Surrounded by hills, Bukoba is the second-largest port on the Tanzanian lakeshore. The fertile region’s economy mostly depends on coffee, tea, banana and vanilla farming. Its most famous produce is Matoke, a starchy variety of bananas. This fruit is harvested green, carefully peeled and then cooked and often mashed or pounded into a meal. Indulge in the ‘Haya’ people’s local cuisines of ‘Matoke’ and ‘Nsenene’. Furthermore, Musira Island just off the coast, offers an unspoilt getaway to enjoy the beauty of the Bukoba region.