Sunday, 18 December 2011

Mwanza - Bukoba

Dear Sir or Madam
- who may read this mail

We are ready to January 20, 2012 from Mwanza to Bukoba, may I ask, that day boat to Bukoba it?

Sailing times and fares?

Thanks for your attention.




Dear Shaohui,

Thanks a lot for your mail to Mwanza's Q&A

The ferry - MV Victoria (photo) - is sailing from Mwanza to Bukoba and return as follows:

Departures from Mwanza:
Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 PM (21:00)

Departures from Bukoba:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 PM (21:00)

Fares (one way):
1st class cabin 30,600/= THS
2nd class sleeping 20,600/= TSH
2nd sitting 17,100/= THS
3rd class 15,600/= THS

Duration: 11 - 12 hours.

For your comfort - please book a cabin at 1st class (30,600/= TSH/20 US$ per head). You will have a kind of privacy - plus a lock on the door. From the inside of the cabin.

The ferry MV Victoria has a nice bar and a restaurant - serving decent food such as fish (Tilapia and Nile Perch) together with chips and/or rice.


Hans Kristoffersen


Mwanza Guide 'online'

Visa to Tanzania (from Pakistan)

Hi Mwanza's Q&A

I like to know how can i enter Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) from Pakistan. This is my first time leaving from Pakistan, so what is procedure to get visa for Tanzania.

Can I get visa on entry on airport and how much it cost me from Pakistan to Dar.

Also give some extra info about staying in nice cheap hotels.

Thank You for your help



Dear Ahmad,

Thanks a lot for your mail to Mwanza’s Q&A.

We can inform you, that the fare for an airline ticket (return - AND at the very moment) by Emirates Airlines from Karachi, Quaid-E-Azam International Airport, Pakistan to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania will be about US$ 850.

How to get - and visa formalities: Please visit our website’s ‘Visa and Formalities’ page at:

Please apply for your VISA to Tanzania (BEFORE leaving Pakistan) - at the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in Saudi Arabia. Find all information concerning from the link above.

Places to stay in Tanzania - please take a look at our website:

However - you can find guesthouses with rates as low as US$1 per night all over Tanzania.


Hans Kristoffersen
Mwanza Guide 'online'

Sunday, 23 October 2011

To and from Mwanza by bus

From Mwanza Guide 'online', Grenaa, Denmark
By Hans Kristoffersen, editor

We have recently updated our 'To and from Mwanza' by bus. Find up to date information on travel by bus to/from Nairobi, Arusha via Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
Go to page.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Dar es Salaam - Mwanza by bus

Hello there

My name is Mathias,

I was wondering if there is still a problem with the train connection from Dar to Mwanza, if this is so what is the best, fastest alternative. And is there only Inter City Gold going to Mwanza from Dar?

Kind regards

Mathias Naeyaert


Dear Mathias,

Thanks a lot for your mail. Unfortunately, there's still no train running to Mwanza at the moment. However, there are decent and comfortable buses every morning at 6:00 AM from Dar es Salaam (Ubungo Bus Terminal 8 km from the city centre) to Mwanza. Fares are ranging from 40,000 to 45,000/= Tanzania Shillings (one way).

An advice in choosing a bus - go for the most expensive option.


Fare (one way): Mwanza - Dar es Salaam; 45,000/= TSH

Departure from Mwanza: 6:00 AM from Nyegezi Bus Terminal (15 km from the city centre).
Departure from Dar es Salaam: 6:00 AM from Ubungo Bus Terminal.

Tickets in Dar es Salaam: Ubungo Booking Office is room number 18 & 40.

NOTE: Buy tickets at the booking office only.


Hans Kristoffersen
Mwanza Guide 'online'

NOTE: SUMATRA (Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority) has recently suspended operations of three passenger buses, Mohamed Classic operating from Dar es Salaam to Arusha, Champion plying Dar es Salaam to Mwanza route and Moro Best plying from Dar es Salaam to Mahenge.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Visa to Tanzania

Good Afternoon,
We require 2 visa application forms please.

Kind Regards

Dianne Wait-Kennedy

Dear Dianne,

Thanks for your mail, but where are you living?


If, you don't need to apply for a visa in advance. A tourist visa (valid for 3 months) is issued at every entry point to Tanzania.

You need only US$ 50 in cash and a valid passport - no photo is needed.

But if you want to have a visa before you go, find the forms here:

Visa form #1


Visa form #2


Hans Kristoffersen
Mwanza Guide 'online'

Friday, 8 July 2011

Train Mwanza - Dar es Salaam


Can you tell me whether train is running to Dar? If yes, then what is the schedule?



Dear Krishna,

Thanks a lot for your mail to Mwanza's Q&A Page.

Unfortunately, there's no train running to Dar at the moment. However, there's a good and comfortable bus every morning at 6 AM from Nyegezi Bus Stand (15 km from town). Price ranging 40,000 - 45,000/= Tanzania Shillings (one way).


Hans Kristoffersen
Mwanza Guide 'online'

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Bus Dar es Salaam - Mwanza


I want to travel from Dar to Mwanza, is it necessary to go through Kenya? Is the Scandinavia Group the only company running between Dar and Mwanza? How long does usually take from Dar to Mwanza and what's the price?

Thank you very much!
Manon (from France!)

Dear Manon,

Thanks for your mail. Scandinavia Express is not longer doing the Dar - Mwanza route via Nairobi.

I new company (Golden Inter-City) is operating via Morogoro, Dodoma, Singida, Nzega and Shinyanga. You don't need to pass Kenya and the duration is about 10 - 12 hours.

The bus will stop several times - offering breaks for buying food and drinks.

The rate is about 35,000/= to 40,000/= TSH and it departs at 6:30 AM from Ubungo Bus Terminal in Dar es Salaam. Buy your ticket in advance - and ONLY at the booking office in the bus terminal. DON'T buy your ticket on the street.

Welcome to Mwanza 'The City of Lake Victoria'.

BONUS info: 1€ = 1,904/= TSH.


Hans Kristoffersen
Mwanza Guide 'online'