The region experiences a pleasant climate, with an average temperature
of 20°-30°C throughout the year, although it can drop as low as
10°C at night in the rainy season.
Bukoba Town experiences an average of 20oC temperature. Much of the region
is hilly terrain with thick tropical vegetation including forests and
The Region experiences two rain seasons. The heavy rains fall from March
to May and short rains from October to December. Kagera receives an average
rainfall of 800mm to 2,000mm per annum. During the rain seasons it usually
rains only in the morning and it usually ends up being a very nice day
Kagera Region is divided into three broad climatic zones namely:
Bukoba Rural and Muleba District Zone
Mild temperatures and adequate rainfall conducive for cultivation
of permanent cash and food crops like coffee, bananas and tea and in the
plains one finds the “Rweya” grasses suitable for animal food.
Karagwe District Zone
Ample rainfall and fertile soils, which allow for the cultivation
of the largest volume of bananas cultivated in the region, coffee, beans
and horticultural crops. Karagwe is a major breadbasket of the region.
However, the Karagwe area has no rivers except on its borders.
Ngara and Biharamulo Zone
Receive comparatively less amounts of rainfall and crops like cotton,
tobacco, maize, cassava and sorghum are cultivated.