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
  • 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

  • A very exciting adventure

    Andrew Bird

    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

  • 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 a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.

    Steve Wallis

    Belgium, Oct 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

    Canada,

  • 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 most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.

    Sheri Six

    United States of America, Sept 2013