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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.

 Location

 GPS: 4°53'22.24"S ; 29°36'48.33"E,                                                                       Kigoma Town, Tanzania

 

Accommodations

Enjoy your stay in one of our thirty cottage style rooms at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel. Every room offers a view of Lake Tangayika from a private balcony. Golf-cart escorts accompany guests, when they check in, between the main reception and rooms.

All accommodations include:

  • Flat screen television with Satellite TV
  • 24-Hour Electricity and standby Generator
  • Solar Powered Hot Water Geyser
  • Air Conditioning
  • In Room Safe for valuables
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Power point for charging of electrical equipment (220V)
  • Laundry services (additional charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (additional charges apply)
  • Television with Satellite TV
  • Private balcony with chair and coffee table
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Four poster bed with mosquito nets
  • Luggage Rack
  • Writing Desk with Chair
  • Separate Living/Lounge Room with couches
Deluxe Suite

Every room is air-conditioned and fitted with modern decor, including a television, refrigerator, electronic safe and en-suite bathroom with shower.
This suite offers the added facilities of a living room, extended bathroom facilities and a outside Jacuzzi bath on the private balcony with spectacular views of Lake Tanganyika.

Additional details:

  • Living Room
  • Extended bathroom facilities
  • Outdoor Bath
  • Private balcony with view of Lake Tanganyika
 
Standard Suite

Every room is air-conditioned and fitted with furnishings, including a television, refrigerator, electronic safe and en-suite bathroom with shower.
This suite offers the added facilities of a separate living room, extended bathroom facilities and a private balcony with spectacular views of Lake Tanganyika.

Additional details:

  • Living Room
  • Extended bathroom facilities
  • Private balcony with view of Lake Tanganyika
Junior Suite

Every room is air-conditioned and fitted with furnishings, including a television, refrigerator, electronic safe and en-suite bathroom with shower.
This suite offers the added facilities of a living room, extended bathroom facilities and a private balcony with spectacular views of Lake Tanganyika.

Additional details:

  • Living Room
  • Extended bathroom facilities
  • Private balcony with view of Lake Tanganyika
 
Executive Rooms (Double)

Every room is air-conditioned and fitted with modern decor, including a television, refrigerator, electronic safe and en-suite bathroom with shower. Upgrade to a suite for a living room and extended bathroom facilities.
There is one set of interconnecting executive rooms; these both contain a King bed configuration

 
Executive Rooms (Twin)
 

Every room is air-conditioned and fitted with modern decor, including a television, refrigerator, electronic safe and en-suite bathroom with shower. Upgrade to a suite for a living room and extended bathroom facilities.
There is one set of interconnecting executive rooms; these both contain a King bed configuration

 

Activities

For the energetic there are many water sports on offer; set off from the private beach and enjoy snorkeling to appreciate the great variety of fish in the lake. Kayaking 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.

  • Swimming Pool
  • Kayaking
  • Private Beach
  • Boat Safaris
  • Snorkelling
  • Ujiji and Livingstone Tour
  • Day Trip to Gombe Stream National Park
  • Conference Facilities
  • Visit Microfinance Initiatives

Kigoma Hilltop Hotel

Spread over a grassy complex overlooking Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma Hilltop Hotel is popular for groups seeking to combine business and pleasure. The hotel is an oasis of tranquility situated just outside the bustling town of Kigoma.

The thatched open-deck Sangara Restaurant is wonderfully scenic and allows for an unforgettable dining experience. Our spectacular flower-shaped swimming pool and private beach offer options for our residents to unwind and relax throughout the day. Specialties include fresh fish with locally grown fruit and vegetables.

In Kigoma, gain insight into the local life at the Katonga Fishing Village. Visit the Dr. Livingstone memorial beneath two ancient mango trees at the site of his former house. The memorial’s caretaker will entertain you with stories of the missionary’s famous expeditions to Africa.

For those traveling on to the world renowned Gombe Stream National Park this is the perfect location to arrange accommodation and boat transport to our luxury lodge, Gombe Forest Lodge.

This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the inviting atmosphere that offers every modern comfort for the weary traveler. Combine work with leisure in this tranquil setting, at the end of the day relax on your veranda overlooking the lake or cool off in our swimming pool or kayak along our private beach on Lake Tanganyika.


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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.

Besides its close proximity to Gombe Stream and Mahale Mountains, this town is also famous for its high quality Daaga fish which is sold locally and exported to neighbouring counties, as well as for it’s palm oil.

No tour of Kigoma is complete without a visit to the Katonga Fishing Village where the you can discover more about the life of the local people, which has changed little over the centuries.

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.