As a completely Tanzanian-owned and operated business, we are able to share the love for our country with our guests and able to impact the communities surrounding our hotel. Kigoma Hilltop Hotel supports community development and economic empowerment. We have been establishing and supporting schools and hospitals, building community centers and wells for access to clean water, offering local employment and training opportunities, and assisting conservation efforts throughout Tanzania.
Kigoma Hilltop Hotel took four years to build and was opened by former President Mkapa. It housed the first of many facilities to the region: a swimming pool, a conference room, a restaurant with a trained chef and a private beach on Lake Tanganyika. The hotel opened access for tourism in Kigoma, allowing visitors to gain insight into local life at the Katonga Fishing Village; visit the Dr. Livingstone memorial at the site of his former house; and visit the port where the historic century old German warship, the M.V Liemba, operates as a passenger and cargo ferry.
We have assisted in the establishment of schools in the Kigoma Region funding the setup of the first science lab and computer class in the area. We feel it is essential for students to have access to learning skills, which are crucial for their consideration in the workplace. We offer employment opportunities to job seekers in the surrounding communities in hopes of giving our staff the opportunity to support their families.
We support after school activities by giving students the opportunity to use our facilities where possible. We have hosted special weekends for the students from our boarding school, who go out on kayaks across Lake Tanganyika. They enjoy a day filled with fun and activities including swimming and kayaking with their peers.
Kigoma Hilltop Hotel has had the privilege to have the opportunity to work with local volunteers and doctors from Dar es Salaam and Morogoro. We have hosted free Eye Camps resulting in the treatment of 3500+ villagers and 200 Cataract surgeries in the town of Ilagala, Kigoma Region. Free screenings, medicines, and eye glasses were provided to thousands of people, all in need.
Let us know if you would like to visit the schools we work with when you are in Kigoma or make a donation towards our cause.