Kigosi Game Reserve was established in 1983; it is the third Game Reserve in Tanzania after the Selous and Rungwa Game Reserve and covers an area equivalent to 7,000 square km.
The Kigosi game reserve extends from Bukombe and Kahama Districts in Shinyanga Region up to Urambo District in Tabora Region.
The reserve is easily accessible by road using four wheel drive cars.
The area can also be accessed by chartered aircrafts.
The maximum temperature of the area is 29 degree C.
There are two rainfall peaks annually in this reserve and these appear in February and November. The dry season starts in mid May and ends in mid October. Annual rainfall varies between 1,000m and 1,500m.
- Flood plain
Kigosi game reserve is one of the largest and excellent reserves in East African which have floodplain and wetland ecosystem.
- Species of Birds and wild mammals
This reserve provides an important wild animal protection and feeding area during dry seasons for migratory animals which includes water birds and large mammal species.
- Game viewing
- Bird watching
Best Time To Visit
It is good to visit the area during dry season from June to September