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Kalemie is a town on the west coast of Lake Tanganyika, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


The town was founded in the 1890s as a Belgian military base called Albertville or Albertstad.

Get in[edit]

Reaching Kalemie is difficult and travelling overland can be quite a dangerous journey. There are flights from the capital Kinshasa and Lubumbashi a few times per week with FlyCAA. Flying is by far the most convenient way of travelling here. There is an infrequent rail service from Lubumbashi, officially two-three times per month, but delays and breakdowns are common. Travelling by road is equally frustrating as the main road, the north-south N5, is often impassable. Kalemie being a port city, boats arrive here from other ports on Lake Tanganyika such as Kigoma. However, safety is an issue and accidents happen with some regularity.

  • 1 Kalemie Airport. Kalemie Airport (Q6352071) on Wikidata Kalemie Airport on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

Map of Kalemie


  • 1 Saint-Albert Church (Église Saint-Albert). Historic church.
  • Stade Kitshanga.
  • Stade Mamba.



  • Marche du port.
  • Ma maison.
  • Marche Katanga Kivu.
  • SNEL.
  • Marche Lubuye.
  • Brasimba.
  • Horizon House.


  • Papa Senegalais.
  • Restaurant OKAPI.
  • Restaurent La Prunelle.


  • DA RAISSA Resto - night club.
  • Rio.
  • Village Lubuye.


  • 1 Musalala Hotel Kalemie, Ave Tanganyika. Beachfront hotel with basic amenities.
  • Hotel Kalemie.
  • Mahobilali.
  • Quaritier de la Paix.
  • Hotel TCHAM.


Go next[edit]

  • Lufukwe.
  • Lubunduye.
  • Matafari.
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