This port town in north western Tanzania is on the north eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika (the deepest lake in Africa) and connects to Burundi and The Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dominated by the ‘Waha’ people, the town is also the end point of Tanzania’s central railway and the gateway to Gombe and Mahale National Parks, renowned for their large chimpanzee population. The parks are also home to eight other primate species, including black and white colobus, red colobus and red-tailed monkeys, as well as 355 species of birds and 35 species of butterflies. Kigoma boasts of vast palm tree plantations and local cuisines of ‘Migebuka’ fish freshly drawn from Lake Tanganyika.