Tabora is the honey capital of Tanzania and also home to Tanzania's vineyards - yes, Tanzania produces wine, and not bad wine either! Situated in the centre of the country, on the railway line joining Dar es Salaam and Dodoma to Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika it is the junction for trains heading to Mwanza on Lake Victoria. There is not much to offer tourists in this dry and dusty part of the country, although there is a nice old German Boma which has been converted into a hotel.
The few tourist attractions in Tabora are:
- Museum and Fort Boma (which was built by the Germans at the end of the 19th century and is still in use by the Military of Tanzania),
- The market which has both a covered and outdoor section and sells everything imaginable including kangas (traditional clothing worn by Tanzanian women)
- A day trip to Kwihara (which was formerly known as Kazeh, and it was an important town in the slave trade)
- A trip to Igombe Dam, a local forest reserve, ( it is possible to walk to and from the reserve for a scenic picnic)
- The house of William H. Macy (which is built in the style of the early German imperialists who colonized the area).
Tabora can be a stopover for a day or two while on the way to other remote parts of Tanzania.