- by the lake

To and from Mwanza


Bukoba - Mwanza
- by MV Victoria*)

Booking office: Mwanza North Port - near Mwanza Central Police Station.

Departures from Bukoba:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 PM (21:00)

Departures from Mwanza:
Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 PM (21:00)

Fares (one way):
1st class cabin 30,600/= THS**)
2nd class sleeping 20,600/= TSH
2nd sitting 17,100/= THS
3rd class 15,600/= THS
Duration: 11 - 12 hours.

**) 1st class cabins (two persons) are highly recommended. There are bunk beds, wash basin, wardrobe - and a lock on the door.

*) MV Victoria is a Lake Victoria ferry operated by the Marine Services Company Limited of Tanzania.

History: MV Victoria is 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.

From 1963 she has been under Tanzanian flag and sailed to almost all major ports on the giant lake. Today she is sailing on the route: Mwanza to Bukoba. Although the ship is quite old - she meets all safety standards and is sailing excellent. On board is a good restaurant with nice food and a bar serving good beer and all kind of drinks. Bon voyage - or nzuri ya safari.