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Things to do in Bukoba

The Tourist Center Bukoba, Kiroyera Tours offers several tours in Kagera.

Kagera MuseumKagera Museum
The chance to see local tools, heritage and most impressively a fine collection of professional wildlife photography by Dick Persson. A fabulous new addition to the profile of Bukoba... Don't miss it! PRICE: $2 per person

Musila Island
Follow in the footsteps of Henry Morton Stanley, the famous historical visitor to East Africa, and explore the majestic Musila Island. Our boat safari across to the Island from the sands of the Spice Beach Motel provides you with 20 minutes of exhilarating sailing on Lake Victoria!

Upon arrival we pass through the small fishing village soaking up the atmosphere of community life. We then walk to the island summit and marvel at the vast expanse of the Lake, whilst watching & listening to the mass array of birds whose presence is the only intrusion upon the panoramic view!
Your English speaking guide will provide commentary along the way before we proceed back to the boat to gain the water level perspective as we circumnavigate the island before heading back for the mainland. Note: Lifejackets are provided
PRICE: $7 per person, minimum 5 persons.

Waterfalls in BukobaRubale Forest Waterfalls & Cave
Enter the enchanting Rubale forest and succumb to its charms as you relax and enjoy the wonder of nature. After a gentle walk we arrive at the Kyamunene River Waterfalls, where, if desired one can take a dip or simply rest!

From here we then walk for a few minutes, shaded by the tree canopy, and arrive at the intriguing U-shaped cave. Now your imagination will move into overdrive as you hear tales of the use of the cave by warriors in the ancient tribal wars & by more recently by soldiers in the Idd Amin war!

No visit is complete without crouching down and passing through such a marvelous natural creation. Should you wish arrangements for lunch here can be made (extra charge-please state at time of booking).
PRICE: $6 per person plus transport costs only at $25

Visit fisher communityKarobela or Kabaranda Beach
If you are a fan of hiking, culture and panoramas then this is for you. Wander through banana plantations, forest & wild grasses on the local paths before arriving at an unrivalled viewpoint across Lake Victoria. Then, with your guide leading the way, climb down from your elevated position and make your way to a gloriously secluded beach. Rest here and watch the birds or the local fisher folk perform their daily activities! If arrangements are made in advance why not join them in their traditional canoes and try to catch your supper? Then return on foot to the vehicle. This tour can be customized or combined with other tours such as Musila Island or Rubale forest. Just ask!
PRICE: from $7 per person plus transport costs of $30

Bicycle Tours
View the attractive setting of the town and the places of interest by taking a relaxing bike ride. Our guides will set a gentle pace and bring the town to life with their commentary. There are 3 separate bicycle tours which provide varying levels of duration, distance & physical exertion!
PRICE: from $7 per person

Walking Tours
View the attractive setting of Bukoba by taking a guided walking tour. Our experienced English-speaking guides will bring Kagera to life with their commentary. There are different tours providing varying levels of duration, distance & physical exertion.
PRICE: from $4 per person

Community based tourismBahaya Culture
The indigenous Haya people of this area invite you to the centre of the ancient Kiziba kingdom at Gera. Here you can sample local foods, view tribal dancing and listen to the music of these people.
PRICE: from $20 per person, plus transport $35

For those of a more adventurous nature why not spend time with these hospitable people and learn first hand how to 'Cook Bahaya food”
PRICE: fr $30 per person + transport $35

Iron Works
The Haya people were among the first in East Africa to understand how to use the naturally occurring Iron Ore that is found here. Watch skilled craftsmen ply their trade using traditional methods!
PRICE: from $15 per person, plus transport $20

Ancient Rock Paintings & Religious Shrine
Possibly Kagera's best-kept secret-we have some rock paintings close to Bukoba and plus one of the first religious shrines built in the whole of East Africa. See pictures of rockpaintings in Kagera.
PRICE: $10 per person plus transport $35

L.A.V.I.B.O.G.A.M.
Lake Victoria Botanical Garden of Medicinal Plants. The name makes for self explanation but in truth this place is a fabulous project to preserve & protect the traditional plant life and their use within the region. Fascinating.
PRICE: $5 per person plus transport $15