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.