Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park

Known for its accessible wildlife viewing and diverse habitats.

Mikumi National Park, located in southeastern Tanzania, is renowned for its accessible wildlife viewing and diverse habitats. Covering an area of about 3,230 square kilometers, it is the fourth largest national park in Tanzania and part of the larger Selous ecosystem. The park’s varied landscapes include floodplains, grasslands, and wooded areas, creating a haven for a wide array of wildlife and bird species. Its proximity to Dar es Salaam makes it a popular destination for both short and extended safaris.

What to Expect

Visitors to Mikumi National Park can expect an immersive safari experience with excellent wildlife sightings. The park is home to a rich variety of animals, including large herds of elephants, buffaloes, zebras, and wildebeests. Lions, leopards, and hyenas are also commonly seen, along with smaller predators like jackals and servals. Mikumi’s floodplains are particularly noted for their dense concentrations of herbivores, making it a prime area for game viewing.

In addition to its mammals, Mikumi is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 400 species recorded. The park’s varied habitats support a range of birdlife, from large raptors to colourful bee-eaters and kingfishers. The landscape itself is a highlight, with picturesque views of the Mkata Floodplain and the distant Uluguru and Udzungwa Mountains.

Activities and Highlights

  • Game Drives: Enjoy morning, afternoon, and full-day game drives with knowledgeable guides.
  • Walking Safaris: Experience the park’s flora and fauna up close on a guided walk.
  • Birdwatching: Discover over 400 bird species, including raptors and waterbirds.
  • Cultural Visits: Engage with the local community and visit nearby villages.
  • Photography: Capture stunning images of wildlife, landscapes, and picturesque floodplains.


Mikumi National Park offers a range of accommodation options, from luxury lodges and tented camps to more rustic bush camps. Each provides a unique experience, whether you’re looking for comfort, adventure, or an authentic wilderness experience.

Travel Tips

  • Best Time to Visit: The dry season (June to October) is ideal for wildlife viewing as animals congregate around water sources. The wet season (November to May) is perfect for birdwatching and enjoying lush landscapes.
  • What to Pack: Bring lightweight clothing, a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, and a good camera. Warm clothing is recommended for cool mornings and evenings. Insect repellent is also essential.
  • Health and Safety: Ensure you have necessary vaccinations and anti-malaria medication. Always follow your guide’s instructions and respect the wildlife and local communities.

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