central area, you'll be amid crowing roosters, grazing cattle and small farm plots. The main tribe in the surrounding area is the Sukuma, Tanzania's largest ethnic group.
In addition to being the best base for visiting Rubondo Island National Park, Mwanza is also a convenient starting or finishing point for safaris through the western Serengeti.
Central Mwanza can easily be covered on foot. Within a 10-minute or less walking radius from the clock tower are the passenger ferry docks (just to the west), ATMs, internet cafés, inexpensive guesthouses and shops, the market and transport stands (both to the east) and the train station (to the southwest). Just beyond the train station is Capri Point, a small peninsula with breezes, lake views and a few upmarket hotels.
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