Maweni is located between the villages of Magila and Shashui, about 2.5 km from the busy little market town of Soni, which is half-way between Mombo and Lushoto.
Dar es Salaam – Maweni: 5-6 hours via Bagamoyo – Msata
Arusha – Maweni: 4 hours
Tanga – Maweni: 2 hours
Mombo – Maweni 25 min
From Mombo, take the winding tarmac road towards Lushoto (Google maps does not show this road for some reason). In Soni, leave the tarmac and take a sharp right-up between the shops and motorbikes. Pass a pond on your left, keep the market to your right and after 2.5 km you reach Maweni.
Coordinates: -4.86278, 38.37722
There are several daily buses from Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Moshi and Tanga heading to Lushoto or Bumbuli. They all stop in Soni, which is half-way between Mombo and Lushoto. Call us for latest information about which buses to take. Sometimes we can book seats from our end. In Soni we pick you up in our car.
The big highway buses between Dar es Salaam and Moshi/Arusha/Nairobi stop in Mombo from where we can also pick you up, or book a taxi directly to Maweni. These buses – Dar Express, Modern Coast, Tahmeed etc – are only marginally more comfortable and reliable than the local buses, but they also cost more.
If you are coming from or heading to Zanzibar, Coastal Aviation and Auric Air operate daily flights from Tanga to Pemba and Zanzibar.