Mwanza is Tanzania’s second largest town and the economic heart of the Lake Region. Mwanza is located in the extreme northern part of Tanzania Mainland dominated by Africa’s largest lake – Lake Victoria.
Geographically, Mwanza lies between latitudes 1° 30’ and 3° 0’ south of Equator. The location – on the southern shore of Lake Victoria and the altitude – 1,134 m above sea level – ensures a fresh breeze, a very friendly humidity and a nice temperature throughout the year.
The town looks onto the lake, which includes dramatic views of the Bismarck Rock – a massive outcrop of granite. Mwanza is an important crossroad of the region – including several bus
The growth of tourism has come from a vast beauty of its surrounding area and its proximity to the various national parks – and Mwanza is a convenient starting point for trips to the islands in Lake Victoria – e.g. Ukerewe, Ukara and Rubondo and/or through the world famous Serengeti National Park.