Mikumi National Park

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

Mikumi National Park Facts

  • Covers an area of about 3,230 sq km (1,250 sq miles)
  • Located 283 km (175 miles) west of Dar Es Salaam, north of Selous, past Morogoro
  • Fourth Largest National Park in Tanzania
  • Shares boundary with Selous Game Reserve in the south which is transacted by the main road from Dar Es Salaam to Iringa.
  • Animals migrate between the Mikumi National Park and the Selous Game Reserve.
  • Lions, Buffaloes, Impala, Gazelles, Elephants, Giraffes can be found in the National park a hippos and crocodiles in the rivers.
  • Over 400 bird species resident in this national park.
  • Mikumi is Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park. It’s also the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. With almost guaranteed wildlife sightings, it makes an ideal safari destination for those without much time.
  • Climate is tropical and the park is accessible year round. The best time to visit the park is during the dry season which is June through February.
  • During the rainy season (March through – May) some of the park roads may be impassable.
  • The park lies in a horseshoe of towering mountains and forested foothills which almost enclose the flood plain of the Mkata River.
  • Safari drives within the national park with 4×4 vehicles.
  • Guided walks in selected areas.
  • Visit the nearby Selous Game Reserve r Udzungwa Mountains National Park.