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Mikumi National Park

Offers a serene wildlife experience, it’s part of the Selous ecosystem

Location & Geography:

Positioned within Tanzania, Mikumi National Park finds its place within the Selous ecosystem, spanning an expansive area of about 3,230 square kilometers. Embraced by the Uluguru Mountains in the northeast and the Rubeho Mountains in the southwest, its accessibility from the bustling city of Morogoro adds to its allure. Mikumi’s landscape showcases open grasslands, acacia woodlands, rocky formations, and the sweeping Mkata floodplain.

Historical Significance:

While Mikumi National Park lacks significant historical events or ancient sites, it holds cultural significance as the home of local tribes like the Maasai and Masaika people. Exploring their traditions and lifestyles offers valuable insights into the region’s rich cultural tapestry.

Main Attractions:

Mikumi National Park beckons wildlife enthusiasts with a myriad of captivating attractions:

Wildlife Safari: Embark on enthralling game drives to encounter the diverse wildlife inhabiting Mikumi. From majestic elephants to graceful giraffes and stealthy lions, the park teems with an abundance of fauna.

Mkata Floodplain: Admire the vastness of the Mkata floodplain stretching across the horizon. This picturesque setting serves as a captivating backdrop for wildlife observation and photography.

Hippo Pools: Venture to the hippo pools along the Mkata River to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Witness their aquatic antics as they frolic in the water or lounge under the sun.

Walking Safaris: Delve deeper into Mikumi’s wonders through guided walking safaris. Explore the park’s intricate flora and diverse birdlife for a truly immersive experience.

Activities and Experiences:
Beyond its main attractions, Mikumi National Park offers a range of enriching activities:

Bird Watching: With a repertoire of over 400 bird species, Mikumi is a haven for birdwatchers. Spot vibrant avian residents such as lilac-breasted rollers, saddle-billed storks, and African fish eagles.

Overnight Camping: Surrender to the enchantment of the African wilderness with overnight camping within designated areas of the park. Immerse yourself in nature’s symphony under the star-studded sky.

Cultural Encounters: Engage with the local Maasai and Masaika tribes through cultural encounters. Participate in traditional customs, dances, and rituals, fostering a deeper appreciation for indigenous cultures.

Best Time to Visit:

For optimal wildlife sightings, the dry season from June to October is ideal. However, Mikumi National Park welcomes visitors year-round, each season offering its unique charm and experiences.

Getting There:

Accessing Mikumi National Park is primarily via road from Morogoro, approximately a 4-hour drive away. Morogoro is accessible by car or bus from Dar es Salaam. Alternatively, charter flights provide a swift and convenient option for those seeking air travel.


  • 4×4 land cruiser top-up roof.
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All accommodation while on Safaris.
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional}
  • All Taxes/VAT


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips. 
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees

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