Mwanza 2 Days 1 Night Tour Ukerewe Island Lake Victoria

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Ukerewe Island

A fantastic 2-day holiday from Mwanza to Ukerewe Island – the largest island in Lake Victoria and the largest inland island in Africa, with an area of approximately 530 km². Travel off the beaten track and discover this legendary lake islands with fascinating stories to tell.

Ukerewe island is situated in the Ukerewe District, nearly 50 km north of Mwanza to which it is linked by ferry, and it takes 3 to 4 hours to travel. The main attraction of Ukerewe is the authentic experience of the deeply rural life.

Spend the afternoon in the company of an experienced local guide, who will show you around the island and get entertain with fascinating stories of its residents and famous chiefs. You will get a feel of the life of Lake people and depending on your interests you may enjoy the following activities;

Cycling: Ukerewe Island is a beautiful place to cycle and get a chance to view the villages.

Rutare Hill: You can climb Rutare Hill which is great for watching the scenery of Ukerewe.

A visit to local schools: is a great way to understand more about the education system of Tanzania.

Chief’s Palace: Bukindo village is the chief’s Palace which uses to the most magnificent building on the island.

Dancing Stone of Ukara Island: Ukara island is the home to ‘dancing stone. It has the cultural and traditional values of the Kara people.

Rubya Forest: The largest forest in the district. It is a very attractive place popular with fishing activities and natural beach on Lake Victoria.

Special Cultural Tours: These can include traditional dance shows, visit to traditional Healer, visit to local families, trip to meet farmers on their fields, and preparation and eating local food.

Sleeping options on Ukerewe Island include Monarch beach resort, La Bima Hotel, Holiday Motel and  Kondeni Hotel. The following morning spend some time enjoying one of the activities available on offer and in the early afternoon return to Mwanza Town by ferry.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Mwanza Town – Ferry to Ukerewe Island
Day 2: Ukerewe Island – Ferry to Mwanza Town

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Mwanza Town – Ferry to Ukerewe Island

0800 Hours: After having an early breakfast at your hotel in Mwanza, we transfer to Mwanza’s northern side of the port/ harbor to take the ferry to Ukerewe.

0900 Hours: Sail for 3 to 4 hours from Mwanza to Ukerewe island.

1200 Hours: Enjoy hot lunch at Nansio Town, the capital center for Ukerewe Island.

1400 Hours: In The afternoon in the company of an experienced local guide, you will be shown around the island and get entertain with fascinating stories of its residents and famous chiefs.

Depending on your interests you may visit Halwego Viewpoint, the highest point on the island with rocks and caves, or Ruby Beach Forest, an enormous pine tree forest with a fine wide, white sand beach for safe swimming.

Other places include the Catholic Church of Kagunguli was the first one built by the missionaries at the very beginning of the twentieth century or take a little tour on the lake in a fishing boat.

1800 Hours: Check-in to your hotel. All available hotel options are low budget range. These include Monarch Gallu beach resort, Holiday Motel, La Bima Hotel, Holiday Motel, Bwiru cultural thatched traditional houses, and Kondeni Hotel


Day 2: Ukerewe Island – Ferry to Mwanza Town

0800 Hours: After breakfast, you will visit the island’s most historical and scenic sites by bicycle including Ahandbezo, the beach-based coconut farm, and the burial place of Ukerewe’s great writers. Ukerewe is famed throughout history for its intellectuals.

1200 Hours: Enjoy hot lunch at Nansio Town, the capital center for Ukerewe Island.

1400 Hours: Sail for 3 to 4 hours from Ukerewe island to Mwanza Town.

1800 Hours: Arrive in Mwanza and transfer to your hotel/ residence.

Mwanza 2 Days 1 Night Tour Ukerewe Island Lake Victoria Prices

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Notes
* Bring cash – there are no ATM options for international users
* Solar charger and Head lamp – there are frequent power cuts on the island, sometimes no electricity all day!
* The tour prices very based on what you wish to do, and your preferred method of transport (walk, bicycle, motorbike or car)
* It is good to bring a book or something to keep you busy for almost 4 hour ferry trip and have some snacks and water
* Mosquito repellant and anti malaria pills – at least in rainy season, there are so many mosquitoes, can’t do without mosquito repellant, some hotels have mosquito nets that usually have holes in it, so also duct tape comes

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