Gazetted as a National Park in 2019 Burigi Chato covers 4,707 sq. km making it the 4th largest National Park in Tanzania. Stretching from Lake Victoria in the East to the Rwandan boundary in the West Burigi Chato is an enormous piece of wild country encompassing fresh water lakes, long hills, rocky crags along escarpments, deeply set valleys lined with forest, open plains, swamps, rivers, flood plains and hundreds of square kilometers of medium and tall grass wooded savanna – mostly Combretum and Terminalia known as Miombo.
The National Park is situated close to the border of Lake Victoria, boarder of Rwanda’s Akagera National Park, Uganda’s Kikati game reserve, rangeland is to north of the Katungo River, the Lake Mburo National Park and is surrounded by the wondrous waters of the Kagera River and Lake Burigi. This National Park is set among the pictorial beauty of the lakes and the riverside which is a delight for the eyes of any tourist and one of the special features about the wild life of this park is that one of the largest antelopes of the world the statuesque Cape eland is found here.
The Park’s Intended Impact
The Burigi-Chato National Park is the third largest wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania. Previously a game reserve, Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli made it known to the public he was planning on changing its status in an effort to boost tourism in the area, and take advantage of the Chato Airport that would facilitate visitors to access the area.
While at Burigi-Chato National Park expect to see a numerous number of the natural landscapes and magnificent mountainous sceneries. You will also be able to spot varieties of wildlife, the preserved ecological systems, and amazing lakes.
- Game drive wildlife Safari
- Walking safari
- Canoeing in lake Burigi
- Photographic safari
- honeymoon safari
- cultural safari