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Mikumi National Park

Nestled among majestic mountain ranges, Mikumi National Park unfolds a dynamic mosaic of grasslands shimmering under the ever-evolving dance of light. This natural haven is alive with the symphony of nature, from the echoing trumpets of elephants to the commanding roars of lions.

The park’s southern terrain showcases gentle foothills and vast miombo woodlands. It is home to the stately sable antelope, preserving its legacy as a migratory bridge between Mikumi and the Selous Game Reserve.

Adjacent to the Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi creates a unique ecosystem. The Mkata Floodplain often likened to the renowned Serengeti Plains, teems with wildlife and serves as a sanctuary for an array of bird species, both indigenous and migratory, offering respite from Eurasia’s colder months.

Dominating these plains are lions, overseeing herds of zebra, wildebeest, and buffalo, while giraffes and elephants find solace near the Mkata River’s acacia clusters.

With over 400 recorded bird species, Mikumi is a treasure trove for bird enthusiasts, further enriched by European migratory birds during the rainy season.

Reasons to visit Mikumi National Park

  • Diverse and rich mammalian life synonymous with African plains.
  • Picturesque landscapes that captivate.
  • Convenient accessibility from Dar es Salaam.
  • A sought-after destination for day trips.

What to Do

  • Wildlife safaris.
  • Walking safaris.
  • Birdwatching.
  • Engage in camping safaris.

Getting There

  • A scenic drive from Dar es Salaam.
  • Scheduled and charter flights from Arusha, Zanzibar, or Dar es Salaam.

Best Time to Visit

  • Open for visitors throughout the year.


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