Vwawa is a small town in the southwestern highlands of Tanzania and the administrative seat of the district Mbozi in the Mbeya region. At the time of the census in 2002 it had 37,844 inhabitants.

The place is located on the highway from Dar es Salaam to Zambia about 50 kilometers from the border town of Tunduma. The TAZARA railway line also runs through Vwawa.

The area surrounding the town is dominated by agriculture, mainly beans, maize, cassava and coffee are grown.

In the city there is a district hospital and a state secondary school. The Anglican Church is the oldest in the city, but the Moravian Moravian Church and the Catholic Church are the largest denominations.