Category Archives: Mwanza

Where to Stay When You Visit Mwanza, Tanzania

When you think of the Tanzanian city of Mwanza, what comes to mind? Do you think of the fact that Mwanza is Tanzania’s second largest city? Or, perhaps, do you think of fishing and fisheries, the economic sector that Mwanza is known for? Personally, I think of a peaceful, scenic, lovely city on the shores of Lake Victoria with wonderful rock formations because that’s what it feels like to actually be in Mwanza. Mwanza is a city that I enjoy a lot and get to do so often because it’s a regular stop on the journey between Dar es Salaam and … Continue reading

Cheap Flights to Dar es Salaam & 40 “Summer” Photos Taken in Tanzania

This post was originally a compilation of pictures taken during a summer I spent travelling in Tanzania. Many of you come to this post, though, after searching ‘cheap flights to Dar es salaam’, so I have updated this post accordingly. Cheap Flights to Dar es Salaam If you are interested in finding cheap flights to Dar es Salaam, enter your travel route and dates below, and find the best flight deals on the web! Best Time for Cheap Flights to Dar es Salaam Tourism in Tanzania is highly seasonal, and the price of flights to Tanzania reflects this. The best … Continue reading

12 Great Places to Stay in Kigali, Rwanda

Booking.com Did you come to this post looking for a good hotel in Kigali? If so, you are in the right place. As a regular traveler to Kigali, I can tell you quite a bit about Kigali hotels. I won’t keep you waiting. Let’s get right to it! Kigali Hotels Recommendation #1: Kigali Serena Hotel The Kigali Serena Hotel is a centrally located luxury business hotel. It’s beautiful both inside and out, with airy locally-inspired decor and noteworthy lush grounds. The service at the Kigali Serena Hotel is particularly friendly and responsive. The rooms are cozy, comfortable, and warm. The … Continue reading

Mugumu – Serengeti – Arusha Road Trip

Our road trip began on a cold morning in Mugumu, Tanzania, at Giraffe Garden Hotel, where I’d spent the night, having arrived the day before from Mwanza, via Bunda and Butiama (also in Tanzania). After a quick breakfast, my travel mates and I jumped into our cars for the short 40 km ride to the Ikoma gate of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park. Our destination was Arusha, where most of my travel companions lived, but the road to Arusha would take us through both the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As it … Continue reading

A Guide to Mwanza, Tanzania

This post is about Mwanza, Tanzania‘s second largest city. Before I get around to giving you some facts about Mwanza city and region, though, here is a short introductory video put together by Tanzania Tourist Board about Mwanza. Enjoy! Fast Facts About Mwanza, Tanzania (Mwanza Region) Mwanza Region is one of Tanzania’s 31 administrative regions. Postcode: 33000 Regional capital: Mwanza city Neighboring regions: Geita (west), Shinyanga (south), Simiyu (east) Lake Victoria borders Mwanza Region to the north. Current regional commissioner: John Mongella Mwanza Region is subdivided into 7 administrative districts: Ilemela, Kwimba, Magu, Misungwi, Nyamagana, Sengerema, Ukerewe. Population of Mwanza … Continue reading

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