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
  • 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

  • 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,

  • The programme was excellent and we saw masses of game, less a leopard! So, entirely happy customers. Thank you for your efficient handling of the whole trip.

    Christopher Lee

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • Thank you very much for the organization of our Safari. We were really happy with our guide Henry and our cook. Everything was great. Henry was a wonderful guide, always on time.

    Cline Gardiol

    Switzerland, Jan 2013

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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