GATEWAY TO LAKE VICTORIA, CENTRAL AND EASTERN AFRICA
Mwanza town is the capital
of Mwanza region and one of the busiest commercial
in Tanzania. Mwanza is located on the southern shore of the magnificent Lake
Victoria, which covers an area of 68,000 km making it the largest lake in
Africa. The town looks out onto the lake which includes dramatic views of
the Bismark Rocks, (a massive outcrop of granite rocks pictured below). The
location helps to give Mwanza its very unique atmosphere.
Mwanza is an important crossroad of the region. It is serviced by a railhead,
the first port on Lake Victoria, (ferries to Bukoba, Musoma, Kisumu, Kenya,
and Port Bell, Uganda) and an international airport (connecting to Dar es
Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Entebbe, Kigali, and Bujumbura. It is the second
biggest and fastest growing town in Tanzania. Its growth can be attributed
to three main sectors, which are mining, tourism and fishing. The mining
industry has taken of
in Tanzania due to various liberalisation in the law in the mining sector.
The growth of tourism has come from the vast beauty of its surrounding area
and its proximity to the various National Parks, both in Tanzania and other
surrounding countries. And thirdly the fishing industry in Mwanza has for
some time been one of Tanzanias leading export earners.
Renair and Tunza Lodge are proud to be contributors to the growth of this
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