Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi is half a days drive for Dar Es Salaam and is a great destination for a weekend getaway visit or in combination with Udzungwa or Ruaha. Mikumi is surrounded by Eastern Arc Mountains leading to spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Mikumi is a great park for seeing lots of animals very quickly and after 5 minutes passing the gate you will have seen about ten species of large mammals. Mikumi is also excellent for birdwatching (in particular raptors) and an IUCN Important Bird Area.

  • Birding & Game Viewing: Excellent
  • Best time to visit Mikumi : June - November
  • How to get to Mikumi: you can drive or fly
  • Safari types available: Driving and Walking Safaris

Mikumi is not a busy park and you will frequently be the only car in site. This gives that great feeling of being alone in the bush.

Mikumi has a good cat population and recently we have been seeing both leopard and lions regularly. Wild Dogs are also making a comeback in the Mikumi area. There are several great camp-sites in Mikumi as well as several lodges. We recommenced camping in the park with an armed ranger for your protection.


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  • Attractions: Nature, and Safari Activties.
  • Best time to visit: July - October, December - February
  • How to get there: Drive, Fly
Where to go in Mikumi National Park

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    United Kingdom, Jun 2013

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    Austria, Jul 2013

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