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Kigoma Hilltop Hotel


  • Lovely view of Lake Tanganyika from your balcony


  • Limited menu
  • Popular with conferencing groups
  • Boat hire to Gombe Island will be more expensive here than if you go to the Tanap office directly
  • Wi-Fi is spotty

Updated 12/03/2014

Fodor's Review

On a hill overlooking the lake about 2 km (1.2 miles) from Kigoma's town center, this hotel makes an ideal base for your chimpanzee trekking. You'll stay in a comfortable no-frills cottage with a/c, a mini-refrigerator, satellite TV, and an en suite bathroom. What puts the hotel above any other in the area is that it arranges your excursions for you, and also has all kinds of water-sports equipment for hire. Go snorkeling, fishing, swimming, or just chill out on the private beach. There are business services and a large pool. No alcohol is sold on-site, but you can buy your own in town and store it in the in-room mini-refrigerator.

Hotel Information


Kigoma, unknown, Tanzania


028-280–4437; 0766-634–684

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 30 cottages
  • Rate includes All meals

Updated 12/03/2014

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Oct 13, 2009

Kigoma Hilltop Hotel Review

The staff was very helpful and kind. The views from the hotel were beautiful and the food was great. Unfortunately, there were 3 caged African Grey Parrots that were not being cared for properly, in that they weren't allowed out of their cages, which ruined my visit and I would not recommend the hotel for this reason.

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