Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park

Overview

Overview

Mikumi National Park frames some portion of Selous' tremendous biological system. The park lies totally in the Mkata River floodplain, deducing in the north with the ascent of the Uluguru Mountains and the Udzungwa and Rubeho mountains toward the southwest. This park is situated inside the less visited southern circuit of Tanzania.

MkataFlood Plain

The Mkata flood plain is the fundamental component in the Mikumi National Park. The scene of Mikumi is regularly contrasted with that of the Serengeti with its open skyline and inexhaustible diversion. The encompassing mountains convey convincing common excellence to its scene with wonderful light making it an extraordinary spot for enamoring wildlife photography. The plain is overwhelmed by edges and isolated by limited miseries of dark cotton soil. The northern part of the plain stays swampy lasting through the year giving a favored mud ground to wild ox and various feathered creature species, for example, ground hornbills.

Mikumi’s Wildlife Attraction

The southern melancholy structure watercourses which stream from the Mkata River and bolster substantial quantities of bison, wild dog, eland, elephants, giraffe, hartebeest, zebra, leopard, lion, impala, sable pronghorn, warthog, waterbuck, wildebeest, and more prominent kudu. Yellow monkey, impala, and reedbuck are normally observed around the Kissinger territory along the Mkata River.

In Mikumi, lions review their kingdom, now and again from a roost high in the trees to keep their feet dry when the downpours drench the plain's sticky dark soil. Numerous different animals retreat to the miombo forests in the wet season, which is likewise home to impressive crowds of a wild ox. The downpours swell the parks flying creature populace to in excess of 300 species in the wet season and Eurasian transients look for asylum in Mikumi, joining occupant's stars like the lilac breasted roller.

Safari Facts

Safari Facts

  • Fourth Largest National Park in Tanzania
  • Offers limit with Selous Game Reserve in the south which is executed by the fundamental street from Dar Es Salaam to Iringa.
  • Creatures relocate between the Mikumi National Park and the Selous Game Reserve.
Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great sightings of less common antelope, for example, eland, more prominent kudu and sable
  • Guided walking safari is accessible
  • Astounding mid-range lodges available
  • In transit to better referred to parks in the south, for example, Selous and Ruaha
Cons
  • One and only street circuit open to travelers
  • Creatures are dissipated amid the Wet season, and a few cabins are shut from March to May
Map

Map

Mikumi National Park
Uniqueness of Park

Uniqueness of Park

Mkata Floodplain in the park is the most solid spot in Tanzania for sightings of the incredible eland, the world's biggest antelope.

You can find packs of endangered wild dogs roaming in Mikumi.

Getting There

Getting There

You can visit Mikumi to Dar es Salaam through Morogoro by street and it's about a 4 hour drive. There are additionally street associations with Udzungwa, Ruaha and Selous. You can reach from Dar es Salaam, Arusha, and selous can likewise be masterminded. There are likewise nearby transports that kept running from Dar es Salaam to stop central station where the diversion drives can be orchestrated.

Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit

Mikumi is accessible all year round. However, the best time to visit the park is amid the dry season which is from June to February.

Activities

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Walking safari
  • Aerial safari
Health & Safety

Health & Safety

As per Mikumi National Park several, you can seek advice from your local health professional.

It is very safe to safe to visit Mikumi, like any other places in Tanzania.

Food

Food

You can find all the cuisines of world at lodges and camps at Mikumi National Park. If you an avid food enthusiast you can also try the local cuisine also. Dietary restriction such as vegan, dairy free, gluten free are also available at the accommodation, however, you have specify any food restriction while booking.

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