Mwanza City welcomes visitors with natural and fresh weather from the source of River Nile off the shore of Lake Victoria. Mwanza City is an ideal place to start your adventure with wildlife safaris, boating and fishing on Lake Victoria or Rubondo Island, conducting research, or enjoying business. Mwanza City is the fast growing city in Tanzania, and is a dynamic, colorful destination of culture and life. It is a central point for great lakes countries in Africa, and the transit hub for many of Tanzania’s world-renowned tourist destinations like western and northern circuit wildlife safaris.
Mwanza City Activities
You can enjoy long bush walks and picturesque hikes, motorbike riding, boat cruises, lake fishing, and even visit famous kopjes or outcrops that are perched precariously on top of one another. Visit scenic islands, such as Ukerewe and Lukuba Islands, and expand your awareness by visiting cultural activities about Tanzania’s largest bantu empire….”Basukuma.” Mwanza is a pleasant and exceptionally lively town, and has a lovely waterfront that commands excellent views of the lake.
The rocky city is also endowed with unique fish called Sangara (Nile perch), “the mother fish of Basukuma,” in Lake Victoria (other fish such as Tilapia can also found). Mwanza City has other unique tourist attractions such as Igogo caves and underground tunnels (German Boma) that were used as an escape route when Germans ruled Basukuma.
Mwanza City Tour Summary
Begin the morning with a lovely breakfast at your hotel and depart at 8:00 a.m. for the Bujora Village to visit the Sukuma Museum, where you will learn about the traditions and culture of the largest tribe in Tanzania. The magic drums are fascinating at the museum, and in some exceptional cases, you may even have the opportunity to play them.
Thereafter, drive back to Mwanza City Center and begin a Lake Victoria adventure by boarding a speed boat. Sightseeing and bird watching are done en route to the Saa Nane Island, stopping at various rock outcrops where flocks of cormorants, egrets, ibises, and the occasional monitor lizard are known to sunbathe.
Sundowners are enjoyed from the island’s impressive rocky vantage points with a spectacular view of Mwanza City as the sun sinks into the Lake Victoria. Saa Nane National Park is a small park, but it’s like visiting a true a paradise! End the day by returning to your hotel for the night.