Mikumi National Park
Is located north of the Selous, is only 283 km away from Dar-es-salaam. The Park is also an important educational centre for students of ecology and conservation. The Mikumi flood plain is the main feature of the Park along with the bordering mountain ranges. Animals commonly found here include lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, hippo and elephant. The Mikumi elephants are mainly grazers and do not cause tree damage. Lions roam the Mikumi plains and will take refuge in the branches of trees.
Wild dogs can be seen in parks here. Mikumi’s vegetation includes woodland, swamp and grassland with two water holes, Mkata and Chamgore. Apart from the saddle-bill stork, hammerkop and malachite kingfisher, you will also find monitor lizard and a deadly python inhabiting the pools.
- Vehicle photographic safaris.
- Lodge/tented camps in the park, camping and guest house accommodation out of the park.
Grass lands, rolling hills, Mkata flood plains, bush lands, forest areas, acacia – surrounded by the impressive UluguruMountains, Lumango ranges. Elephant, lion, hyena, leopard, jackal, wild hunting dog, giraffe, zebra, antelope, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, crocodile, hippo, yellow baboon bird lover paradise.
Best time to visit: Year-round
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