Fly To Kigoma, Tanzania
Kigoma, which sits on the banks of Lake Tanganyika, is the capital of Tanzania’s Western Province. The city houses a harbour of some importance to the region and is the major transportation hub for the region.
What Kigoma lacks in first world infrastructure, the city makes up for with an abundance of natural beauty. Shrouded in dense forests and mountains, Kigoma is considered to be a major adventure holiday destination in Tanzania. Both Gombe Stream National Park and Mahale Mountains National Park provide safaris in the region.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Kigoma do require a Visa for Tanzania. Ensure your South African passport has at least 6 months remaining on it from your return date and that you have at least 2 blank pages available for stamps.
- The nearest South African Embassy is in Dar-es-Salaam. Plot 1338 Mwaya Road, Dar-es-Salaam. Phone: (+255) 22 260 1800. Fax: (+255) 22 260 0684. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See and do
Animal lovers can enjoy the chimpanzee safaris facilitated by Gombe Stream National Park and Mahale Mountains National Park. Gombe is famous for its association with the renowned primatologist Jane Goodall.
For an authentic and exotic holiday travel experience to this part of the world, opportunities to engage with the local cuisine are encouraged. The city’s bustling Kigoma Market with its colourful atmosphere also provides an interesting view on life of the locals.
The Ujiji area is well-visited and it’s situated within easy distance from Kigoma. The area has great historical value, housing the Livingstone Museum and Memorial which stands at the famous meeting place of the explorers Stanley and Livingstone. Ujiji was also once an Arab slave trading settlement. Archaeological evidence points to the Ujiji coast being an active trading hub with the outside world as far back as 200BC.
The massive expanse of water that is Lake Tanganyika is the longest lake in Africa and the second deepest in the world. It comes as no surprise then that this significant water attraction would facilitate a wealth of adventure activities to be enjoyed while visiting Kigoma. Visitors can enjoy viewing the wildlife from the shore or beneath the water by scuba diving or snorkelling. Kayaking, boat safaris and fishing also top the list of water based pleasures to be had here. The lake area also offers quad biking and hiking activities.
Kigoma Airport – TKQ
Kigoma Airport (code TKQ) is an airport in western Tanzania serving the city of Kigoma. It is located at the east area of Ujiji.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Kigoma Airport authorities.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels in close proximity to the airport include Kigoma Hilltop Hotel, Jakobsen's Beach and Guesthouse.