Kigoma is a beautiful town in western Tanzania and serves as a lake port for local industry and the tourism trade. This resort town lies close to the borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi, making Kigoma an excellent stop on any African continent tour passing through this part of Tanzania. The town is surprisingly large, with a population of more than 135,000 people. It is one of the busiest ports on Lake Tanganyika due to the direct connection with the railway and seaport in Dar es Salaam. There is plenty to see and do while you're visiting this terrific Tanzanian town.
Kigoma sits at a higher elevation, ensuring a more mild climate that's further softened by its proximity to Lake Tanganyika. If you're looking to holiday in Tanzania, this port town makes the perfect choice due to its welcoming temperatures, whatever the season. The port also offers ferry services that connects the town to other major cities across the country.