Mbomipa WMA Opportunities


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 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.


Mbomipa 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.

Investment Opportunities

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
  • Easily accessible with a well-established road.
  • The area is situated in the photographic zone with attractive vegetation, variety of wildlife; day but also controlled night game drives may be possible.
  • Located near by the Ruaha National Park gate which gives prospective investors market for the services offered.
  • The area is near valleys with flowing water especially during rainy seasons which provides an excellent green pasture for wildlife.
  • Located near Tungamalenga village where some necessary services are available.

Planned Start Date


Responsible Promoter(s)

Authorized Association Consortium (AAC),
P.O. Box 13685,
Mikoroshoni Street, Msasani, Dar es Salaam. Tanzania.
Tel: +255 22 2668615
Tel: +255 788 389 039
Fax: +255 22 2668609
Web: http://www.twma.co.tz

Investment Procedures to Follow

(i) The applicant must own a registered company (whether local or foreign) with office premises.
(ii) The applicant must have developed Memorandum of Articles of Associations of the company with CVs of Directors/prominent leaders of the company.
(iii) The applicant must have a Business Plan detailing previous or on-going company’s businesses implementation and plans.
(iv) The applicant must have a proposal for conducting tourism activities in WMA·
(v) The applicant is allowed to visit the WMA, see the specific site for investment and meet leaders of respective WMAs to express ones intention to invest.

(vi) The applicant must apply for investment in the area by following laws and regulations of the United Republic of Tanzania: The applicant should also go through Wildlife Conservation Act, (2009), WMA Regulations of 2012, Non consumptive tourism Regulations of 2016 and Tourism Act of 2008 to get further le

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