Lake Victoria is an amazing place. Even though you’d never want to swim in it, nonetheless it provides some stunning scenery.
We are lucky that within ten minutes by car we can be on the lakeside for an afternoon stroll or a sundowner.
Over the past few months we have been fortunate to see some hidden places on the lake in the company of a colleague we have hiked the back roads of Mwanza and seen some hitherto unvisisited beaches. We have also had a couple of recent boat trips and a follow up visit to a little area of parkland.
So here is part 2 of a summary are some of the experiences of the past few months in Mwanza.
Riding the Waves
A couple of times this holiday we have ventured out onto the waters of Lake Victoria. The first time was a boat trip organised by some friends. We took a speed boat out from Mwanza, passing by the many islands which dot the lake, including Senane Island – home to a small safari park, then returning for a glorious sunset. It got a bit wet too as the waves crashed over the speeding boat.
Ferry Cross the Strait
Our second boat trip took us across the Mwanza Strait to Kamanga, followed by a walk up a hill to watch the sunset. At 1000TzS (37p) each way, a bargain!