Kagera region is endowed with abundant tourist attractions. Kagera’s landscape in general is beautiful, its rock scenery magnificent, with the climate at 1,100 meters above sea level very pleasant and the Lagoons in Lake Victoria completing the picture. As a whole the region has unique collection of flora and fauna and is a paradise for the world bird lovers. Kagera has around 450 different species of birds of Tanzania’s total of 1100 species of birds.
The region is rich in mineral resources with gold found in Biharamulo district and Nickel in Ngara district.
Kagera borders Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi in Western Tanzania. The region also borders Mwanza,
Shinyanga and Kigoma regions in Tanzania.
Administratively, the Kagera region has seven districts namely – Bukoba, Biharamulo, Muleba, Karagwe, Ngara, Kyerwa and misenyi districts.
The kagera regional economic profile reveals that the region has five (5) game reserves with a total of 5,526 square kilometers. These game reserves are Biharamulo (1,300 square kilometers), Burigi (2200 square kilometers), Kimisi (1026 square kilometers), Rumanyika (800 square kilometers).
Various types of wildlife are found in these game reserves.
They include elephants, lions, giraffes, buffaloes, Leopards, Hippopotamus, Antelopes and many species of different kinds.
Tourist Attractions in Kagera region:
Tourist attractions found in the region include traditional houses of chief Rumanyika of Karagwe found at Bweranyange, chief Kasusura of Biharamulo and chief Balamba of Ngara, other areas are paintings in Basota caves, wood carvings and hand crafts, smith works, Hot springs of Mtagata, the Yerusalem caves and Rusumo falls, natural trenches located at bwaja, kigarama, katoke and Kyamunena falls, and Kamuli hot springs in Karagwe district.
Opportunities availability in Kagera:
Include modern infrastructure such as a tarmac road from Mtukula on Uganda border linking the region to Dar essalaam and reliable air transport between Bukoba and Mwanza, Bukoba – Entebe (Uganda).
NOTICE BOARD OF KAGERA REGION
Visit natural tourist attractions in Kagera Region:
- Visiting traditional house of chief Rumanyika of Karagwe at BweraNyange, chief Kasusura of Biharamulo and chief Balamba of Ngara.
- Visiting the five (5) game reserves of Kagera region – Biharamulo (1,300 sqkms).
Burigi (220 sqkms); Kimisi (1026 sqkms).Rumanyika (800 sqkms) and Ibanda (200 sqkms).
- Lake Victoria
- Visiting the hotsprings of mtagata, the Yerusalemu caves and Rusumo falls.
- Visiting the paintings in Busota caves, wood carvings and hand crafts
- Visiting Kamulihotsprings in Karagwe district
- Visiting the natural trenches located at bwaja
- Visiting kigarama, katoke and Kyamunena falls.
- The region is also rich in mineral resources with gold found in Biharamulo district and nickel in Ngara district.