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Mwanza, Tanzania’s almost undiscovered city on Lake Victoria

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ATC News by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome

MWANZA THE (ALMOST) UNDISCOVERED CITY ON LAKE VICTORIA

(Mwanza, Tanzanias Lake Victoria lake side city / source: ExoticExpeditionsTanzania.com)

Even for East Africans, Mwanza has an exotic ring to its name and more often than not, geography classes at school notwithstanding, some would place Tanzanias lake side city somewhere else, on Lake Tanganyika perhaps or not even inside Tanzania. Thankfully, the pilots of the airlines flying there know their bearings and they safely deliver their passengers to the Tanzanian shores of Lake Victoria and to a city which is now a growing springboard for tourists too, intent to explore the lake islands and even the famous Serengeti, only two hours drive away.
But first things first. Mwanza was founded in 1892 and this year celebrates its 120th anniversary, no mean achievement for a city in East Africa, when Nairobi was only founded in 1899, i.e. 7 years later. With a total…

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