Things to do in Bukoba
The Tourist Center Bukoba, Kiroyera Tours offers several tours in Kagera.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
PRICE: $10 per person plus transport $35
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.
PRICE: $5 per person plus transport $15