Saanane Island Guide

Saanane Island National Park is located 2 kilometers Southwest of Mwanza city center in the Gulf od Lake Victoria, it can only be reached by road or air from Dar el Salaam and Kilimanjaro International Air Port or by road and railway to Mwanza City from Arusha, some travel by sea to Mwanza Port from nearby islands like Uganda, Kenya and Bukoba.

It’s an ideal place for game viewing, bird watching, sightseeing, rock hiking, boat cruising, meditation, fishing, engagement, family day, birthdays, team building and much more.

Saanane Island was named after its old owner Mzee Saanane, he was a fisherman who turned into a farmer and later shifted to another island after being compensated, the Tanzania government officially owned the island in 1964 and was recognized as the first-ever government to own a zoo.

The territory measured 0.7 square kilometers considering both dry land and water, however, the National Park includes two other smaller islets both located in the southern part of the main island increasing the area to 1.32 square kilometers.

Saanane Island is known as one of the most beautiful places in Tanzania and it’s also recommended by all of the tourists that have visited the Island before.

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