Mikumi National Park, located in Morogoro region, in the South of Tanzania, is the most accessible park from Dar Es Salaam, the commercial capital of Tanzania.
The park takes its name from the National language “Kiswahili” for the Borassus palms (Borassus flabellifer) which once grew there in profusion The plains that surround the river Mkata are place of grass of numerous species of animals, as buffalos and elephants.
Iringa Highway traversing the park for 50 km, is contributing to the high mortality of the animals along the road. In the offices of the park gate there are an exhibition that show this sad barbarism that unfortunately increases every year.
Features – Mikumi National Park
3,230 sq Km., the 3rd largest park in Tanzania.
Latitude 7 00` y 7 50`s and Longitude 37 00` y 37 30`e.
549 m. above sea level.
River Mkata plains, hippo pool…
Hippopotamus, crocodiles, antelopes, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, giraffes, lions, leopards, warthog and a great variety of birds.
3-4 hours from Dar Es Salaam.
When to go:
The best time to visit park is during the dry season (June through February).
Lodges, camp sites and air srtip.
Mikumi Safari Lodge, Mikumi Wildlife Lodge, Mbuyuni Safari Camp.