Ikona Wildlife Management Area is home to migrating animals from Serengeti National Park. It is a great place for experiencing community based wildlife conservation within Ikona communities neighboring Serengeti National Park. Ikona wildlife management area was established in 2007, it covers an area of 242.3 km of wildlife conservation area which is home to migrating animals from Serengeti National Park and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.
What to see and do in Nkona Wildlife Management Area
Local community based Wildlife conservation activities. You will have an opportunity to learn how the local communities have succeeded to participate in wildlife conservation through benefit sharing with positive results. IKONA shares its borders with the Serengeti National Park, Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves and Sasakwa Concession Area. The WMA is made up of five villages located in western side of the Serengeti National Park, in Serengeti District, Mara region.
Ikona wildlife management area is another great pace to see wildebeests in Tanzania. The Great Wildebeest migration concentrates at IKONA between May and June, the time which tens of thousands of wildebeest cross the Ikona Wildlife Management Area on their way to Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Wildlife at the management is similar to those in Serengeti national Park. Big African Mammals you can see in IKONA are large wildlife species, including Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Hartebeests, Waterbucks, Wildebeests, Warthogs, Leopards, Topis, Roan Antelopes, Lesser and Greater Kudu, Klipspringer, Zebras, Hippopotami, Black and White Colobus Monkeys and Crocodiles.
Other attractions to see in IKONA Wildlife Management Area include the Fort Ikoma historical site where German forces camped during the First World War. There are trenches to escape from enemy attacks down to River Grumeti and which German soldiers dug, also bunkers to counter the British bombardment from Kenya.
Where to stay during safari in Ikona Wildlife Management Area
Lodge options to stay in during safari in Ikona Wildlife Management Area range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options include IKONA Wild Camp, Grumeti Migration Camp – Eco Lodge and Grumeti Hill among others. Contact us here for booking and reservation details
What is the best time to safari in Ikona Wildlife Management Area?
Safari in Ikona Wildlife Management Area is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Ikona Wildlife Management Area?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about visiting Ikona Management Area in Tanzania.