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Saanane Island National Park

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Day Trip to Saanane

Saanane makes for an excellent day trip in Mwanza if you have the time. It is the smallest of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful Island in the Lake Victoria

I was a great trip to the island, had a great walking safari in the island close to the... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saanane makes for an excellent day trip in Mwanza if you have the time. It is the smallest of the national parks and is rather expensive, but if you want a fun walking safari with some excellent up close photography opportunities this is a good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

I was a great trip to the island, had a great walking safari in the island close to the animals(zebras). The jumping stone was the most interesting part for me, the secret corner!! They have also kept lions in the cages so it was more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mwanagwila
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Saanane is a smallest national park in Tanzania, an island in lake Victoria. They are well coordinated and affordable trip as an escape of city life in Mwanza. Their guides and general management are well, stunning environment and well kept sites. Very nice and cool...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Imperialtours
Reviewed November 3, 2018

I really enjoyed the park even if it is quite small. It is very adequate for a sunday afternoon, there are a few zebras, impalas and monkeys and many birds and lizards. The vegetation is also amazing! But me and my friends were completely disappointed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ioana A
Reviewed September 12, 2018

I had some time spare during a work trip to Mwanza, it was intrigued by the island and decided to pay it a visit. You can only pay by card (like all national parks in TZ). Cost was $35 for the boat return and $30...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Louise L
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I was amused by the way through which animals came to be on that 0.5Sq Km island, for them it was more of a transit destination to the Rubondo National Park. seeing them at such a close proximity makes it worth a visit, a boat...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank wangomafr
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Stunning!!!! Really enjoyed the boat trip on Lake Victoria!!! that was a great experience to be on the second greatest lake in the world. The exotic animals were so beautiful!

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Clarel F
Reviewed April 12, 2018

The palace is great, there is a lot to be improved to make it much great and attract more tourists. Specifically, the transport means from town, accommodation in the area, more attractions are needed, no eating place, they should also improve the hygiene of the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Abduel K
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Amongst animals, birds, insects and flora in a natural habitat just 10 minutes outside of the bustling city of Mwanza. Good exercise following the paths and the guide. We had Abdullah as a guide, he was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable and can give you a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed February 18, 2018

one of the only safaris you can walk in dont expect lots of wildlife- but it is a great 10 minutes boat ride and a really nice walk with monkeys, impala hyrax, birds, lizards, and a small herd of zebras. so close but so serene,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from veckym | Reviewed this property |
Being part of government run reserves/parks, then you pay an entrance fee at the gate that includes a boat and an allocated guide...they take you to the island and give you a number to call once done and the boat comes to... More