We spend our time wandering the streets of Mwanza. The town is a clash of African activity and decrepit old German colonial buildings. We are the only tourists in a town and enjoy the lack of attention from the busy traders. We manage to sample the only two Asian restaurants: the Chinese Yun Long and a teppanyaki restaurant (which turns out to be excellent).
Our tranquil stay is only slightly disturbed by the giant marabou storks (voted among the top ten ugliest animals in the world, according to Conrad’s latest App), who stomp the grounds of the town as if they owned it. Nightmarish creatures the size of a small person who wander around the port, the parks and the markets like ghouls feeding on corpses.