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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Mikumi town is right next to Mikumi National Park, and is where you'll stay if you're looking for a budget visit to Mikumi
Mikumi Safari Park in southern Tanzania offers superb big game and birding. With far fewer visitors than the north and a heavy concentration of game, a safari to Mikumi is always rewarding.