Kiroyera Tours

Kiroyera Tours provide a range of Tanzania Travel and Tourism Services from its offices in Bukoba and Dar es Salaam. We are pioneers in bringing tourists to the Kagera region and also specialise in tailor-made eco friendly safaris and holidays into Uganda and Rwanda.

Founded in 2001 by 5 indigenous women in Bukoba on the western shores of Lake Victoria, we have steadily expanded our business to become one of Tanzania’s leading tour operators. We have spread our wings far and wide over the years, and although Kagera remains at the heart of our business, we are ready and waiting to extend a warm guiding hand to all visitors to our shores.

Please see our 2018 tour itineraries. They can all be tailored to meet any budget, travel dates, group size or desires you may have!

2018 Tours


Airport Transfers

Kiroyera Tours can arrange transfers from any Tanzanian airport to a hotel, town centre or location of your choice.

Dar es Salaam Airport to City Centre

Airport transfers to/from the City centre can be arranged at a price of USD$40.00 per person.

Uganda to Bukoba

International Travellers coming to Bukoba may find it much cheaper to arrive and depart through Entebbe International Airport in Uganda instead of Dar es Salaam.

Entebbe to/from Bukoba with a brief stop at the Equator
(USD per person sharing)

 No of People Transfer only Transfer inc. 1 night Entebbe
Transfer inc. 1 night Entebbe
(Mid range)
Transfer inc. 1 night Entebbe
1 $380 $450 $530 $660
2 $230 $280 $360 $550
3 $150 $200 $260 $390
4 $115 $175 $205 $350
5+ $100 $160 $190 $280


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Bukoba Boat Tickets

Kiroyera Tours are ticket agents for the Bukoba Boat Ferry to/from Mwanza, Lake Victoria. 

Bukoba – Mwanza, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (4 hour journey)
Boarding: 1700hrs; Departure: 1800hrs; Arrival Mwanza: 0630hrs
Mwanza – Bukoba, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (4 hour journey)
Boarding: 1700hrs; Departure: 1800hrs; Arrival Bukoba: 0600hrs

Booking fee per ticket: Bukoba – Mwanza US$5; Mwanza – Bukoba $10.Transfer charge to the boat and its guide: US$5 per person. Tickets are available for  foot passengers and private cabins.For our international visitors we recommend that you book your cabin 14 days to 3 months before your required travel date. Please provide us with your name and passport number during the booking.

M.V. BLUE BIRD Residents per person Non-residents per person
1st class (bedroom with 2 persons) Tsh 40,600 US$45



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Airline Tickets

Kiroyera Tours arranges domestic and international flights, private air charters and helicopter services for business and pleasure.

Kiroyera Tours understands that planning and finding the right air service in terms of price, timing, reliability and flexibility is a time consuming and complicated process.

As we are based in Tanzania and may be organising your tour, we know the timings that align with your park entry and departure permits, when it is quicker to drive than fly, and which air service companies operate a reliable schedule during the wet season! Most importantly, we know how to respond quickly to unforeseen circumstances whilst travelling in Africa.

We work with reputable travel agencies and aviation companies to ensure reliability of service and customer satisfaction at all times.

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Transport Rental

Kiroyera Tours handles transportation requests to meet the needs of any situation or group size.

We have our own vehicles and drivers, can arrange self-drive car rentals and have a number of partnerships with quality minibus and coach companies across Tanzania. We will work with you to organize the most efficient and cost effective transport mode to meet your requirements. Speed and putting your needs first are our number one priority!

Our Rental Service:

You can contact us in person, by telephone or email to discuss your options and the best available prices.

With self-drive rentals, we check that you have the correct identification/licences, arrange your rental contract and safely process your payment.

We can arrange cars to be picked up at our office, or delivered to a hotel or location of your choice.

We hand over cars to you with full instructions, directions and tourist information where necessary.

We offer a range of vehicles to suit any budget and requirements.

With Kiroyera Tours affordability, service quality and reliability is guaranteed.


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Hotel Reservations

Kiroyera Tours arranges stays at both large international hotels and small local homesteads across Africa.

Kiroyera Tours as a reservation agent will only book hotels that guarantee: safety and security of its client; clean, comfortable rooms and public areas; professional and friendly staff; and well maintained facilities and equipment.

When we make a booking for you we are responsible for responding to your calls or enquiries about the room reservation and, if required, can make any arrangement for your arrival to and departure from your hotel.

We work closely with hotel owners and their reception desks to ensure clear communication at all times and that your expectations are exceeded.

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Partnership Opportunities

Kiroyera Tours works with quality partners to bring the very best African experiences to all visitors at the most competitive prices.

Mary Kalikawe (Managing Director) has over 30 years experience developing successful business partnerships with local and international travel and tourism related companies.

Aaron Kalikawe is currently developing virtual hotel tours for local hotel owners where Kiroyera Tours serves as its booking agent.

If you are interested in exploring partnership opportunities with Kiroyera Tours we would love to hear from you.

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Our Management Team


mary kalikawe, kiroyera tours MD

Mary Kalikawe, Managing Director

Mary is a founder-director of Kiroyera Tours. She is a pioneer in developing eco and women focused tourism opportunities and is Chairwoman of AWOTTA (the Association of Women in Tourism Tanzania). She is winner of 11 International and National Tourism Awards, and works tirelessly to ensure all visitors to her country leave with wonderful memories.

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Jackson Gresmo, Operations – Bukoba

Jackson works in the Bukoba office for Kiroyera Tours and is committed to delivering the higher standard of service to our customers. He has worked in the travel and hospitality industry for many years and in his free time is an active member of  local community organisations inc. Bukoba Rotaract Club (where he is Treasurer) and the Red Cross.

Why Choose Us

We are an award winning family business based in Tanzania with a wealth of local knowledge
Tanzania is our homeland and has been for centuries. For over 16 years we have operated offices in Bukoba and Dar es Salaam with experienced, indigenous employee’s who work closely together to deliver the very best experiences of our region and country.
We have strong established partnerships with reputable and trusted suppliers
Over the past 15 years we have established strong partnerships with a network of small community businesses, quality hotels, transportation companies and local guides.
We guarentee the best rates in the market place
We work with luxury, mid range and budget operators who give our customers the best rates and customer service available.
We recommend what is right for you not for us!
We tailor every tour to meet your needs. We take the time to understand your interests, travel style, budget and time-frame to ensure we deliver an experience that is right for you.
We speak your language and can provide a range of multi-lingual Guides
We can provide experienced guides who speak English, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese
We arrange local mobile SIM cards to keep service levels high and roaming costs low!
We can provide local mobile SIM packages to keep in touch at all times and ensure no large mobile phone bill awaits you back home!
We are a licensed operator who provides only experienced and qualified local Guides and Drivers
Our Guides are fluent in English and are experts in their field – Knowledgeable, passionate and professional in the service they deliver.


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Mr Super, Chief Driver, Bukoba Office (17 years)


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Member of Women in Tourism International alliance4. Tanzania Private Sector Foundation