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 is Tanzania's second biggest city.  Apart from having a variety of tourist attractions it also boasts a busy port and is the major stop off for tourists travelling to Rubondo Island National Park. 

 

Attractions

 

BISMARCK ROCK :- 

The Bismarck Rock is Mwanza’s icon. These incredible rocks are unique to this region. The Bismarck Rock is named after the German Chancellor, known as the Iron chancellor during WW1.

 

SAANANE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK :-

Saanane Island became a Park in 2013, covering an area of 2.18 sq km. The islets lie on the southern part of the main Island.

The park is the first National Park to be located within the City and the smallest National Park in both Tanzania andEast Africa. The Park is the home of mammals like Impala, Rock Hyrax, Velvet Monkeys and Wild Cats. Reptiles are also dominant; they include crocodiles, Monitor Lizards, Agama Lizards, Pancake and Leopard Tortoises, Snakes particularly Python.

The aquatic part of the Park inhabits a variety of fisheries life, mainly Tilapia and Nile Perch.

 

ROBERT KOCH HILL:-

Robert Koch Hill is the city centre of Mwanza, which has an interesting ruin of a German mansion at the top.  Maasai now live here, but if wish to look around, simply give a small donationl. 

 

MWALONI MARKET:-

Colourful fish, fruit and vegetable market.  It is located in Kirumba, just 3kms from Mwanza.

 

MAASAI MARKET:-

Wonderful crafted colourful beads, necklaces, shoes and blankets. Located on both sides of the footbridge.

 

JIWE KUU:-

More wonderfully arranged rocks in Mwanza. Many people refer to them as the Dancing Rocks.

 

Clubs, Pubs & Discos :-

Club Galaxy, Club Fusion, Royal Pub, NEW DE'POSH PUB, Capri Cabana Disco Club and many more...