Ipole — Juhiwai

"The calm wildlife sanctuary"

Ipole


Size

2540 sq.km

Region / District

South of Sikonge Township, Tabora Region

Ipole is found in South of Sikonge Township, in Tabora Region. On the East Ipole WMA borders Ipembambazi Forest Reserve, to the South is bordered by Inyonga East Game Controlled Area and Inyonga Forest Reserve respectively, while to the west the area is bordered by Ugalla Game Reserve and Walla Forest Reserve and to the North the area is bordered by Ipole, Msuva, Idekamiso and Utimule villages.


Location
It is found in South of Sikonge Township, in Tabora Region. On the East Ipole WMA borders Ipembambazi Forest Reserve, to the South is bordered by Inyonga East Game Controlled Area and Inyonga Forest Reserve respectively, while to the west the area is bordered by Ugalla Game Reserve and Walla Forest Reserve and to the North the area is bordered by Ipole, Msuva, Idekamiso and Utimule villages.

Established
2003

Number of villages allocated their land to establish WMA
4

Significance
The area is rich in wildlife, fish, fertile lands, fauna and flora. The area harbours a diverse of wildlife species such as Sable and Roan antelopes, Kudu, Hartebeest, Lion, Giraffe, Impala, Elephant, Leopard, Warthogs, Monkey, Aardvark, Baboon, Hyena, Buffalo, Waterbuck, Hydrax, Porcupine, Snakes, and birds. The WMA is dominated by open woodland and tree species in the WMA include timber, fruit and medicinal species.

Accessibility
The area is accessible by road from Tabora Municipality via Sikonge Township to Ipole. It is about 87 km from Tabora to Sikonge District and 24 km from Sikonge to Ipole. Also by road from Mbeya via Kitunda ward to Ipole and from Sumbawanga through Mpanda District via Inyonga to Ipole. The area can as well be reached by air strip located within the Ugunda Game Reserve at Koga (35 km) and Kalulu airstrip (60km).


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Physical Address

Jumuiya ya Hifadhi Wanyamapori ya Ipole, P.O. Box 171, Sikonge - Tabora

Facilities in the Area

Name Descriptions / Contacts Photo
Northern Hunting Ent Ltd P. O. Box 20965, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: +255 784786682
Tel: +255 22 22137181/ 2130501
Fax: +255 22 22118195/ 2130407
E-mail: scl@raha.com

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