Mkomazi National Park
Mkomzai National Park (formally Mkomazi Game Reserve) is Tanzania's newest National Park. It is excellent for birding, and its mammals are rapidly recovering from the heavy poaching of the 80's migrating from Kenya's Bordering Tsavo West National Park. Given it's close proximity to the tarmac road linking Arusha with Dar es Salaam, it is surprising that the area receives so few visitors.
The rhino sanctuary managed by the well known conservationist Tony Fitzjohn, of the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust is home to 8 black rhinos. There are also captive breeding compounds of wild dogs who once sustainable pack number are reached. are reintroduced into the wild.
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Mkomazi National Park is the southern extension of Tsavo National Park in Kenya. Together they form one of East Africa's most important savannah ecosystems, characterised by the semi-arid conditions of the Sahal Arc. The reserve covers an area of 3710 sq km east of Kilimanjaro and north of the stunning Pare Mountains.
The Pare Mountains are the northern-most range of the Eastern Arc, (apart from the Taita Hills which lie in Kenya). They are very undeveloped for tourism, although they lie within view of Kikilmanjaro. Several hikes can be arranged, in cooperation with the cultural tourism programme. The upper slopes of Mount Kindoroko supports the largest relic of forest in the range, where you may see several species of primate.