Mikumi National Park, Tanzania, in the heart of the county.

Here in Tanzania


Mikumi NP is unlike the other parks. Swirls of opaque mist hide the advancing dawn. The first shafts of sun colour the fluffy grass heads rippling across the plain in a russet halo. A herd of zebras, confident in their camouflage at this predatory hour, pose like ballerinas, heads aligned and stripes merging in flowing motion.




3,230 sq km (1,250 sq miles), the fourth-largest park
in Tanzania, and part of a much larger ecosystem
centred on the uniquely vast Selous Game Reserve. 


283 km (175 miles) west of Dar es Salaam,
north of Selous, and en route to Ruaha,
Udzungwa and (for the intrepid) Katavi.

How to get there:

A good surfaced road connects Mikumi to
Dar es Salaam via Morogoro, a roughly 4 hour
drive. Also road connections to Udzungwa,
Ruaha and (dry season only) Selous. Charter
flight from Dar es Salaam, Arusha or Selous. Local
buses run from Dar to park HQ where game
drives can be arranged.

To do:

Game drives and guided walks. Visit nearby
Udzungwa or travel on to Selous or Ruaha.


Eland, Greater kudu, Yellow Baboon, Vervet Monkey,
Serval, Sable antelope, Hippopotamus, Zebra,
Lion, Wildebeest, Impala, Buffalo, Giraffe, Elephant.

Birds (more than 400 species) amongst whom:

Lilac-breasted roller, Yellow-throated longclaw,
Bateleur Eagle, Waterbirds.

Best time:

Accessible year round.

Source: TANAPA.

Accommodation in partner lodges:

Foxes Camp Vuma Hills (Video link)
Foxes Safari Camp (Video link)

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