Kigosi Game Reserve

Kigosi Game Reserve                     
Kizigo Game Reserve was gazetted in 1982 and covers an area of 4000 km2. It is situated in Manyoni Singida Region. The reserve is contiguous to Muhesi Game Reserve and is part of Great Ruaha ecosystem. It is characterized by unique Itigi Thickets.  The reserve is covered by Miombo woodland, interspersed with open plains, rocky outcrops, scattered water holes, springs and riverine valleys.  Animals mainly found in this area are Eland, Roan, Lion, Leopard, Liechtenstein Hartebeest, greater Kudu and Sable.  The area is accessible by roads using Four wheel  cars and chartered light aircraft from Arusha and Dar es Salaam. Kigosi Game Reserve is an important breeding area for rare water birds including the Wattled crane and Shoebill stork. The area consists of woodland in the north and grassy swamps in the south.