Explore the city of Mwanza with our day trip city tour excursion that can be arranged by the Wag Hill management.
The trip will include a tour of Capri Point Peninsula to get a feel of the city and catch a glimpse of its rich history, with its many foreign influences (German, British, and Indian).
The Bismark Rock makes a special landmark of the city of Mwanza, featuring a rock precariously balanced a top of a jumble of boulders, located in the waterfront by the Kamanga ferry harbor. The city tour will take the visitors to take a view of the Bismark Rock, to take back memories and pictures of this unique rock formation that defies gravity,
The trip also includes visiting the Rock City Shopping Mall on the way, which is credited to be the largest mall in Tanzania.
The mall features a children’s entertainment section, a large movie theater, a casino and supermarkets, and some local food outlets.
Finally, the visitors can be taken to a top hill point owned by the Wag Hill management to see a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the entire city of Mwanza.
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.
Visit the village of Butiama, one of Tanzania’s leading historical and cultural destinations and the birthplace and burial location of Tanzania’s founding president, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere. Julius Kambarage Nyerere, considered to be the ‘Father’ of Tanzania, is one of Africa’s most renowned statesmen. A son of the chief of the small Zanaki tribe, he was born in 1922 in the village of Butiama, just few miles west of Lake Victoria.
The excursion includes a walking trip with a guide. Some of the features of the trip includes going to see the local stone quarry on the way. During the village tour, visitors can also interact with the local population, and observe the Swahili way of living.
Water and beverages will be provided for the trip through the management.
Named as one of the ‘Seven New Wonders of the World,’ Serengeti National Park makes the largest national park in Tanzania, and makes a popular destination across the world due to the mighty wildebeest and zebra migration, taking place in May or early June.
The national park is an unspoilt habitant to an array of wild animals and birds, some of which are only found in this part of the world.
A natural habitat to the Big Four, along with a range of birds, reptiles and mammals, Serengeti makes a trip of a lifetime for adventure lovers.
Did you know that the Serengeti is only a 2-hour drive from Mwanza? Wag Hill Lodge & Spa can arrange a day trip from Mwanza, if you are pressed for time, or you spend a few more days to take full advantage of all the national park has to offer.
Packed lunch, or packed breakfast can be arranged on request along with beverages, and a four-wheeler safari vehicle with an experienced guide.
Following Kenyatta Road to the south one passes Mwanza South Port with a dry dock and the terminal of the railway ferry to Jinja (Uganda).
The road passes along the lake with a large fish processing factory and a nice view of Saanane Island. After climbing up at Butimba, at Nyegezi Corner one enters the tarmac road to the Catholic St. Augustine University of Tanzania [SAUT], the largest private and the third largest university in Tanzania.
In about three kilometers at a bend on the left is the old part of the university, Nyegezi Site, started as a Nyegezi Social Training Institute by the Catholic Church in 1960.
Continuing on the road one reaches Malimbe Campus, the new rapidly expanding part of the university with lecture halls, library, hostels, and a large open air cafeteria. Here one can have a rest and observe the busy student scene of nearly 12,000 at the end of 2010.
The buildings lie under trees and thus gives the university a pleasant atmosphere.