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Saanane Island National Park I Mwanza Day Tours

Saanane Island National Park I Mwanza Day Tours

A newly created national park designed only since 2013, Saanane Island National Park comprises of only three small islets and its surrounding environment which cover roughly 2.18 sq km. Thus, it is the smallest national park both in Tanzania and East Africa.

Formerly, it was Saanane Island Game Reserve, but with the inclusion of Chankende Islands and parts of Lake Victoria, it gained the status of a national park. The park is named after Mzee Saanane Chawandi who was the owner of the island back then and founded a zoo to promote conservation education and interest in wildlife. The zoo also focused on creating a recreational center for the people of Mwanza Town, the nearest major city from the island.

Saanane Island offers an excellent place for game viewing, rock hiking, boat cruise, nature walking, picnics, bird watching, bush lunch, photography/filming, meditation, and sport fishing.

Wildlife:

Various animals were introduced and ferried to the island in between 1964 and 1966 as part of the conservation efforts. These include game animals like buffalos, dik‐diks, warthogs, bushbucks, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, and black rhinos which otherwise wouldn’t have been present on the island. Also there are many primate species which include velvet monkey, De-brazza’s Monkey, colobus etc. Reptiles like crocodile, monitor lizard, agama lizard, leopard tortoise, and pythons are other residents.

 

Best Time to Visit:

From Mwanza City which borders Lake Victoria, it takes 15 minutes of boat ride to reach Saanane. Contact Regional Tours today for tour package to Saanane Island National Park!

 

 

......... Below are all day tours in Mwanza ..........

MWANZA CITY DAY TOUR
MWANZA SUNSET BOAT RIDE
Mwanza Day Tours
SAA NANE ISLAND DAY TOUR
MWALIMU NYERERE MUSEUM DAY TOUR
BUJORA CULTURE DAY TOUR
SERENGETI DAY TRIP FROM MWANZA

More Mwanza Travel Ideas:

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Discover the best day trips from Mwanza or try one of the best tours Mwanza and nearby regions. If you’re here as a family, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Mwanza with kids and find suitable accommodation such as Mwanza holiday apartments. Whether you’re looking for the best weekend breaks in Mwanza or planning a longer holiday in Tanzania, you can be sure you’ll find all the information you need.

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