Matvilla Beach

Top choice in Lake Victoria

The best thing to do in Musoma is visit Matvilla Beach at the tip of the peninsula, with its pinky-grey granite boulders. It’s prime sunset-watching-with-a-beer territory – and there are bars here to help you with that. To get here, follow Mukendo Rd, Musoma’s main street, north of downtown for 1.5km.

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