Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park is in a strategic location providing a stop-over on road safaris to Selous, Ruaha and visits to the Udzungwa Mountains. The park is 3,230 square kilometres in size and features the Mkata River and related floodplains that attract an array of wildlife.
The movement of the resident herbivores – impala, wildebeest, zebra, and buffalo – is closely tracked by the resident carnivores. These being the large lions that will sit atop termite mounds, perched in trees, or using the tall grass as cover. They survey this daily walking buffet waiting for one that catches their eye as being particularly tasty.
Game viewing is by vehicle or guided walks. Access is generally by road, about a four hour drive from Dar es Salaam. There are also scheduled flights available from Dar es Salaam that continue to Selous and Ruaha from Mikumi. You will find both lodges and luxury tented camps providing accommodation in the park as well as guest houses in the town near the park’s gate.