LocationMbomipa 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 bordered by the Iringa-Mbeya boundary; and to the south it is surrounded 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 lolompya.
AccessibilityMbomipa WMA is accessible by road transport from Iringa Town. Visitors from Dar es Salaam can easily travel to Mbomipa WMA through to Iringa Municipality. From Iringa Municipality its 90 Kilometers drive to Tungamalenga where Mbomipa WMA head office is located. It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to drive from Iringa to the WMA through the gravel road, which currently is under construction to a tarmac road.
The WMA is an association of 21 villages. And has four (4) zones dedicated for investments, photography and tourist hunting activities. The area provides excellent habitat 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.
Mbomipa WMA provides spectacular and unique experiences and activities for tourists and nature lovers such as:
- Photographic safaris; where tourists are likely to encounter elephants, hippos, giraffes, elands, buffaloes, zebras, lions and sable Antelopes, greater and lesser kudu and so many other species of wild animals.
- Game hunting; tourist hunting in Mbomipa WMA takes place in the two designated hunting blocks, one for tourist (profession) hunting and the other one for local hunting. However due to conservation and preservation measures, the areas are currently restricted from hunting until further notice.
- Cultural tourism experience; at the Maasai community where tourists can explore the Maasai culture, values and traditions, such as their life at the Maasai Bomas, souvenir shopping and even domestic animal rearing particularly cattle within the wilds of the WMA.
Project No.1: Development and Management of Tented Lodge/ Camp at two places Tungamalenga Zone
|Available Land for investment||Over 25 Acres.|
|Type of investment required||Joint venture in the Development and Management of Permanent Eco Lodge infrastructure.|
|Key characteristics of the Site|
Planned Start Date
Authorized Association Consortium (AAC),