Mikumi National Park, Tanzania

Area: 3,230 km²

Mikumi is Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park in Tanzania.

With its high concentration of wildlife and good terrain, one is guaranteed wildlife sightings making it an ideal safari destination for short visits. It is therefore very popular for weekend outings and visitors on short visits to the country.

The park is located between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango range.

Mikumi National Park is known for the ‘Big Five’ (cheetah, lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino).

Hippo pools provide close access to the mud-loving beasts, and bird-watching along the waterways is particularly rewarding.

Mikumi National Park borders the Selous Game Reserve and Udzungwa National Park.

More than 400 bird species have been recorded. The most common birds found here are the residents as the lilac-breasted roller, yellow-throated long claw and bateleur eagle joined by a host of European migrants during the rainy season.

The most common activities are game drives and guided walks and visits to the nearby Udzungwa, Selous or Ruaha national parks.

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