Kajunguti International Airport

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Kajunguti International Airport
– Proposed airport –
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Tanzania
Operator Tanzania Airports Authority
Serves Bukoba
Location Misenyi, Kagera, Tanzania
Coordinates 1°13′7″S 31°25′30″E / 1.21861°S 31.42500°E / -1.21861; 31.42500Coordinates: 1°13′7″S 31°25′30″E / 1.21861°S 31.42500°E / -1.21861; 31.42500
Kajunguti is located in Tanzania
Location of airport in Tanzania
Direction Length Surface
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TBD - - Asphalt

Kajunguti International Airport (Swahili: Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Kajunguti) is a proposed international airport in north-western Tanzania intended to serve the African Great Lakes region.[1]


Initial plans for the airport were first mentioned in the 2010 election manifesto of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi, Tanzania's ruling party as the present Bukoba Airport cannot accommodate larger aircraft.[2]


The airport will be located at Kajunguti Village in Misenyi District. It will occupy an area of at least 15,000 hectares and its design is inspired by Japan's Kansai International Airport. The Tanzania Airports Authority will compensate villagers affected by this project to the tune of TZS 12 billion (US$ 7 million). As of August 2013, funding has not yet been secured thus delaying the project by 4–5 years.[2]


  1. ^ Mulisa, Meddy (26 July 2013). "Kikwete: building of Kajunguti airport to start soon". Daily News (Tanzania). Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Nachilongo, Hellen (10 August 2013). "Dar seeks funding for airport". The EastAfrican. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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