Mikumi National Park
Location and Getting There
Mikumi National Park is a one hour flight from Dar es Salaam. It borders Ruaha National Park and the Selous Game Reserve and can be accessed from both locations. It is transected by a surfaced road between Dar es Salaam and Iringa. The Uluguru and Udzungwa mountains also border Mikumi. When combined, these areas form a unique ecosystem.
Wildlife and Natural Highlights
Mikumi’s landscape can be compared to the Serengeti’s. It is characterized by savannas, alluvial plains, baobab, acacia and rare palm trees. Spectacular rock formations can be seen on the Uluguru and Rubeho mountains from Mikumi. Its fauna includes species characteristic of many savannas in African. The park is a habitat for tree climbing lions, zebras, a subspecies of giraffes, elephants, gnus, baboons, hippos, impalas, the powerful eland known to be the world’s largest antelope, black antelope, kudu, buffalo, wildebeests, and 400 species of birds including the yellow-throated long claw, bateleur eagle, lilac-breasted roller, and many European migratory birds during the rainy season.
Mikumi is accessible year round. The best season to visit Mikumi is the dry season (May-October).
Visitors can enjoy guided walks and game drives.