Kagera - Bukoba - Tanzania
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Where to go?
Things to do
Where to eat?
-- In Bukoba
-- Outside Bukoba
Where to stay?



Where to eat/drink in Bukoba?

  • Bona Bana Café - Between the Red Cross and Nyumba ya Vijana. Inexpensive fish, beef, matoke, rice, ugali, TV.
  • ELCT Tea Room - Next to the ELCT bookstore in town. Inexpensive meat, fish, rice, matoke, beans, mchicha. Breakfast includes eggs, chapati, cake, omelet, tea and juice.
  • Immigration Café - In the Immigration Office on the road to the port. Inexpensive fish, beef, rice,matoke, beans, sodas.
  • Kolping Café - Across from the Kahawa Guest House near the cathedral. Inexpensive fish, meat, rice and matoke, TV.
  • Maendeleo Café - Next to the Tourist Centre Bukoba (Kiroyera Tours) near the market. Serves traditional Tanzanian lunch.
  • NBC Club - Near the NBC bank (and owned by NBC employees). Mshikaki, chicken, chips, drinks, TV, music.
  • Pizzeria - Near the market. Pizza (chicken, veg, meat), sausages and chips. Only open in the mornings.
  • Q Bar - Located near the bus stand on the round about / they have Tilapia fish, matoke (bananas), Ugali, chips, Nyama choma, price inexpensive.
  • Regional Office Café - Outside the Regional Office near the Lake Hotel, marked with Pepsi symbols. Inexpensive fish, beef, ugali and matoke. (Sodas available across the street.)
  • Rose Café - Next to Cosmopolitan. Pilau, matoke, beans, sambusas, mchicha, fruit juice. Run by Zully and Morshid who both speak good English.
  • Soft rock café Space Bar - Around the corner from the Red Cross. Chicken, mshikaki, chips, many drinks, TV.

Sunset at Spice beachLake hotel


  • Bukoba Club - Near the Lake Hotel. Mshikaki, chips, chipsi mayai, beer and sodas. tennis, table tennis, snooker, darts.
  • Lake Hotel - View of the lake, good variety of food and drink, TV, music, indoor restaurant and outdoor beer garden.
  • Spice Beach Hotel - Literally on the beach, serves mshikaki, chicken, chips has an outdoor pool table and TV.
  • Walkgard Annex Hotel (formerly Edan) - Near the Red Cross. Good variety of food, TV and pool table.
  • Walkgard Hotel - on Balamaga hill above the lake. Great view and a swimming pool.
  • West End Annex Restaurant - In Kashai. Meat and chicken, reasonably cheap.
  • West End Restaurant - Near the bus stand. Good variety of food. TV, music.
  • Yaasila Top Hotels - Next to Spice Beach Hotel also very near the beach with great variety of food. A nice location, with two pool tables, darts and television.

Disco often takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at Hamugembe Casino/ Garden View near the Collin Inn. Walkgard Annex has a disco that is open on Friday. Coffee tree Inn near the offices of CCM has sometimes disco. There is a plan for opening a nightclub in Bukoba.