Set on a remote outcrop amongst acres of lush gardens overlooking Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma Hilltop Hotel is the ideal stopover point for safaris to the Western Parks.

Kigoma Hilltop Hotel offers a unique tranquil setting with comfortable, modern accommodation. At the end of the day guests can relax on their private veranda overlooking the Lake or cool off in the spectacular flower shaped swimming pool.

The hotel boasts two restaurants, serving dishes to suit everyone’s taste. Enjoy freshly caught Nile Perch at the thatched open-deck poolside restaurant, overlooking the lake with a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, or an authentic Indian dish in the Sangara Restaurant.


Scattered along the edge of the hilltop are 30 cottage rooms all with a private verandah. Each air-conditioned room has modern décor and features a television, refrigerator, electronic safe and an en-suite bathroom with a shower.

The Suites offer an extra living room and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.


For the energetic there are many water sports on offer; set off from the private beach and enjoy snorkelling to appreciate the great variety of fish in the lake. Fishing excursions and boat safaris are also on offer.

In order to fully appreciate this fascinating town, take in a historical tour and visit Stanley and Livingstone’s meeting place, or learn more about the Kigoma’s way of life by visiting the local fish markets.

Kigoma Town

Home to the “Ha” tribe, which was the third largest tribe in Tanzania by the 1940’s, the scenic town of Kigoma is the largest town on Lake Tanganyika and the gateway to Tanzania’s Western Parks.

Gombe Stream and Mahale Mountains National Parks can be reached by boat from Kigoma, and the M.V Liemba ferry carries passengers and cargo the length of the lake from Kigoma all the way South to Mpulungu in Zambia.

Rich in history, Kigoma was the final stop of the central line railway, built in the 20th century and it is the last place Europe and America sent an emissary to trace the whereabouts of the missionary explorer, Dr Livingstone. The famous missionary and explorer once lived in Kigoma, and there is a memorial on the site of his former house. Under two ancient mango trees, the memorial’s caretaker will regale you with stories of Dr. Livingstone’s fascinating and famous expeditions into Africa.

With spectacular views over the vast expanse of Lake Tanganyika, colourful markets buzzing with energy, surrounded by rugged hills and forest valleys, a tour of the vibrant town of Kigoma becomes an interesting part of your Safari.


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