Mikumi National Park : Facts, Features and More

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Mikumi National Park is easily accessible from Dar es Salaam, and ideal for someone with little time for a safari but wants to view a wide range of wild animals. Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, lion, zebras, wildebeest, leopard and crocodile are commonly seen in the park.

Mikumi National Park : Facts, Features and More

3,230 sq km (1,250 sq mi).


283 km (175 mi) west of Dar es Salaam, north of Selous, and en route to Ruaha, Udzungwa and (for the intrepid) Katavi.


Getting to: 
A four-hour drive, or a one hour flight, from Dar es Salaam.


Best time to visit: 
Accessible year round.

Accomodation & Services

Safari operators

Safari Lodges

Camp Sites

Why should you visit?

Due to its accessibility, Mikumi National Park is one of the most popular parks in Tanzania for visitors and researchers on ecology and conservation. The Mkata floodplain and the mountain ranges that border Mikumi dominate the national park. Lions, wild dogs, elephant and giraffe make Mikumi a popular destination while sightings of the powerful eland, the world’s largest antelope, make the park unique.

Other animals frequently observed include civet, eland, impala, kudu, reedbuck, buffalo, warthog, waterbuck, wildebeest, zebra, crocodiles, monitor lizard, baboon, hippos, python and over 400 bird species.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your safari now!

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