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Kigoma City Guide




The Western Province of Tanzania has Kigoma as its capital. Kigoma is the main transport hub of the province. The main central railway from Dar es Salaam has the terminus here. Kigoma is surrounded by dense forests and mountains making the place a beautiful tourist destination. One can enjoy the chimpanzee safari in Gombe Stream National Park and Mahale Mountains National Park.

Kigoma shares boundaries with Burundi and Kagera in the north, Tabora in the east, Congo in the west and Rukwa in the south. The climate of Kigoma is tropical in nature with a long rainy season between late October and May. The vegetation in Kigoma includes open and closed woodland covering about 70% of the land area, bushy grasslands and swamps. Kigoma is divided into three administrative districts named Kigoma, Kasulu and Kibondo.

One of the main attractions of Kigoma is the steamer Liemba, considered to be the oldest operational passenger vessel in the globe. Some hotels near Kigoma airport are Serengeti Safari Lodge, Peacock Hotel, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Kiwara Camp and many more to follow.

The air services to link Kigoma are Kigoma airport and Uvinza Airtrip. Marine service is catered by Kigoma Port. The Tanzania Railways Corporation runs from Kigoma to the port of Dar- es-Salaam on the coast of the Indian Ocean via Tabora and Dodoma. Kigoma is considered to be one of the major adventure traveling destinations of the country.