The city of Mwanza is the second largest, and one of the most rapidly developing cities in Tanzania. It is also known as the Rock City due to the numerous rock outcrops sprouting out of the shores of Lake Victoria, and strewn across the city. The Bismark Rocks, named after the German Chancellor who established Mwanza as the administration centre of German East Africa, makes the trade mark of the city, featuring a huge rock precariously standing atop of a set of boulders set in Lake Victoria.
Set on the shores of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and the second largest freshwater lake in the world, Mwanza makes an easily accessible location from Uganda and Kenya. Thus export and transport makes the foundation of Mwanza’s economy.
The close proximity of the city to a number of national parks and one of the best hotels in Tanzania including Saanane Island, Rubondo National Park, and Serengeti, along with museums like Nyerere Museum and Bujora Sukuma, makes a popular tourist destination.
The fertile lands around Mwanza, are primarily devoted to agricultural enterprise. Tea, cotton and coffee make some of the popular crop choices.
Mwanza International Airport is located approximately 10 km from the main town, with daily services from/to Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Entebbe. Charter flights can be organized through various agencies, should it be required.