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Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania

Makumbusho ya Taifa la Tanzania

Makumbusho ya Dkt. Rashid Kawawa

Dr. Rashid M. Kawawa Museum IN SONGEA, RUVUMA

A Model of Patriotism

Dr. Rashid Mfaume Kawawa “Simba wa Vita” (Lion of War) symbolises his dignified Leadership as the Second Prime Minister, First Vice President and the Minister of Defence and National Service of the Republic of Tanganyika (later known as The United Republic of Tanzania). The Museum presents his personal life, political life, and diverse collections. It was officially opened to the public on 27 February 2017.

The Museum contains belongings from the Late Dr. Rashid Mfaume Kawawa's life, which include books, garments, medals and furniture.

A­ttractions at the Museum

  • The things Dr. Rashid Mfaume Kawawa used during his life are evidence of life
  • Underground tunnel for defense and security used by early freedom fighters in Sub-Saharan African countries and the First African Film “Muhogo Mchungu” released in 1951

What to do

Historical tours, Education activities, Research activities, Liberation Cave and African Liberation tours.

Events and Date

Kawawa Memorial Day - 30 December every year

Ge­tting There

The Museum is located along Kawawa Street, Bombambili, Songea Municipality in Ruvuma.

Kawawa Memorial Museum

P.O BOX 1249 Songea,


Mobile: +255 786 472700

Email: kawawa@nmt.go.tz