Museums in Bukoba

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Kagera Museum Kagera Museum is a recently established museum, which has collections of Dick Persson’s professional photography of Kagera’s wildlife. The collection is fondly named (Wildlife the fold of Kagera). It also has a collection of traditional tools, which were used long ago. The Museum seeks to depict the history of Kagera Region. The Museum is operated by a board of trustees.  

Our special attraction: “Wildlife: The Gold of Kagera”  

Enjoy the largest wildlife photographic exhibition in all of East Africa . Uniquely created by the highly skilled & acclaimed professional photographer: Mr. Dick Persson. 

“This fantastic exhibition draws attention to the vast diversity of life within Kagera… Special praise must be given to this trust for establishing the first museum in Tanzania solely operated by local people without any governmental assistance...”  

Mrs. Meghji, Minister of Natural Resources & Tourism , Tanzania . May 2004  

Other attractions:

Tools and Mechanical Aids Crop History and the Story of Coffee in Kagera Local Peoples Legends and the Present Artefacts from the Regal Kingdoms of Kagera Traditional Crafts, Curios and Gift Items Tourist Information Services  

Why visit Kagera Museum ?

It is a place of wonder & education It represents some success in the fight to conserve heritage in such rapidly changing times It is a place of recreation and peace It provides an accessible link to the past, and history....for all! A place that stimulates research and inspiration It is operated for the benefit of the community and is a registered non-profit organisation  

Children & Students Tsh 300/=

Non-residents & Tourists: US $2

Optional: Museum Guided Tour Tsh 2500/=  (per group, maximum 10 persons)

Options of Access If you feel like a stimulating walk then simply pass along the Lake shore towards Nyamkazi fishing village, past the Airstrip, turn left and look for the signs! Alternatively contact Kiroyera Tours in the Town Centre, either by visiting the office in town or Tel: 2220203. take a taxi from the town centre.

Open Daily 09:30hrs- 18:00hrs

Kagera Museum, P.O. Box 485, Bukoba, Kagera, Tanzania

Phone: 255-28-2220203

E-mail:, Website:

May 13, 2005 change by lacroix_bart

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