Saturday, 29 November 2008

Nairobi to Mwanza


I intend to arrive in Nairobi early morning January 23.
It looks like there is a flight from Nairobi to Mwanza with Precision.
Any thoughts at your end if this is true and the price?

Or another airline on that route?

Will be heading back to Nairobi through Kilimanjaro for the return flight.


Warren Meek


Dear Warren,

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

There’s a one-stop flight (PW0722) from Nairobi to Mwanza January 23rd
(Friday) - at 11 AM with arrival in Mwanza at 1:20 PM.

Your return flight from Mwanza will, depending on the day, depart at 1:40
or 2:05 PM - with arrival at 4:30 PM in Nairobi with a stop in

The departure/arrival times are from the Summer Timetable. Please check
the Winter Timetable (when available) at: But the schedule will not
change many minutes - or at all.

The rate for a return flight use to be US$ 420 (Summer 2008), but check
the rates and book your flight direct at (Precision Air HQ in Dar es

+255 787 888408/9
+255 787 888417
+255 22 2168000

The only alternative is flying Kenya Airways to Dar es Salaam and from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza with Air Tanzania.

Yours sincerely

Hans Kristoffersen
Mwanza Guide ‘online’

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Gallu Beach Hotel (Ukerewe Island)

Can you please tell me if accommodation is still available at Gallu Beach Hotel on Ukerewe Island?
I've tried checking through the link on your website
( and it is not working. If so, how much does it cost per person?
Thank you so much for your help.



Dear Kate,

Thanks for your mail - concerning Ukerewe Island and Gallu Beach Hotel.

Gallu Beach Hotel was some years back managed by Mama Felister, but she lost the tender and the hotel is now Monarch Beach Resort. As far as I remenber is the rate about 35,000/= Tanzania shilling per night. (About 35 US$)

However, Mama Felister is still running a hotel - a very basic, but OK one. I have been there in 2006 and the rate was at that time 10,000/= Tanzania shilling per night. (About 10 US$).

Mrs. Felister Bwire
Gallu Beach Hotel
P.O.Box 355
Nansio, Ukerewe

Phone: +255 784 682488 (cell phone)

Monarch Beach Resort
P.O. Box 395
Nansio, Ukerewe


Hans Kristoffersen
Mwanza Guide 'online'

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

NEWS from Mwanza Guide - the Q&A page is back

Mwanza Guide 'online' re-introduces the Q&A page
By Hans Kristoffersen, editor

We have hereby the pleasure to introduce the new Mwanza’s Q&A page. Mail your tourist related questions to us - and we will do our best to answer you ASAP.

You will soon find your question at our Q&A page - and our answer written in red. It is possible for others to comment your question/our answer, but comments are of course non-committal for Mwanza’s Q&A.

Find general travel hints here: Mwanza Guide 'online'

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