Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park borders Selous Game Reserve to the south, and the two areas form a unique ecosystem. The Udzungwa Mountains and the Uluguru Mountains are other natural areas bordering the national Park. Malundwe Mountain is within the Park. It is the highest of a belt of hills that runs east and west through the Park, connecting the Uluguru Mountains to the northeast with the Uvidunda and Udzungwa Mountains to the southeast. Malundwe’s south peak is the highest point in the Park, reaching 1290 meters in elevation.

 

Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park

Welcome to Mikumi National Park!

As accessible as it is, Mikumi is the most appealing Park for a safari. This Park will give you the authentic taste of an African safari while preserving your precious time.
The Park has a variety of wildlife that can be easily seen. Its closeness to Dar es Salaam makes it an ideal place for weekend visits, don’t don’t have to spend a long time on an extended
safari itinerary. The vegetation of this area is savanna dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some palm trees. Mikumi is one of the most reliable places in Tanzania for animal
sightings, especially during the dry season. This is when wildlife is more accessible to spot because the vegetation is thinner, and animals gather around water sources such as the Mkata River,
hippo pools, Mwanambogo pools, and other waterholes. Big herds of buffaloes, elephants, and wild animals constantly visit these waterholes. We are honored that
you have chosen to visit and stay with us, and we look forward to providing you with an unforgettable experience.

Brief History of the Park
Mikumi National Park lies just to the north of Nyerere National Park, gazetted in 1964 with an area of 1,070 km2; later, by 1975, it was annexed to cover an area of 3,230 km2; the Park is the ninth largest National Park in Tanzania. It is in one ecosystem with Nyerere National Park, making the animals (Elephants, Buffalos, wild dogs,g, and Zebras) migrate to and from the northern part of Nyererere N. Park into Mikumi N. Park.

Location:
Mikumi National Park is located 288km (about 173miles) west of Dar es Salaam via Morogoro town, about 107km (67miles) by the highway (which traverses the Park for 50 km) from
Dar es Salaam to Iringa and Highland southern to Southern highlands.

Climate:
The Park has a bi-modal rain season, characterized by short rain in October to early November, prolonged rain lasting for five/six months, and annual average rainfall of 700mm. However, the rainfall pattern is very unpredictable. However, there is always a definite dry period between January and February. The wet months are associated with hot,  humid weather, where temperatures reach up to 30 degrees centigrade. Dry months are always excellent, with temperatures between 20 degrees Celsius. The annual average temperature is 25.5 degrees centigrade.
The best time to visit the Park is during the dry season, but the northern part of the Park is accessible throughout the year.

Attractions:
• The spectacular concentration of animals in the Mkata flood plain includes the big five: elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, and Leopards.
• The ever-changing skies and light produce glorious sunrises and sunsets. The world’s largest Antelope (Eland, Greater Kudu, Sable Antelope, Defassa Waterbuc) and African-hunting wild dogs live there.
• Mikumi also offers an outstanding diversity of bird life. More than 400 species are found, from the striking turkey-sized group hornbill to the tiny sunbirds.
• Mikumi has various vegetation types ranging from seasonally flooded grassland to woodland and riverine forest.

  • Bateleur eagles are often seen soaring in the intense blue skies, and the lilac-breasted rollers add brilliance to their bacAfromontanee afromontane forest is found on the summit of the Malundwe Mountains. This forest type is renowned for its unique flora and fauna.

 

Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park

Tourism Activities
• Day Game drive: This is a primary activity for the thfvisitors’orsors’ors enjoyment that will allow them to view tourist areas
and circuits within the Park.

Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park

• Night Game drive: The bush is entirely different at night. This is what makes a night game drive unique. A night game drive is a fantastic option for those wishing to encounter nocturnal animals such as
porcupines, civets, cats, and aardvarks. Spot wildlife that cannot usually be seen by day. Observe the different behaviors of wild animals, such as
leopards and hippos, displayed at night, which is the time for hunting and grazing (feeding).

 

Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park

• Hippo: Hippos are generally nocturnal animals; they live in areas with abundant water and spend most of their time submerged to keep their skin cool and moist during hot days. Hippos are awake all night because this is when they forage, trek miles, and nibble on tasty vegetation. Therefore, a night game drive will allow you to see hippos feeding. Leopards are solitary creatures that only spend time with others when they are mating or raising young. They are nocturnal and spend their nights hunting instead of sleeping. Its ability to climb with kills marks the true strength of a leopard. Plan your visit to come and see this fantastic display of strength.

 

Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park

• Walking Safari: This activity is conducted in the designated walking adult visitors enjoy a fever children. This activity is conducted only during the dry season and for adults aged 16 and above but for children under 10 to 15 years only.

 

Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park

• Birding: The Mkata plains are also an excellent place for birding. Mikumi boasts a respectful 400 species of lilac-breasted, most com yellow-throated blaclawsellied bustards,
guinea fowls, marabou storks, bateleur eagles, ox peckers, colorful lilac-breasted rollers, and yellow-throated long claws.

• Cultural tourism: This is an activity that will allow you to share an experience from the villages near the P, ark such as cooking food, dancing, and sharing artist productions

Available Tourism Facilities:
Inside the Park: Including park tourist houses (Bandas/Cottages, Rest house, three private tented camps, and campsites (both public and particular). Where public
campsites have basic facilities such as water and a bathroom. Particular campsites are,t natural sites with water and bathrooms and Guesthouses, all of which are affordable townships; there are accommodations services, including Motels, HotelAfricanges, Camps, and Guesthouses, all of which are affordable

 

Mikumi National Park
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