Mbarang'andu WMA is part of the Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor. The area borders Selous Game Reserve in the North and in the South with Mozambique. On the Eastern side, the WMA is bordering Ludewa and Mbinga districts.
Mbarang’andu WMA is located between 9°53’-ll°8’S and 35°42’-36°41’E in Namtumbo District, Ruvuma region. Mbarang’andu WMA is part of the Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor. The area borders Selous Game Reserve in the North and in the South with Mozambique. On the Eastern side, the WMA is bordering Ludewa and Mbinga districts.
The Selous - Niassa Miombo woodland ecosystem as a whole is the largest trans-boundary natural dry forest ecosystem in Africa covering 150,000 km2 and extends across southern Tanzania into neighbouring Mozambique. The wide variety of wildlife habitats - forests, wooded grasslands, open savannahs, granite inselbergs, seasonal and permanent wetlands and rivers - account for globally significant biodiversity. The core conservation areas for its continued existence are:
The Selous – Niassa Wildlife Corridor provides a significant biological link between the two reserves and consequently for the Miombo woodland eco-system, thus conserving one of the largest elephant ranges in the world containing also approximately 13% of the world’s remaining wild dog population.
Number of villages allocated land to establish WMA 7
- Common animals in the area are elephant, hippopotamus, leopard, buffalo, Iron, hyena, zebra, bush pig, warthog, hartebeest, wildebeest, sable antelope, reedbuck, wild dog, aardvark, silver backed jackal, python, variety of small mammals and variety of reptiles, amphibians and birds.
- Mikuyu is the closest airstrip to Mbarang’andu WMA and also linked with main roads from different parts of the Southern highlands.
Jumuiya ya Maiiasili Mbarang'andu, P.O. Box 15, Songea.
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