the Degree Confluence Project

Tanzania : Mwanza

near China, Mwanza, Tanzania
Approx. altitude: 1201 m (3940 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 3°N 147°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: 3S 33E-East #3: 3S 33E-South #4: 3S 33E-West #5: 3S 33E-GPS #6: 3S 33E-Me on site

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#1: 3S 33E-North

(visited by Michael Kieslich)

06-Oct-2012 -- The confluence 3S 33E is located SSE of Mwanza (the second largest city in Tanzania) near the village China with a linear distance of approx. 50 km, on the road maybe 80 km from Mwanza.

I started my journey after a huge breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in Mwanza with a feeling like an explorer to reach a non-visited confluence point. Head direction Shinyanga/Dar es Salaam. The wide tarred road is easy to ride on. At point 2°56.743'S 33°09.360'E in a no name village on a no name junction I turned right, heading direction south 12 km to the village of Misasi, gravel road acceptable.

1 km after Misasi (3°01.047'S 33°04.452'E) quits one street to the right, direction west for the next 9 km. A small dirt track with gravel surface. On the way to the point I run into local farmers with their herds of cows, goats, and donkeys. After circling around for a while and ending up on a barely distinguishable dirt road next to a field, the GPS tells me I'm 800 m east from the confluence point, and since I don't think I can get closer with the car, I start walking. I got off the car and walked in the cassava and potato fields. The confluence 3S 33E is located in a cassava field, surrounded by Mango trees and I reached the exact place at 10:40 a.m. This is the first time for me to arrive at a Confluence in Tanzania.

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#1: 3S 33E-North
#2: 3S 33E-East
#3: 3S 33E-South
#4: 3S 33E-West
#5: 3S 33E-GPS
#6: 3S 33E-Me on site
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