The surrounding hills and boulders give Mwanza its 'Rock City' nickname and make it one of Africa’s most beautiful cities.
Markets & Temples
Central Mwanza along Temple St and west to Station Rd has an oriental feel due to its many temples (both Hindu and Sikh) and mosques, as well as Indian trading houses lining the streets. The street-side market and ambience continue west through the Makoroboi area, where the namesake scrap-metal workshop is hidden away in the rocks. Kerosene lamps (makoroboi in Swahili), ladles and other household goods are fashioned from old cans and other trash.
East of Temple St, the huge and confusing Central Market is fun to explore.