Mikumi National Park


WHY VISIT Mikumi ?

Mikumi National Park; Has The Potential To Turn Every Traveler Into A Bird Lover...

Mikumi National Park covers 3,230 km² and the 4th largest national park in the country. Sharing a border with Nayere National Park, the national park creates a unique ecosystem. While going to Mikumi, you will get to drive through scenic views with hills shadowing on the side of the road. Mikumi National Park, the largest Tanzania Destinations has the potential to provide every traveller a real bliss.

You can spot some animals even before you enter the national park on the way nearer to the national park. Just think about driving past by a group of baboons or some antelopes just run beside your vehicle.Explore Mikumi National Park holidays and discover the Best Time For Safari In Tanzania and places to visit & it should be included on Tanzania Safari Tours experience.

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When To Go

  • The climate is temperate throughout the year
  • Two wet seasons – November to December (short rains) and March to May
  • Driest months – August to October
  • Best time to visit is anytime between July and March
  • Best time to climb Mt. Meru is between June and February


  • An area of 137 sq km, at 1500 metres above sea level up to 4500 metres at the summit of Mr. Meru
  • Northeast of the country, east of the Ngorongoro Crater, near the town of Arusha National Park
  • Not far from the border with Kenya.
  • This park lies between the peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru.
  • 21 km from Arusha town


  • The national park is one of the earliest national parks in the country. Zebras are the most sighted animals in Mikumi. You can find 100s of them in the national park. Besides zebras, you will find various other animals that adds great ingredient for a perfect savannah safari experience. Apart from this, you will meet large herds of wildebeest, buffalo, and impalas.
  • You will admire the giraffes; they are one of the graceful animals to meet in the bush of Tanzania. There are so many of them in Mikumi. They mostly move in large family groups. The park also offers great birdlife.
  • You will fall in love with the warthog’s families moving in the wild. They are considered as the wired looking animals yet adorable to watch in activities. Mikumi is also a great spot to meet some lions after Serengeti.


  • A game drive as like other national parks
  • Thriving wilderness to spot the big 5
  • Spotting some hippos (if lucky to watch hippo fights)
  • Great sighting of crocodile, lizards, and pythons


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What is the Best Time To Visit Mikumi, choose the right Season today!

  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC


January is one of the best times to visit coast


It’s hot and humid during February, and it’s the start of calving season when thousands of wildebeest give birth to their young and predators


A great month. Game viewing in East Africa


April is by far the wettest month of the year and while the rains predominantly come in the form of afternoon thundershowers


The long rainy season is in full swing.


June is dry, busy and is considered the best time of year to visit


Peak Safari Season Is In Full Swing And Is The Best Time To Travel'.


August is still considered peak season with tourist crowds flocking '.


Tourist Crowds Begin To Dissipate And There Is Still No Rain


Sees The Building Of Thunderclouds And The Arrival Of The First Rains.


Rains in East and Southern Africa mean this is the least desirable month for a safari.


Falls In The Middle Of The ‘Short Rains’


visit Mikumi National Park, see the following Frequently Asked Questions.

Where is Mikumi National Park located?

Mikumi National Park is located in southern Tanzania, near the town of Mikumi, and is about a 4-5 hour drive from Dar es Salaam.

What is Mikumi National Park known for?

Mikumi National Park is known for its abundant wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest, as well as its beautiful scenery that includes grasslands, forests, and the Mkata River.

What is the best time to visit Mikumi National Park?

The best time to visit Mikumi National Park is during the dry season, which runs from June to October, when the wildlife is easier to spot due to the thinning vegetation and animals congregate around the water sources. However, the park can be visited year-round.

What activities are available in Mikumi National Park?

Visitors to Mikumi National Park can enjoy game drives, bird watching, walking safaris, and cultural tours of nearby villages.

How can I get to Mikumi National Park?

Mikumi National Park is accessible by car from Dar es Salaam or from the nearby town of Mikumi. There is also a small airport in Mikumi that serves domestic flights.

Are there accommodations available in Mikumi National Park?

Yes, there are several lodges and campsites within the park, as well as nearby towns like Mikumi that offer a range of accommodation options.

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