at the shore - exactly where the ferry and many hundred victims are resting at the bottom - just about a kilometer out in the lake. (Photo to your left.)
All the (known) victims names are written on the foot of statue (Photo below).
Our guide will show you around
- and tell you more about the sad story - known as
Africas Titanic Disaster.
Further information please call:
+255 766 636286 - +255 714 204013
Or mail us at:
Please write MV Bukoba Memorial in the subject line.
The ship had a license to carry
430 passengers, but as many as 800 feared to have died - trapped in their
the overloaded ferry. It is said - that everybody in Mwanza lost a family member, a good friend or a neighbor that morning in May 1996. About 280 passageres
survived - many saved themselves by means of flowting banana bunches from the cargo on the deck.