Mwanza city is an excellent city to start your safari in Tanzania as it is an approximately 2hrs30min drive to the World famous Serengeti National Park! It is also a good starting point for trips to Lake Victoria islands including Rubondo National park, Ukerewe, Ukara and others.
Mwanza, also known as the "Rocky city" is the second largest city located in northwest Tanzania on the southern edge of Lake Victoria. It is a gateway to all East African countries including Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Regular flights from Dar es Salaam, Arusha (JRO), Nairobi, Entebbe are available.
If you are looking for once-in-lifetime safari experience to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, we highly recommend to start your safari from Mwanza city and end in Arusha as this will allow you to explore other parts of the Serengeti that can't be easily reached from Arusha side, the rarely visited part of the Serengeti includes the western corridor which is part of the great Migration during the dry season, the Grumet River famous for its huge crocodiles and the extensive black clay plains.