Saanane Island National Park

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Saanane Island National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Saanane Island National Park
Map showing the location of Saanane Island National Park
Location Tanzania
Nearest city Mwanza
Coordinates 2°32′39.71″S 32°53′23.″E / 2.5443639°S 32.88972°E / -2.5443639; 32.88972Coordinates: 2°32′39.71″S 32°53′23.″E / 2.5443639°S 32.88972°E / -2.5443639; 32.88972
Area 2.18 square kilometres (0.84 sq mi)
Established 2013
Visitors 5,278 (in 2012[1])
Governing body Tanzania National Parks Authority

Saanane Island National Park is a Tanzanian national park in Mwanza. The park is located on an island in Lake Victoria and can be reached by boat in about 10 minutes, from the TANAPA offices on Capri Point in Mwanza town.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Tanzania National parks Corporate Information". Tanzania Parks. TANAPA. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "SAANANE ISLAND DECLARED NATIONAL PARK". TANAPA. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Nkwame, Marc (4 September 2013). "Saa-Nane Island becomes fully fledged park". Daily News (Tanzania). Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Philemon, Lusekelo (5 September 2013). "Saanane Island officially declared 16th National Park". IPP Media. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Nkwame, Marc (8 September 2013). "Rocking and rolling on Saa Nane Island Park". Daily News (Tanzania). Retrieved 9 September 2013.