EXPLORE MWANZA & LAKE VICTORIA

Known as the Rock City, our home is Tanzania’s vibrant second-largest city

MEET MWANZA, TANZANIA

Rocks, busyness, beauty, and a formidable economy

Mwanza is called the “Rock City” due to the distinctive rock formations that pepper its geography, including the famous Bismarck Rock, named after the illustrious German Chancellor, and the “Kissing Rocks.” (And, of course, the massive boulders that Malaika is built upon).

An important trade route among Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, and surrounded by fertile lands, Mwanza sports one of the region’s fastest-growing economies. But while the busy port, Maasai market and business district vibrate with energy and frenzy, go explore just a bit off the beaten track and you’ll find authentic culture, stunning nature and an all-African tranquillity blending with the city’s rampant transformation into modernity. In short, a great place to call home. We’re sure you’ll like it.

LAKE VICTORIA

At the crossroads of three states

The world’s second-largest freshwater lake, Lake Victoria is bordered by Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Only 84 meters at its deepest, this lake takes ⅘ of its water from rainfall. Most of it, it discharges as far as the Mediterranean via the Nile, which originates right here.

This lake is a natural paradise, home to hundreds of unique species of fish, birds and mammals. Besides a vast vast shoreline (over 3,400 km!), Lake Victoria sports countless of islands, most of which uninhabited and uncontaminated. In Tanzania, Rubondo Island and Ukerewe Island are famous destinations, both easily accessible from Mwanza.

THINGS TO SEE IN MWANZA

Connecting three states, and the source of Nile

Prepare to be amazed. From unique rock formation to pristine islets teeming with biodiversity, all the way to priceless cultural heritage, Mwanza and Lake Victoria have a surprise for everyone. Got any questions?

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BUJORA SUKUMA MUSEUM

Meet the Sukuma culture in this community-based museum, where elders educate youngsters in the traditional arts, dancers perform with pythons

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RUBONDO ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

Take daily exploration trips to the many wild islets of Rubondo to discover unique butterflies, bird life, and rare sights such as the

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BISMARK ROCK

Snap a picture or two of the precariously standing Bismarck Rock, the Dancing Stones in Ukerewe Island, or the incredibly symmetrical

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WESTERN SERENGETI

Depending on how much time you have, you may not want to miss a trip to the world-famous Serengeti – a sight to be reckoned with. We organize

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SAA NANE ISLAND

Only about 3 km from Mwanza, this little island-bound national park provides a great “crash course” of Lake Victoria’s incredible biodiversity. Hop on a

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BALLOON SAFARI

Sky truly is the limit, in what’s widely considered the ultimate safari experience. Rise over the endless Serengeti plains in a hot air balloon, and gaze beyond

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