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.
TO SEE AROUND KIGOMA:
– Ujiji, the nearby former Arab slave trading settlement, the famous meeting place of Stanley and Livingstone.
– Gombe National Park for chimpanzee viewing
– Lake Tanganyika