Mwanza Town

Mwanza Town
The city of Mwanza is the major Tanzanian porton Lake Victoria and a major centre of economic importance in the region. The lake borders the country's East African neighbours Uganda to the north-west, and Kenya to the north-east, andexport and transport between the countries is a foundation of Mwanza's economy.Around the city of Mwanza, the land is primarly 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 harbour and busy streets make it a prosperous, and busy place to explore.

For visitors, the city makes a good base from which to explore nearby Rubondo Islands National Park and the western part of the Serengeti. Rubondo Island National Park offers pleasant day hikes and bird watching around the lakeshore . Mwanza's proximity to the western Serengeti makes it a necessary stop for visitors who want to experience a less busy part of the park and see the magic of the Serengeti without the parade of safari vehicles and seasonal crowds. Mwanza is also the centre of the Sukuma tribe, the largest tribe in Tanzania, who have inhabited and farmed the region for centuries. Cultural tourism programmes to their local villages and farms can be arranged through the local cultural centre.