Occasionally there is a need to stay in Mwanza to fit with internal flights. We would usually have guests arrive into Mwanza when heading to Lake Victoria towards Little Okavango Camp and the western corridor of Serengeti. Malaika Beach Resort is perhaps the best option in Mwanza.

Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, Malaika offers a free airport shuttle service. It has a nice large outdoor pool overlooking the lake, a spa and restaurant. Mwanza Airport is 10 minutes away by car.
The classic-style suites offer lake views and are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, mosquito net, seating area, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and a bathroom with bath, shower and free toiletries.
The restaurant is large and airy and serves good Tanzanian and Indian food as well as other continental cuisine. The hotel also serves good breakfasts and light gourmet lunches. There is a well-stocked bar.
The best located hotel in terms of views is the Tilapia hotel which also serves superb Indian food on a lawn right on the lake. However, this hotel does look quite tired these days and could do with a refurb.

Key Details

  • Price per room (based on 2 people sharing): From US$150
  • Camp Type: Permanent
  • Location:
    Lake Victoria