Are you that savvy traveler looking for peace of mind in tranquil natural settings? Head to the Mikumi National Park, for some southern comfort
Fourth largest park
Celebrated for its scenic surroundings and incredible wildlife, Mikumi is Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park straddling 3230 sq km. The park which derives its name from a village representing the Borassus palm trees, once common in the region is very accessible and is a few hours’ drive from Dar es Salaam. Mikumi’s ecosystem is contiguous with Selous Game Reserve, with the Mkata floodplains- which compare favorably with the Serengeti, as its dominant features.
Game rich and bound
The park is rich in game and its flowing grasslands are well known for its population of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, and elands. Calling home Mikumi are awe-inspiring tree climbing lions and leopards. You can also spot packs African wild dogs scheming for their next hunt on the plains. Nearly 400 species of birds abound in the park and the miombo woodlands covering the lower hills host the great Kudu and the sable antelopes.
To do activities
- Among the range of activities on offer in Mikumi is morning, evening and believe it or not, night game drives.
- The thriving wilderness is amenable to viewing Big 5 and in a day, to make up for the paucity of time.
- The park is ideal for bicycle safari and guided walks- if that’s the sort that excites you
- Have a sundowner in the Hippo pools one of the popular attractions of Mikumi National Park.
- Are you fond of reptiles? Then Mikumi with it crocodiles, monitor lizards and pythons won’t disappoint you.
- Mikumi is attractive round the year. Get in touch with lifetime safari for enquiries