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Transit Lounge Mwanza – The layover you’ll love ! Escape the hustle and bustle of Mwanza airport in the New Transit Lounge‚ where complimentary hot coffee is served up alongside free high speed WiFi connectivity. The passengers can now relax in our couches and catch up on their choice of local news publications‚ or use our charging station to get their mobile devices ready to go. 

For business travellers‚ this is a great place to work in peace.

We cherish your time and recognize the importance of making the most of each minute of your journey. You can say goodbye to long lines and time-consuming operations with VIP Terminal. Our professional personnel will manage all airport processes, such as check-in, security screenings, and immigration clearance, allowing you to sail through the airport and save time. Spend less time waiting and more time exploring.

premium Amenities: At our VIP Terminal, you can enjoy a variety of premium amenities. Enjoy a delightful range of snacks and beverages that have been carefully selected to tempt your taste buds. Stay connected with free high-speed Wi-Fi, and use our business facilities to catch up on work or prepare for a meeting. Our honoree

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Mwanza Travel Guide

The city of Mwanza is the major Tanzanian port on Lake Victoria and a major center of economic activities in the region. The lake borders the country’s East African neighbors – Uganda to the northwest, and Kenya to the northeast.

Export and transport among the countries are the foundation of Mwanza’s economy. Around the city of Mwanza, the land is primarily devoted to agricultural enterprise. Tea, cotton, and coffee plantations throughout the area produce large volumes of cash crops that pass through Mwanza on their way to market. The town’s industrial harbor and busy streets make it a prosperous and busy place to explore.

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.

Air Transport in:
Mwanza City is served with air transport daily. About 35 to 40 aircraft shuttle at the single airport located in the Ilemela district. The aircraft frequenting the airport include of those passenger airlines such as ATCL, Air Express, Precision Air, and hired shuttle planes to various destinations including Nairobi.

There are also Cargo aircraft landing at the airport weekly. The Cargo planes mainly come to carry fish fillets to Europe, the Middle East, and other places of the world.

Airport capacity:
The airports have a runway that can handle airplanes with weights of up to 180 tons. The airport has two main good runways. The first one with 3.3 km while the second has 3.0 km only. The big aircraft landing at the airport include Boeing 737. The airport is busy and it is planned soon to be upgraded to the status of an International Airport.

Road network
The City comprising of Nyamagana and Ilemela districts has 35.5 km of trunk roads, 132 km of regional roads, 695.5 km of district roads which makes a total of 861 km of the road network.
Existing tarmac roads radiating from the City are as follows:

  • Mwanza – Kisesa (Musoma road ) – 17 km
  • Mwanza – Nyashishi (Shinyanga road) – 19 km
  • Mwanza – Airport (Airport road) – 10 km
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Railway Transport
The City is at the railhead of the Mwanza – Dar es Salaam railway line receiving at least three passenger trains per week; leaving alone the continuous fleet of Cargo trains which are almost daily.

 Marine Transport
The City is connected to Kenya and Uganda by Marine transport, which also connects it to the regional capitals of Bukoba and Musoma. It has two major ports; the South and the North ports owned by the Government parastatal organization known as National Ports Authority. The North Port is the passenger terminal, while the South port is the cargo terminal. It has ten ships/boats of which six are used to transport cargo and four are used for passengers and cargo

 

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.

Begin the morning with a lovely breakfast at your hotel and depart at 8:00 a.m. for the Bujora Village to visit the Sukuma Museum, where you will learn about the traditions and culture of the largest tribe in Tanzania. The magic drums are fascinating at the museum, and in some exceptional cases, you may even have the opportunity to play them.

Thereafter, drive back to Mwanza City Center and begin a Lake Victoria adventure by boarding a speed boat. Sightseeing and bird watching are done en route to the Saa Nane Island, stopping at various rock outcrops where flocks of cormorants, egrets, ibises, and the occasional monitor lizard are known to sunbathe.

Sundowners are enjoyed from the island’s impressive rocky vantage points with a spectacular view of Mwanza City as the sun sinks into the Lake Victoria. Saa Nane National Park is a small park, but it’s like visiting a true paradise! End the day by returning to your hotel for the night.

Include

  • Day trip according to the itinerary
  •  Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Professional, English-speaking guide
  •  Meals according to the itinerary
  •  Mineral water
  •  All mentioned activities
  •  All national park fees
  •  Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the day trip

Exclude

  •  Flights
  •  Optional activities
  •  Alcoholic and soft drinks
  •  Visa fees
  •  Tips
  •  Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  •  Travel insurance

Mwanza and places around it are rich in Tourists attractions such as Wildlife Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Historical sites, Rocks/Hills Tourism, Beaches and Recreational Tourism, Sports Tourism, Adventure and many more.

The Serengeti day trip tour starts early in the morning at 5:30 a.m. it’s about 145Km Drive from Mwanza to Ndabaka entry gate which takes 2 to 3hrs drive. After registration, start game drive.

Explore the Western corridor zone, observing masses of residents in their natural Habitats. Get chance to pass at Grumeti River and Retima Hippo pool where Hippos and giant Nile crocodiles can be found in abundance.

Further to Seronera area where these animals can be seen as you search for them, Leopard, Prides of Lion, Packs of Spotted Hyenas, the fleetest Cheetahs, and many plain animals like Buffaloes, Topi, Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Waterbucks, Elands, zebras, Gazelles, warthogs, just to name a few, and numerous number of Birds, more than 100 species can be observed in a day trip in Serengeti.

Your can stop at Serengeti visitor’s center for your Lunch.

After ample game viewing, start a long journey back to Mwanza, arriving in the late evening. Here are the End of Memorable Serengeti day trip tour Tour From Mwanza

Meals Plan: Lunch

Include

  • Day trip according to the itinerary
  •  Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Professional, English-speaking guide
  •  Meals according to the itinerary
  •  Mineral water
  •  All mentioned activities
  •  All national park fees

Exclude

  •  Flights
  •  Optional activities
  •  Alcoholic and soft drinks
  •  Visa fees
  •  Tips
  •  Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  •  Travel insurance

Our 2 day Serengeti safari tour from Mwanza is a short safari package that takes you from Mwanza to Serengeti and again back to Mwanza. Taking Serengeti safari from Mwanza through Friends of Africa Family Safaris allows you to experience African delights in the best way as possible,

Note:We offer camping safari for travelers who would like to do adventures. We use tent and supply all camping equipment, the cook is coming with you, who will prepare delicious meals throughout your safaris.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 : Mwanza – Serengeti National Park
  • Day 2 : Serengeti National Park – Mwanza
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