in Songea Municipal of Ruvuma Region, Tanzania

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-10.683 and 35.650 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -10° 40' 59" and E 35° 39' 0"
Currency and Currency Code:
Shilling - TZS
Spoken languages:
Swahili, English, Arabic
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 04:14 AM (Sunday)
Timezone: Africa/Dar_es_Salaam
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:46 am and 6:21 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
19.469 and -154.833 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
This place on Wikipedia
This place on
Current travel safety evaluation for Tanzania in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Tanzania.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Tanzania. Last Update: 2024-05-18 08:26:29

Explore Songea

Songea in Songea Municipal (Ruvuma Region) with it's 126,449 inhabitants is a city in Tanzania about 312 mi (or 502 km) south of Dodoma, the country's capital.

Local time in Songea is now 04:14 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Africa / Dar es Salaam with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Songea. The closest airport in Tanzania is Songea Airport in a distance of 5 mi (or 7 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Njombe, Nkhata Bay, Chipyela, Mzuzu and Rumphi. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 20°C / 69 °F

Morning Temperature 16°C / 61 °F
Evening Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Night Temperature 16°C / 61 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 73%
Air Pressure 1018 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (3 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 92% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Monday, 20th of May 2024

20°C (68 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Tuesday, 21st of May 2024

23°C (73 °F)
19°C (67 °F)
Scattered clouds, light breeze.

Wednesday, 22nd of May 2024

23°C (73 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Bajaji in Songea, Tanzania

Published: July 26, 2013
Length: 18:32 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: downluke

Bajaji drive in Songea, Tanzania. May, 2013.

ArbY28 - Tanzania Fysio/CBR part 2 of 3.mp4

Published: March 04, 2012
Length: 17:43 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: rhlbeunk

Physiotherapy/CBR activities in Songea - Ruvuma - Tanzania 1987-1992 with inspirational coordination/leadership of Karin Schepman from SNV (Dutch Development Cooperation) - The Netherlands.


Published: October 18, 2012
Length: 44:32 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: PSYloscrable

pinontas krhtiki tsikoudia o pakis ta exei pathei olla.

Mwangaza Jitegemee Foundation

Published: November 05, 2011
Length: 54:50 min
Rating: 5 of 5

A registered Non-profit Organization in the USA 501(c)(3). We provide full support including shelter, food, water, education and medical care to the most vulnerable children in Songea District,...

Torcida Songea

Published: December 22, 2011
Length: 23:19 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: kolajnaljubavi

Djeca iz Sirotista sv. Ante u Songei, Tanzanija, pjevaju Hajdukovu himnu.

Videos provided by Youtube are under the copyright of their owners.

Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Songea is the capital of the Ruvuma Region in southeastern Tanzania. It is located along the A19 road. The city has a population of approximately 130,000, and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Songea. Between 1905 and 1907 the city was a centre of African resistance during the Maji Maji Rebellion in German East Africa. The city is poised to experience significant economic growth in the near future as the Mtwara Corridor opens up in a few years.

Located at -10.6833, 35.65 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Ruvuma Region

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Ssongea, Songea, Сонгея, سانگی, SGX, ソンゲア, 송게아, Сонгеа, سونگیا, 松蓋阿