Kigoma Town

The bustling town of Kigoma is the regional capital of western Tanzania and a central port in the area. Located on the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma is surrounded by rugged mountains and forests that make it a pleasing and beautiful location.

Kigoma town is situated  on the shores of the  world’s longest and  second deepest lake, Lake  Tanganyika. Only 10 km  from Ujiji where journalist  Henry Morton Stanley  found the ailing Dr. David  Livingstone and greeted  him with the immortal words  “ Dr. Livingstone, I Presume “, Kigoma town is the main gateway to the remote  Gombe Stream and the Mahale Mountains National Parks in western Tanzania.


– Ujiji, the nearby former Arab slave trading settlement, the famous meeting place of Stanley and Livingstone.

– Gombe National Park for chimpanzee viewing

– Lake Tanganyika