Ibanda Kyerwa National Park

The unseen treasure in the Western corner of the country, the paradise with the scenic beauty of rolling hills, valleys, plains of Acacia savannah, and the central basin dissected by seasonal rivers filling the scattered lakes and swamps all blow your visit to this undiscovered park. The park covers an area of 200 km2.


Climate: There are two rainy seasons in a year, The short rainy period is from October to November and the wet season is from March to May with annual average rainfall.


Getting there

The park is accessible by road and air


Road: The Park can be reached by road from Bukoba to Murongo (220km) or from Chato to Murongo (327km) and also from Uganda via Murongo town which is about 3.5km from the Park.


Air: The park can be accessed by scheduled flight via Chato or Kigoma Airports


Park Attractions

The Park is exceptionally gifted with a variety of attractions ranging from savannahs, lakes, rivers, and swamps inhabited with different kinds of wildlife.


Wild animals: The park is endowed with various wild animals such as African Buffalo, Hippos, Leopards, Antelopes like reedbuck and roan, and birds.


Kagera River: This is one of the largest rivers in Tanzania which acts as a boundary with Rwanda. The river separates the two nations and also the two national parks; the Ibanda-kyerwa National Park in Tanzania and Akagera National Park in Rwanda. Also to the north, the rivers is a boundary with Uganda and this makes it easy to visit even from Uganda and Rwanda.


Tourism activities

When visiting Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park, a visitor can enjoy various activities such as day and night game drive, Camping, bush meal, bird watching as well as walking Safari

Game Drive: With its open savannah grasslands, the scattered lakes, hills, valleys, Kagera river and basins a game drive inside the park is inspirational to many visitors as they can see animals like herds of buffalo, zebra, leopards, topi, eland, impala, waterbuck, reedback and giraffe.


Walking safari: Offers extraordinary recreational opportunities and a sense of touch with nature.



The Park offers special campsites were you can arrange your own camp.


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