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Saanane Island National Park

Welcome to Saanane Island National Park

Saanane Island National Park

Welcome to Saanane Island National Park, a Park that is located on an island in Lake Victoria covering an area of 2.18 Km2. It’s the only National Park within the city limits. The island was named after Mzee Saanane Chawandi, a local farmer and fisherman.

We are honored to have you with us always and your presence is our motivation to do better. Enjoy your stay.

Climate

The Park has a bimodal rainfall with short rains starting from 800 to 1200  long rains from March to June and dry season from October to February

The park is located at an altitude between 900  and 1500meters with annual average rainfall ranging from 800 to 1200mm.

Saanane Island National

How to get there

The Park can be reached by rail, ship, air or by road followed by a boat trip to Saanane.

Road and boat: One can drive to Mwanza from Dar-es-salaam, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Tabora or by ferry from Uganda, Kenya, Bukoba and nearby islands. It takes short boat ride about 10m from Mwanza to Saanane

Air: A flight from dar-es-salaam or Kilimanjaro International Airport to Mwanza.

Park Attractions

The Island is a home to free roaming mammals such as zebra, impala, rock hyrax, velvet monkey and wild cat. It’s the only place in Tanzania where you might encounter the De Brazza’s Monkey