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Mwanza, Tanzania
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Malaika Beach Resort
8.7 Excellent
Illemela, Mwanza, Tanzania
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5.1 mi from city centre, Mwanza 
ExcellentBased on 213 reviews
8.7

Malaika Beach Resort is located in Mwanza and offers a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool, a beauty centre and a sauna.

Gold Crest Hotel - Mwanza
7.2 Good
Ppf Building, Kenyatta Road, Mwanza, Tanzania
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0.2 mi from city centre, Mwanza 
GoodBased on 34 reviews
7.2

This comfortable hotel in Mwanza offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It also provides massage services, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sun deck.

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Cheapest month:April
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Mwanza:£56/night
Cheapest price found:£5/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Thursday
£28 - £100
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
£28 - £99
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Gold Crest Hotel - Mwanza
7.2 Good
Ppf Building, Kenyatta Road, Mwanza, Tanzania
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable hotel in Mwanza offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It also provides massage services, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sun deck.

£55
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Malaika Beach Resort
8.7 Excellent
Illemela, Mwanza, Tanzania
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5.1 mi from city centre,  

Malaika Beach Resort is located in Mwanza and offers a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool, a beauty centre and a sauna.

£87
Avg. per night

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Malaika Beach Resort
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Malaika Beach Resort

Illemela, Mwanza, Tanzania

8.7. Excellent
£87

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Gold Crest Hotel - Mwanza
No. 2 most popular

Gold Crest Hotel - Mwanza

Ppf Building, Kenyatta Road, Mwanza, Tanzania

7.2. Good
£55

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About Mwanza

Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, Mwanza is the second-largest city in Tanzania and a popular start or endpoint for safaris through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. It has a strong Indian influence and a laid-back vibe, with its surrounding hills dominated by enormous boulders that seemingly cascade down to the lake waters.

Things to do

Get your bearings with a stroll through the centre of Mwanza, which is clustered with historic colonial buildings, Hindu temples and mosques topped by soaring minarets. Don’t miss the Old German Mansion perched atop Robert Koch Hill, with this now-abandoned landmark offering sweeping views across the city and Lake Victoria.

Want to experience the hustle and bustle of local life? Head to the Mwaloni Market, which sells fresh fruit and vegetables paddled in from the surrounding villages as well as fish sourced from Lake Victoria. After feasting on freshwater tilapia, take the time to browse stores selling vibrantly designed fabrics that are unique to the region.

From Mwanza, you can board a cruise to Ukerewe Island, a rural utopia that’s renowned for its peaceful lifestyle and successful farming techniques. The city is also a stop en route to Rubondo Island National Park, which boasts forested landscapes home to a variety of resident and migratory species, as well as chimpanzees, elephants and giraffes.

Getting there

Mwanza International Airport is around 20 minutes by taxi from the city centre and has regular flights to major hubs across East Africa. Daily buses and trains connect with Dar es Salaam while regular ferries travel to Bukoba near the border with Uganda. Local buses known as daladalas are an easy way to get around the city, as are pikipiki motorcycle taxis.

Mwanza travel FAQs

Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, Mwanza is the second-largest city in Tanzania and a popular start or endpoint for safaris through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. It has a strong Indian influence and a laid-back vibe, with its surrounding hills dominated by enormous boulders that seemingly cascade down to the lake waters.

Things to do in Mwanza

Get your bearings with a stroll through the centre of Mwanza, which is clustered with historic colonial buildings, Hindu temples and mosques topped by soaring minarets. Don’t miss the Old German Mansion perched atop Robert Koch Hill, with this now-abandoned landmark offering sweeping views across the city and Lake Victoria.

Want to experience the hustle and bustle of local life? Head to the Mwaloni Market, which sells fresh fruit and vegetables paddled in from the surrounding villages as well as fish sourced from Lake Victoria. After feasting on freshwater tilapia, take the time to browse stores selling vibrantly designed fabrics that are unique to the region.

From Mwanza, you can board a cruise to Ukerewe Island, a rural utopia that’s renowned for its peaceful lifestyle and successful farming techniques. The city is also a stop en route to Rubondo Island National Park, which boasts forested landscapes home to a variety of resident and migratory species, as well as chimpanzees, elephants and giraffes.

Getting there

Mwanza International Airport is around 20 minutes by taxi from the city centre and has regular flights to major hubs across East Africa. Daily buses and trains connect with Dar es Salaam while regular ferries travel to Bukoba near the border with Uganda. Local buses known as daladalas are an easy way to get around the city, as are pikipiki motorcycle taxis.

  • What are the best hotels in Mwanza?

    Malaika Beach Resort, rated with a score of 8.7 from 213 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Mwanza. Other top stays include Ryan's Bay Hotel, with an average rating of 8.5 from 39 reviewers, and Adden Palace Hotel, with a score of 8.3 from 109 reviewers.