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Tabora is in Northwest Tanzania.


Get in

A train departs Tabora on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 21:00 getting to Mpanda the next day at 10:30. A train departs Tabora on Wesnesdays and Saturdays at 21:30 getting to Mwanza the next day at 07:25. There are also trains going from Tabora to Dar Es Salamm via Dodoma and Morogoro. Every Wednesday and Saturday at 20:10, there is a train to Kigoma. There are also buses from Tabora going to Mpanda, Mwanza. there is a twice-weekly bus from Tabora to Mbeya.

Get around

A taxi in the centre costs no more than TSh 2000.


  • Livingstone Tembe Museum. 8am-5pm.



  • National Bank of Commerce. Has a Visa Card ATM.



  • Africa House.


  • Aposele Inn & Guest House (near the train station), ☎ +255 26-260-4510. Single/double rooms. TSh 6000/9000.
  • Moravian Church Hostel (behide the bus station), ☎ +255 26-260-4510. Single/double room with common bathroom. TSh 5000/9000.
  • Golden Eagle Hotel (down town Tobora.), ☎ +255 26-260-2643. Double with common bathroom. TSh 10,000.
  • New Kiwosso Hotel, off Manyara street, ☎ +255 26-260-0515. Double room with own bathroom. TSh 13,000.
  • Fama Hotel (central Tobora.), ☎ +255 26-260-4657. Double room with own bathroom. TSh 10,000.


Go next

  • Mpanda
  • Mbeya

Lonely Planet Tanzania (Country Travel Guide)

Mary Fitzpatrick

Lonely Planet TanzaniaSpy on vultures in their nests as you float over the Serengeti in a hot-air balloonWatch villagers slip by along the shoreline as you cruise down Lake TanganyikaRest your elbow on a sack of vegetables as you rattle south on the Tazara trainJump off a dhow into Zanzibar's warm shallows, and snorkel among shoals of fishIn This Guide:Give something back: packed with community tourism spotlights and sustainable travel recommendationsSpecial chapters on trekking and safaris to help you choose the best operatorsNew color wildlife section with all the facts about both predators and preyContent updated daily - visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates, and traveler suggestions

Tanzania 1:1,500,000 Travel Map, waterproof by Freytag Berndt (2012-05-03)

Freytag Berndt

Tanzania 1:1,500,000 Travel Map, waterproof FREYTAG

This waterproof and tear-resistant map combines a country map at scale 1:1,500,000 with street plans and extensive tourist information: descriptions of places of interest, a fact-box, etc.

The map is double-sided, with no overlap between the sides. Coverage on the north side extends to Nairobi. Topography is shown by very effective relief shading with spot heights, graphics for swamps, water wells, etc, and plenty of names of geographical features. National parks and other protected areas are highlighted.

Road network includes main and selected local tracks, gives distances on most routes and shows locations of filling stations. Railway lines are included and local airports are marked. Also shown are internal administrative boundaries with names of the provinces. Icons indicate various places of tourist interest such as campsites, archaeological sites, hot springs, beaches and snorkeling sites, etc. The map is indexed and has latitude and longitude lines drawn at 1° intervals.

The map includes street plans of central Dar Es Salam, Dodoma and Tabora plus information panels, illustrated with colour photos, with descriptions of main tourist destinations, important natural features, facts and figures about the country, a phrase book, tourist tips, etc. Map legend and all the text in the information panels is bilingual English and German.

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