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Mwanza Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Mwanza Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

MWZ Airport Overview

mwanza airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Mwanza Airport.

What to Expect

Mwanza Airport (code: MWZ) has a small, rustic terminal that primarily handles domestic routes. The terminal was reportedly modernized or expanded in 2015, but we are unable to confirm this. Bring your own snacks as there may be no dining or shopping options.

Sleeping in Mwanza Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but the airport does seem to close overnight.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, a nearby hotel offers shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Mwanza Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Mwanza Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Malaika Beach Resort – Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Mwanza, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Auric Air Services Departure Lounge – Location: Landside, outside the Arrivals Hall.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Mwanza Airport in the lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Not available.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.  If you know the hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Airlines

Mwanza airport is served by the following airlines: Air Tanzania • Auric Air • Coastal Aviation • Fastjet • Precision Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

Last updated: 2022-10-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.