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Kigamboni District is located in Tanzania
Kigamboni District
Kigamboni District
Location of Kigamboni
Kigamboni District is located in Africa
Kigamboni District
Kigamboni District
Kigamboni District (Africa)
Coordinates: 6°49′S 39°19′E / 6.817°S 39.317°E / -6.817; 39.317Coordinates: 6°49′S 39°19′E / 6.817°S 39.317°E / -6.817; 39.317
ZoneCoastal Indian Ocean
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s)022
WebsiteCity website

Kigamboni is a district south east of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The Kigamboni District is divided into two administrative wards, Mbagala and Kigamboni.[1][better source needed]

Kigamboni was an administrative ward in the Temeke District of Dar es Salaam. As of 2002, the ward had a total population of 36,701.[2]

Future development[edit]

Due to the expansion of economic activities, Dar es Salaam is expanding faster. In the coming few years,[when?] it is expected to expand even more and economic activities will increase. Kigamboni has a strong presence with large tracts of good, unexploited land.

According to various studies on the presence of unpolluted beaches, the redevelopment of Kigamboni will spearhead economic development and increase the national income. The big picture of the Kigamboni new city master plan is to provide sufficient infrastructure in order that the residents have a better quality of life and to build a core for developing new land demands of Dar es salaam, such as residential, commercial, trade and business, industrial, educational, and tourism facilities.[3]


The Kigamboni shopping center is conveniently located near the Kigamboni Ferry Terminal allowing travellers to browse and purchase items whilst they are preparing to alight or after disembarking from the ferry.



The Kigamboni Bridge/Mwl Nyerere Bridge runs from the west of Kigamboni to the east of Kurasini area.


Maritime transport[edit]


A ferry crossing from the south east of Kivukoni and the Dar es Salaam central business district to the north west of Kigamboni.

Notable landmarks[edit]



  1. ^ Hilda Mhagama (January 29, 2016). "Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Has Five Districts As Ubungo, Kigamboni Added to It". Tanzania Daily News.
  2. ^ "2002 Population and Housing Census General Report". Government of Tanzania. Archived from the original on 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
  3. ^ "Kigamboni New City Plans". Government of Tanzania Ministry of Lands, Housing & Human Settlements Development. Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-03-15.