Kyela, Tanzania
where it only rains at night...
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Kyela town has all nearly all the amenities of a city, making it an ok stopover on the way to Matema, Tukuyu, or Mbeya.    Decent and cheap café-style restaurants are Mengi, Taqual, and  the popular Steak Inn, all within the town centre (see map).For higher quality and a more relaxed atmosphere, go to the terraces at either Sativa, Matema Beach Hotel, or Kyela Resort.  For those looking for a healthier alternative to the white flour maandazis present all over Tanzania, Kinga women stationed across from Damete internet café sell whole wheat bread (bamunga in the Kinga language) and whole wheat maandazis (maandazi ya ngano).  There are also two grocery stores, where you can buy bread or fresh-pressed juice (TipTop Grocery).   

Iinternet is available (Damete Internet Café - see map), though the network is not always reliable.  There are also several decent hotels.  Although there is the National Microfinance Bank (NMB) in Kyela where you can get an account, the nearest ATM with Visa/ bank card access is in Tukuyu town.  There is a post office where you can send parcels, get a P.O. Box, and send/ receive money with Western Union.  There is a district hospital, but for better service, go to the missionary hospital in Matema, or the Rufaa in Mbeya.   

 


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