The Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park is a new park founded in the Kagera region in Tanzania. This is the park where the three countries of Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda borders’ meet.  The park covers an area of 200km2 with unique wildlife attractions.  Sunrises and sunsets are also easily seen while being at the middle of the park. The park is fed by the Kagera River as the main source of water for this park and nourishes its rich resources. Kagera River is one of the largest rivers in Tanzania which acts as a boundary with Rwanda. The river separates the two nations as well as the two national parks; the Ibanda-kyerwa National park in Tanzania and the Akagera National Park in Rwanda.

The Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park is the hidden treasure in the Western angle of the country as the park recognized as  the paradise with pretty 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 Best time of your safaris at Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park

The Ibanda – Kyerwa National Park can be accessed by road through various public transport services running from upcountry regions to Bukoba town in Kagera region. The Park can be reached by road from Bukoba to Murongo at a distance of 220km or from Chato to Murongo  at a distance of 327km and also from Uganda via Murongo town which is about 3.5km from the Park. By air, The park can be easily accessed by scheduled flight via Chato or Kigoma Airports coming from Dar es Salaam, KIA, Arusha or  Mwanza City. With the recent developed infrastructure in and around the park, the place is easily accessible and is thriving with visitors time to time.

Ibanda – Kyerwa National Park experiencing two rainy seasons in a year, a short rainy period is from October to November and the wet season is from March to May. The best time to visit a park is at the end of the short rainy season every year.

The uniqueness of Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park

Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park is an exceptionally gifted place with a variety of attractions ranging from savannah, lakes, rivers to swamps inhabited with different kind’s wildlife. The park is endowed with various wild animals such as African Buffalo, Hippos, Leopards, Antelopes like reed buck and roan and birds.

Shooting and Hunting safaris are the most common activities in this area and for the adventure explorers this is a best place for you. Diversity of animals that you will find in the park includes Leopard, Hippos, Roan antelopes, Buffalo and many more. GVTS suggests you to go with a 4WD car when you visit the park to avoid the potential misadventures. The Ibanda- Kyerwa National Park  with its outstanding attractiveness and scenic views is the most promising destination of the Tanzania Safari Tours and is highly endorsed for a must visit while travelling to Tanzania.

Tourism Activities in Ibanda- Kyerwa National Park

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

 Wild animals

Ibanda- Kyerwa National Park is endowed with various wild animals such as African Buffalo, Hippos, Leopards, Antelopes like reed buck and roan and birds.

Kagera River

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

Tourism activities

When visiting Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park, expect to 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 within the Ibanda- Kyerwa National Park, the scattered lakes, hills, valleys, Kagera river and basins,  a game drive inside the park is stimulating to many travellers as they can see animals like herds of buffalo, zebra, leopards, topi, eland, impala, waterbuck, reedback and giraffe at different location and time within the park.

Walking safari

Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park offers extraordinary recreational opportunities and a sense of touch with nature that one will experience during walking safari activity.


Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park offers special campsites where you can arrange your own camp.