Ten Degrees South Lodge, restaurant and bar
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Ten Degrees South lodge, restaurant and bar is a rustic retreat on the shores of the Western Indian Ocean in southern Tanzania, just north of the border with Mozambique. It is set in the quiet haven of Mikindani, one of the Swahili coast's historic coastal trading towns and once the administrative capital of Mtwara region. A small lodge offering comfortable and clean accommodation for all budgets, Ten Degrees has a beautiful shaded open air bar and restaurant, and a Sundowner platform that enjoys stunning views across Mikindani Bay. The accommodation includes spacious guesthouse and en suite rooms with generous double beds that have fans enclosed the inside luxurious mosquito nets.

Ten Degrees opened in 1997 and since then hundreds of visitors have discovered its tranquil calm environment, and explored the beaches and underwater wildlife of the Indian Ocean; the local beach is a short walk away, while next door, eco2 diving, marine research and education centre offer a range of diving holiday breaks and can take you out to explore the pristine coral reefs of Mikindani Bay.

Humpback whales visit Mikindani Bay between August and November every year as they migrate south after the mating season, and the countryside around Mikindani offers a wealth of smaller wildlife including reptiles and birds. Further afield the Manzi Bay Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park offers mangroves, sand dunes and remote beaches, while inland the Lukwika-Lumesule and Msanjesi game reserves offer the possibility of lions, elephants, hippo, crocodiles, buffalo, Sable antelopes and Kudu.

Mikindani town has a diverse architectural heritage with a combination of local thatched mud homes and Swahili-style houses with balconies and carved doorways reminiscent of Zanzibar. A number of historic buildings add to its charm, including the reputed dwelling place of Dr. Livingstone before he embarked on his last journey into the interior of Africa, the old Slave Market, the Boma and graves and mosques dating back to the 17th Century.