About us

Who is Kibwanaqua ?

  Professional fishers specialized in wild cichlids since 1999, we have unique skills in capture, transport, conditioning and shipment of wild Tanganyika cichlids.

Our acclimation base shelters 10 tanks of 265 gallons and 5 tanks of 132 gallons, 40 tanks of 65 gallons.

Our team is composed of 4 fishers-divers, 1 fishkeeper on the boat, the boat driver and the divers’ assistant.

Fisherman dive fishing.

Capable fishers, motivated members are the key of our success since the beginning.

A good equipment: boats, nets, water tanks, diving system, allow us to capture difficult species, even rare, for your pleasure.

Kibwanaqua, Live Tropical fish boat.  Fisherman repared a net.

Our boat has 10 tanks of 1000 liters to stock fishes during the fishing sessions.

Kibwanaqua's all of team.

Kibwanaqua’s team.

fishermen catching wild cichlids on the Mvuna shore.
fishermen catching wild cichlids on the coast of Tanzania.

Mr Mwamba look into
the loading of fish from the boat (12 m. length), to the truck (at Kipili) for deliver to Dar es Salaam.

Let me introduce my mother, Nunu M.mwamba, she’s very important for me, and I set on dedicating this website to her.

Nani kama mama
Hakuna kama mama
Una popata mambo makubwa
Ni barake zake mama
Nawengi wanipenda
Nimatunda yake mama

At our acclimation center for cichlids and other fishes.


14 New tanks of 190 gallons (720 litres).

My father, Mr. Mwamba.

The team at work, Dar es Salaam.

Many fish are ready to go.

Salmin Mwamba, my brother.

Me and Zafer Unal from Turkey.

My mother with Gorem & Tomer.

Me, Goren & Tomer from Israel

From left Miss Zuhura Mwamba, Mrs Kibwanaqua & Mustapha -AQUASCAPE- from Istanbul.

Cyphotilapia gibberosa “Mpimbwe”.

Cyphotilapia gibberosa "Mpimbwe".
Cyphotilapia gibberosa "Moba".

Cyphotilapia gibberosa “Moba”.

Spathodus erythrodon & Eretmodus cyanostictus.

Eretmodus cyanostitus and Spathodus erythrodon.

40 aquariums of  65 gallons (240 liters) to prepare fish to travel to Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania.
Each tank has its filtration system independent. Batteries d'aquarium à Dar-es-Salaam.
Three floors of tanks to optimize the available space.
To fish in perfect condition.
A perfect place to keep fish fit.