Saanane Island was established as a National Park in July 2013. It covering an area of 2.18 square kilometers including aquatic environment, dry land. The Park is made up of other two smaller islets; “Chankende Kubwa” and “Chankende Ndogo”, which lie in the south. In 1991, the Government declared the Saanane Island as a Game Reserve to promote and strengthen conservation. The Saanane Island is the smallest and first ever National Park located within Mwanza city Tanzania. Saanane, the rocky Island in Lake Victoria was named after its former owner Mzee Saanane Chawandi, who was a farmer and fisherman. The Island was established as the first zoo in Tanzania in 1964 whose objectives were to promote interest in wildlife conservation education and provide recreation to Mwanza people. The National Park is in a rocky city, dominated with massive and highly weathered granite boulders looking funnily and precariously overhanging, acting as the iconic city features. Ecologically, the Saanane Island environment peculiarly and splendidly forms one of the best breeding habitats for Crocodiles and Fish in Lake Victoria.
The Park can be reached by rail, ship, air or by road followed by a boat trip to Saanane.
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