Kigoma is the country’s major port on huge Lake Tanganyika. From there you can catch a steamer to Burundi or Zambia. Kigoma is the closest town to Gombe Stream National Park and many safariers stay here while in transit to and from the park.
Kigoma Hill Top Hotel is located outside the town of Kigoma on an outcrop overlooking Lake Tanganyika, the second deepest lake in the world. The 30 cottages are all air-conditioned with private balconies.