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Mwanza, Tanzania
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Malaika Beach Resort
Malaika Beach Resort
8.7 Excellent
Illemela, Mwanza, Tanzania
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5.1 mi from city centre, Mwanza 
ExcellentBased on 212 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.

Adden Palace Hotel
Adden Palace Hotel
8.3 Excellent
1644 - Mwanza, Mwanza, Tanzania
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0.4 mi from city centre, Mwanza 
ExcellentBased on 109 reviews
8.3

Providing a shuttle to Mwanza Airport, plus free wireless internet, Adden Palace Hotel is a convenient base in Mwanza. It also offers a sauna and an outdoor pool.

Gold Crest Hotel - Mwanza
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.

Ryan's Bay Hotel
Ryan's Bay Hotel
8.5 Excellent
Capri Point, Mwanza, Tanzania
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0.5 mi from city centre, Mwanza 
ExcellentBased on 39 reviews
8.5

Located in Mwanza, Ryan's Bay Hotel offers complimentary wireless internet and a gym. It also features massage services, an outdoor pool and meeting rooms.

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Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Mwanza:$68/night
Cheapest price found:$6/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$35 - $126
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$53 - $134
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Adden Palace Hotel
Adden Palace Hotel
8.3 Excellent
1644 - Mwanza, Mwanza, Tanzania
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Providing a shuttle to Mwanza Airport, plus free wireless internet, Adden Palace Hotel is a convenient base in Mwanza. It also offers a sauna and an outdoor pool.

$57
Avg. per night
Gold Crest Hotel - Mwanza
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.

$69
Avg. per night
Malaika Beach Resort
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.

$109
Avg. per night
Ryan's Bay Hotel
Ryan's Bay Hotel
8.5 Excellent
Capri Point, Mwanza, Tanzania
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Located in Mwanza, Ryan's Bay Hotel offers complimentary wireless internet and a gym. It also features massage services, an outdoor pool and meeting rooms.

$109
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Hotel prices in Mwanza

2 stars and under
New Mwanza Hotel
#1 Most popular

New Mwanza Hotel

Post Box - 25, Postal Street, Mwanza, Tanzania

$112

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Adden Palace Hotel
#2 Most popular

Adden Palace Hotel

1644 - Mwanza, Mwanza, Tanzania

8.3 Excellent
$57

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Best value

Royal Residence Hotel

Banda Street, Mwanza, Tanzania

$30

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3 stars
Ryan's Bay Hotel
#1 Most popular

Ryan's Bay Hotel

Capri Point, Mwanza, Tanzania

8.5 Excellent
$109

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The Lahe Hotels
#2 Most popular

The Lahe Hotels

Ibanda, Mwanza, Tanzania

$132

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Best value

Hotel Tilapia

Capripoint, Mwanza, Tanzania

8.4 Excellent
$96

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4 stars +
Malaika Beach Resort
#1 Most popular

Malaika Beach Resort

Illemela, Mwanza, Tanzania

8.7 Excellent
$109

Avg. per night

Gold Crest Hotel - Mwanza
#2 Most popular

Gold Crest Hotel - Mwanza

Ppf Building, Kenyatta Road, Mwanza, Tanzania

7.2 Good
$69

Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Mwanza

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?

    212 reviews rated Malaika Beach Resort with an average score of 8.7/10. It may also be worth looking into the Adden Palace Hotel, which received a rating of 8.3/10 from 109 reviews. Gold Crest Hotel - Mwanza could also be a good option, with a score of 7.2/10 from 34 reviews.