Hi, I am thinking of traveling to Morogoro. What kind of safety concerns should tourists keep in mind here compared to Dar or Bagamoyo?
I would've thought Morogoro would've been safer than Dar..but like everywhere be careful.
It is quite a smaller town.
I've been in Morogoro many times. It is a safe town, but as always when there use common sense precautions (like don't walk about at night, you are asking for trouble).
While you are there you might want to visit Sokoine University of Agriculture, and there Hero Rat program where they train African Pouch Rats to sniff out land mines. You can google them "Hero Rats" and find what they do. I always tell people to go there, and if you are so inclined you can sponsor a rat.
There are also some good language schools there if you might be interested in learning Swahili. And there are some very large sisal farms there just outside the town, some are about 5,000ha. I have made visits to these farms.
And a good side trip would be a visit to Mikumi National Park for a short safari. It's probably only about an hour away.
Malaria prophylaxis medications, you will most probably need a yellow fever vaccination also.
The two largest diseases you will want to protect and guard against will be malaria and typhoid fever. Always sleep under a bed net to protect yourself from malaria, along with taking the malaria prophylaxis medication as prescribed. Always use bottled water (with you breaking the seal) to avoid typhoid, along with eating only those well cooked foods, or fruits which you peel. Do not get those foods which are sold on the streets.
Most people get sick from eating and drinking there, especially if they don't watch what it is they are doing.
I have never been sick there.