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Tourist Activities in Mwanza Tanzania

Tourist Activities in Mwanza Tanzania

Tourist Activities in Mwanza Tanzania | Mwanza Town Tours |  Cultural activities in Mwana |  Mwanza Safari |  Mwanza Tours |  Serengeti National Park |  Selous game reserve |  Ruaha National Park

Tourist Activities in Mwanza Tanzania: 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. 

Mwanza may not be as popular as other cities in Tanzania, but don’t let that fool you. Mwanza is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

If you have plans to visit Tanzania and are not sure if Mwanza should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Mwanza and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

For visitors, the 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.

Tourist Activities in Mwanza

Saa Nane National Park

The rocky island 500m off Capri Point is Saa Nane National Park. Even though it’s just 0.76 sq km and home to only monkeys and impalas, visiting costs more than some huge wildlife-filled national parks. Although with 70 bird species it does make a worthwhile short excursion for birders. Last entry is at 5pm.

Mwaloni Market

Mwaloni Market, under the roof with the giant Balimi ad, is quite a spectacle. The city’s main fish market, it also has lots of fruits and vegetables, most shipped in on small boats from surrounding villages, and there are almost as many marabou storks as vendors. Welcome to Mwaloni Mwanza - Tanzania

Bismack Rock - Mwanza

Mwanza’s icon, Bismarck Rock, is a precariously balanced boulder atop the lovely jumble of rocks in the lake next to the Kamanga ferry pier. The little park here is a brilliant sunset spot. The Bismack rock has become a famous icon of the city, featuring in many photos for both locals and tourists.

Rubondo Island

Rubondo Island Camp overlooks the vast waters of Lake Victoria. As the only camp in the wild and virtually uninhabited Rubondo Island National Park, it is a truly special place to experience. The park is a haven for chimpanzees — introduced as part of a groundbreaking rehabilitation project in the 1960s — as well as elephants, giraffes, hippos and shy sitatunga antelopes.

Sukuma Museum

The Sukuma Museum in Bujora village is an open-air museum where, among other things, you’ll see traditional Sukuma dwellings, the grass house of a traditional healer, blacksmith’s tools and a rotating cylinder illustrating different Sukuma words for counting from one to 10. It is the site of the well-known Bulabo Dance Festival in June, where dancers compete using a variety of animals as props.

The Rock City Mall

The RockCity Mall, located in Mwanza, Tanzania, is the most innovative Business complex in East Africa, catering local and international Business entities in the region. The Mall has boosted the Mwanza economy but also serves as a corporate building for Shoppers and visitors from all over the Lake zone region. This is the best place for all the shoppings in Mwanza, Everything in one place

1 Day Safari to Serengeti from Mwanza:

Leave from the idyllic city of Mwanza at 5:00 AM and spend a full day immersing yourself in the Serengeti. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the savannah as you take a day to relax and enjoy the beautiful nature of Tanzania.

Highlights:
 
  • #1. Witness the beauty of the thousands of herds of wildebeest and zebras feeding in the endless plains or crossing the Mara
  • #2. See wild creatures (birds, animals, reptiles etc.) roaming around the savannah woodland, dominated by acacia trees.
  • #3. Visit the Serengeti for the day
 
  • Full description:
The name Serengeti conjures up images of one of the last remaining wildlife spectacles on Earth. Witness the marvelous beauty of thousands of wildebeest and zebras feeding on the endless plains, crossing the Mara and Grumet rivers or giving birth around the Ndutu area. See lions, resting or attentively stalking their prey.
 
Experience the big and small: a female elephant teaching her baby how to eat and dung beetles rolling a 10-kilogram pile of elephant dung. Generally, the Serengeti provides a variety of habitats to thousands and thousands of wild creatures (birds, animals, reptiles etc.) roaming around from the savannah woodland. Dominated by acacia trees to savannah grassland, hills, and rivers that flows across the park, the Serengeti is truly one of a kind.
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