Mikumi National Park

Wildlife at a Glance

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.