A Taste of Beautiful Mwanza: Things to Do in Mwanza


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Why a taste you ask? Well despite spending two weeks in Mwanza, I didn’t get to explore the city much as I hoped to and also because all I did was eat ha! There is always a next time, right?


Getting to Mwanza

I travelled by bus, Modern Coast, from Nairobi which is about 12 hours on the road and it cost me about Kshs 4,000 (round trip) but there are flights to Mwanza from Nairobi and all over.

Some roadside views


Some things about Mwanza

  1. Mwanza is not called Rock City for nothing. The city has a whole lot of rocks which really do change the scenery. The most notable being Bismarck rock, the city’s symbol.
pic from www.traveltotanzania.com
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Pic from Visit Tanzania’s Pinterest
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Pic from TripAdvisor

2. Mwanza is on the shores of Lake Victoria.

People depend on the lake for their livelihood, food, epic views, fresh air and beaches!


3. Food

Major staple foods are Ugali, Msusa (pumpkin leaves), Fish, and Beans. Local cuisine is delicious and a must-try. Fruits and vegetables are affordable and very easy to source. I love that you can get amazing street food here that is filling, yummy, and on the cheaper side. My favourite has to be zege also known as chips mayai. This is not only available in Mwanza but all over Tanzania.


4. Cheap transport

There are dala dalas (matatus), boda bodas (motorbikes), and tuk-tuks (rickshaws) all over so it entirely depends on you. Taxis are also in large numbers.

5. Friendly people

I never take kindness for granted especially in a new place because chances are you might need to ask for help at some point. People were so friendly, strangers would randomly say Habari (How are you) or Mambo (Hi) and go about their business. It’s such little things that make amazing experiences.

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There is a little bit for everyone. You can travel to Mwanza on any budget, accommodation, eating out, and activities so you’re good to go with whatever tickles your fancy.

Of course, there’s much more to see, do and eat in this lakeside city. You can visit Ukerewe Island, Saa Nane Island (which also has a zoo), cultural centres, gold mines, etc.

Mwanza is beautiful, I don’t think I can emphasize that enough. It is definitely worth visiting!


For more photos check out some amazing photos of Mwanza.

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Stay winning guys!


  1. Isabel

    28 June 2016 at 6:20 pm

    And another one!! *applause*…keep it up girl

  2. Nyathira

    28 June 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Nice … Sounds like an amazing place

    1. muthonimiricho

      29 June 2016 at 8:31 am

      It is! Thanks for reading ?

  3. Pearl

    30 June 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Lovely piece.

  4. Makena

    1 July 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Yesss!!! #girlmeetsworld?

    1. muthonimiricho

      1 July 2016 at 7:09 pm

      ??yaaas! #iamworldworldisme

  5. Lewis Ngunyi

    14 July 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Great work.
    A masterpiece, and a great collection too??

  6. Alasafiri

    8 December 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Lovely!!! How comes I’ve never seen this. I should go to tz soon ?

    1. Ivy Miricho

      9 December 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Eh definitely…You should. TZ is a must visit


    14 January 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Hi Miricho
    thank for shared about Rock City, the landscape so nice …. someday I want go there

    1. Ivy Miricho

      15 January 2020 at 10:08 am

      Hi Siti, thank you.
      When you get the chance do visit Mwanza, it’s a beautiful city with a lot to do.

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