"The home of flagship species, untrammelled and highly exclusive scenery" Size: 777 sq. km Region / District: Iringa District, Iringa Region
Mbomipa WMA is located in Idodi and Pawaga Divisions of Iringa District, Iringa Region. The southern boundary of Ruaha National Park forms the northern boundary of the WMA.
The area falls between 6.9°S to 8.0°S and 34,8°£ and 35.7-E. Mbomipa WMA is located in Idodi and Pawaga Divisions of Iringa District, Iringa Region. The southern boundary of Ruaha National Park forms the northern boundary of the WMA, to the west it is bound by the Iringa-Mbeya boundary; and to the south it is bound by the grazing lands of the following villages in Idodi Division: Mahuninga, Makifu, Tungamalenga, Mapogoro, Idodi. Malinzanga and Mafuluto; and in Pawaga Division: Isele, Kisanga, Kinyika, Luganga and tlolompya.
Number of villages allocated land to establish WMA 21
- The diverse plant communities found in the WMA provide excellent habitats for a wide range of invertebrates (insects and spiders), fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. The mammal includes flagship species such as Elephants, Hippo, Giraffe, Eland, Buffalo, Zebra, Roan and Sable Antelope, Greater and Lesser kudu and many others. The WMA also boasts for a diverse bird community from Ruaha National Park. Important reptiles common within the WMA include; Nile crocodile, monitor lizard, python, black mamba, spitting cobra and puff adder. The rivers within the WMA are also home to 38 fish species, freshwater mussels and charismatic riverine species like the African clawless otter. The vegetation distributed in the WMA forms a beautiful mosaic of vegetation communities that provide a diverse and scenic landscape, which provides spectacular game viewing scenery in the area.
- By both road and air from Iringa town.
Bush Crafting | Cultural Tourism | Education | Game Viewing | Nature Trails | Photographic Safaris | Picnicking | Research Activities | Training Visits | Walking Safaris |
Mbomipa Association, P.O Box 398, Iringa.
Facilities in the Area
Kilombero North Safaris Luxury Lodge P. O. Box 354, Dar es Salaam
Tandala Tented Camp P. O. Box 417, Iringa