kilosa't forest and mountains are also homes to rare species of plants and animals. Although on the threat of being "hot spot” and destroyed, the forest still offers good camping and hiking activities. Many Tanzanian travelers’ primary reason for coming is to experience the "great African Safari" and most cheap flights to Kilosa offer such adventures. Kilosa forests play important roles in the city's irrigation system. It acts as water storage during the monsoon season and let the water flow slowly to Kilosa's plains and pastoral lands to nourish crops and livestock.
Kilosa is a farming city that offers traditional Tanzanian hospitality. There are a few guesthouses where guests can take some moments of engaging talks with the locals. There are no direct hotels in Kilosa but small farmhouses owned by some charming locals who out of their generosity and gracious hearts offer guests a good place for an overnight stay before heading to Tanzania's places of interests. Kilosa’s vast plains and the surrounding hills offer a great experience of African sunshine and heat.
The best time to come is during the months of June and September. Most cheap flights to Kilosa are timed on these months to give Tanzanian travelers the chance to witness the spectacular animal migration in search for water. Seeing animals like zebra, eland, elephants, Oryx and buffalo in multitude numbers is one of a kind experience that can only be found in Tanzania.
Kilosa is not a beautiful as Kilimanjaro but it has its own way of attracting travelers to stop over and have a taste of its hospitality which without doubts makes it a charming Tanzanian City.