Mikumi National Park – “Wildlife at a Glance” Mikumi National Park mainly comprises the Mikumi flood plain called Mkata Plain with its open grasslands and Mountain ranges that border the Park on two sides – Rubeho Mountains in the west and Uluguru Mountains in the east. There is a wide range of wildlife inhabiting the Park. The most common animals are elephants, buffalo, giraffe, lion, wild dog, zebra, wildebeest etc.
Information on the Park:
- Established 1964. Fourth largest National Park.
- 3.320 Sq. Km (1,250 sq. miles)
- 430m above sea level
- Mikumi is part of the larger ecosystem of Selous Game Reserve.
- Dry season from late June to October/November; Wet season from December to May.
What you will experience in Mikumi
- Spectacular concentration of animals.
- Superbly scenic plains with mighty baobab trees.
- Mikumi is largely open flood plains and Miombo Savanna.
- Borders Selous Game Reserve – forms northern tip of the Reserve.
- Great chance to see Sable Antelope, Wild Dog.
- Easy access from Dar es Salaam (283 kms – 175 miles).
- Situated en-route to Ruaha, Udzungwa & Katavi National Parks.
- Park is accessible throughout the year.
- Offers game drives and guided walks.