Mkomazi National Park, Tanzania, unexpected beauty in the Northeast.

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Mkomazi National Park is the youngest National Park of Tanzania (2006). It is located in North Eastern Tanzania on the Kenyan Border. It was established as a Game Reserve in 1951 and is found in Kilimanjaro Region and Tanga Region. Mkomazi is one of the only places in the whole Tanzania to spot the black rhinoceros. The Reserve covers over 3,200 km² and is dominated by Acacia-Commiphora vegetation; it is contiguous with Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park.

 


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Mkomazi

Size:

3,234 sq km (2005 sq miles).

Location:

North Eastern Tanzania, bordering Kenya's Tsavo East National Park to its north. Occupying Kilimanjaro and Tanga Regions, Mkomazi is 112 km (69 miles) from Moshi Town and 550 km (341 miles) from Dar-es-Salaam.

How to get there:

By road, Mkomazi is easily accessible via Same Town on the Arusha - Dar-es-Salaam highway. Charter flights are available to the Zange, Same, Kisima and Ibaya airstrips.

What to do:

Game drives, walking safaris, mountain hikes, camping and bird watching.Learn more about conservation and rhinoceros at Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary.

When to go:

Late June-early September is best for large mammal and bird watching. Scenic beauty is at its peak March-June.

Accommodation:

One semi-permanent tented camp, Babu's Camp, near the park headquarters. Other designated basic camp sites throughout the park. Small hotels and guest houses in Same Town.

Source: TANAPA


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