Songwe Travel Guide: Songwe Region borders the countries of Zambia and Malawi to the south: Tunduma is the main entry point into Zambia while Isongole is the main entry point into Malawi.
Songwe also borders the Tanzanian regions of Rukwa and Katavi in the west, Tabora in the north, and Mbeya in the east. Lake Rukwa is a major body of water in the western part of the region. The East African Rift and Southern Highlands run through the region.
Songwe Region is divided into the town of Tunduma and the districts of Ileje, Mbozi, Momba and Songwe. Tunduma is subdivided into 15 wards and 71 mitaa (streets), while the four districts are subdivided into 11 divisions, 79 wards, 307 villages and 1493 hamlets.
The main economic activities in Songwe Region are agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing. Crops cultivated include paddy rice, maize, coffee, sesame, sunflowers, beans and sorghum.
Local inhabitants are Wandali, Wanyiha and Wabungo. The Maasai and Sukuma people in the region practice pastoralism. The gross domestic product of the region was provisionally estimated at 1888.3 billion Tanzanian shillings in 2016