It’s become a routine. A leisurely walk into town and a wander around the shops. Sometimes with a purpose (like last week’s Hospital Visit), sometimes less so.
Mwanza has a busy if compact shopping area based around the central Traffic Light, the three roundabouts and the stretch leading up to the market area.
Broadly speaking this area stretches from the Imalaseco Roundabout along Kenyatta Road past the Gold Crest Hotel and on to the Fish Roundabout stretches back past the Mwananichi Hospital and across through the Street Market to the Clothes Market and along Nyerere Road past the Traffic Light.
The route in from U-Turn takes us past a number of Artists from whom we have purchased some works.
U-turn is the best and also the most expensive supermarket in town – but you can get most things here. Sita, Nonos and Imalaseco also have a range of goods the latter is better for hardware.
As far as eating places the Bakery is good for buying a range of baked goods, the pizzeria is reasonably cheap and does good pizzas. Gold Crest is a nice place for a drink (coffee or beer as the preference takes).
There are a number of markets in town and the cloth market is good for materials.
To be honest most Saturdays it’s nice to take in the atmosphere and observe the hustle and bustle.