Burunge WMA

Size: 617 sq. km

Region / District

Manyara - Babati District


The Burunge WMA in Babati District is located in Tanzania's wildlife-rich northern tourist circuit. The WMA is very close to both Tarangire and Manyara National Parks. It is roughly 18 kms from the main gate of Tarangire National Park, 20kms from Majimoto and Tarangire airstrips and less than 10 kms from the southern boundary of the Lake Manyara National Park

 

Location

The Burunge WMA in Babati District is located in Tanzania’s wildlife-rich northern tourist circuit. The WMA is very close to both Tarangire and Manyara National Parks. It is roughly 18 kms from the main gate of Tarangire National Park, 20kms from Majimoto and Tarangire airstrips and less than 10 kms from the southern boundary of the Lake Manyara National Park, The WMA is bisected by the Arusha-Babati-Singida-Dodonia highway.

Established 2003

Number of villages allocated land to establish WMA 10

Significance

Burunge WMA occupies the land and the migratory corridors between Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and the adjacent Manyara ranch, making it an area of high conservational significance. Today, the area is widely known for its large buffalo population that moves in and out of Tarangire. The presence of Lake Butrunge in the WMA attracts the migration of water birds such as greater and lesser flamingoes and a range of ducks and shore birds.

Accessibility

By road about two hours drive from Arusha town. Also by air from Arusha and KIA airports.

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