Bukoba has no true top-end accommodation, but it offers numerous good-value budget and midrange places, both in town and along the lakeshore.


Dining inexpensively is easy in Bukoba, with its many local-style eateries. Menus almost always feature grilled fish and usually ndizi (cooked plantains, called matoke in the local Haya language). For self-caterers, there is a lively market and several small, nearby supermarkets.

Drinking & Nightlife

Quiet Bukoba isn't known for its nightlife. Instead, enjoy watching the sunset from one of the hotels or eateries along the lakeshore.