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Hotels in Mwanza

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About Mwanza

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 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  rocks (The background picture and trademark of this website). Mwanza is an important crossroad of the region - with a railroad connecting Tabora, Dodoma and Dar es Salaam, a busy port with ferries to Ukerewe Island, Kamanga and Bukoba -with connections (by bus) to Uganda and Rwanda.

Mwanza Airport is located 10 km from the city centre - and Air Tanzania has two daily flights to/from Dar es Salaam. The Air Tanzania network connects Mwanza to Hahaya (Comoros), Entebbe (Uganda), Johannesburg (South Africa) - and domestic; the destinations Kilimanjaro (Arusha), Mtwara and Zanzibar - all flights via Dar es Salaam.

BUJORA CULTURAL CENTRE (Mwanza City- Tanzania)

Bujora is located about 16 km east of Mwanza off the Musoma road. Take a dalla-dalla (mini-bus) from the central bus stand in Mwanza to Kisesa.
Once in Kisesa, walk a short way along the main road until you see the sign for Bujora Primary School (Shule ya Msingi Bujora).Turn left at the sign and follow the gravel road and the signs for about two km to the cultural centre.

As an alternative hire a taxi at the taxi stands near the market, at the intersection of Station and Kenyatta Roads in front of Fourways Travel or in front of ‘The Dinner’ restaurant. The approximate fare is TSH 15,000/= to the BUJORA gate.

The Sukuma Museum is a community-based organization that promotes and celebrates the traditional and contemporary arts of the Sukuma culture. The Museum provides an interactive and educational environment where Sukuma elders teach younger generation traditional history and arts, and younger generations are encouraged to develop and expand creative voices and new Sukuma artistic trends.

The Museum also welcomes visitors to workshops that provide training for those interested in learning the traditional arts of the Sukuma. The Museum is the only institution devoted to Sukuma culture and is the sole benefactor of objects from the ancient Sukuma chiefdoms and Dance societies.

On request, the centre can organise performances of traditional drumming and dancing. Viewing traditional dance and drumming (from 1½ - 2 hours).

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