Rumanyika Karagwe National Park

Originally a Game Reserve of 800 sq. km Rumanyika-Karagwe was gazetted as a National Park in July 2019, its area had shrunk to 247 sq. km due to human encroachment, but it is still a beautiful area with great potential for photographic tourism. The temperature ranges between 130C and 410 C depending on the area elevation. The dry season is from July to October and for the remainder of the year there can be rain some of it very heavy with up to 1,300 mm in the western parts of the Park.

The essential core of the area is quite a deep valley with a slow winding river at its base which breaks up into lakes and swamps. The lower slopes of the valley are heavily vegetated by forest and thick bush. The higher slopes of the valley have Acacia tall grass woodlands which are spacious and attractive and are clearly kept relatively open by seasonal fires.


How to get there

  • Air. There are airports at Chato and Bukoba from which light aircraft can fly to Ithanda Village.
  • Road. From Bukoba to Murongo (220 km).From Chato to Murongo (327 km)
  • From the airstrip at Ibanda to Murongo (110 km)’
  • Road access is possible from Uganda via Murongo



The park has endowed with various places of interest where tourists can visit, normally for its intrinsic or exhibited natural or cultural value, historical importance, natural or built beauty, offering leisure, adventure, and delight.


Wild Animals: One of the special attractions to Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park is that visitors can see giraffe, buffalo, impala, waterbuck, leopard, zebra, bushbuck, and Baboons


Birds: It is difficult to visit this beautiful park and not be impressed by the number and variety of birds you see. The great cross-section of vegetation types and altitude help to contribute towards this.


Vegetation: The Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park has Vast nice Vegetation to enjoy.


Nice Landscapes: The Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park is endowed with a lot of attractive landscapes to enjoy



Tourism Activities
When visiting Rumanyika National Park, a visitor can enjoy various activities in the park such as day and night game driving, Camping, bush meals, bird watching, and nice landscapes.


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