The Saanane Island National Park is located in the city of Mwanza on an island in Lake Victoria, comprising of three islets and the aquatic environment. The smallest National Park in both Tanzania and East Africa is home of mammals like Impala, Rock Hyrax, Velvet Monkeys, Wild Cats and the only home in Tanzania of the De-brazza’s Monkey.
Various reptiles are also dominant; including crocodiles, Monitor Lizards, Agama Lizards, Pancake, and Leopard Tortoises, and Snakes particularly the Python. The aquatic part of the Park inhabits a variety of fisheries life, mainly Tilapia and Nile Perch.
The Saanane Island national park is an ideal place for various activities and the best place to do a one-day tour. The about 20 -15 minutes boat ride from Mwanza city takes visitors to the island for Game viewing, Guided nature walks, Rock hiking, Boat riding, Sportfishing, Bird watching, photographic/filming safaris, and picnics.