Ugalla River Game Reserve

Ugalla River Game Reserve                    
Ugalla Game Reserve was gazetted in 1965 with an area of 5,000 km2. It is a low-lying, flat area located in central-western Tanzania (Tabora). The reserve derived its name from the Ugalla River which runs through the area. The Ugalla Game Reserve is characterized by two primary ecosystems: extensive miombo woodland and large floodplains. Animals species found in the reserve include Hippo, Crocodile, Elephant , Sable, Lion, Topi, Roan, Wild-Dog and Greater Kudu. Ugalla is unique amongst Tanzania’s protected areas in that licensed honey gatherers and fishermen are allowed to enter the Reserve for six months of the year to harvest honey and fish.  The area can be accessible by chartered aircraft and by road using Four wheel  cars. Ugalla can be found in the centre to west of the country and is a large reserve situated on the Ugalla and Wala rivers. The flood plain alongside the rivers provides year round water for elephant and other game.