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Mwanza Excursion transfers  | Mwanza airport transfers

Mwanza Excursion transfers | Mwanza airport transfers

Mwanza Excursion transfers

Mwanza is a port city on the shore of Lake Victoria, in northern Tanzania. It’s ringed by green hills. They city is known for unusual rock formations like Bismarck Rock, near the Kamanga Ferry Terminal. In the center of town are colonial buildings like the crumbling hilltop Dr. Robert Koch’s House. The 1935 Indian Public Library, mosques and Hindu temples reflect Indian influence. The Makoroboi area is full of shops.

If you are visiting a number of parks and reserves in Tanzania, you can either drive or fly between them. Roads in most of the wilderness areas are in poor condition and unmarked, and self-driving is not recommended. We have a very reliable and cost effective way of supplying you with a driver who doubles as an informal guide; alternatively, you can arrange to fly to your destination and utilize a car and driver supplied by the lodgings. 

Mwanza city makes a good base from which to explore the nearby Rubondo Island National Park and the western parts of the Serengeti. Rubondo Island National Park offers pleasant day-hikes and bird watching around the lake shore. Mwanza’s proximity to the western Serengeti makes it a necessary stop for visitors who want to experience a less bust part of the park and see the magic of the Serengeti without the parade of safari vehicles and seasonal crowds. Mwanza is also the centre of the Sukuma tribe, the largest tribe in Tanzania, who have inhabited and farmed the region for centuries. Cultural tourism programmes to their local villages and farms can be arranged through the local cultural centres.

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How to get to Mwanza

By Road

To reach Mwanza by road, you can drive from Arusha for about 650km / 10 hours, passing through picturesque landscapes and vibrant towns. 

By Air

To reach Mwanza by air, you can fly from Arusha to Mwanza International Airport, enjoying breathtaking aerial views of Tanzania’s landscapes. 

Mwanza Attractions / What to do

A boat trip on Lake Victoria should be a high point on everyone’s list while in Mwanza. Seeing the lake and the surrounding area from the boat will give you a better feel of how life around Lake Mwanza looks. There are also quite a few paths where you can walk along the shore.

Do try to interact with the locals, even if there’s no common language. Tanzanians are friendly people, curious to find out more about other countries. If you’re looking for a place to relax, there are a few restaurants along the shore where you can enjoy a drink while admiring nature.

Like no other city in Tanzania, Mwanza is surrounded by hills and boulders. It’s not by chance that the nickname of Mwanza is “Rock City.” One of the most famous rocks in town is Bismarck Rock.

Just judging by the name of the hills and rocks, one can guess the German influences in this region, even without knowing any history. There is also a small park next to Bismarck Rock – in case you feel like organizing a romantic sunset picnic, this is the best spot to do it. During daytime, you might find kids bathing and playing in the water close to the area. Join them if you’re brave enough.

Passing by the footbridge, you will observe Mwanza Maasai Market. It’s for sure not the biggest one in the country, but you can find some nice things done locally. The beaded jewelry is high-quality and hand-made by locals.

This is also the place to find some local medicine and other small things related to Maasai culture. It’s best if you have a translator with you, as many people will only speak Swahili. This is not only a place for shopping but also a place for observing art and crafts made by Maasai. It’s colorful and very diverse.

If you ask local Tanzanians about places to see in Mwanza, they will most probably recommend Saa Nane National Park. This is the rocky island that hosts impalas and monkeys. For non-citizens, the visit ends up not being very cheap, yet many travelers decide to take the trip. You will get there by boat and the entry fee is not among the cheapest entry fees for a national park. Locals enjoy it, as they benefit from much lower prices and they get to see some wildlife, while still in the city.

Passing by the footbridge, you will observe Mwanza Maasai Market. It’s for sure not the biggest one in the country, but you can find some nice things done locally. The beaded jewelry is high-quality and hand-made by locals.

This is also the place to find some local medicine and other small things related to Maasai culture. It’s best if you have a translator with you, as many people will only speak Swahili. This is not only a place for shopping but also a place for observing art and crafts made by Maasai. It’s colorful and very diverse.

The 1-day safari in Serengeti begins very early in the morning, around 5:30 a.m, and takes 2 to 3 hours to drive from Mwanza to Ndabaka entrance gate, which is roughly 145 kilometers away. You will begin your game drive after completing the registration process.

Where to stay in Mwanza

Enjoy your stay in Mwanza. Make your visit to Mwanza an unforgettable experience by staying in the hotel you deserve. Still don´t know where to stay?  we offer you a wide variety of hotels in Mwanza, Tanzania, so you can choose the one that´s right for you, depending on your expectations and your budget. There are numerous hotels in Mwanza that are ideal for a business trip, a family holiday, a weekend getaway or an outing with friends in Mwanza.

 No matter the reason for your trip, you´ll find the greatest variety of hotels and hostels, always at the best prices, guaranteed. Are you looking for a deluxe hotel in Mwanza city centre with a spa, Internet access or a pool? Perhaps a hotel that accepts pets or that has a child-care centre? We have that, too. Why not give our hotel finder a try?

 It´s quick, simple and the most effective way to find the best lodging in this part of Tanzania. Whether you need a single-occupancy room, double-occupancy room or even a suite, with our search engine, you´ll always find the best deals, so all you´ll have to worry about is packing your bags and enjoying your trip to Mwanza.

Mwanza Safari FAQ's

Mwanza offers several notable attractions, including the Bismarck Rock, a large granite rock formation in Lake Victoria. The Sukuma Museum showcases the culture and history of the Sukuma people, while the Saanane Island National Park offers wildlife viewing and recreational activities.

Yes, Mwanza is a gateway to several national parks and game reserves. The Serengeti National Park, known for its wildebeest migration, is within driving distance. Rubondo Island National Park is accessible from Mwanza and offers unique chimpanzee tracking and birdwatching opportunities.

Mwanza hosts various cultural festivals throughout the year, celebrating the diverse ethnic groups in the region. The Nyerere Cultural Festival showcases traditional dances, music, and art. The Mwanza International Film Festival and the Mwanza Marathon are other notable events.

Mwanza can be visited year-round, but the dry season from June to October is generally considered the best time. During this period, the weather is pleasant, and wildlife viewing in nearby parks is at its prime. However, Mwanza experiences a moderate climate throughout the year.

Yes, Rubondo Island is accessible from Mwanza via a boat or ferry ride. The island is known for its pristine forests, diverse birdlife, and opportunities for fishing, nature walks, and boat safaris. It is a popular destination for those seeking a unique island adventure.
 

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 be 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.

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