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.

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

Other Places: Western Tanzania
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and we feel that the service you offered was well worth the money we paid. Salim was wonderful. Very interesting to talk to us, and an excellent driver.

    Claire Austin

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • 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

  • We had a wonderful trip. Thanks very much to you, Wild Things and to Abbas for putting together such a memorable safari for us.

    Kathryn Woof

    United Kingdom, Dec 2013

  • We had an excellent time and the trip was very well planned, the guides (and vehicles) excellent. Thank you very much for arranging it all!

    Jackie, David and Sarah

    Australia, Oct 2013

  • We had a wonderful time on safari. The vehicle was great, reliable and comfortable. Our guide Amos was fantastic, he was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and made our safari really enjoyable.

    Vickie Waltham

    United Kingdom, Aug 2013

  • I'd like to say that our entire trip was truly amazing and a great once in a lifetime excursion. Everything was very well setup and we had no problems with any of the trip. Thanks to Wild Things.

    Katye Vytal

    United States of America, Jun 2013

  • Thank you so much for the amazing safari! This was a great safari and I can't wait to give you a full brief and photos!

    Genevieve Champagne