Mbozi Meteorite

    An ungrouped (not classified) iron ore meteorite found in Mbozi district of Tanzania.

    It measures about 3 metres long, 1 metre high and weighs approximately 16 metric tons, putting it in the top 10 of the world's largest meteorites.

    Believed to have fallen long ago, it only became known to outsiders in the 1930's, by then it had no crater1.

    At the time of its discovery, part of the meteor was buried underground.

    This required the government of Tanzania (then Tanganyika) to undertake various excavations to expose the remaining part.

    The soil underneath it was replaced with a concrete base for support.

    Also, a large compound around it has been dedicated to the meteor's site.

    What to do thereLearn more about the meteor's origins, with a chance to see and even touch it.

    Also possible are bird watching, hiking, picnic, photos, and explore the nearby villages

    Best time to visitAny time not during the rainy seasons of March to June and October to November every year.



    Location of Mbozi Meteorite Mbozi meteorite is located at the top of a hill in rural Mbozi district — a few Kilometres south west of the city of Mbeya.

    It also is a long distance off the Mbeya - Tunduma highway, requiring a journey through several villages and dirt roads to get there.

    How to get thereBy vehicle.

    The road to the meteorite has a turning point on the left when coming from Mbeya.

    There are passenger buses to the turning point on the highway, as well as motorcycle taxis from the highway.References1. By Christiaan Zeelenberg - Flickr: Mbozi meteorite, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23753087 - accessed on 28th October, 2017
    2. By Gunnar Ries - Mbozi MeteoriteUploaded by PDTillman, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30268275 - accessed on 28th October, 2017

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