Mikumi National Park

ElephantMikumi National Park adjoins Selous Game  Reserve in the north which is the biggest game reserve in Africa. It is transversed by the tarmac road between Dar es Salaam and Iringa. As a result, it is the most accessible part of 75,000 square kilometres (47,000 square miles).  Also, this tract of wilderness extends east almost as far up the reach of the Indian Ocean.

The open skyline and plentiful wildlife of the Mkata floodplain, the popular correspondence of Mikumi, draw regular comparisons to the famous Serengeti Plains.

Lions survey and roam around their grasslands kingdom. On the other hand, other animals like wildebeest the zebra, buffalo, and impala scatter the land infinitely. Similarly, most of the herds are that migrate across the area from the flattened remains as well tops of termite mounds, or other times, during the rains, from perches higher in the trees. Giraffes feed in the isolated acacia stands that periphery the Mkata River, islets of shade favoured by Mikumi’s elephants.

Intersected by a spectacular circuit of game-viewing roads, the Mkata Floodplain is perhaps the pinpoint area for sightings of the enormous massive eland, the world’s largest Antelope in Tanzania The identically impressive greater kudu and sable antelope hung out the miombo-covered foothills of the mountains that lingers the borders of the park.

400 species of birds and more have been recorded. Most with such common colourful residents known as the lilac-breasted roller, yellow-throated longclaw, and bateleur eagle. Mysteriously united by a host of European migrants during the rainy season. Hippos are the exceptional attraction of that imaginary pair of pools located 5km north of the regular main gate, supported by a dynamic cast of waterbirds.

About Mikumi National Park

The Mikumi National Park is the fourth-largest park in Tanzania. Also, a potential part of a much larger ecosystem centred on the uniquely vast Selous Game Reserve covers 3,230 sq km (1,250 sq miles), Located 283 km (175 miles) west of Dar es Salaam, north of Selous Game Reserve and en route to Ruaha National Park, Katavi, and Udzungwa.

How to get there

A good tarmac road connects Mikumi to Dar es Salaam through Morogoro. Basically, it is approximately a 4-hour drive, and the road connects to Udzungwa. It essentially connects to Selous, especially during the dry season, and in particular Ruaha.

Charter flights operate the daily scheduled flight from Dar es Salaam to Arusha or Selous. Either way, local buses run back and forth from Dar es salaam to park headquarters where you can potentially arrange a game drive from there.

What to do

In Mikumi National Park you can enjoy game drives and explore the area through guided walking tours. You can also visit a closeby Ruaha, Udzungwa, or travel on to Selous.

When to go

The park is always accessible all year round.