Mpanga Kipengere Game Reserve
Mpanga – Kipengere Game Reserve is the newest wildlife reserve in Tanzania and covers a total area of 1,574 kilometres.
This reserve is famous by its unique flora and fauna, scenic beauty, cultural heritage in Nyumba Nitu forest and Kimani waterfalls which are very attractive for nature tourism.
The Kipengere ranges, Mpanga highlands, Lugala and Chafukwe Mountains provide beautiful scenery of green mountains, plains and the dramatic valleys.
Chafukwe Mountains are best for recreation where tourists can enjoy the beautiful scenery of green mountains, plains and the dramatic valleys.
These mountains are also ideal for trekking, mountaineering, walking and hiking. A visit to this reserve is quite special and lifetime experience. There are abundance of natural wonders such as cascading waterfalls, rivers and beautiful flowers.
Plant species with attractive flowers include tuberous orchids. Among varieties of fauna including rodents, primates (monkeys and baboons), mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
The reserve is as well, rich with resident and migratory birds including Denham’s Bustard and migratory birds such as Blue Swallow and Abdimis Stork.
Endemic species found in Mpanga – Kipengere Game Reserve are Nosed chameleon, marsh widow, Njombe cisticola and Kipengere seedeater, while the rare Fufumka bird has been recorded to live in the reserve.