The government is considering returning Lions and Leopards into the zoo cages while continuing to let the other animals to roam around.
This national park which cover the area of 456.8km2, of which 236.8 km2 is dry and 220 km2 is water. This national park is located the southwest corner of lake Victoria, about 150 kilometers from Mwanza.
It was created in 1977 and it is an important breeding ground for both migratory birds and fish species, especial Tilapia and Nile perch. About 80 percent of the park is covered by dense forest and thus provides the habitat of various living organisms. Mammals, Reptiles and Birds are common.
Mammals are elephants, giraffes, bushbacks, suni chimpanzes, colubus monkey and hippopotamus.
Reptiles: Crocodile are common in this are
Birds: This national park is very famous of migratory birds.
OTHER ATTRACTION WITHIN LAKE VICTORIA AREA:
The Bismarck rock is a formation of rocks found at the shore of lake Victoria. It was named Bismark rock after the German chancellor Otto von Bismark who was the chairperson of the Berlin conference to divide the African continent among European powers.
MV Victoria is a Lake Victoria ferry operated by the Marine Services Company Limited of Tanzania.
History: MV Victoria was build in Glasgow, Scotland (Yarrow Shipbuilders at Scotstoun, Yard number 2165) in 1960. She was ‘knocked down’ and exported to Mombasa (Kenya) in 1,500 crates and reassembled in Kisumu (Kenya) on Lake Victoria. Until Kenyan independence from United Kingdom in 1963 she was the Royal Mail Ship: RMS Victoria.
The city of Mwanza It is reachable by air or road. It is located near the Mwanza city center next to the Kamanga Ferry terminal. There are ferry connections across the lake to / from Uganda and Kenya.
Fishing activities: Fishing is a common activity in this lake. The main fish caught by local people using traditional methods is the Tilapia fish. You can visit the local fish market near the Kamanga ferry.Almost all year around, but the dry month Jan – September and January – February are perfect time.
There are Number of Hotels, Lodges and budget campsites around the lake shore and in city center.