Mwanza (MWZ) Airport Guide

No. Travellers

International Adults
12+ years

International Children
Under 12 years

Resident Adults
12+ years

Resident Children
Under 12 years

Infants Under 2
International or Resident

No. Travellers

International Adults
12+ years

International Children
Under 12 years

Resident Adults
12+ years

Resident Children
Under 12 years

Infants Under 2
International or Resident


No. Travellers

International Adults
12+ years

International Children
Under 12 years

Resident Adults
12+ years

Resident Children
Under 12 years

Infants Under 2
International or Resident

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Mwanza Airport Guide

Mwanza Airport, also known as by its IATA Code MWZ and ICAO Code HTMW, is a relatively large regional airport serving the Mwanza region of Northern Tanzania. It is currently undergoing expansive works.

Geographical Location - see map below

Mwanza Airport is located in Mwanza City the second largest city in the Republic of Tanzania. Mwanza City is in the north of the country and the airport is located right on the shores of Lake Victoria, some 10 kilometers northeast of the city. The lake is known as Nyanza in the local Sukuma dialect.

Getting Here

  • Taxi It will cost you Tzshs 20,000 (USD $ 9) to get from the city center to the airport.
  • Preferred Mode  Use the taxis they are not only reliable but faster and offer more leg and luggage room.
  • Shuttle Bus – The airport does not operate one.
  • Alternatives – There are public passenger transport vehicles, known locally as daladala, which will cost you slightly under Tzshs 1000 (USD $ 0.4) to the airport. Not for the weak of heart and first timers.
  • Car Parking & Fees – There is ample parking at Mwanza Airport but there is no POS automated parking system installed.
  • Auxiliary Information
    • Flight From Hub

There are at least 10 scheduled daily flights from DAR to Mwanza for a flight that takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Airlines Using As Hub

MWZ is the hub for Auric Air and the focus city for Precision Air.

The taxis and car hire vehicles will pick and drop you within the terminal; there are porters ready to help you with your luggage, for a small tip.

Hotels & Transit Accommodation

There are several budget and high end hotels in Mwanza City with the nearest and best 5 star hotels being; Malaika Beach Resort a mile from the airport, New Mwanza Hotel and Ryan’s Bay Hotel. TripIndigo offers a comprehensive guide on the best accommodations in Mwanza and other cities in East Africa.

 

Mwanza Location

Flights from Mwanza (MWZ)

MWZ to Bukoba (BKZ) 70.5 USD
MWZ to Entebbe (EBB) Search Now for Prices!
MWZ to Kigali (KGL) 607 USD
MWZ to Mwiba (MW1) Search Now for Prices!
MWZ to Serengeti - Fort Ikoma (IKO) Search Now for Prices!
MWZ to Serengeti - Grumeti (GTZ) 108.2 USD
MWZ to Serengeti - Kleins Camp (KLE) Search Now for Prices!
MWZ to Serengeti - Kogatende (KOG) Search Now for Prices!
MWZ to Serengeti - Lamai (LAM) Search Now for Prices!
MWZ to Serengeti - Lobo (LOB) Search Now for Prices!
MWZ to Serengeti - Ndutu (NDT) Search Now for Prices!
MWZ to Serengeti - Sasakwa (SAS) Search Now for Prices!
MWZ to Serengeti - Seronera (SRE) 102.07 USD
MWZ to Serengeti - South (SGS) Search Now for Prices!

Flights To Mwanza (MWZ)

Bukoba (BKZ) to MWZ 70.5 USD
Entebbe (EBB) to MWZ Search Now for Prices!
Kigali (KGL) to MWZ Search Now for Prices!
Mwiba (MW1) to MWZ Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Fort Ikoma (IKO) to MWZ Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Grumeti (GTZ) to MWZ Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Kleins Camp (KLE) to MWZ Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Kogatende (KOG) to MWZ Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Lamai (LAM) to MWZ Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Lobo (LOB) to MWZ Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Ndutu (NDT) to MWZ Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Sasakwa (SAS) to MWZ Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Seronera (SRE) to MWZ Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - South (SGS) to MWZ 275 USD

Facilities

  1. Wi-Fi  High speed broadband internet is available.
  2. ATM  None
  3. Forex  None
  4. Restaurants & Lounges  There is at least one lounge serving hot and cold beverages.
  5. Toilets Western styled.
  6. Disabled Facilities Wheelchairs are available.

Quick Facts

  • GPS coordinates: Latitude (-2.444486, 020 26’ 40.15’’ S), Longitude (32.932667, 0320 55’   57.60”E)

  • Time Zone: UTC +3, GMT +3

  • Altitude- Elevation, 3763 Feet, 1147 Meters above Sea Level, MASL.

  • Operating Hours: The airport operates 24 hours a day.

  • Telephone Contacts: (+255) 28 2560067, Civil Aviation Manager (+255) 282 505323, (+255) 754 965082


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