Kigoma

Kigoma

Kigoma region is home to the famous Chimpanzee parks of Gombe Streams and the Mahale Mountains National Parks. Lake Tanganyika is rich with authentic cultural experiences and is home to numerous water birds.

  • Primate viewing: excellent
  • Birding: Excellent
  • Best time to visit Kigoma: June - September
  • How to get to Kigoma: you can drive or fly or catch the train
  • Safari types available: Boat safaris, Walking Safaris

Kigoma market is well worth a visit. It has lots of small winding alleyways with shops selling fabric, baskets, spices, fruit & vegetables.

On visiting Kigoma we recommend you go on the primate safari of lifetime and track chimpanzees through exotic woodland trails, passing beautiful streams and waterfalls on the way.

Many thanks to Kirsten Skinner for the use of her photographs for these pages.


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  • How to get there: Drive, Ferry
Where to go in Kigoma

Other Places: Western Tanzania
  • All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.

    Massimo Randi

    Austria, Jul 2013

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    Serino Margaret

    United States of America, Jun 2013

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    Kathryn Woof

    United Kingdom, Dec 2013

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    Andrew Bird

    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

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    United States of America, Sept 2013

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    United Kingdom, Jun 2013

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    United Kingdom, Jan 2013