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    Tourists Guide To Mwanza & General Information

    Mwanza is Tanzania’s second largest City and is situated on the southern banks of the great Lake Victoria. It’s biggest draw cards are the wildlife and fishing opportunities, and is often overlooked as a tourist destination.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Mwanza

    The Nile Perch is a sought after fish by many anglers travelling to Mwanza and the fisheries in the City harvest this large freshwater predator that was introduced to Lake Victoria.

    What You Need To Know About Mwanza

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Mwanza.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Mwanza?

    The cooler and drier months between April and October are the best times to visit, although if you are into birding and flora, the wet season of December to March are best.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Mwanza?

    You need a Visa in order to enter Mwanza in Tanzania.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Mwanza?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Mwanza will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. Make sure to pack some insect repellant and a waterproof jacket.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Mwanza?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Mwanza. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Mwanza?

    The Mwanza Airport has daily flights to other cities in Tanzania and also has planes that fly to and from Kenya. It is best to organize transport through a travel agency or a hotel you are staying at. There are forms of public transport such as motor taxis, mini buses, ferries and railway.

    Attractions And Places To Visit In Mwanza

    Mwanza is a reasonably busy City on the banks of Lake Victoria. It is situated in the northwestern part of Tanzania, and is not well known as a tourist destination. It is mainly used as a stop over point for people travelling to Uganda and Rwanda.

    Where To Go When Visiting Mwanza?

    Many people travel to Mwanza for the fishing. Since the introduction of the Nile Perch, many anglers from all over the World flock to Lake Victoria in anticipation of catching one of the biggest and hard fighting freshwater game fish on the planet.

    Walking along the shores of Lake Victoria are a must when you are in Mwanza and swimming and diving in the lake (With great caution) should let you see some of the amazing cichlids and other colourful fish species the lake has to offer.

    Capri Point is a great place to have a look at Mwanza and the views of the region are well worth the walk or drive.

    Mwanza is also a good base if you want to travel to the famous Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti hosts the annual Great Migration where millions of animals make the trek from Tanzania to Kenya and back again in search of good grazing grounds. The best times to go are between June and December. Not only will you witness huge herds of Wildebeest, Gazelle and Buffalo, but you will also get see some of the predators that follow the migration, such as Lion, Cheetah and Leopard.

    How Old Is Mwanza?

    The region of Mwanza has a rich history, and it is not known exactly when the City was established, but records from the area date back to the 1800’s.

    Where Can I Go To Eat In Mwanza?

    If you want to sample some of the different fish species found in Lake Victoria you will find some great places to eat in Mwanza. There are also other restaurants that cater for other dishes and cuisine.

    The top 5 restaurants in Mwanza are:

    • Hotel Tilapia
    • Ryan’s Bay Hotel
    • Malaika Restaurant
    • Kuleana Pizzeria
    • Tunza Lodge

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