Location Kagera Region
Kagera Region is situated in the northwestern corner of Tanzania. The
regional capital is Bukoba Town, which is about 1,500 km from Dar Es Salaam
by road. Kagera Region shares borders with Uganda to the North, Rwanda
and Burundi to the West, the Kigoma and Mwanza Regions to the South and
Lake Victoria to the East.
Kagera Region lies just South of the equator between 1,00 and 2,45 degrees
South latitudes. Longitudinally it lies between 30,25 and 32,40 degrees
East of Greenwich. This includes a large part of the waters of Lake Victoria.
Kagera Region covers a total area of 40,838 sq. km. Out of the total area,
28,953 sq. km. is land and 11,885 sq. km. is covered by waters of Lake
Victoria, Lakes Ikimba, Burigi, and Ngono and Kagera rivers. Kagera region
is Tanzania’s 15th largest region and accounts for approximately 3.2%
of the total 883,749 sq. km. land area of Tanzania. Kagera lies at 3,750
feet above Sea level. It has reasonably fertile old soils but over used
in some parts of the region has lead to soil exhaustion and a need for
the use of fertilizer.