Rumanyika-karagwe national park is the newly established national park which covers an area of 247 the park was established in 2019 from a game reserve. The park is proud of its natural forest, which bestows the beauty it merits. The park is home to numerous herds of different wild creatures, including birds, predators, herbivores, and omnivores. Here, depending on the height, the temperature can range from 130 C to 410 C. And the monsoon months are from January through April. Although heavy rains make it impossible to reach most roads, this time of year is perfect for birdwatchers.

The dry season in Rumanyika-karagwe is from July to October, and the rest 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. Despite the human encroachment, it is still a beautiful area with great potential for Tanzania photographic safaris. The area’s main feature is a rather deep valley with a slow-moving river at its foot that divides into lakes and bogs. Forest and dense shrub cover much of the valley’s lower slopes, which are highly forested. Acacia-tall grass woodlands, which are open and lovely and are undoubtedly kept reasonably open by seasonal fires, may be found on the higher slopes of the valley.

Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park
Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park

Location: Rumanyika-karagwe National Park.

The Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park is situated in the Kagera region, in northern Tanzania, near the Lake Victoria area. The Kagera region is a place of great grandeur, with an unmatched variety of wildlife, plants, and other natural elements. Rocks, landscapes, and terrain are among the wonders that have enabled the development of fantastic cultural tourism, game hunting, historical building and archaeological explorations, as well as wildlife photography safaris in this park.

The Uniqueness of Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park

Thought it is not famous park in Tanzania as Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro, the Rumanyika-karagwe national park is unique on its own. It is one of the few parks in Tanzania and Africa that allows hunting safaris activities.  The hunting safaris Is the most popular activity within Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park and this magnificent activity is the one that draws visitors from all over the world to visit and explore this place.

These national parks are home to a variety of animals, including lions, leopards, elephants, hippopotamuses, giraffes, buffalo, and antelopes. These are the top tourist destinations for an excellent safari experience. This national park is booming now because of recent infrastructure and tourism improvements in the area, making it a top vacation spot for nature lovers. To get the most out of your Tanzania Safari Tours package, we strongly recommend including Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park for bird watchers and travelers who enjoy discovering new places.

Getting to Rumanyika-karagwe national park

 Via Air transport, Light aircraft can fly to Ibanda-Kyerwa airstrip from the airports at Chato and Bukoba.

 Via Road transport, the distances between Bukoba Town and Murongo are 220 km and 327 km, respectively. Murongo is reachable by road from Uganda and Rwanda via the Kikagati border, or from Rwanda via the Rusumo border via Karagwe.

Tourist Activities in the National Park of Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park

The most popular activity in Rumanyika-karagwe National Park is hunting. Visitors come here from all over the world to take part in this incredible activity that is offered here and in other few Tanzania national parks. Another fantastic pastime to enjoy in your safari tour to this national park is bird watching. The greatest season to enjoy wild flowers and butterflies is from June to August, and from December to February is when birds migrate and arrive in this park. Other safari Activities/ things to do in Rumanyika-karagwe national park includes:

  • Game drive
  • Walking safaris
  • Camping safari
  • Picnicking
  • Canoeing
  • Sport fishing
  • Canoeing and Boat excursion


 Wildlife: Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park’s wildlife.

The Rumanyika-karagwe national park is home to a variety of animals, including lions, leopards, elephants, hippopotamuses, giraffes, buffalo, and antelopes. This national park is booming now because of recent infrastructure and tourism improvements in the area, making it a top vacation spot for nature lovers.

We strongly advise you to include Rumanyika Karagwe National Park in your safari itinerary or bucket list if you want to get the most out of your Tanzania safari tours, particularly if you’re more interested in bird watching and in exploring new places that are still uncharted and unspoiled by tourist activities. This park is the ideal fit for you.

The Best time to visit Rumanyika – Karagwe National Park

Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park experiences two rainy seasons annually: a brief wet season from March to May and a longer wet season from October to November. The dry season is from June to November and these are the best month to visit the park.

During the dry season months in Rumanyika Karagwe national park, the habitats vegetation are dry and short making it easy for animal viewing even from a far distance. Again during this period animals congregate and gather themselves in different water sources searching for drinking water making it easy to spot them. Every year, the end of the brief rainy season is the ideal time to visit this park.

Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park
Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park

Accommodation: where to stay in Rumanyika Karagwe national park

You can currently set up your own camp and stay in the park. There are initiatives underway to promote year-round camping as well as permanent campgrounds and hotels. The closest town with lodging is Morongo, which is located in Kayanga-Bukoba.

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