This is the second-largest port on the Tanzanian lakeshore. The region’s economy mostly depends on coffee, tea, banana and vanilla farming. Bukoba town is a flat and compact town surrounded by mountains. Bukoba is also best known for its traditional food called Matoke. Matoke is a starchy variety of bananas. The fruit is harvested green, carefully peeled and then cooked and often mashed or pounded into a meal. Bukoba region is reach in cultural activities and good vegetation with high rains.