Tanzania: Lake Victoria riviera

We spend a couple of days in Mwanza, a charming town on the southern shores of Lake Victoria, far from the safari trail.  Built on several hills with dramatic views over the lake, Mwanza could be anywhere on the Riviera or the Amalfi coast, except for its colourful African streets and markets.

Its lovely hills are the home of stately villas while the low-lying areas are the stage for all manner of street scenes. A bustling fishing port, the ferries departing for Uganda, markets.

could be Portofino
our floating hotel, the African Queen