Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park

Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park

Western Circuit

Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park

National Parks 200 km² Western Circuit, Kagera

The Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park, previously Ibanda Game Reserve, is a national park in Tanzania. Originally established in 1974, it was designated a national park in 2019. The national park is located in Kagera Region and has an area of 200 square kilometres.

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

The Park is exceptional gifted with a variety of attractions ranging from savannah, lakes, rivers and swamps inhabited with different kinds wildlife. The park is endowed with various wild animals such as African Buffalo, Hippos, Leopards, Antelopes like reed buck and roan and birds. 

Kagera River

This is one of the largest rivers in Tanzania which act 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 easy to visit even from Uganda and Rwanda.

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.

Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park

Getting to Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park

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

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