Mwanza is also known as The Rock City thanks to the numerous rock outcrops along the shores of Lake Victoria, and strewn across the city. The city’s trademark, the Bismarck Rock, features a huge rock precariously perched atop of a set of boulders in Lake Victoria.
Mwanza has historically been a trading hub for nations surrounding Lake Victoria. It is a popular tourist destination as well, due to its close proximity to a number of tourist attractions such as Saanane Island, Rubondo National Park, Serengeti National Park, as well as Nyerere Museum, and Bujora Sukuma Museum.
Mwanza International Airport is approximately 10 km from the main town, with daily services from/to Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Entebbe. Charter flights can be organized as well.